Business Diversity

The Minority Business Accelerator is a program of the Tampa Bay Chamber Foundation designed to help Black and Hispanic businesses prepare for growth by identifying and overcoming barriers. The barriers which often limit access to capital, key decision makers and critical information.

The Minority Business Accelerator seeks, high-growth potential, Black and Hispanic businesses. High-growth potential indicates the company’s ability to generate larger profits, increase production and resources, such as hiring new employees, purchasing equipment, and/or expanding a physical location.

Minimum qualifications for consideration are:

  • Black or Hispanic owned and operated business (>51%) 
  • Headquartered in Tampa Bay (Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk or Manatee County) 
  • Current business plan with a well-defined growth strategy
  • Annual Gross Revenue of $500,000+

Learn more about the Minority Business Accelerator

The deadline for submitting the Minority Business Accelerator 2022 Cohort Application is September 15, 2020 at 5pm.


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