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Accelerators & Related Funding Support
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Accelerators & Related Funding Support

The BOSS Network is partnering with Sage, the global market leader for technology that provides small and medium businesses with the visibility, flexibility and efficiency to manage finances, operations and people, for the inaugural grant of The BOSS Impact Fund. With a $1.5 million Sage “Invest in Progress” Grant Program over the next three years, Sage and BOSS are knocking down barriers for Black women entrepreneurs.

Deadline to apply is 2/24/2023 5pm ET

Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator and help provide participants with mentorship, business development, training and educational resources to empower their success. Access credits and cash investment opportunities to help jump-start business growth and customer acquisition.


  • Applicants must be MBE certified

  • Be selling on Amazon 

This program aims to strengthen MWBE’s operational and development capacity and skills for growth and sustainability. This is a leading-edge 12-month immersive program for certified and growth-oriented minority and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) firms with intensive technical assistance and business development training to accelerate and sustain their business growth. Click here for more info.

Pace University's Lubin School of Business and AnD Ventures launched the Pace Entrepreneurship Studio (PES) to connect students and alumni to international leaders and business professionals to facilitate the development and evolution of their startups. PES offerings include mentorship and a personalized roadmap for students and alumni entrepreneurs looking to transform their ventures into successful companies.

Abbott and LISC are collaborating on a $37.5 million initiative to support diverse small businesses. This includes growth capital, loans and coaching to help business leaders grow their companies and create jobs – which will build a more resilient and inclusive healthcare supply chain for Abbott and other companies, support greater diversity in the health care industry, and also help drive broader economic opportunity.


A small business must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the initiative:

  • Based in the United States, with an annual revenue of $250,000 or more;

  • In operation for more than two years, with an ability to deploy capital toward business improvement and growth; and

  • Part of the healthcare industry, with a focus on manufacturing diagnostics, nutrition products, medical devices and other healthcare technologies, or offering business-to-business products and services that the healthcare industry can use such as IT, human resources, and construction, among others.

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