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Accelerators & Related Funding Support
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Accelerators & Related Funding Support

This program is an early-stage, industry-agnostic startup accelerator focused on supporting underrepresented founders who want to build in Brooklyn. They specialize in helping high-potential founders prepare their companies to be investment-ready and for venture scaling. Click here for more information.

Application Deadline: 05/03/2024

The Creators’ Momentum Business Accelerator, from Accion Opportunity Fund and powered by support from Etsy, is an eight-week virtual program designed to support the growth of small businesses contributing to the creative economy.

By completing this program, you'll gain access to:
• Valuable advice from industry experts.
• Networking opportunities with fellow creative entrepreneurs.
• $5,000 in grant capital to invest in your business growth.
• A personalized growth plan for the future of your business.

Application Deadline: 05/13/2024

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 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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