The Minority Business Accelerator Mission

To help black and hispanic businesses reposition themselves to attract capital, scale their business operations, and increase sustainability in the marketplace.

The Challenge

Minorities own almost the same number of companies as non-minorities in Hillsborough County.


However, minority businesses contribute less than 5% of the total revenue in Hillsborough County.


Minority Business Accelerator In the News

New Program in Tampa to help Minority Business Owners Bring in More Revenue


“We are so pleased to support the Minority Business Accelerator, and we look forward to seeing these businesses grow and thrive in the years to come.” – Jeff Vinik, Vinik Family Foundation
“Our employees have had the unique opportunity to be of service by not only providing subject matter expertise, but also through mentorship and partnership.” – Greg Olivier, Valley Bank
“I’m grateful to the Chamber for kicking this off, because we all have the same goal to make sure who we’re buying from reflects our community.” – Elita McMillon, Tampa International Airport
“I’m really proud that we’re part of the program. It goes to show that an investment in a program for the Tampa Bay Chamber is always a good return.” – Alan Denham, TECO
“We are proud to support the Minority Business Accelerator to help drive economic growth, increase business capacity, and create and retain jobs in the Tampa Bay Area.” – Felix Bratslavsky, Tampa General Hospital

Special Thanks to Our Founding Sponsors

And Our Community Partners