2021 Minority Business Accelerator Cohort

Benjamin Walker
Owner – Buyer's Point

Buyer’s Point is a 100% online retail store that specializes in low voltage electric supply and is trusted by more than 150,000 customers worldwide. They offer products for residential and commercial buildings; covering industries including but not limited to homes, condos, churches, hotels, military, and recreational vehicles. Buyer's Point was founded in 2010 and currently has 5 employees.

Buyer's Point was a 2019 Semi-Finalist for the Chamber's Small Business of the Year Award and was recently selected as one of only eight firms invited to participate in Suffolk’s Trades Partnership Series in Tampa Bay.

 

Ashley Butler
President – Ice Cold Air

Ice Cold Air is an 8 bay full-service automotive repair and service facility.  They specialize in automotive air conditioning repair and fleet management. This location was founded in 2006 and currently has ten employees.

Ice Cold Air has been featured in print and media outlets for their community support efforts. In November 2019 they were profiled in Parenting Magazine for their positive reader board messages.

Ashley is the Chair of the Black Leadership Network at the University of South Florida. She has been nominated for Alumni of the year under 35 at USF and for 40 under 40 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. 

 

Jerel McCants
President – Jerel McCants Architecture

Jerel McCants Architecture, Inc. is a full service boutique architectural and interiors firm specializing in educational, residential, commercial, cultural and federal markets. JMA, Inc. was established in 2009 and has been published in various magazines and newspaper articles.

The JMA, Inc. firm won the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce 2015 Small Business of the Year Award and was accepted into the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Certification Business Development Program.

 

Shaun Womack
President – Versa-Tile & Marble

Versa-Tile & Marble Inc, is a specialty trade contractor within the construction industry. They specialize in tile installation of commercial properties in all capacities. Versa-Tile and Marble Inc was founded in 2002 and currently has 6 employees.