Apply as a Minority Business Owner


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+

Application Deadline

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


Applicants may use the Application Worksheet, which contains the information needed to complete the application. Please note: this is only for applicants to prepare, copy and paste their information from the worksheet into the form. It may not be used or submitted as a substitute for filling out the form. Only applications sent through the online form will be considered.