After returning from our 2015 Intercity Visit to Chattanooga, Tennessee, a small group of attendees formed the minority business development taskforce for the purposes of focusing on growing the local, ethnic minority-owned businesses and expanding our region’s minority entrepreneurial community. The program launched in 2017 and portfolio companies have since gained nearly $5 million in increased revenue from their participation. Our vision for the accelerator is to make Greensboro the nation’s #1 destination for minority entrepreneurs to design and enhance their business. The purpose of Accelerate Greensboro is threefold:
1. Help create jobs in our region
2. Contribute to the economic vitality of our region and strengthen our local economy
3. Create cultural diversity and economic inclusion
Our M/WBE-certified portfolio companies offer diverse services and have decades of proven business expertise. Contact us to learn more today!
New Program - Scale to Excel
With the help of Launch Greensboro and the national organization Interise, we’re launching a new program for minority business owners who want to take their enterprises to the next level. Get the executive education, management know-how and business support system you need to grow your established small business through this intensive, cohort-based program. No previous degree required – just the willingness to work on your business, not just in it!