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Start.Pivot.Grow. Accelerator

If you're an entrepreneur looking to refine your business model and prepare your operations for growth, Start.Pivot.Grow. is the accelerator program for you. Our team of experts provides personalized advising and resources to help you achieve your business goals.


Accelerator Program


Start.Pivot.Grow. Accelerator is a national accelerator and business development program fueling equitable distribution of wealth, economic development and business innovation by supporting small to midsize businesses through results driven business education, business advising and access to capital programs. 

Start.Pivot.Grow. Accelerator, in partnership with Dallas College, offers low to no cost business management training courses, workshops and webinars to business executives, managers and leaders across the U.S. to enhance workforce skills to improve productivity, operational efficiencies and maximize profitability.

We offer grant-funded accelerators for small to midsize business owners and operators looking to build and scale their businesses into 6-figure to 7-figure revenue generating ventures that create jobs, access capital and build stronger communities. We partner with community colleges, CDFIs, banks and corporations to deliver practical real-world business education, technical assistance and access to capital to BIPOC entrepreneurs. 

Small to midsize businesses that meet the following criteria listed below apply to be accepted into the Accelerator. ​

  • Own and operate an active business for 3 years or more

  • Must earn $100,000 or more in annual revenue 

  • Must have 2 or more employees or contractors

  • Must be able to attend online and onsite workshops, webinars and business advising sessions 1-2 days a week for 8-10 weeks

Applicants must apply online and supply all documents and data required for assessment. Participants will be notified 3 weeks prior to Accelerator start date. All approved participants are asked to apply to pitch for grant award at the end of each cohort. 

Cohort 7 Scholars Selected

Congratulations to the applicants awarded Scholarship into Cohort 7 starting February 5th.


Scholars will complete and receive:


  • 8 Business Management Classes

  • 4 Business Advising and Mentoring Sessions

  • 1 Free Copy of Business Growth Planner

  • 1 Free Copy of Loan Package Planner

  • Baddies & Budgets Business Budgeting Tool

  • Access to Start.Pivot.Grow. Business Growth Apps

  • Automatic Enrollment in the Start.Pivot.Grow. $2,500 Small Business Grant Challenge

  • Opportunity to Apply to Pitch for $10,000 Small Business Grant Sponsored by Wells Fargo Foundation happening April 1st 

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming the new Scholars accepted into Cohort 7:


  • The Cat Connection

  • Neitly Vegan Sweets

  • Cheeza Pleeza

  • BPolished Beauty Supply

  • Scent & Fire

  • Soul Journey LLC

  • Pat & Kay Dog Boarding LLC

  • Nourish

  • Charmed By Missa

  • Bliss Does Graphics

  • Xchange Tax Services

  • Cheatum Enterprises

  • One Plant at A Time

  • Ravishing Entrees and Desserts

  • Unikorn Trybe LLC

  • Crappie Head Fishing

  • Angela Webb Photography, LLC

  • Laced by Lonice Spa & Boutique

  • Glenis Edits Media LLC


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Cohort 7

February 5 – March 29, 2024

Application Open

December 15 - January 15, 24 

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Cohort 8

April 22, 2024 - May 31, 2024

Application Closed 

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Cohort 9


Application Closed

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