Launched in 2023, the Seasoned Accelerator Boot Camp provides support to first-time BIPOC women entrepreneurs.
The program, funded by Wells Fargo, is unique among local business accelerator programs for its focus on first-time BIPOC women entrepreneurs who are looking to start a food & beverage business. Corissa Hernandez carefully curated this twelve-week course to provide access to information and resources necessary to build a solid foundation for startup businesses.
The sequence of the workshops is intentional, allowing participants to build on the knowledge acquired from each consecutive course. Participants will then meet for a one and half-hour group mentor session to review their independent work assignment and have an intimate opportunity to discuss their findings and any questions they may have.
Rosalinda Meza, founder of Rosita Eats, with her mom – 2022 Cohort. Photo by Kaya Kelley
Dear Mama- 2022 Cohort. Photo by Kaya Kelley
While in the course participants will receive:
- A series of 1.5-hour webinars on the food industry and business development
- Independent study to enhance their learning
- Twelve 1.5-hour group coaching sessions conducted by experienced food and beverage professionals
- Linkage to resources and opportunities, including Small Business Development