BIG Pre-Accelerator 2023

May 26 - Sep 1 | New York, NY, USA
Catalyzing the genius of Latina and Black women founders

About this Program


BIG is for you if:
• You are a Latina or Black woman pre-revenue founder
• You have started to build your Commerce and Technology Startup or MVP
• You want to take your tech-enabled business to market

In BIG, you will:

• Create a compelling pitch to prepare for fundraising
• Build/Refine Product MVP based on customer feedback
• Develop a scalable financial and revenue model

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS PROGRAM (Your Path to Growth for Yourself and Your Startup):

Startup Fundamentals
• Learn and apply the Lean Startup methods to discover the business model that will prepare you to grow your startup exponentially
• Discover how to build a team and develop an operational structure so that your company can keep up with your exponential growth
• Find who your target customer is and solve barriers in reaching them at scale, driving your revenue growth
• Set your business up for success by learning tools to track your operational costs and revenues through balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements – and learn when to use each one
• Learn about investors and investment terms, and know how to find funding for your business when the time is right

•Find a community of peers and mentors who look like you, who have done what you’re doing, and who understand who you are as a founder
•Talk about real issues facing founders who are like you – and work with your cohort to find ways through them
• Receive mentorship from other women of color founders who have overcome the challenges you face yourself
• Learn how to prepare to apply to the nation’s top accelerator programs

Executive Coaching
• Work with an executive coach to help you find the leader you always knew was within you

Our network of mentors and facilitators was carefully curated to include both BIPOC experts


The program is open to Latina and Black women founders based in the United States or its territories.

This is a hybrid program that will require the use of zoom and an in-person meeting for Demo Day (TBD).

The BIG pilot program will take place during the following weekends over zoom:

• May 26-28
• June 23-25
• July 21-23

Friday sessions will take place from 6:00 pm ET to 7:30 pm ET, and both Saturday and Sunday sessions will take place from 9:00 am ET to 3:00 pm ET.

In addition, the cohort has a weekly zoom call, required office hours with mentors, and our Entrepreneur in Residence.

*Times and dates are subject to change.


The deadline to apply is April 27, 2023, by 11:59 pm Eastern Time. For any questions, please email

This program is a pre-accelerator program, and we do not offer funding, nor do we take equity.


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