BIPOC Small Business Accelerator Application

The Q2 2024 application will open on February 13th through April 3rd. For more information on program eligibility, program overview and benefits, please visit the BIPOC Accelerator page on our website. For any additional questions related to the program and application, please email [email protected].

BIPOC Small Business Accelerator Application - Quarter 2 2024

  • Instructions

    Thank you for your interest in applying for the BIPOC Small Business Accelerator with PeopleFund. This application is currently open to start-up and existing small businesses residing in Texas. In order to apply, you will need to upload the following documents: a valid Texas issued ID or Drivers License, your complete and most recent filed tax return (2022 or 2023, all pages), 2 most recent paystubs, most recent personal bank statement, most recent business bank statement (if available). This application should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete and cannot be saved once you begin. If your application is not completed fully with the required documents, you will receive an automatic denial. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions. This application will close on April 3, 2024.
  • About You

    This section gives the selection committee information about you.
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          • About Your Business

            This section gives the selection committee more information about your business. Please note, your business must reside the state of Texas.
          • If your business is not formally registered, your business registration will be a required document that will be requested during the loan process. One of our Small Business Advisors can assist you on the business registration process. *Registering a corporation or limited liability company may take a few weeks to receive documentation. A business registration is NOT your IRS EIN nor your Sales Tax Certificate.
          • Program Eligibility

            This section ensures that the program committee better understands your eligibility.
          • Program Readiness

            This section helps the selection committee better understand how ready you are to commit to this program. Here, you'll answer questions in regards to program responsibilities.
          • Program Fit

            This section helps the selection committee better understand how well of a fit you are for this program and will be utilized to narrow down program participants in the case that more eligible applications are received than program space.
          • Credit Check Authorization

            When you submit your application, PeopleFund will complete a soft pull on your credit. This is a soft pull (not a hard pull). It will NOT affect your credit score. Please ensure to remove any credit freeze/lock in order for PeopleFund to run a soft pull credit check. This section is where you will authorize the soft pull and provide additional details needed. For your security and to confirm your identity, a valid Texas issued identification card and/or drivers license is required.
          • Max. file size: 50 MB.
            **Your identification is needed to verify all personal information for your soft pull credit check, it has no bearings on the decision of the selection committee.**
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          • Please provide your physical home address, P.O. box addresses will not be accepted.
          • Program Disclosures

            This section provides program disclosures regarding program incentives, benefits, and application truthfulness. All questions in this section must be answered TRUE in order for you to be eligible for this program.