BIPOC Small Business Accelerator Quarter 1 2023

Submit Your BIPOC Accelerator Application for the Quarter 1 2023 Cohort

BIPOC Quarter 1 2023 Counties List

To be considered for the BIPOC Accelerator Cohort, please complete and submit the application below by the application deadline of Friday, December 16, 2022. Once you apply, you will receive a confirmation email. Our BIPOC Accelerator team will then review your application and be in touch with next steps via email.

The BIPOC Accelerator is a first come, first serve program and can only accept eligible 60 participants.

BIPOC Small Business Accelerator Application - Quarter 1 2023

  • Instructions

    Thank you for your interest in applying for the BIPOC Small Business Accelerator with PeopleFund. This application is currently open to BIPOC owned businesses residing in the quarter 1 2023 counties. Please complete all application questions and submit when complete. This application should take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete and cannot be saved once you begin. If you have questions while completing this form, please complete our Contact Us form ensuring you mention the BIPOC Small Business Accelerator in the message body: https://peoplefund.org/contact-us/. This application will close on December 16, 2022
  • About You

    This section gives the selection committee identifying information about you. Though demographic information is optional, we still need to verify that the business is a BIPOC owned business. BIPOC refers to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, which includes anyone who identifies as Hispanic, Latinx, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Alaskan Native, Desi, Asian or Pacific Islander.
  • BIPOC refers to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, which includes anyone who identifies as Hispanic, Latinx, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Alaskan Native, Desi, Asian or Pacific Islander.
  • The BIPOC Small Business Accelerator is geared towards a new geographic community each quarter. If your county is not listed for this cohort, please be on the lookout as we start a new cohort every quarter and will return to your area soon.
  • About Your Business

    This section gives the selection committee more information about your business. Please note, your business must have been in operation for more than 6 months at the time of application and must reside in the eligible South Texas counties.
  • 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 Specialist 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.
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  • 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. This section is where you will authorize the soft pull and provide additional details needed.
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  • 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.

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]