Drive Minority Business Accelerator
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Apply for the Program

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Drive Minority Business Accelerator Powered by ExxonMobil! Applications are now closed. Companies who have been selected for the program will be notified in August 2023. The program will begin in September 2023.

Program Overview

Participant Preferred Characteristics

(The following characteristics are preferred, firms are vetted on a case-by-case basis)

– Annual Revenue

Over the last three to five years, the company has demonstrated revenues of at least $500,000

– Employees

The company employs at least three full-time employees

– Lawful Function

Organized for profit to perform a lawful, commercially useful function

– Place of Business

Domiciled and/or operates within the nine-parish Capital Region

– Growth

Company has a defined growth strategy that indicates a strong potential for accelerated growth in two to five years

– Focus Demographic

At least 51% owned and operated by a minority

National Program Results

Selection Process

  • Complete and submit application between June 13 and July 28
  • The Advisory Council reviews the application between August 1 and August 15
  • Applicants will be emailed a notification of whether they have been accepted during the period of review
  • If applicant is accepted, BRAC will provide the 10-month program schedule
  • Accepted applicant signs participant agreement committing to attend at least 80% of sessions
  • Program to begin in September 2023


Class Participation

Participation in the cohort will consist of monthly sessions, but participants should also plan to dedicate time required to meet with growth coaches/mentors and complete preparation work before each session.


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Davorio Stevenson

Manager of Economic Inclusion
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Ronnie Slone

Drive Minority Business Accelerator Facilitator
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