MBA 2017 Class Group

Minority Business Accelerator 2018

Do you want to take your business to the next level? We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 Minority Business Accelerator! Please apply by 5pm on December 8, 2017.


*Download the application before beginning to fill it out. Changes made in the web browser will not be saved.

Not sure if MBA is right for you?

Attend the MBA Information Session November 29th to learn more about the program and what to expect. Register here.

Other Ways to Engage in 2018:

Serve as a Coach
Ready to share your business acumen with another growing business? Let us know.

Serve as a Subject Matter Expert
We are building a database of Subject Matter Experts willing to commit service hours to the MBA program. If interested, complete a short survey sharing your areas of expertise and availability in 2018. Upon receipt, we will reach out to you to schedule an orientation. Many companies have formal programs whereby they offer pro bono services and we are particularly interested in connecting with you. Complete the survey.


Learn more here.

MBA Basic Eligibility Preferences:

  • $250,000 - $10 Million in annual revenue
  • At least one other full time employee besides the owner
  • Been in business for 3+ years
  • Demonstrate ability to actively engage and successfully complete the program
  • Socially/Economically disadvantaged business (minority owned, women-owned), or small
    businesses located in lower income urban communities
  • Business must be headquartered or have a significant presence in the one of the 10 counties of
    the Upstate, SC








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