Amid the global pandemic, there are a number of companies looking to help entrepreneurs and small business owners make a way out of what can feel like no way. The economic impact COVID-19 is having on business owners is projected to leave a lasting mark on some businesses and in efforts to help combat that The Access Project will accept three women-owned businesses into their accelerator.
The Access Project is a nonprofit, seed-stage startup accelerator for women-owned businesses that leverages the expertise of the fashion and beauty industry, namely branding, marketing, and design. They believe that building your brand—and not just a product—is a way startups can be more resource-efficient and increase their probability of success. In addition to an elite mentor list, startup participants will have access to agency resources and work alongside team members focused on business development.
The Access Project runs two, 12-week accelerator programs a year for a group of 2-3 startups (each flight) selected from a highly competitive application pool.
The mentorship board for The Access Project includes trailblazing women that are artistic directors, professional communicators, and executives that are behind the scenes in pivotal campaigns. The mentors are Stephanie Powell, Jamé Jackson, Cierra Jaye’, Jasmine C. Green, and Valese Jones. The chosen candidates will benefit greatly from the guidance of these trailblazing women.
This time around, The Access Project is accepting up to three women-owned businesses to join its program. This incubator will lend its expertise in the fashion and beauty industry, branding, marketing, and design.
In a statement released by The Access Project, the group shared, “We believe that building your brand—and not just a product—is a way startups can be more resource-efficient and increase their probability of success.”
To learn more and apply for the accelerator, click here.