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LIMITED TO ONLY 60 PARTICIPANTS.

Must be eligible to be accepted into the program.

 FORT BEND COUNTY BUSINESS ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

Each business that completes the entire program will receive a $5K business grant. 

$5k

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ABOUT US

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide FBC Businesses with the tools to accelerate their businesses and resurge with a stronger business than ever before.  This program will emphasize recruitment to provide necessary support for all businesses in the county to attempt to level the playing field.  We specifically address the significant barriers to growth capital (specifically risk-based equity capital), lack of access to competitive and more profitable business opportunities, “deal flow” networks, investors, doing business with local city, county and state entitles, as well as establishing many other critical business relationships and connections. 

Our program provides growth opportunities for companies in several ways:

1. Experienced consultants and specialists will facilitate a regimented 11 course program providing the essential guidance and skillset required to meet the needs of large customers and sizeable business opportunities, thus increasing the likelihood that businesses could win major supply chain contracts.

2. Certification assistance program that ensures that each eligible company will achieve essential small business and minority certification status with a local, state, and federal entity.

3. We provide businesses with an accountability network of entrepreneurially minded colleagues. 

4. We provide businesses that finish the program with access to operating capital by way of public grants, private grants, traditional funding or non-traditional funding sources.

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Our Benefits

Our Program

Our Benefits

Absolutely no cost to participate. 

Cohort model class for  entrepreneurs that facilitates collaboration and teamwork.

Practical, intensive virtual or in-person sessions with content specialists cover critical early-stage business challenges (i.e. value proposition, fundraising,

Opportunity to win seed money at the end of the program" instead of Opportunity to win seed money each quarter.

Open to all Fort Bend County Business Owners

An assigned Mentor to guide each entrepreneur providing increased confidence, clarity, and connections.

one year access to the award-winning Lonely Entrepreneur online coaching program.

Those that complete the program will receive a small grant from the Fort Bend Small Business Recovery Grant Program.  

Limited participants!   Apply today.  

Our Program

3-Month Accelerator

Entrepreneurs attend classes as part of a “cohort”  taught by content specialists in person or virtually once a month.

Entrepreneurs meet with one Mentor for 60 minutes every month to help guide them in taking their idea to the next level.

At the end of three months, a Showcase and Celebration event is held for entrepreneurs to celebrate their Accelerator Program accomplishments with friends, family and community.

Entrepreneurs attend monthly mastermind groups facilitated by highly skilled business consultants

 A "Pitch Day" will be held on the last day of class to present your business to potential investors for funding.   

9-Month Maturation Period

(Pending Approval by County)

Entrepreneurs meet with their mentor teams once a month for 60 minutes

Entrepreneurs meet with their cohort teams once per quarter.

Various opportunities throughout this period to receive small incentives for goals met or other wins.

Business Discussion

Our Overarching Goal:

The FBC Business Accelerator Program has a bold goal of doubling the annual aggregate sales of our participating firms with a collective amount of $1 Billion while creating an additional 1,500 jobs in Fort Bend County over the next five years.

Our Deliverables:

1. Business & Financial Assessments

2. S.W.O.T. Analysis & Marketing Plan

3. Procurement & Capital Opportunities

4.  Small Business & Minority Certifications

5.  Meeting with Supplier Diversity divisions for large        Corporations

6.  Capacity building

7.  Client Readiness Assessment

8.  Strategic Introductions

9.  Educational & Networking Opportunities

10.  C-Level Leadership Training

11.  Pitch Day in front of local investors

Business Colleagues

Our Curriculum

Our Overarching Goal:

COURSE ONE

ORIENTATION, MISSION, VALUES, & VISION

COURSE TWO

ANNUAL BUSINESS PLAN & STRATEGIC PLAN DEVELOPMENT

COURSE THREE

IDEAL CUSTOMER PROFILE AND MARKETING PLAN DEVELOPMENTATION

COURSE FOUR

RE-BRANDING & DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION

COURSE FIVE

C-LEVEL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING

COURSE SIX

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT USING THE FRANCHISE MODEL

Our Overarching Goal:

COURSE SEVEN

DYS DOUBLE YOUR PROFITS FINANCIAL MODEL

COURSE EIGHT

LLC, CORP, COPYWRIGHT AND TRADEMARK ADVICE

COURSE NINE

GETTING CERTIFIED TO WORK WITH THE CITY, COUNTY, AND STATE

COURSE TEN

EQUITY & FUNDING:  MEET WITH LENDERS, SECURE FUNDING

COURSE ELEVEN

PITCH DECK PLANNING AND PREPARATION 

COURSE TWELVE

PITCH DAY, GRADUATION, AND FBC SMALL BUSINESS GRANT AWARD

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PARTICIPATING CONSULTANTS

Brenda Rios Brombacher

Cortez Carter

Sterling L. Carter, DPT, MS, CSCS

Stephen Levi Carter, MBA, PMP

Eric Corl 

Floyd H. Griffith, MBA

Michael Dermer

Michael J. Dobert, SPHR, SHRM

Jason Island

Kyra Rénel Hardwick, MBA

Christina Hawkins

Khori Hunter

Shapnik Khan, JD

Byron Lundy

Elexa Orrange

Lyneir Richardson

Garrick Rogers

Neeta Sane, MBA, MS, CLC

Victoria Sherman

Glenn Smith, MA, EOS

Misty Starks

Mathias Tchamengo 

Leslie Wilson

Mark Winters, MBA

 

Contact Us

(281) 968-3641

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