Amazon is rolling out a new mentorship and networking benefit for participants in its Black Business Accelerator (BBA): BBA Connect, a 12-month program that provides the guidance, education, and community needed to help participants thrive as entrepreneurs and business leaders.
BBA Connect is free for participants and has three core elements:
Complete the interest form if you would like to participate. Applications for BBA Connect will open to BBA participants on November 8, 2021. BBA Connect’s first cohort will be open to 100 participants.
BBA Connect is just one example of Amazon’s commitment to championing Black-owned businesses. Since the launch of BBA in June, thousands of Black small business owners and entrepreneurs have signed up to participate in the program and access financial support, business education, mentorship, and marketing and promotion opportunities.
In addition to launching BBA Connect, Amazon has also compiled an advisory council comprised of luminaries from the Black business community who will provide strategic guidance and direction to the BBA program and related initiatives.
BBA Advisory Council members include: