Mentorship AND Access
Black Restaurant Accelerator Program
The PepsiCo Foundation teamed up with the National Urban League to create the Black Restaurant Accelerator, a program that will boost 500 Black-owned businesses in 12 cities across the U.S. over the next five years. With a $10MM grant, we’ll provide current and aspiring Black restaurateurs with training, mentorship and access to capital. Plus, National Urban League Entrepreneurship Centers will take an instant and long-term view on addressing existing barriers Black entrepreneurs face by pairing participants with advisors and PepsiCo employee volunteers.
National Urban League
The Pathways to Black Franchise Ownership program is a curated personal development and leadership training initiative that equips potential business owners to operate high-performing restaurant businesses.
In alliance with the MFHA, the Pathways to Black Franchise Ownership program will be conducted with 4thMVMT and offer the following:
- Facilitate funding
- Vet, train, and mentor individuals from under-resourced communities
- Create pathway to own & operate competitive restaurant franchise businesses