BBVA Black Seed Tech Accelerator
A 12-week accelerator program for high potential Pre-seed to Seed, Black-led tech startups based in the Canadian Prairies and British Columbia.
BBVA hosts the 3-month seed accelerator two times per year— one from March - May and one from September - November.
Not sure if you qualify for this program or want to learn more? Get in touch with our Programs Team.
100% Virtual Program
The accelerator runs virtually for twelve weeks, with weekly workshops, programming, and is delivered in the evening to accommodate our founders.
As part of BBVA's Seed Accelerator program, selected founders are paired with BBVA coaches to help guide them.
The program is at no cost to you and is Equity Free.
A Black-led founder or co-founder.
Startup should be based in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba or British Columbia.
Technology is a core part of the solution.
The founder(s) have identified a transparent business model.
The founder(s) have started initial customer discovery process.
Have a team consisting of either co-founders or employees.
What we offer
1:1 Coaching with industry experts
Get access to experienced professionals in the startup community. Their expertise is valuable as you build your business and grow your professional network.
Meet and network with Black founders who are building impactful businesses and transforming their communities.
Perks and resources
Participants in the BBVA Black Seed Tech Accelerator receive exclusive resources to crucial services.
Professional Advisory sessions
Get access to professional advisory services for accounting, legal, hiring, mental health and fundraising.
Our network of coaches includes a variety of individuals made up of founders, small business owners, early employees from successful startups, and experienced entrepreneurs.
BBVA Seed Accelerator Alumni
Meet some of Canada's most promising black-led tech startups we have supported in our accelerator program.
Frequently Asked Question
The most common questions about how our program works and what can do for you.
How does the application process work?We work in 3 phases to access your application.
Phase 1: Submit your application online.
Phase 2: Shortlisted teams will participate in a virtual interview.
Phase 3: Selected candidates will be notified ahead of the program start date.