BBVA Black Seed Accelerator Program for Black-led tech startups


The Black Seed Accelerator Program gives you the roadmap to success for your tech-enabled startup. Join a Cohort of Black-led Tech Startups for a 12-week program. The Black Seed Accelerator program allows you to leverage our expertise and network to grow your idea from vision to a scalable startup.

Black Business Ventures Association (BBVA) is on a mission to supercharge Black tech founders and startups with opportunities to engage with and contribute to their local innovation ecosystem fully and, in the process, capture target market opportunities.


Founder Composition

A Black led founder and preference for a team with a founder and co-founder

Ealry Stage

Just starting your business within the past 18 months.


Startup should be based in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba

Tech-Driven or Tech-Enabled

A company or startup where technology is the core part of the solution

The Black Seed Accelerator Playbook:


  • Design your business models
  • Identify and prioritize risk assumptions
  • Communicate and idea clearly with stakeholders


  • Test whether and idea is worth pursuing
  • Stress-test using small and fast experiments
  • Test customer interviews to learn from customers’ responses


  • Practice pitches to customers
  • Build a company-wide dashboard
  • Operate and make decisions under conditions of extreme uncertainty


  • Get recommendations for suitable grants
  • Get support to apply for grants
  • Meet and establish relationship with interested investors

Program Features

100% Online

Access 100% virtual online curriculum, mentorship and networks


Focusing on early-stage companies, registered by Black-led tech founders with global market potential

Equity Free

We do not require any equity from your startup. We value your time and commitment

Apply Now for the BBVA Black Seed Accelerator Program

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