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 E-Contractor Academy & Minority Business Accelerator May18-Jun22

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 22, 2022

The Minority Business Accelerator provides a small minority construction business (MBE) with a comprehensive long-term training program, support and business opportunities to enable rapid and profitable growth. The Accelerator is unique because of the participation of a select group of general and prime contractors who are committed to supporting MBEs and providing a pipeline of project opportunities. In-Person Networking and Graduation is June 25, 2022.

Program Highlights

  • E-Contractor Academy – 6 weeknight sessions of instruction by contracting and business leaders
  • Support Services – The opportunity to receive up to 2 years of individual consulting services by subject matter experts
  • General & Prime Contractor Partnerships – Connection to general contractors seeking to increase their MBE contractor relationships and early access to bid opportunities

What’s Covered

Each session includes:

  • Featured content
  • A presentation by a general or prime contractor
  • A MBE success story or peer learning opportunity

Topics covered include:

  • Construction industry trends and technologies
  • High-road practices
  • Financial matters
  • Project bidding
  • Marketing and more!


The E-Contractor Growth Academy is a 6 week online and in-person program introducing key strategies and information needed for profitable business growth.

Cost: Free, no cost to participants

Who should attend?

While the program is open to all contractors priority will be given to firms with the following characteristics:

  • Minority-owned Business Enterprises
  • Multi-family, Residential, Public Works and Commercial Construction Scopes
  • Contractors in or interested in the Clean Energy Trades such as Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, and Refrigeration
  • Established Businesses – 3 years or more in business
  • Business Revenue from $250K – $1million
  • Project Scopes from $100K to $1million
  • Owners seeking to grow their business
  • Are available to attend at least 5 out of 6 Academy sessions

Time Commitment:

  • Three hours per week in the virtual classroom during weeks 1-6
  • In-Person Networking and Graduation is June 25, 2022

Registration and Information:

Weeks 1-6:
Facilitated weekly cohort classes

  • Where: Held Virtually. Links provided at registration.
  • Time: 6pm – 9pm PT

Week 6: Networking Event
In-Person Networking and Graduation is June 25, 2022

Wednesdays online for 6 weeks, May 18 – June 22, 6pm – 9pm PDT
In-Person Networking and Graduation is June 25, 2022.
Register Here

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