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Creators’ Momentum Business Accelerator

This grant is provided by Fueled by Etsy's Uplift Fund

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About This Grant

Accion Opportunity Fund designed the Creators’ Momentum Business Accelerator, fueled by support from Etsy’s Uplift Fund, to provide entrepreneurs who contribute to the creative economy with meaningful learning and networking opportunities, along with grant capital to spark their business growth.

The Creators’ Momentum Business Accelerator is an eight-week virtual program designed to provide creative entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools they need to take their businesses to the next level. In 2024, the program will provide 100 business owners with a full suite of impactful offerings, including:

  • Self-paced online courses
  • Valuable industry expertise via virtual seminars
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded creative entrepreneurs via virtual workshops
  • A $5,000 business grant upon successful completion of the program

Documents Required

  • Eligible small business owners can apply through AOF’s application partner Submittable by creating a free account and completing an online application.
  • Front-and-back copy of photo identification (driver’s license, state ID, passport, permanent resident card, matricula consular, tribal card, military ID, or trusted traveler ID)
  • The most recent business tax returns (2023 if available or 2022)
  • The most recent bank statement from a business bank account

Eligibility Requirements

  • Owner of an operating business that contributes to the creative economy, including crafters, artists, makers, musicians, and other creative entrepreneurs.
  • Owner of a business that has been operational for at least one year
  • Owner of a business with annual revenue equivalent of less than $500,000
  • Owner of a business employing 5 or fewer full- or part-time employees
  • Located in any of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico
  • Committed to completing the full program
  • Have a business bank account