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DoorDash Main Street Strong Accelerator

AOF has teamed up with DoorDash to support restaurants as they stabilize, reset, and build back stronger.


Restaurants owned by women, immigrants, and people of color represent the cornerstone of many main streets across the United States. AOF has teamed up with DoorDash to help these businesses stabilize and adapt for the long-term, and increase equitable access to opportunity in the restaurant industry through the Main Street Strong Accelerator.

DoorDash and Accion Opportunity Fund, along with other restaurant industry experts, constructed an immersive curriculum designed to help restaurateurs grow their business, covering topics such as marketing, access to capital, managing cash flow, and menu creation.


Main Street Strong Accelerator Boston Cohort

The Main Street Strong Accelerator is coming to Boston! Restaurants in the greater Boston area can apply now for the Boston Cohort, gaining access to a suite of diverse resources and support, including: 

  • Guidance through the 8-week interactive Accelerator curriculum
  • One-on-one advising from industry experts 
  • $20,000 grants to each participating restaurant 
  • Free merchandising and marketing from DoorDash 

The first five Main Street Strong Accelerator local cohorts took place in Spring 2021 for main street businesses located in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia.

Applications for the Main Street Strong Accelerator Boston Cohort are open now! Learn more and apply today.


Main Street Strong Accelerator Curriculum

The Main Street Strong Accelerator curriculum is open to all independent business owners at any time and at no cost. Participants will learn from seasoned entrepreneurs and experts like Lauren Bailey, Ellen Yin, Beatrice Stein, and many more. The courses are self-paced and include interactive exercises to gain the most insight for your business. 


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