Our award-winning, nationally recognized PROSPECTUS small business accelerator for entrepreneurial women of color is now accepting applications for the Fall 2022 Cohort.

Our 12-week accelerator program enables entrepreneurial women of color with revenue-generating small businesses to build capacity and scale. Our program  provides direct access to the expertise, network, and resources they need to become highly-skilled, fluent operators of small businesses that grow.

To date, we’ve graduated more than 1,000 entrepreneurs who have accessed more than $60MM in capital and contracts through our program. Our expert-led, module-based curriculum covers things we all need to know to succeed, but may need to level up on — things like finance, legal, accounting, marketing, IT, and pitching to investors.

Why Apply?

PROSPECTUS runs virtually with two in-person events.
All participants receive:

  • Accessible remote-first program with most weekly sessions hosted on Saturdays
  • Free hotel-stay for all in-person programming 
  • Live, expert-led sessions & panels
  • Access to our expert network through curated mentor office hours
  • Hands-on support in accessing capital and other small business growth resources
  • Free access to our growing library of small businesses resources & perks
  • An invite to join our supportive online community with other entrepreneurial women of color
  • Exclusive invites & access to future Walker’s Legacy community events, programs, and opportunities
  • Walker’s Legacy goodie bag

Who We’re Looking For

  • If accepted, able to pay the total $2,500 program fee online by Friday, September 16th (Scholarships now available thanks to generous sponsorship support!)
  • U.S. based, established small businesses
  • Revenue-generating
  • It’s OKAY if you’re figuring out a pivot, we can help with that
  • Interested in securing some form of small business capital
  • Able to attend all program sessions from Saturday, September 24th – Saturday, December 10th, including two weeks with in-person programming
  • Community-minded with a desire to pay-it-forward and to help their fellow entrepreneurial women of color

Fall 2022 Key Program Dates*

Monday, August 15th: Applications open

Saturday, September 17th: Applications Close at 11:59 p.m. ET

Friday, September 16th: $2,500 Program Fee Due (Scholarships now available, thanks to generous sponsorship support)

Saturday, September 24th: Fall 2022 Program Begins

Sunday, October 30th – Wednesday, November 2nd: Cohort Meetup* (New Orleans; NMSDC)

Friday, December 9th – Saturday, December 10th: Fall 2022 Graduation Event*
(Atlanta, GA; Location TBA)
*Schedule subject to change, proof of COVID-19 vaccination & negative test will be required for all in-person programs

Meet Your Fall 2022 National Instructor

Brit Fitzpatrick, Managing Director of National Entrepreneurship Programs

Fall 2022 Mentors & Speakers

LISA MORALES-HELLEBO General Partner at REFASHIOND // Co-founder at The Worldwide Supply Chain Meetup
AKUBA DAWKINS Head of Product at PATTERN Beauty // Co-Owner at Beauty Mark Labs
GYASI CHISLEY Managing Director & Head of Corporate Healthcare at PNC
JEWEL BURKS-SOLOMON Managing Partner, Collab Capital // Head of Google for Startups, US
RITA SINHA MARSH, ESQ. Small Business Attorney // U.S. Registered Patent Attorney, Eastman & Smith Ltd.
DANA JAMES-MWANGI Founder & CEO at Cheers Creative // Tennessee Google for Startups Digital Coach

Stay tuned for announcements on more Fall 2022 Masterclass instructors, subject matter experts, and mentors!

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Walker's Legacy is a growing global women in business collective founded to establish networks of empowerment and access for women of color in business.