Doordash Accelerator to Help DC Restaurants

Doordash has introduced its newest Accelerator for Local Restaurants participants, all based in Washington, D.C. or Minneapolis Twin Cities. The list includes entrepreneurs who operate from brick-and-mortar restaurants, food trucks, food stalls, and community kitchens:

Washington, DC restaurants

This group of entrepreneurs with big professional ambitions includes:

  • 66% of participants identifying as women;

  • 49% identifying as an immigrant or refugee;

  • 80% of participants identifying as Hispanic, Latino, Latinx, Black or African American; and

  • Businesses seeking to expand through introducing a packaged product (26%), catering/events (23%), or opening a new location (17%).

In addition to “live and local” programming that will help the newest cohort develop revenue diversification strategies, provided by DoorDash and Bridge for Billions, these entrepreneurs will each receive a grant of $5,000 and personalized, one-on-one guidance and mentorship to help them implement their learnings.