Minority Business Development Program

Minority Business Development Program


The Minority Business Development Program is for potential entrepreneurs with an idea or business concept (pre-start-up stage) and minority business owners whose companies have been in business less than one year. Selected entrepreneurs will spend nine weeks in classroom with subject matter experts presenting topics critical to launching a business. The curriculum features Lean Launch and Business Model Canvas business concepts.


Upon completing the program, the graduates will receive a small stipend and present to a judging panel to compete for cash and in-kind services.




When:  Thursdays – March 24 to May 19

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Where: The University of South Alabama Mitchell College of Business, Room 101


Minority is defined by federal guidelines: 51% owned, operated and controlled by African-America, Hispanic, Asian or Native American.


This program is funded in part by a grant from the Alabama Department of Commerce, Alabama Innovation Fund.


Partners: The Melton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of South Alabama, the City of Mobile, Innovation Portal, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and the Alabama Small Business Development Center.

For more information, contact Don Mosley at 251-460-6730 or Danette Richards at 251-431-8652.