Leveling the Playing Field

for Black & Latine Founders


Twende, Kiswahili for “let’s go,” is leveling the playing field for Black & Brown founders in Tennessee. The Twende Accelerator is Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s newly redesigned statewide program providing B2B minority owned-firms with training, resources and mentorship to secure opportunities with the world’s largest buyers: government and corporate entities.


businesses grown to six figures in annual revenue


jobs created


aggregate year over year revenue growth

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To Accelerate Your Business Growth with Corporate and Government Clients!


There are more than 105,000 firms owned by Black & Brown founders across Tennessee.

However, these businesses tend to start smaller and stay smaller (averaging only $19,800 annually) than their peer non-minority-owned firms.

We know that a different reality is possible.

Corporations have pledged billions of dollars in annual spend to diverse, small businesses with initiatives to only increase this spending year over year.

The largest single purchaser in the world, the U.S. Federal Government, leads the charge in supplier diversity spend.

In 2022, the federal government spent an unprecedented $17 billion dollars on products and services provided by black and brown-owned businesses.

Thus, herein lies a critical question you must ask yourself…

Is your B2B startup well positioned to secure its fair share of these massive revenue opportunities?


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