Las Vegas Entrepreneur Accelerator Assists Small Businesses

The Las Vegas Entrepreneur Accelerator has partnered with the city of Las Vegas to provide resources for small businesses. The accelerator is funded through $750,000 in American Rescue Plan Act Funds and is designed to empower both aspiring and established small businesses through a wide array of assistance designed to fuel growth. The Accelerator is expected to offer services, while funds are available, through June 2024.

The Accelerator is a program administered by Access Community Capital and offers an immersive experience featuring personalized coaching, strategic planning sessions, tailor-made workshops, and training opportunities. Participants will have access to potentially secure funding for growth, receive expert guidance on marketing and branding from Sumnu Marketing and opportunities to outsource back-office services that will streamline their operations.

For businesses that qualify, the Accelerator covers the cost of certain back-office services, such as bookkeeping, accounting, marketing, and social media mgmt. Requirements for businesses include, but are not limited to:

  • Be located within the Las Vegas city limits
  • Be located in qualifying census tracts. See Map

Those interested can explore the possibilities offered by The Accelerator by visiting

"The Las Vegas Entrepreneur Accelerator is a game-changer for the small business community," said Nic Steele, executive director of Access Community Capital. "It empowers entrepreneurs and drives economic value, utilizing the latest in AI and machine-driven technology to connect business owners to the broader business resource ecosystem."

Small businesses have proven time and again to be the driving force behind job creation. Over the past 25 years, small businesses have consistently contributed to the economy, creating 12.9 million net new jobs, representing two out of every three positions added. The Las Vegas Entrepreneur Accelerator will continue this trend by facilitating the rise of new ventures and enabling existing companies to rebound and flourish.

Access Community Capital

Access Community Capital is a Nevada nonprofit community loan fund founded by entrepreneurs to support the creation of strong communities and economic development by making strategic investments in small businesses, primarily in underserved communities. With established partnerships, Access Community Capital relies on the small business ecosystem to provide loans, grants, and investments promoting small business growth and economic development. Access Community Capital also provides mission-related services such as capacity-building technical assistance, such as financial education programs, networking, and business development mentorship. For more information, visit

Sumnu Marketing, SBA Nevada Family-Owned Business of the Year (2015) prides itself in "Creating Campaigns That Impact Lives". Since 2006 the firm has been engaged in small business development through its award winning Twelve Steps of Marketing, A Perfect Guide to Branding process. The firm created the city of Las Vegas' Business. Opportunity. Success. Sustainability. (B.O.S.S.) program to assist Historic Westside firms with business resources, marketing, and sustainability strategies in partnership with the city's Youth Development & Social Initiatives, Economic and Urban Development and Business License Departments.

Media Contact:
Theresa Bimbela
Las Vegas Entrepreneur Accelerator
Email: [email protected]

Contact Information:
Theresa Bimbela
Program Administrator
[email protected]
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