Port of Seattle Business Accelerator Program

Welcome to the Port of Seattle Business Accelerator Program site hosted by the Port of Seattle and the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (Northwest Mountain MSDC).

Generating wealth in disadvantaged communities, strengthens our region’s economy. Thus, it is our collective mission to economically grow our Women and Minority Business Enterprises (MWBEs). The Port of Seattle and the Northwest Mountain MSDC are teamed up to select and engage businesses in the Airport Services, Construction, Energy, and Maritime Services to participate in the 2022 PortGen Accelerator.

The program’s application, for qualified MWBEs to apply as an associate in the 2022 Accelerator Cohort, closed on August 8, 2022. The program begins on September 7, 2022. The Port of Seattle Business Accelerator Program creates an environment where MWBEs will: build peer relationships; attend and participate in learning and development sessions; meet and greet decision-making executives; explore the many contracting opportunities around both the public and private sector; and build lasting relationships with industry mentors.

Port of Seattle Business Accelerator Program partners, Port of Seattle and Northwest Mountain MSDC are eager to support our regional growth!

Applicant Requirements:
In Business Over: 3 years
Revenues between: $500,000 and $10,000,000
Industry Sector(s):  Airport Services, Construction, Energy, Maritime Services

The Port of Seattle and Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (Northwest Mountain MSDC) have collaborated to coordinate and launch The PortGen Accelerator. Highlighted by a series of developmental workshops and mentor sessions, the Accelerator aims at increasing business and contracting opportunities with the Port of Seattle. Classes will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. This program is hosted by the Northwest Mountain MSDC.