DoorDash Accelerator for Local Goods

The Accelerator is designed to empower small and early stage consumer packaged goods businesses. Participants receive a grant, business education, and an opportunity to onboard their product to DashMart, a grocery store concept owned and operated by DoorDash.

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Our First Accelerator for Local Goods Cohort

In May 2022, DoorDash announced the inaugural cohort of business owners from Chicago, New York City, and the greater Washington DC area who have been selected to participate in the six-week program designed to provide educational resources and funding for participants to grow their businesses.

Our Latest Cohort: California

The California cohort of entrepreneurs represents a wide range of identities. 82% of the cohort identify as people of color, 68% identify as women, and 32% identify as immigrants or refugees. The top product categories include bakery items, non-alcoholic beverages, and both salty and sweet snacks.

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More About the Local Goods Accelerator

How It Works

DoorDash and Next Street, along with other consumer packaged goods industry experts, have constructed a six-week course curriculum that provides food and beverage businesses with tools, resources and training. Learn about the inaugural cohort for this program.

Next Street

Next Street is a mission-driven firm that is building the modern infrastructure for America’s small businesses. Their work is anchored in the belief that small businesses are the drivers of economic and community development and the engines of inclusive growth.

What Is DashMart?

DashMart is a new type of neighborhood store, brought to you by DoorDash. It offers shoppers thousands of fresh groceries, household essentials, local treats, and more — delivered right to their doorsteps.