DoorDash Accelerator for Local Restaurants

Through the DoorDash Accelerator for Local Restaurants, we are improving access to technical assistance and restaurant education that will help small businesses adapt, grow, and thrive.


Fall 2022 Restaurant Accelerator Cohort

We’ve partnered with the Hispanic Restaurant Association - Denver Chapter and the Black Business Association of Oregon to bring the Accelerator for Local Restaurants to Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon.

Meet the new cohort of 40 Accelerator participants, all based in the greater Portland and Denver areas. The Accelerator participants represent a diverse cohort of restaurateurs and business owners, the majority of whom are women, immigrants, and people of color.

Our Partners

Accion Opportunity Fund

Accion Opportunity Fund works to create an inclusive, healthy financial system that supports the nation’s small business owners by connecting entrepreneurs to affordable capital, educational resources, coaching, and networks.

Black Business Association of Oregon

The Black Business Association of Oregon (BBAO) is an economic development organization that strives to achieve economic equity that is sustainable and lasting in the state of Oregon.

Hispanic Restaurant Association - Denver Chapter

The Hispanic Restaurant Association - Denver Chapter's mission is to advocate on behalf of and educate the Hispanic restaurateur to effectively & efficiently open and operate their restaurant(s).

Program Impact

Since the Accelerator was announced in early 2020, more than 1,900 businesses have completed the online curriculum. Over 115 restaurateurs from 8 metro areas have been selected to participate in local Accelerator cohorts guided by some of the industry’s most recognized entrepreneurs and chefs.

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Free Online Curriculum

The DoorDash Accelerator for Local Restaurants online curriculum is open to all restaurant owners at no cost. Business owners and operators can complete the courses at their own pace. Content and topics are designed to address some of the core challenges faced by business owners when growing and their business.

“DoorDash Accelerator for Local Restaurants was a huge help because they gave us the grant that helped us start our delivery service. They also provided a seven-week course. Without it, the business wouldn’t have survived.”

Derick Lopez, The Freakin Rican