Women in Food Boot Camp


The Acceleration Project (TAP) and San Mateo Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA) are partnering to launch the Women In Food Boot Camp program, a unique economic development program to provide local businesses with high-impact strategic, financial, operational and marketing support to fuel their growth and thereby strengthen the local San Mateo County economy.

TAP and SAMCEDA will award 10 Women in Food small business owners access to TAP's business-building Boot Camp program. TAP's highly-skilled and experienced consultants will work one-on-one with selected businesses. 

Boot Camps are intended to support female small business owners in the food industry who survived the COVID-19 pandemic and are looking to strengthen and grow their business.

This program is available to businesses located within San Mateo County. Self-employed individuals or home-based businesses may apply.

TAP's Business-Building Boot Camp includes:

  • Business Coaching
  • Mentorship
  • Customized Tools
  • A Game Plan to Position the Business for Success

TAP will make every reasonable effort to encourage the participation of non-English speaking persons, limited English proficiency persons and persons with disabilities. Any individual requiring accommodation or assistance in Spanish, Chinese or Tagalog in order to participate in the program should contact WIF@theaccelerationproject.org as soon as possible to make arrangements.

We encourage you to promote the Women in Food Boot Camp Program to your community and network (details below). 


Women in Food Boot Camp - Information


Webinar - Information About the Program (Recorded on May 17, 2022)

  • Recorded Webinar: Link
  • Presentation: Link
  • The Acceleration Project (TAP) Working with Food Entrepreneurs Video: Link

About TAP
TAP is a female-founded, female-led nonprofit that is laser focused on creating a more equitable economy by delivering high-caliber and impactful services to under-resourced small businesses. Structured as a 501(c)(3) with an extremely lean infrastructure, TAP is supported by grants and donations that enable clients to be served at a cost well below market. To learn more, visit theaccelerationproject.org.