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McKinsey Next 1B Program 2024 for Black Business Owners.

Application Deadline: Unspecified

Applications are now open for the 2024 McKinsey Next 1B Program. As part of McKinsey 10 actions toward racial equity, we created the Next 1B program to support these businesses on the path to “unicorn” status—that is, attaining an equivalent company valuation of one billion dollars or more.

The program brings together the best of McKinsey professional development and industry expertise—in collaboration with an unrivaled network of successful Black founders, major retailers, and investors—to help Black-owned brands unlock the next phase of growth.

Next 1B: Founders

A 8-12 week learning, connectivity, and capital introductions program aimed at smaller Black-owned brands

The program is designed to comprehensively cover the founder journey and deliver practical tools, McKinsey expertise, and leadership coaching to help businesses grow. We start with the mindset and leadership required to unlock the next stage of growth, followed by deep dive sessions on how to operationalize growth, from getting on retailer shelves to digital marketing and fulfillment. Post-program, founders will have access to a library of tools and industry research, along with entry into a growing network of other Black founders.

Eligibility: Eligible businesses are typically more than one year in maturity with anywhere from $250k-$5M in annual revenue, and sells consumer products

Next 1B: Scalers

Dedicated support to build and execute growth plans aimed at more established, larger Black-owned brands

Compared with our Founders program, Scalers is for larger brands that are ready to take on the next horizon of growth to achieve unicorn status. The program begins with a growth diagnostic to identify and prioritize opportunities (including new distribution channels, product line expansion, and marketing activation), and assess brand readiness to capture opportunities (including operational readiness and organizational talent). We will then co-create a plan of action to pursue the highest priority areas.

Eligibility: Scalers works through a non-profit organization with businesses that are typically one or more years in maturity and have at least $10 million in annual revenue.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the McKinsey Next 1B Program



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