MORTAR at Bounce

MORTAR at Bounce is a 15-week business accelerator that helps  existing and emerging entrepreneurs learn the nuances of business ownership and build a comprehensive business canvas.  

The program is open to any entrepreneur or small business owner, while focusing on minorities and women.  


MORTAR Cohort 6 starts January 11, 2022! 

Classes occur every Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. 

 The cost is $295 for the 15-week program with an 18-month graduate program to follow.

At this time, MORTAR at Bounce is only accepting FOR-PROFIT entrepreneurs and businesses. 

Welcome Cohort 6! 

Cat Alaimo & Bridgette Zmorowski
A2Z Living Well Solutions Ltd.
Carmen B. McCall
Peral’s Pantry
Tiana Brooks
Cherished Beginnings
Toni McDowell
Preciously Styled by Toni Dwane
Shanisha Collins
Maid Experience
Lori Henry Parnell
Black Culture Candles
Kiana Davis
All4U Alkaline Healing
Carlton Ramsey
Database Craftsmen, LLC
Teressa Dixon
Sunshine Senior Homecare Agency
Cameron Shepp
Tanglewood Clothing
Spencer Doepel
Nardos Street
Bereka Coffee & Kitchen
Choyce Guice
A Choyce Touch, LLC
Jess Taylor & Natalie Ringeis
Love the Green Life
Stephen Laviera
Nomadic Noms
Carmen Williams
Fit Over It Life Coaching


This course includes:

  • Culturally competent curriculum and materials
  • Cohort model for driven entrepreneurs to support each other
  • Access to legal support
  • One-on-one mentorship to provide guidance throughout the course
  • Opportunity to pitch your idea in front of potential investors, community leaders and customers
  • Ongoing support system provided by MORTAR and partner organizations
  • Business support and brand development strategies that continue even after graduation


Although no two classes are the same, here is a typical  week-by-week outline.

  • Meet weekly for three hours 
  • “Putting in Work” outside of class 
  • Guest speakers 
  • Weekly meetings with mentors 
  • Activities 
  • Videos 
  • Reflection 
  • Celebrating success & learning from failure 

Week by week: 

  • Orientation 
  • Weeks 1-5: Foundations
  • Weeks 6-10: The Core 
  • Weeks 11-15: Really Real