Bank of America Breakthrough Lab™

Educating and empowering underrepresented entrepreneurs

Bank of America Breakthrough Lab™ is an impact accelerator program that provides economic opportunity and capital access to Black, Hispanic-Latino, Native American and other underrepresented entrepreneurs. Visit our application page to learn more about program eligibility and how it works.

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"I was lucky to be surrounded by peers who all demonstrated passion for innovation. I received valuable insights from mentors, I was fed with expertise during the workshops, I really want to thank Bank of America, all the members of the Bank of America Breakthrough Lab, mentors and my peers for being part of my entrepreneurial journey and being such inspiring leaders."


Jack-Hermann Ntoko, Co-Founder and COO of TradeIn

Meet the leaders

Bank of America Breakthrough Lab is part of a larger initiative from Bank of America to help advance economic and social progress worldwide. The program is developed and led by a diverse team of industry experts.

Rodney Gardner | Managing Director, Co-Head — GTS Social & Economic Action Council

Rina Arline | Managing Director, Program Director

Linda Haddad | Director, Program Coordinator

Eveanandi Butler | Director, Program Coordinator

Natalie Floyd | Vice President, EMEA Program Coordinator

Bank of America Breakthrough Lab’s current cohort

United States

Chama Capital








Share Farm


TecHustle, Inc.


Truffle Health


Guaraná Bank








Millicent Labs


Social Blox



Sampatti Card


Program alumni

These are the companies that have graduated from the Bank of America Breakthrough Lab:

United States

Latin America


Bank of America Breakthrough Lab is made possible with support from

Breakthrough Lab is made possible with support from iValley, Staples, Tesorio, Chapman, Real Fun Growth, Zoom and Studio DBC.

     Contact us for partnership or investment opportunities.

In the News

Bank of America Newsroom: BofA Surpasses $500 Million in Equity Investments to Support Minority and Women Entrepreneurs (06/15/2023)


Global Finance: Global Finance named Bank of America Breakthrough LabTM as one of the world's best innovation labs of 2023  (05/31/2023)


Forbes: Bank Of America’s Launches Program For Underrepresented Entrepreneurs (05/16/2023)


Bank of America Newsroom: Bank of America Announces Accelerator Program that Provides Economic Opportunities to Entrepreneurs from Underrepresented Communities (05/16/2023)


Treasury Management International: TMI named Bank of America Breakthrough LabTM as Best Social Innovator in the magazine’s 2022 Treasury4Good Awards (01/19/2023)

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