Your expertise can shape the future of local business.

Mentor restaurant owners in Washington, D.C. and Minneapolis, MN as they launch additional revenue streams to their existing businesses. Ready to make a difference? Register on the platform, fill in your application and apply to be part of this unique program!

Volunteer opportunity

Apply before:
Applications open until 1 May


United States

5 months

Participation certificate available

Make an impact on the small business community

Support a project that excites you

Meet restaurant owners and their businesses, then support the business that sparks your interest the most!

Learn on the go!

We believe in active learning! We'll provide you with a clear mentoring structure and resources explained in a simple way.

Get the latest business tools

As a mentor, we will equip you with the same top-notch entrepreneurship tools we offer to restaurant owners

Professional growth

Enhance your leadership and coaching skills through active listening, problem solving, critical thinking and effective communication.

A powerful and structured mentoring program

Guidance and flexibility

You will be able to mentor from anywhere in the world thanks to the Bridge for Billions digital platform.​ Our goal is to make mentoring flexible and impactful, breaking down barriers of distance and schedules.

Make a real impact

Entrepreneurship can be lonely. Support and guide entrepreneurs as they turn their business ideas into reality, driving positive change in your local community.

Build connections

Joining as a mentor means more than just giving back; it's about growing your network too. You'll meet passionate entrepreneurs and fellow mentors, creating lasting connections and discovering new opportunities.

DoorDash Accelerator for Local Restaurants:
Live & Local Series

In partnership with Bridge for Billions, the DoorDash Accelerator for Local Restaurants: Live & Local Series was designed to empower restaurant owners in Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis, MN to diversify their revenue streams. Through in-person events, 1on1 mentorship, entrepreneurship curriculum to support the addition of new revenue streams, and other loan and funding opportunities’, restaurant owners will receive the resources and support they need propel their businesses forward.

The DoorDash Accelerator will strengthen the community of restaurant owners, mentors and local partners in Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis, MN, providing opportunities for networking and collaboration within this industry. Restaurant owners will be guided every step of the way with the essential resources and support they need to implement their additional revenue streams and receive up to 5K in funding to make their dreams become a reality.

Our local partners

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN

Interested in mentoring?
You're the right fit if you...

Curious about joining us? Our Info Sessions have the answers.

Register to learn more about this program, meet our staff and ask us questions.

How to apply to the program?


Create your profile


Start by clicking on the “Apply now!” button.

Fill in your personal information to set up an account on our platform.

Remember your email and password for future access.



Complete all sections

Work at your own pace through all sections of the application.

Once completed, all the checkmarks at the top will turn blue, indicating that you’re ready to submit.

Note: An asterisk “*” next to the question indicates that the field is required.


Submit your application and await further news


 We recommend that you review your application in detail one last time. If you’re good to go, click “Submit” in the lower right corner.

Make sure to submit your application by 31 May.

Our team will be in touch with a notification about the status of your application.

Apply before:


Submit your application by 31 May

Important dates

Open until 31 May
Start by making a profile on our platform and telling us more about you and your project. After you send in your application, we'll review all applicants interested in joining program.
Participant announcement
6 June
We'll carefully review all applications to choose mentors for this cohort. If selected, your next step will be to accept your spot in the program
Incubation & Mentorship
15 June - 15 October
The online incubation experience begins! From here you'll dive into weekly mentoring meetings, use the practical tools in our platform, and follow our step-by-step entrepreneurship plan.

Frequently asked questions from our mentors

Contact Us

Meet Stephanie, Program Manager at Bridge for Billions.
You can send her an email with any questions you have about the program.

She’ll be happy to hear from you!

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