Resources for Inner City CEOs
Capital, know-how and the tools to succeed
- Inner City 100
- Inner City Capital Connections
- 10,000 Small Businesses
- Executive Insights and Business Tools
- Links to Online Resources
ICCC is now accepting nominations and applications for small business participants. Learn more.
2015 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) program, launched in 2005 to help inner city companies overcome the challenges of small business development. Over the past decade, ICCC participants have raised $1.32 billion in capital for their companies and created 11,074 jobs in their local communities.
ICCC is a national program designed to accelerate small business growth and access to capital. ICCC helps firms in the growth-to-exit stage overcome obstacles to reach their respective goals. Our participants experience different business challenges from the need for capital to restructuring growth strategies.
The program began in:
- Philadelphia, PA
- Birmingham, AL
- Boston, MA
- Dallas, TX
The culminating conference was held in New York in November.
As part of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, ICCC helps small businesses in economically distressed areas access capital, achieve sustainable growth, and provides a forum where companies can connect with capital providers. Executive Education, led by top-tier professors from leading entrepreneurship institutions, covers a range of practical skills—from strategy and entrepreneurial finance to marketing and investor pitch presentations. Through intensive coaching sessions, small business owners connect with capital providers from an exclusive portfolio made available through our partners. The culminating program event is the national conference, where program participants put learning into practice and can market and pitch their businesses.
ICCC on WCVB-TV's CityLine
On August 30, 2015, ICIC's Steve Grossman and Hyacinth Vassell appeared on CityLine to discuss ICCC's Boston launch.
I wish I was here 10 years ago
President, Packaging Strategies
10 out of 10. This far exceeded my expectations
This has been my MBA wrapped up into 1 day! Absolutely fabulous. It was definitely worth the trip from Oklahoma. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Partner, Design + Build Group
Oklahoma City, OK
I would recommend this conference to everyone in business
President, Pediatric Dental Wellness
This program has, in one day, propelled me to think about my business in another dimension
CEO, Tyga-Box Systems
New York, NY
Through ICCC we made a number of connections with people that will serve us well in our next equity round
Los Angeles, CA
ICCC gave us a lot of exposure locally and nationally. We are building brand equity. We get more calls than we know what to do with now.
It got me out of the office and thinking about bigger picture business issues
I don’t think I would have been able to receive this information from any other place. This experience has enriched my life and business.