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.
About Our Program
Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is a national program that helps small businesses in economically distressed areas access capital, achieve sustainable growth, and connect with debt and equity providers. Executive education seminars, provided by top-tier professors from leading entrepreneurship institutions, offer participants an immersion experience in practical skills ranging from talent management and entrepreneurial finance to marketing and investor pitch presentations. Participant executives are also matched for intensive coaching sessions with high-profile capital investors, provided through an exclusive portfolio with our partners. ICCC’s culminating event is the annual networking conference at FORTUNE Magazine, where there are opportunities for participants to put learning to practice by pitching to capital investors or marketing their business in the Inner City Marketplace. The program tuition is waived for selected participants. For more about ICCC, read our blog.
Since 2005, ICCC participants have raised $1.22 billion in capital for their companies and created 10,729 jobs in their communities.
November 19-20, 2014
After a successful program year with executive education seminars in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Memphis and Dallas, ICCC is now gearing up for its annual conference in New York City. A networking event designed around the participant experience, this year's edition will once again join hundreds of inner city business executives with industry leaders and top-tier capital investors.
Here, ICCC program participants have the opportunity to put their learning into action, market their company, and connect with capital providers. Non-program participants are also invited to attend and network, discover new businesses, and market their own in the Marketplace, the conference central showcase featuring products and services from some of the country’s most innovative and progressive inner city businesses. Registration now open!
Programmed events include:
- Keynote speakers and a CEO Panel fireside chat to address topics including crowdfunding and Blue Ocean Strategy
- Live "Shark Tank" styled pitch presentations
- Pitch coaching sessions for program participants
- The Inner City Marketplace, a showcase area featuring products and services from some of the country’s most innovative and progressive inner city businesses.
ICCC helps growing inner city businesses:
- Optimize business growth strategy to attract capital providers
- Obtain one-on-one feedback from seasoned capital providers and practitioners
- Market the business - ICCC companies have been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Inc., Portfolio, PE Hub, MSN Money, and Small Business Television
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.