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.
Inner City Capital Connections
Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is a national program designed to help small businesses in economically distressed areas access capital, achieve sustainable growth, and provide a forum where small businesses can connect with debt and equity providers. The program tuition is waived for selected participants.
Inner city businesses typically raise approximately 20 to 50% less growth capital than non-inner city businesses. This financing gap significantly limits the ability of inner city businesses to grow and create jobs in their communities. The goal of ICCC is to address this capital gap and assist small businesses in achieving sustainable growth, which in turn drives economic growth and job creation in inner cities and other economically distressed areas.
Download the 2013 ICCC Impact Report
2014 ICCC Program
ICCC is hosting executive education seminars in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Memphis and Dallas, where participants will explore the full spectrum of financial options available for their businesses and learn the importance of building business capacity to prepare for capital infusion. The interactive classroom curriculum has been designed for company owners, not prospective owners. The seminars will be taught by cutting-edge practitioners and professors from some of the finest graduate business schools in the country. All seminar professors have practical business experience and several are former entrepreneurs who understand the real world of business. Seminars will include panel discussions with capital providers, so that participants can hear firsthand what capital providers look for when making investments in businesses.
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Following the seminar, participants will have the opportunity to put their learning into action, market their company, and network with capital providers and peers at the ICCC Conference at Fortune Magazine in New York City on November 19-20, 2014. Selected companies will have the opportunity to formally pitch their businesses to capital providers at the ICCC Conference.
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.