Inner City Capital Connections

Inner City Capital Connections: Accelerating Small Business Growth and Access to Capital

Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) has an 11-year track record of helping companies grow and access capital. Businesses that enter the program face a variety of challenges, but exit the program with practical knowledge, a robust network and a plethora of capital connections they draw from. ICCC alumni have created over 11,000 jobs and secured more than $1.3 billion in capital. On average, alumni also experience a 56% increase in employment and a 23% increase in revenue CAGR.

Learn. Grow. Thrive. Apply now.

The 2016 program will begin in the following cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Houston, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Worcester.

Program Criteria:

  • $2M or more in sales by 2015 (On the recommendation of the nominator, we will accept businesses with sales less than $2M).
  • Headquartered in or have 51% of physical operations in economically distressed urban areas of the U.S. or have at least 40% or more of employees residing within an economically distressed urban area.

Our Business Owners are Inherently Driven Towards Achieving Excellence.

ICCC alumni have utilized ICCC as their secret weapon to growing their businesses and accessing capital. The program has accelerated the success of thriving companies such as Sundial Brands, Revolution Foods, TerraCycle, American Christmas and many more.

Download our 2015 Impact Report.

Our program is linked to our mission to serve economically distressed areas across the country.

“Overall. It is one of the best programs I have attended in my 30 plus years in business.”
– Glen Ford, CEO – Green Solar Lousiana

“Loved the communication style of teaching vs. just slides. Even with my MBA, I loved learning application of strategy.”
– Karla Trotman, CEO – Electro Soft, Inc.

“Spectacularly insightful. Great info for a company of any size, in any stage of growth.”
– Robert Sanchez, CEO – United Print Group

Your nomination can drive change in places that need it most. Nominate now.

Each year, because of nominators like you, we are able to bring the program to underserved communities. Please help us by being our eyes and ears on the ground. Fill out the quick online nomination form and we will reach out to you and your nominees. Each nomination helps a small biz get access to the very best executive education, coaching, and capital needed to build capacity.

For more information visit our FAQs Page, which is regularly updated based on participant feedback. 

Our program is run by expert practitioners.
Watch Channel 5 News ‘CityLine’ segment with ICCC CEO Steve Grossman and Program Director Hyacinth Vassell:

For more information contact Inner City Capital Connections Program Director Hyacinth Vassell or set up an informational meeting with us.


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