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02-20-18

Celebrating Black Entrepreneur Excellence

ICIC

February is Black History Month, a time when we celebrate and honor black communities throughout the United States and highlight the people and stories that remain central to our nation’s history and enduring values. For ICIC, and our Inner City Capital Connections program in particular, this means recognizing  black-owned businesses’ unique challenges and successes,  and learning more about their founders’ stories. Read More


01-31-18

Twelve Organizations Driving More Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Written by Ted Archer, JPMorgan Chase and Kim Zeuli, ICIC

To address the critical gap in support for minority and women entrepreneurs, and catalyze a national conversation around inclusive economic growth, JPMorgan Chase has expanded their Small Business Forward initiative with a multi-year commitment of $150 million to support women-, minority- and veteran-owned small businesses with greater access to capital, technical support and guidance. Read More


01-10-18

Small Business Forward Advances a Data-Driven Approach for Entrepreneurial Support

ICIC

As part of our partnership with JPMorgan Chase's Small Business Forward program, ICIC has been working closely with a group of entrepreneurial support organizations (ESOs) focused on the high-tech sector to better understand their impact on early-stage businesses. As the field of entrepreneurial support continues to mature, our evaluation provides a critical opportunity to better understand what effective support for high-tech, early-stage businesses looks like. Our findings also start to fill a critical data gap for ESOs. Read More


11-22-17

The Final Move: Inner City Businesses Perfect Their Pitch for Capital

ICIC

At the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) culminating conference on November 17 in New York City the program celebrated its 12th year of helping inner city entrepreneurs build capacity, get coaching and access capital. Throughout the day, business owners from around the country showcased products and services, shared success stories, and practiced pitching to investors. Read More


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