The National Conference is the culmination of the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) program year. It provides opportunities to get inspired, continue your development, sharpen your capital pitch, and network with other small business owners from across the country.
WELCOME RECEPTION: Monday, November 12th, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST @ Post 390, 406 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116
CONFERENCE: Tuesday, November 13th, 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM EST @ Boston Marriot Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
For your convenience, the Boston Marriott Copley Place is offering special hotel rates for conference attendees. Click here to access. You can also call the following number to book over the phone: 877-901-2079.
For questions, please contact the ICCC team at email@example.com or (617) 238-3030. We look forward to seeing you in Boston on November 12th and 13th!
General admission fee is $300 per person. However, admission is free of charge for one person from each company, and this offer is available to both current participants and alumni. To get your admission fee waived, please complete the INTEREST FORM. An ICCC representative will follow up with a promo code that you can use to get your free ticket on Eventbrite.
A limited number of $500 need-based scholarships will be offered to partially subsidize travel & lodging costs related to the conference. Current participants who have attended the opening seminar and participated actively in the ICCC program will be eligible for financial aid consideration. The scholarships will be awarded in the form of reimbursement after the conference. Once you have applied for the scholarship via the above interest form, an ICCC representative will contact you. For more information, please email Nate Root at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Marketplace is a great opportunity to feature your products at the conference. Booths are available for purchase at $600 each on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee includes a general admission ticket so that you can bring a guest to staff the booth.
Honing & Owning Your Capital Pitch
Companies that have attended the conference in the past and were looking to raise capital have reported extraordinary rates of success. Of these companies, 70% went on to raise capital within the year and 80% within two years.
At this year’s conference, there will be multiple “kinder/gentler shark tank” sessions, where you will get to see your peers pitch and get immediate feedback from a panel of experienced capital providers. You can meet one-on-one with a capital provider and receive individual feedback on your pitch. *
*In order to have a pitch review session with a capital provider, you must have created a pitch deck and participated in the webinars, a virtual coaching preparation session, and one-on-one coaching.
Building Capacity, Building Network
Our speakers, lecturers, and coaches draw on years of hands-on experience to provide practical advice, and they are eager to help you grow your business. You will also hear from alumni on how they took advantage of the program to accelerate their growth and scale up their company.
With hundreds of growth-oriented businesses in attendance, the conference, along with the welcome reception, presents a unique opportunity to forge strategic alliances with capital providers, mentors, and potential partners, suppliers, or clients.
The National Conference has been a game-changer for prior classes. Watch our alumna, Cloud Morrison, owner of Red Cloud, talk about how the conference helped her redefine her company’s strategic position and, in turn, her capital pitch. Like Cloud, you will walk away from the conference with multiple actionable ideas to turbocharge your business and bring good jobs and prosperity to America’s Inner Cities.