Business Growth Marketplace

Visit our Business Growth Marketplace (BGM), featuring dynamic tradeshow-style booths hosted by a diverse array of ICIC alumni businesses, ecosystem partners, and conference sponsors.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover new businesses from across the country, make strategic connections, meet potential collaborators, and explore the many products and services that will be showcased. The Business Growth Marketplace will take place from 1:15-5:00 p.m. on December 12, right outside the Regency Ballroom.


Don’t forget to pick up your Business Growth Marketplace passport at registration and collect ten (10) stamps to be entered into an exclusive drawing for a special prize.

1. Visit our Business Growth Marketplace right outside the Regency Ballroom.

2. Explore the diverse offerings of our business exhibitors and collect one stamp per table along the way.

3. Collect ten (10) stamps, and you can enter the exclusive drawing for cool BGM swag!

Join us at the IC100 Awards Ceremony and Closing Reception immediately following the Business Growth Marketplace, where you can submit your completed passports, and we will announce the raffle winners!



AFRO American Newspapers

The AFRO provides readers with good news about the African-American community not otherwise found in other news outlets. Our content (articles, publications, live broadcasts) takes mainstream stories and presents them in a way that offers a voice and perspective from the African-American lens. We utilize this influence to shape the political and social order of our community.

Bank of America

Gelato Gourmet Factory DBA Bosco Factory

Bosco Factory crafts artisanal gelato through meticulous, small-batch production methods. With dedication to excellence, we consistently deliver premium frozen desserts of unparalleled quality. What sets us apart is our unique offering: the ability for clients to personalize and create bespoke flavors, ensuring each experience is one-of-a-kind. At Bosco Factory, we blend passion, craftsmanship, and customization to redefine gelato-making art.



JAH Financial Service & Real Estate is a distinguished MBE and SCORE-certified financial and business solutions firm headquartered in Hartford, CT. With an impressive 40 years of combined experience, our seasoned team is dedicated to delivering comprehensive financial and business solutions tailored to the unique needs of small businesses, start-ups, and non-profits, both locally and nationwide. At the core of our mission is a commitment to fostering increased opportunity and prosperity within our communities. We are driven by the imperative to address and close the racial wealth gap, embarking on a mission to empower minority communities through strategic access to capital, comprehensive financial literacy programs, and a suite of essential resources. Our approach is hands-on, with a vision to effect positive change one person, one business, and one neighborhood at a time. Integrity is the cornerstone of our operations. While we make no guarantees, we pride ourselves on conducting business with the utmost integrity and adherence to ethical principles. Our dedication to excellence is unwavering, and we maintain a steadfast commitment to fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility in all our interactions. At JAH Financial Services, we understand that each client is unique, and we take pride in delivering personalized expertise and resources to meet their specific needs. By acting in the best interest of our clients, we aim to build lasting relationships and contribute meaningfully to the success and prosperity of the businesses and communities we serve.

Jennifer's Homemade

In 2005, I was a single mother and loved baking with my young daughter. I took my passion for baking and the inspiration to create delicious breadsticks & flatbread, and Jennifer’s Homemade was born. We make our dough from scratch using an Italian big and only the highest-quality, natural ingredients. A big is a pre-fermentation or starter which gives our products their delicious flavor, adds complexity and texture, and makes them easier to digest. I hope you love our products as much as we do. With love, Jennifer

Live Your Song

Live Your Song is an education software and publishing company dedicated to empowering learners of all backgrounds. It accomplishes this through innovative programs and services that enhance mental wellness, academic skills, social justice advocacy, and community bonds. Specifically, Live Your Song offers in-school and out-of-school time programming, advanced technology solutions, curated learning materials, and essential supplies.

Personal Well-Being Coaching Center

Introducing PwCC Personal Well-Being Coaching Center: Vision: “At PwCC, we’re dedicated to leading a coaching center that fundamentally transforms our clients’ lives by empowering them through self-awareness, fostering attitude shifts, and cultivating actionable behaviors, enabling them to awaken their inner high performer.” Mission: “Our mission at PwCC is to guide individuals and small businesses in pinpointing core values that cultivate heightened awareness, fostering a mindful attitude and actionable steps. This empowers them to drive profound positive changes in both their holistic well-being and business outcomes.” Purpose: “We strongly believe that by deliberately nurturing the eleven dimensions constituting our well-being, we have the power to significantly alter our present lifestyle, positively impacting our holistic well-being.”

Praxis Strategic Solutions

Business2Banker Connection, Inc., dba Praxis Strategic Solutions, is a dynamic consulting firm headquartered in Metro Atlanta, GA, specializing in capacity-building technical assistance and risk mitigation training solutions. Founded in 2016, Praxis excels in delivering customized cohort training solutions for business advocacy organizations and corporate supplier development programs. Under the leadership of Anita Davis, a seasoned expert with 25 years in banking, lending, and risk mitigation, Praxis stands out for its unique approach to cohort enhancement and supplemental curriculum. The firm addresses critical “gap-coverage” in existing training programs, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience. Praxis’s team, comprising highly experienced professionals from various industries and academia, collectively boasts over 100 years of expertise. This deep well of knowledge is reflected in Praxis’s diverse training curriculum, which includes financial literacy, capital readiness, Generative AI and ChatGPT, leadership development, soft skills, cyber security, sales growth strategies, operational profit improvement, non-profit grant writing, and more. Dedicated to empowering diverse business owners, Praxis’s training model is designed to transcend labels and limitations, fostering access to capital, financial knowledge, and leadership skills. This intentional focus on risk mitigation not only strengthens leadership and hiring capacity but also positively impacts community ecosystems. Praxis Strategic Solutions is more than a consultancy; it’s a catalyst for transformation, helping organizations convert ideas into actions and demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in every aspect of its operation.


As a global leader in financial services, we’re transforming businesses and empowering communities with product, services, and contributions, but more importantly, we’re enriching the lives of our clients.

Southeastern Healthcare of North Carolina, Inc.

Southeastern Healthcare of North Carolina, Inc. is a social health company focused on community health, senior adult services, and behavioral health services. All of our programs and services are carefully crafted to enhance the quality of life and improve the general well-being of our participants. Our programs support underserved populations by offering Home Health Services, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Adult Day Health Services, Community Health Services, and other therapeutic services. With our well-trained, multidisciplinary team of professionals, we bring a sense of peace and security to countless families through the care and support offered in each of our programs. We work directly with doctors, family members, and community partners to provide continuity in care and service delivery. All of our programs are carefully crafted to enhance the quality of life and improve the general well-being of our participants. We work diligently to assist our participants and their families in overcoming the isolation, loneliness, and loss of self-esteem that frequently accompany debilitating physical and/or mental decline and other mental illnesses. Located in Southeast Raleigh, our mission is to provide quality, comprehensive, social health care that improves the quality of life for the elderly and disabled adults. Southeastern’s vision is to provide quality services and develop best practices that may be adopted by other service providers.

Spectrum Technologies, Inc

Spectrum Technologies Inc (STI) is an 8(a) small business with extensive experience in delivering technical solutions for both government and private industries. Our accomplished professionals offer expertise in diverse services, including business consulting, accessibility testing (Section 508), IT solutions, human capital services, and health solutions. STI excels in accessibility (Section 508) compliance testing through the Sattva Test Automation Suite, a cost-effective Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. This suite seamlessly integrates popular accessibility plugins such as WAVE, ANDI, axe-core, Google Lighthouse, Pally, and more. By automating manual aspects of accessibility testing, we streamline your testing process.

Step Ahead Solutions, Inc.

Step Ahead is a woman-owned minority business based in San Jose, CA a MSP delivering Cybersecurity as a Service. Step Ahead is also a Registered Practitioner Organization (RPO) and Licensed Training Partner (LTP) in the CMMC ecosystem. Core team members of Step Ahead have over 3 decades of IT systems integration experience and have subsequently developed Acutis Cloud Enclave(ACE) for the Defense Industrial Base and as well for the commercial sector. ACE stands as an advanced solution for collaborative computing, meticulously ensuring adherence to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) within a highly secure enclave. This secure environment employs continuous monitoring, tracking, and auditing of every user activity, creating a sheltered space for secure computing. Think of ACE as your own secure digital facility pretty much like that of a physical secure facility where everything is monitored, tracked and reported. Security is of paramount importance within an enclave. Users experience state of the art security at its best with the NextGen AI/Deep Learning firewall, end points, secure email, secure productivity suite, hardened acutis workspace, managed detection response, compliance management, backup solutions and cybersecurity awareness training. The enclave is built with dedicated cybersecurity tools and they are not shared across customers. They are exclusive to each customer. Using ACE, significantly helps you to reduce your insurance and it is priced right, delivery value for your money.

Stitch Me Apparel

We provide decorated apparel and promotional items using decorating techniques such as embroidery, silk screening, etc.


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