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The 2024 application is now open! The initial application takes less than 10 minutes to complete. ICIC will use the information you provide in this application to determine your company’s eligibility. If you meet the eligibility criteria outlined below, we will invite you to complete the extended application, which will ask for additional materials to verify your previously submitted information and secure your position as a finalist. Winners will be selected based on revenue growth from 2019 through 2023.

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Nominate businesses for the 2024 IC100 Awards before Friday, March 29!

Once you submit your nomination(s), we recommend that you reach out to your nominees to let them know of their nomination and encourage them to apply by using this email template. If your nominees meet the initial qualifying criteria, they will be invited to complete an extended application to verify previously submitted information and secure their position as a finalist.

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“We are grateful to be recognized on the IC100 list alongside many amazing leaders across all industries. We will continue to be inspired by other businesses and innovate as we continue to navigate these challenging times.”
– Michaella Williams, CEO / Founder of [salon]718 in Brooklyn, NY, 3 time IC100 winner


To be eligible for an IC100 award, a company must:

  • Be an independently-operated company (not a subsidiary or division of another company) that was incorporated by January 2019 and have recorded a full-year of revenue in 2019
  • Be a privately-owned, for-profit company that is not a bank or holding company
  • Be headquartered in an under-resourced community*
  • Have revenues of at least $50,000 in 2019 and have grown to at least $500,000 in 2023 and be the same legal entity throughout those four years.

*ICIC defines under-resourced communities as areas of concentrated poverty and low income within urban and suburban communities. Not sure if you’re located in an under-resourced community? Apply to find out.

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IC100 winners are catalysts of opportunity, optimism, and transformation in under-resourced communities. Thus, businesses or owners that are currently under criminal conviction or engaged in or supporting any activity that is illegal under federal, state, or local law are not eligible. Similarly, businesses engaged in activities that are harmful to the local community (e.g. predatory lending) are not eligible.


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