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Program Takeaways | Eligibility & Application Timeline | Inner City Alumni Network (ICAN)

Are you a business owner in an under-resourced community looking to help your business scale and grow to the next level? Then apply to participate in ICCC today!

Designed for busy executives of all levels, ICCC is uniquely designed to help small businesses build capacity for sustainable growth. Apply here to take advantage of this tuition-free program and join a growing network of over 7,000 business owners.

For questions about the program, either schedule a call with an ICCC representative, or reach out to or (617) 238-3019.

“This is excellent! High quality! I immediately was able to apply the learning. I feel empowered and inspired.”

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Where We’re Headed in 2023

The ICCC program is offered in cities across the United States and Canada. See below for the list of markets where ICCC will be offered in 2023! If you don’t see your specific city listed, select the closest city/region to you!

Baltimore, MD Kaiser Permanente National (select cities)   
Boston, MA Latinx Cohort (in Spanish, nationwide)
Canada (Pizza Hut Equal Slice) Memphis, TN
Chicago, IL Nashville, TN
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX New Jersey
Detroit, MI Springfield & Western MA

ICCC Program Takeaways

This flexible, free 40-hour “mini-MBA” program offers:

  • Opportunity to receive a $2,000 capital grant upon completion of 40 credit hours
  • A full day in-person training seminar led by top ranked management professors
  • Supplemental digital courses in Finance, Strategy, Marketing, and Leadership
  • Targeted workshops & webinars delivering easily implementable strategies
  • Peer-to-peer connections with a national network of over 7,000 small businesses
  • One-on-one coaching with small business lenders and subject matter experts
  • Access to the Inner City Alumni Network (ICAN) post graduation


A business must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for participation in ICCC: *

  • Be an independent, for-profit or non-profit corporation, partnership or proprietorship.
  • Have its headquarters or more than 51% of its physical operations located in an economically-distressed area OR have more than 40% of employees residing in an economically-distressed area.
  • Have revenues for the past three years, and a minimum of $150,000 in at least one of those years
  • Have been in operation for three years or more and must be past the proof-of-concept stage. ICCC does not accept start-up companies.

 *On a case-by-case basis, ICCC will consider businesses that do not meet all of the specified criteria on the recommendation of a nominator. ­

For questions regarding the nomination process, contact us at (617) 238-3019 or

Application Timeline

Benefits of the Inner City Alumni Network (ICAN)

Upon graduating from the Inner City Capital Connections program, you gain access one of our most invaluable resources: ICAN. The Inner City Alumni Network (ICAN), comprised of past participants of one or more of our Urban Business Initiatives, empowers and serves ICIC alumni by providing ongoing learning and professional development, visibility and recognition, and a network through which they may explore collaboration and contracting opportunities. The program includes our exclusive online Community platform, yearly networking and educational events, and timely and relevant resources.


ICIC drives inclusive economic prosperity in under-resourced communities through innovative research and programs to create jobs, income, and wealth for local residents.


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