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ICCC is excited to return to Baltimore for the 4th time in 2021, thanks to our lead sponsor, Kaiser Permanente and is home to 232 ICCC alumni, and since their participation they have averaged 57% growth in revenue, and raised $3.27M in capital.

The ICCC Baltimore program will be offered virtually in 2021, with the Opening Seminar Series taking place the afternoons of Tuesday, July 27th and Thursday, July 29th

For questions regarding the 2021 Baltimore Cohort, reach out directly to Anna Marie Cruz, Western Regional Manager, at or 617-238-3055.

“ICCC has truly become my ‘COVID life jacket!’”

KEYS Enterprise, 2020 ICCC Baltimore Participant

2021 Baltimore Timeline

  • Kick-Off Event: Thursday, April 15th
  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, June 11th
  • Application Deadline: Friday, July 9th
  • ICCC Baltimore Virtual Opening Seminar Series: Afternoons of Tuesday, July 27th and Thursday, July 29th

Become a Nominator for the 2021 Baltimore Cohort

As a Nominator with ICCC, we would work together to identify and nominate businesses in your network to participate in ICCC.

We’ve created the 2021 Baltimore Nominator Toolkit which includes our Nominator Process Packet, sample language to promote the program, and other tools to best assist you through the nomination process. It outlines the various ways you can get involved as a nominator, the nomination and application timelines, best practices, and FAQs.

You can nominate business owners using our online Nomination Form, or by uploading your nominations to the ICCC Nomination Template and emailing it to by Friday, June 11th.  

For questions about the nomination process, contact Anna Marie Cruz at or 617-238-3055.

Become a Collaborator with the 2021 Baltimore Cohort

As a Collaborator with ICCC, we would work together to promote and provide resources to the larger small business ecosystem by hosting webinars, volunteering as coaches for ICCC, and participating in various panel discussions.

If you’re interested in serving as a Collaborator, please schedule a call to speak with Anna Marie Cruz here.

Apply for the 2021 Baltimore Cohort

Are you a business owner from Baltimore and surrounding communities looking to pivot your business and to gain insights to help your business survive, recover and grow? If so, apply to participate in ICCC today! The application deadline is Friday, July 9th.

Once you submit your application, you will be prompted to schedule a phone interview with ICCC. For questions about the application process, contact Dustin Farris at or 617-238-3052.

“I gained so much useful information for my business survival strategy as I continue to pivot. I am excited for 2021!”

Khepera’s Kitchen, 2020 ICCC Baltimore Participant

Resources for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

We’ve created the Small Business Resource Center, which hosts a wide range of national and local resources aimed at supporting small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find local Maryland resources here.


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