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Apply for the 2023 Cohort | Nominate and Collaborate

ICCC is excited to return to Chicago for the 11th time in 2023! Chicago is home to 547 ICCC alumni, and since their participation, they have averaged 289% growth in revenue, and raised $265M in capital.

The ICCC Chicago program will be offered in-person in 2023, with the Opening Seminar Series taking place the week of June 12th!

Learn more about the ICCC program by checking out our Program Overview Video here. For questions regarding the 2023 Chicago Cohort, reach out directly to Jarred Jones, Program Coordinator, at or 617-238-3056.

“My coach has been FANTASTIC to work with, and already provided so much value in helping me chart the future course of my company. I’m incredibly thankful for the introduction, and look forward to integrating myself further into this wonderful community!”

Futurehaus, 2020 ICCC Chicago Participant

Apply for the 2023 Chicago Cohort

Are you a business owner from Boston and surrounding communities looking to grow and scale your business amid the pandemic? If so, apply to participate in ICCC today! The application deadline is Friday, May 19th, 2023.

Once you submit your application, you will be prompted to schedule a phone interview with ICCC. For questions about the application process, contact Jarred Jones at

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 2023 Chicago Timeline

  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, May 5th, 2023
  • Application Deadline: Friday, May 19th, 2023
  • ICCC Chicago In-person Opening Seminar Series: Week of June 12th


Become a Nominator for the 2023 Chicago 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 2023 Chicago Nominator Toolkit which includes our Nominator Process Packet, sample language and social media copy 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, April 28th, 2023. 

For questions about the nomination process, please contact Jarred Jones at or 617-238-3056.

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Become a Collaborator with the 2023 Chicago 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 Jarred Jones here. Read below to see some of the ways in which you can get involved:

For additional ways to engage with ICCC, please review the For Partners page here. We are always looking for innovative ways to engage with our partners.


“Thank you for this excellent opportunity to learn from engaging speakers who care. It’s great to be able to learn strategies and best practices with experts as well as connect with other entrepreneurs.”

All Weather Specialist, 2018 ICCC Chicago Participant


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