Chicago, IL

Inner City Capital Connections

ICCC is excited to return to Chicago for the eighth year in 2020. Chicago is home to 399 ICCC alumni, and since their participation they have averaged 81% growth in revenue, created 1,751 jobs, and raised $244.9M in capital.

The ICCC Chicago Virtual Opening Seminar Series took place the afternoons of Tuesday, July 14th and Thursday July 16th. If you are a Chicago-based business owner still interested in participating in the 2020 program, you can participate in another virtual cohort by visiting our application link and viewing our upcoming virtual seminar schedule.

For questions regarding the 2020 Chicago cohort, reach out directly to Marynee Pontes, Lead Program Coordinator, at (617) 238-3035 or mpontes@icic.org.

“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

Resources for Small Business 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 Illinois resources here.

2020 Chicago Recruitment Schedule

  • Kick-Off Breakfast: Thursday, March 26th
  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, June 5th
  • Application Deadline: Friday, June 19th
  • ICCC Chicago Virtual Opening Seminar (2-day series): Tuesday, July 14th and Thursday, July 16th

Nominate for the 2020 Chicago Cohort

We are no longer accepting nominations for the 2020 Chicago Cohort. However, if you know of a business owner that you would like to nominate, you can nominate them to participate in another cohort here or contact Marynee Pontes and mpontes@icic.org.

Apply for the 2020 Chicago Cohort

We are no longer accepting application for the 2020 Chicago Cohort. However, if you would to participate you can apply to participate in another virtual cohort here or contact Maria Tata at mpontes@icic.org.

“I’ve been to many business development seminars. Nothing compares to the quality of information and instruction!” 

Harmony Point ITC, 2017 & 2018 ICCC Chicago Participant


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