Hartford, CT

Inner City Capital Connections

ICCC is excited to be returning to Hartford for a second time in 2020 thanks to our lead sponsor, the Hartford Foundation for a Public Giving. We had a successful inaugural cohort of 65 businesses averaging $1.11M in revenue, 4 full-time employees at the time of participation, and an average age of 11 years.

In light of the current situation, we have decided to offer the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) Hartford Opening Seminar as a virtual two-day seminar series that will take place the afternoons of September 8th and September 10th

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

“Local businesses drive our region’s economy, and [the ICCC] program will provide businesses the additional knowledge and resources needed to increase business revenue…grow our local economy and create additional jobs.”

Judy McBride, Director of Grants and Partnerships Investments, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, 2019 ICCC Hartford Sponsor

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 Connecticut resources here.

2020 Hartford Recruitment Schedule

  • Kick-Off Breakfast: Thursday, March 5th
  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, July 31st
  • Application Deadline: Friday, August 14th
  • ICCC Hartford Virtual Opening Seminar (2-day series): Tuesday, September 8th and Thursday, September 10th

Nominate for the 2020 Hartford Cohort

ICCC has created the 2020 Hartford Nominator Process Packet 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 iccc@icic.org by Friday, July 31st. For questions about the nomination process, contact Marynee Pontes at (617) 238-3035 or mpontes@icic.org.

Apply for the 2020 Hartford Cohort

Are you a business owner from Hartford 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, August 14th

The next step after completing the application is to complete a phone interview with ICCC. For questions about the application process, contact Marynee Pontes at (617) 238-3035 or mpontes@icic.org.

“It was great to see people I knew, grew up with as a mentor, and worked with in the room. It felt like a Hartford family reunion!”

FootLights Performing Arts & Education Program, 2019 ICCC Hartford Participant


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