Memphis, TN

Inner City Capital Connections

ICCC is excited to be returning to Memphis for the fifth year in 2020 thanks to our lead sponsor, FedEx. Memphis is home to 213 ICCC alumni, and since their participation they have averaged 170% growth in revenue, created 359 jobs, and raised $8.8M in capital.

In light of the current situation, we have decided to offer the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) Memphis Opening Seminar as a virtual two-day seminar series that will take place the afternoons of Tuesday, August 18th and Thursday, August 20th.

For questions regarding the 2020 Memphis cohort, reach out directly to Marynee Pontes, Lead Program Coordinator, at (617) 238-3035 or

“I knew right away that ICCC was going to be a partnership that would bring a lot of value. [ICCC] provide[s] high-quality programming, value-added resources, and the opportunity for small businesses to network on a national scale.”

Joann Massey, Director of the Office of Business Diversity & Compliance, City of Memphis, 2018 ICCC Memphis Nominator

2020 Memphis Recruitment Schedule

  • Kick-Off Breakfast: Thursday, May 14th
  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, July 10th
  • Application Deadline: Friday, July 24th
  • ICCC Memphis Virtual Opening Seminar (2-day series): Tuesday, August 18th and Thursday, August 20th

Nominate for the 2020 Memphis Cohort

ICCC has created the 2020 Memphis 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 by Friday, July 10th. For questions about the nomination process, contact Marynee Pontes at (617) 238-3035 or

Apply for the 2020 Memphis 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 24th

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

“I felt stuck before coming today. Now, I feel energized and ready to grow!”

40 Enterprises, 2018 ICCC Memphis 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 Tennessee resources here.

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