Memphis, TN

Inner City Capital Connections

Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is excited to return to Memphis for the 7th time in 2022, thanks to our lead sponsor, FedEx! Memphis is home to 291 ICCC alumni, and since their participation they have averaged 179% growth in revenue and raised $10.35M in capital.

The ICCC Memphis program will be offered virtually in 2022, with the Opening Seminar Series taking place the afternoons of Tuesday, June 21st and Thursday, June 23rd.

Learn more about the ICCC program by checking out our Program Overview Video here. For questions regarding the 2022 Memphis Cohort, reach out directly to Naomi Bekele, Senior Program Coordinator, at or (617) 238-3028.


“[My coach] has been a great fit for us as far as a mentor goes. There are a couple of things that I was dealing with, and he gave me direction – which is huge when you are a small business!”

Incentilock, 2020 ICCC Memphis Participant


2022 Memphis Timeline

  • Kick-Off Event: Wednesday, April 6th
  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, May 6th
  • Application Deadline: Friday, May 27th
  • ICCC Memphis Virtual Opening Seminar Series: Afternoons of Tuesday, June 21st and Thursday, June 23rd


Apply for the 2022 Memphis Cohort

Are you a business owner from Memphis 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, May 27th.

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


Become a Nominator for the 2022 Memphis 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 2022 Memphis 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 May 6th.  

For questions about the nomination process, contact Naomi Bekele at or (617) 238-3028.


Become a Collaborator with the 2022 Memphis 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 Naomi Bekele here.


“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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