National Conference

The National Conference is the culmination of the ICCC program year. It provides opportunities to get inspired, continue your development, sharpen your capital pitch, and network with other small business owners from across the country. The National Conference brings together our dynamic network of current program participants, small business alumni, and collaborators.

This year, the ICIC National Conference combined the ICCC Culminating Conference with the Inner City 100 Awards & Conference (an awards ceremony featuring the 100 fastest growing companies in America’s inner cities), and featured key elements of each conference.

Building Capacity, Building Network

Our speakers and lecturers draw on years of hands-on experience to provide practical advice, and they are eager to help you grow your business. You can also hear from alumni on how they took advantage of the program to accelerate their growth and scale up their company.

With hundreds of growth-oriented businesses in attendance, the ICIC National Conference presents a unique opportunity to forge strategic alliances with capital providers, mentors, and potential partners, suppliers, or clients.

Some conference highlights will include:

  • A keynote address by ICIC founder and chairman Dr. Michael Porter from Harvard Business School on creating shared value
  • A keynote address by Inner City 100 winner and CEO of Happy Brands, Shazi Vizram
  • Educational breakout sessions led by Harvard Business School professor Lynda Applegate, and author and entrepreneur Dawn Fotopulos
  • Shark Tank-style pitches with panel of expert judges
  • The reveal of the 2019 Inner City 100 list, published in FORTUNE

“This has honestly been the most impactful business conference I have ever attended!” Brown Toy Box, 2018 ICCC Atlanta Participant

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