Nominate & Apply


See below for the list of virtual cohorts we’ll be offering in 2021. If you don’t see your city listed, select the closest city/region to you.

Atlanta, GA New Jersey
Baltimore, MD Northern California
Boston, MA Northern Virginia
Chicago, IL Philadelphia, PA
Colorado Portland, OR
Detroit, MI San Diego, CA
Hartford, CT Seattle, WA
Hawai’i Southern California
Houston, TX Springfield & Western MA
Memphis, TN Washington, DC
Milwaukee, WI

Nominate Businesses to participate in ICCC!

Nominating partners are our eyes and ears on the ground, and we rely on you to identify business owners who have an appetite for growth and the potential to strengthen their surrounding communities and nominate them to participate in ICCC.

There are various ways to nominate businesses including:

  • Submitting a list of business owners with their contact information to ICCC
  • Hosting an Information Session for your network to share information about ICCC
  • Promoting the program via your social media channels

By nominating businesses for ICCC, you’ll be able to:

  • Provide additional support resources to your small business network
  • Receive nominations & referrals of ICCC alumni to your organization’s initiatives
  • Gain exposure and showcase your organization at our events

We’ve created Nominator Toolkits for each of our cohorts which includes our Nominator Process Packets, relevant email templates, social media graphics, and more to help you through the nomination process!

See below for some of the most frequently asked questions about nominating, and the various processes to help you nominate! For questions, contact the ICCC team at or (617) 238-3019.

You can nominate business through our online Nomination Form, or by uploading your nominations to our Nomination Template and emailing it to

“This is a great opportunity for our members to grow through education and to connect with women and other small businesses. ICCC is a wonderful resource that we couldn’t provide without our partnership.” 

Pamela Williamson, President & CEO, WBEC-West, 2018 ICCC Los Angeles Nominator

Collaborate With ICCC!

As a Collaborator with ICCC, we would work together to provide timely and relevant resources for our communities by utilizing our network of subject matter experts. You can get involved as a collaborator by:

  • Presenting webinars on your areas of expertise
  • Volunteering as a capital and/or general business coach to ICCC participants
  • Co-hosting panel discussions on relevant topics to the business ecosystem
  • Leveraging our national networks to build connections with other resource providers

By collaborating with ICCC, you’ll be able to:

  • Gain exposure to our growing database of over 5,000 alumni
  • Build new connections with other collaborators and our national network of partners, resource providers, and sponsors
  • Showcase your organization and work to broaden your reach and impact

Contact the ICCC team at or (617) 238-3019 if you’re interested in partnering with ICCC as a Collaborator!

Apply to Participate in ICCC!

Are you a business owner in an under-resourced community looking to help your business survive, recover, and grow? Then apply to participate in ICCC today!

Designed for busy executives of all levels, ICCC is uniquely designed to help small businesses build capacity for sustainable growth and survive the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Apply here to take advantage of this tuition-free program and join a growing network of over 2,900 business owners.

For questions about the program, either schedule a call with an ICCC representative, or reach out to or (617) 238-3019.

“Coming from a non-finance background, I have often felt at a disadvantage. The presentations lifted the veil and showed that finance is both comprehensive and a topic that can be mastered!”

CapeBuilt Development, 2017 Boston ICCC Participant


A business must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for participation in ICCC: *

  • Be an independent, for-profit or non-profit corporation, partnership or proprietorship.
  • Have its headquarters or more than 51% of its physical operations located in an economically-distressed area OR have more than 40% of employees residing in an economically-distressed area.
  • Be past the proof-of-concept stage.
  • Have been in operation for two years or more. ICCC does not accept start-up companies.

 *On a case-by-case basis, ICCC will consider businesses that do not meet all of the specified criteria on the recommendation of a nominator. ­

For questions regarding the nomination process, contact us at (617) 238-3019 or

Nomination and Application Process


ICIC drives inclusive economic prosperity in under-resourced communities through innovative research and programs to create jobs, income, and wealth for local residents.


PO Box 191297
Roxbury MA 02119
Phone: 617-238-1740
Fax: 617-238-3001

Stay Connected

Sign up for our mailings and stay up-to-date on all research, commentary, and news related to ICIC as we continue to drive inclusive economic prosperity in America’s under-resourced communities.

Sign Up

© 2022 ICIC. All rights reserved.

Terms of Use    Privacy Policy