Nominate & Apply


See below for the list of markets where ICCC will be offered in 2023. If you don’t see your city listed, select the closest city/region to you.

Baltimore, MD Latinx Cohort (in Spanish, nationwide)
Boston, MA Memphis, TN
Canada (Pizza Hut Equal Slice) Nashville, TN
Canada (KFC Recipe for Success) National KP Cohort (select cities)
Chicago, IL New Jersey
Dallas- Fort Worth, TX Philadelphia, PA
Detroit, MI Springfield & Western MA


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


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 close to 5,000 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.
  • Have revenues for the past three years, and a minimum of $150,000 in at least one of those years
  • Have been in operation for three years or more and must be past the proof-of-concept stage. 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


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