Philadelphia, PA

Inner City Capital Connections

Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is excited to return to Philadelphia for the 9th time in 2022, thanks to our lead sponsors, AmeriSource Bergen! Philadelphia is home to 422 ICCC alumni, and since their participation they have averaged 31% growth in revenue and raised over $224M in capital.

The ICCC Philadelphia program will be offered virtually in 2022, with the Opening Seminar Series taking place the afternoons of Tuesday, June 7th and Thursday, June 9th

Learn more about the ICCC program by checking out our Program Overview Video here. For questions regarding the 2022 Philadelphia Cohort, reach out directly to Derek Sexton, Lead Program Coordinator, at or 617-238-3039.


“Thank you so very much! [I feel] I should be the one who contributes to ICCC. You guys are the ones who worked very hard to bring small businesses together and help us.”

Advanced Infrastructure Design, 2020 ICCC Philadelphia Participant


2022 Philadelphia Timeline

  • Kick-Off Event: Tuesday, March 22nd
  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, April 22nd
  • Application Deadline: Friday, May 13th
  • ICCC Philadelphia Virtual Opening Seminar Series: Afternoons of Tuesday, June 7th and Thursday, June 9th


Apply for the 2022 Philadelphia Cohort

Are you a business owner from Philadelphia 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 13th.

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


Become a Nominator for the 2022 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 Friday, April 22nd.

For questions about the nomination process, contact Derek Sexton at or 617-238-3039.


Become a Collaborator with the 2022 Philadelphia 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 Derek Sexton here.


“The Opening Seminar was invaluable. The speakers were engaging and interactive and made the information exciting and new.”

Faithfueled Mom, 2018 ICCC Philadelphia 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 Pennsylvania resources here.


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