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ICCC is excited to return to Portland for the 3rd time in 2021, thanks to our lead sponsor, Kaiser Permanente! Portland is home to 179 ICCC alumni, and since their participation they have averaged 31% growth in revenue and raised $264K in capital.

The ICCC Portland program will be offered virtually in 2021, with the Opening Seminar Series taking place the mornings of Tuesday, June 8th and Thursday, June 10th.

For questions regarding the 2021 Portland Cohort, reach out directly to Anna Marie Cruz, Western Regional Manager, at amcruz@icic.org or 617-238-3055.

“It has been a very positive experience to be an ICCC participant, especially during COVID-19 times. I am grateful for this opportunity and would like to thank Kaiser Permanente and ICCC for this amazing program!”

Hall Brands LLC, 2020 ICCC Portland Participant

2021 Portland Timeline

  • Kick-Off Event: Tuesday, March 23rd
  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, April 30th
  • Application Deadline: Friday, May 14th
  • ICCC Portland Virtual Opening Seminar Series: Mornings of Tuesday, June 8th and Thursday, June 10th

Become a Nominator for the 2021 Portland 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 2021 Portland 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 amcruz@icic.org by Friday, April 30th.

For questions about the nomination process, contact Anna Marie Cruz at amcruz@icic.org or 617-238-3055.

Become a Collaborator with the 2021 Portland 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 Anna Marie Cruz here.

Apply for the 2021 Portland Cohort

Are you a business owner from Portland 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 14th.

Once you submit your application, you will be prompted to schedule a phone interview with ICCC. For questions about the application process, contact Nadia Larasati at nlarasati@icic.org or 617-238-3034.

“When I signed up for [coaching] with ICCC, I knew I was going to have to be courageous and open with my coaches. Thank you so much ICCC for this amazing opportunity to connect with experts which will help my business survive 2020!”

Pacific Northwest Cookie Company, 2020 ICCC Portland 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 Oregon resources here.


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