San Diego, CA

Inner City Capital Connections

ICCC is excited to be returning to San Diego for a third time in 2020 thanks to our lead sponsor, Kaiser Permanente. San Diego is home to 110 ICCC alumni, and since their participation they have averaged 73% growth in revenue and raised $2.8M in capital.

In light of the current situation, we have decided to offer the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) San Diego Opening Seminar as a virtual two-day seminar series that will take place the afternoons of October 6th and October 8th.  

For questions regarding the 2020 San Diego cohort, reach out directly to Anna Marie Cruz, Western Regional Manager, at (562) 631-7937 or

“To see how [ICCC] equipped a small business owner to take her company to a new level, and show her not only how to do it, but give her the tools to do it, is what inspired me and got me thinking of some of our companies that could benefit.” 

Cindy Gompper-Graves, President & CEO, South County Economic Development Council

Resources for Small Business 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 California resources here.

2020 San Diego Recruitment Schedule

  • Kick-Off Breakfast: Wednesday, February 26th
  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, August 28th
  • Application Deadline: Friday, September 18th
  • ICCC San Diego Virtual Opening Seminar (2-day series): Tuesday, October 6th and Thursday, October 8th

Nominate for the 2020 San Diego Cohort

ICCC has created the 2020 San Diego Nominator Process Packet 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, August 28th. For questions about the nomination process, contact Anna Marie Cruz at (562) 631-7937 or

Apply for the 2020 San Diego Cohort

Are you a business owner from San Diego 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, September 18th

The next step after completing the application is to complete a phone interview with ICCC. For questions about the application process, contact Derek Sexton at 617-238-3039 or Nadia Larasati at 617-238-3034 or

“I came without any specific expectations, and I feel like I had valuable take-aways and it was very worthwhile.”

MANA de San Diego, 2018 ICCC San Diego Participant

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