Southern California

ICCC is excited to return to Southern California for the eighth time in 2021! Southern California is home to 432 ICCC alumni, and since their participation they have averaged 85% growth in revenue, created 3,283 jobs, and raised $194.24M in capital.

The ICCC Southern California program will be offered virtually in 2021, with the Opening Seminar Series taking place the mornings of Tuesday, August 10th and Thursday, August 12th.

For questions regarding the 2021 Southern California Cohort, reach out directly to Anna Marie Cruz, Western Regional Manager, at or 617-238-3055.

“I wasn’t sure what to expect, however, I was happily surprised with the knowledge I received both from speakers and fellow attendees.”

Yogurtland Moreno Valley, 2020 ICCC Inland Empire Participant

2021 Southern California Timeline

  • Kick-Off Event: Tuesday, May 4th
  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, June 25th
  • Application Deadline: Friday, July 16th
  • ICCC Southern California Virtual Opening Seminar (2-day series): The mornings of Tuesday, August 10th and Thursday, August 12th

Become a Nominator for the 2021 Southern California

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 Southern California 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, June 25th.

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

Become a Collaborator with the 2021 Southern California 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 Southern California Cohort

Are you a business owner from Southern California 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, July 16th.

Once you submit your application, you will be prompted to schedule a phone interview with ICCC. For questions about the application process, contact Catie Mathias at or 617-238-3008.

“This was very informative and I look forward to the next session. I loved the opportunity to network and share ideas.”

Eagle Specialties, 2020 ICCC Inland Empire 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 California resources here.


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