Springfield & Western MA

Inner City Capital Connections

ICCC is excited to return to Springfield & Western MA for the fourth time in 2021 thanks to our lead sponsor, the MassMutual Foundation! Massachusetts is home to 511 ICCC alumni, and since their participation in the program they have averaged 61% growth in revenue, created 2,029 jobs, and raised $94.80M in capital.

The ICCC Springfield & Western MA program will be offered virtually in 2021, with the Opening Seminar Series taking place the afternoons of Tuesday, October 26th and Thursday, October 28th.

For questions regarding the 2021 Springfield & Western MA Cohort, reach out directly to Derek Sexton, Senior Program Coordinator, at dsexton@icic.org or 617-238-3039.

“It was very informative and well organized. Thank you!”

Learn In Motion, 2021 ICCC Springfield & Western MA Participant

2021 Springfield & Western MA Timeline

  • Kick-Off Event: Tuesday, April 20th
  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, September 10th
  • Application Deadline: Friday, October 1st
  • ICCC Springfield & Western MA Virtual Opening Seminar (2-day series): Afternoons of Tuesday, October 26th and Thursday, October 28th

Become a Nominator for the 2021 Springfield & Western MA Cohort

As a Nominator with ICCC, we would work together to identify and nominate businesses within your network to participate in the program.

We’ve created the 2021 Springfield & Western MA 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 dsexton@icic.org by Friday, September 10th

For questions about the nomination process, contact Derek Sexton at dsexton@icic.org or (617)-238-3039.

Become a Collaborator with the 2021 Springfield & Western MA 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.

Apply for the 2021 Springfield & Western MA Cohort

Are you a business owner from Springfield or Western MA 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, October 10th.

Once you submit your application, you will be prompted to schedule a phone interview with ICCC. For questions about the application process, contact the Amber Reano at areano@icic.org or (617) 238-3050.

“I loved the experience. It was directly valuable to my business. The homework exercises from today offer another level of clarity for growth. Thank you!”

Simply Divine Beauty, 2018 ICCC Springfield & Western MA 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 Massachusetts resources here.


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