Springfield & Western MA

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Apply for the 2022 ICCC Springfield & Western MA program: apply.iccapitalconnections.org

ICCC is returning to Springfield & Western MA for a 11th time in 2022 thanks to our lead sponsors, MassMutual Foundation and Berkshire Bank! Massachusetts is home to 657 ICCC alumni, and since their participation they have averaged 56% growth in revenue and raised $105.9M in capital.

The ICCC Springfield and Western MA program will be offered virtually in 2022, with the Opening Seminar Series taking place the afternoons of Tuesday, August 9th and Thursday, August 11th.

Learn more about the ICCC program by checking out our Program Overview Video here. For questions regarding the 2022 Springfield & Western MA cohort, reach out directly to Derek Sexton, Lead Program Coordinator, at dsexton@icic.org or 617-238-3039.

“I was very impressed with the organization of the program, what was going to be covered, the explanation about the various areas of business information that would be shared, it was all-encompassing. I thought it would be invaluable to my clients to attend such a program to get their business to the next level.” 

Samalid Hogan, Regional Director, MA Small Business Development Resource Center


2022 Springfield & Western Timeline

  • Kick-Off Breakfast: late June
  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, June 24th
  • Application Deadline: Friday, July 15th
  • ICCC Springfield & Western MA Virtual Opening Seminar: Afternoons of Tuesday, August 9th and Thursday, August 11th


Apply for the 2022 Springfield & Western MA Cohort

Are you a business owner from Springfield and Western MA and surrounding communities looking to grow and scale your business amid the pandemic? If so, apply to participate in ICCC today! The application deadline is Friday, July 15th.

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 dsexton@icic.org or 617-238-3039.


Nominate for the 2022 Springfield & Western MA 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 Springfield and Western MA Nominator Toolkit which includes our Nominator Process Packet, sample language and social media copy 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 dportillomazal@icic.org by Friday, July 29th.

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


Become a Collaborator with the 2022 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.


“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 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 Massachusetts resources here.


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