Washington, DC

Inner City Capital Connections

ICCC is excited to return to Washington, DC for the 4th time in 2021! Washington, DC is home to 261 ICCC alumni, and since their participation they have averaged 51% growth in revenue, created 793 jobs, and raised $55.5M in capital.

The ICCC Washington, DC program will be offered virtually in 2021, with the Opening Seminar Series taking place the afternoons of Tuesday, September 28th and Thursday, September 30th.

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

“The overall session was very good and helped me have a better understanding of how to pivot our business model during COVID and beyond. Thank you!

International Business Express, 2020 ICCC Washington DC Participant

2021 Washington, DC Timeline

  • Kick-Off Event: Wednesday, June 16th
  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, August 13th
  • Application Deadline: Friday, September 3rd
  • ICCC Washington, DC Virtual Opening Seminar Series: Afternoons of Tuesday, September 28th and Thursday, September 30th

Become a Nominator for the 2021 Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC 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, August 13th.

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

Become a Collaborator with the 2021 Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC Cohort

Are you a business owner from Washington, DC 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 3rd.

Once you submit your application, you will be prompted to schedule a phone interview with ICCC. For questions about the application process, contact Maria Tata at mtata@icic.org or 617-238-3019.

“Often times in programs it’s very surface level information, and it can make you feel like you didn’t gain anything. I was pleasantly surprised that this was not the case with this program! I feel inspired and informed to take action!”

FlyTechnista, 2020 ICCC Washington DC 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 DC resources here.


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