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Upcoming Events

  • 2018 Inner City 100 Early bird tickets on sale now! : Join us to celebrate the small businesses driving America forward at the IC100 Awards & Conference on Oct 1-2. Speakers include Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, former Governor Deval Patrick, Sundial Brands CEO Rich Dennis, and former SBA Administrator Karen Mills, to name a few. 
  • The Inner City Capital Connections team will host its opening seminars in Baltimore on July 26th, LA on August 1st and Springfield on August 8th. This comes on the heels of successful launches in Philadelphia, Chicago and Boston, where approximately 200 companies attended the opening day, and the enthusiasm of participants was infectious. Since this program first launched in 2005, 1700 ICCC alumni have reported 172% average revenue growth, created more than 16,000 jobs and raised $1.47 billion in debt and equity capital. You can apply for the program here. If you are interested in nominating individuals for upcoming programs (we also will be in Memphis, Atlanta, San Diego and Sacramento), you can do so here.

  • Calling all early-stage food businesses in the Greater Boston area! After a successful first year of the Cultivate Small Business Program (run in partnership with Santander Bank, CommonWealth Kitchen, and Babson College) we’re actively searching for our next cohort of food entrepreneurs who are looking to scale their businesses. Do you know an early-stage food business owner in the Greater Boston area? Reach out to Caroline Suttlehan at to refer them to the program. Learn More
  • Join our team: ICIC is hiring at multiple levels! These Boston-based positions provide an opportunity to join a dynamic and professional team working to address important inner city business and economic development issues. View our open positions.



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