New Research: Strategies To Create More Inclusive High-Tech Incubators and Accelerators

On May 22 at Detroit Startup Week, JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced the launch of ICIC’s latest research report, Creating Inclusive High-Tech Incubators and Accelerators: Strategies to Increase Participation Rates of Women and Minority Entrepreneurs. The report addresses the underrepresentation of women and minorities in high-tech incubators and accelerators, identifies significant barriers preventing their participation, and outlines proven strategies to increase diversity and inclusion in these organizations. View the full report.

For Consultants 2 Go, Learning and Connections Facilitate Growth

recent blog post looks at Consultants 2 Go, a Newark-based company that has utilized all three of ICIC’s urban business initiatives along its path to growth. Through Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, they created a growth plan for their business. They twice participated in Inner City Capital Connections, where they honed their pitch to investors and peers. And in 2015, Consultants 2 Go was named to the Inner City 100 list of the fastest-growing urban businesses in the U.S. Read more on our blog.

What Does the “Next Newark” Look Like?

Newark, the largest city in New Jersey and the second-largest in the New York City metro area, seems to be moving towards “Newark 2.0,” with numerous high-profile development projects and initiatives in the works. In a recent blog post, we look at whether this recent economic progress has extended to its inner city. Read more on our blog.

ICIC on the Move

  • On May 25, David Fisher and David LeBoeuf attended a conference with the Department of Health and Human Services to represent ICIC’s partnership with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. The department’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization convened business leaders and business support programs from across the country to discuss business growth and access to government contracts.
  • On May 23, ICIC’s Senior Vice President and Research Director, Kim Zeuli, discussed the findings of ICIC’s new report, Creating Inclusive High-Tech Incubators and Accelerators, on a panel hosted by JPMorgan Chase at Detroit Startup Week.
  • On May 15, ICIC’s CEO, Steve Grossman, delivered the commencement address at Lasell College, where he spoke about his work with ICIC and his personal experiences as a leader.

Announcements & Careers

  • Amplify your success and steer toward exponential growth! ICIC’s Inner City Capital Connections is a national program with an 11-year track record of helping companies accelerate business growth and access capital. Their alumni have created over 11,000 jobs and secured more than $1.3 billion in capital. After participating in the program, alumni grow an average of 23% and experience a 56% increase in employment. In 2016, the program will be held in 10 cities across the U.S. Learn more and apply or nominate an urban business.
  • Save the date! The 2016 The Inner City 100 Conference & Awards will be held in Boston on September 14. This daylong event is the premiere networking and management education event for fast-growing urban businesses. Stay tuned for more details.
  • ICIC is hiring at multiple levels. These positions are an opportunity to join our dynamic and professional team addressing important issues related to inner city business growth and economic development. View our open positions.


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