what we do

Coaching, connections, and capital for your business

ICA Fund provides two program tracks to help you scale your business, build a great team, and get ready for investment. Our 12-week accelerator programs give you the knowledge, mentorship, and community you need to build the business you envision.

We Seed.

Grow your high-potential, revenue-generating, earlier-stage business with the Lab at ICA.

Lab at ICA →

We Grow.

When you’re ready to take your business to the next level — for yourself and your community — the Accelerator at ICA is here to help.

Accelerator at ICA →

We Invest.

By providing fair and flexible equity and debt capital, we're changing the rules about who gets funding and why so business owners can create wealth for themselves and  their employees.

Capital from ICA→

This is not
business as usual.

People of color, especially women of color, start businesses at higher rates than white people — but they are constrained by structural inequities and often overlooked by mainstream funders.

We partner with, mentor, and invest in underestimated Bay Area entrepreneurs to accelerate great businesses and build an economy that works for all.

our impact

Building wealth at the community level

Since 2012 we’ve accelerated 129 Bay Area businesses and invested over $12M with 84¢ of every dollar going to women or people of color.

“Working with ICA gave me broad tools that allowed me to analyze our company from different angles. It also helped me identify what kind of leader I was and what was my weakness. We really enjoyed the Accelerator and the special relationship with the hands-on ICA team. It is always good to know that there is a team that is willing to have your back.”

— MARIA PALACIO, PROGENY COFFEE
Testimonials

Hear from our Entrepreneurs

“ICA helped us find community-minded banks that were more interested in job creation. We have good partners, and we were fortunate to find them and have them advocate them for us when we stumbled.”

— Matt Kreutz, CEO, Firebrand Artisan Breads
Testimonials

Hear from our Entrepreneurs

“Whether through the ICA staff, the workshops, or my volunteer advisor, it was a great support network for me, particularly when I needed a sounding board around issues I was trying to solve within the business.”

— Reem Assil, CEO and Founder, Reem’s California
Explore our impact
the latest

News and stories from ICA

Coming Together, a message from ICA Fund CEO Allison Kelly

Read Allison Kelly's letter to our community from the ICA Fund 2023 Impact Report

ICA Fund Impact Stories 2023: Courtsmith

Meet Courtney Smith, founder of Oakland-based athletic apparel company Courtsmith

ICA Fund Impact Stories: Ashley Nickelsen, founder of B.T.R Nation

Meet ICA Fund Acceleator grad, Ashley Nickelsen, who balances growing B.T.R Nation and being a mom
our companies

A thriving Bay Area small business ecosystem

The companies in ICA’s network offer great products and services to our communities while creating good jobs.

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Logo for Onigilly
Logo for Courtsmith
Logo for Back to the Roots
Logo for Bread Srsly
Logo for Glogirl
Logo for Pilotly
Logo for The Final Sauce
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get involved

Join the movement.

Help accelerate great Bay Area businesses and create wealth
in our community.

Invest in ICA

The businesses in which ICA invests are successful companies committed to growth, good jobs, and wealth creation and with your help they are poised for long-term success.

How to invest in us

Become an Advisor

Your experience is invaluable. At ICA, our advisors play a pivotal role in supporting our clients’ growth, help spark local innovation, and give back to the community in powerful ways.

Learn about being an advisor.
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