Adding to 25 years of impact.
25 is more than a number. It’s more than a milestone. It’s more than data. 25 is proof that progress is possible. 25 is a commitment to creating opportunity. 25 is a community determined to deliver equity. 25 is the people, the businesses, the risks, the chances, the lessons, the growth, and the change. But more than anything, 25 is just the beginning.
Join us this year as we celebrate 25 years of impact and reaffirm our commitment to investing in the entrepreneurs who grow great businesses and create wealth in our communities.
Showcasing and investing in the next wave of Bay Area entrepreneurs.
Later this year, ICA entrepreneurs will pitch their companies to investors as part of a special virtual pitch event, highlighting the dynamic companies that fuel our impact. Join us online as we showcase the transformative power of ICA’s work, and the unique partnerships that make it all possible.
Q+A: Amirh Davis, founder of ICA Fund's latest Seed Capital Investment, Pillar Cowork and Childcare
Amirh Davis couldn't find a comfortable space that supported her remote work and offered quality care for her children — so she created it herself.Read More
Q+A: Jerry Bailey, founder of ICA Fund's latest Seed Capital Investment, Ayaba Wines
Ayaba Wines, rooted in family & celebration, got its start when founder Jerry Bailey began experimenting with sangria recipes for the women of his family.Read More
Q+A: Peter Lee, founder of ICA Fund's latest Seed Capital Investment, COBA Coffee
From a disassembled old propane tank & grill to naturally caffeinated chocolate bars, COBA is rethinking the way we consume caffeine. Read More
Q+A: MarQuita Petties, founder of ICA Fund's latest Seed Capital Investment, That's My Jam
After filling up her car full of strawberries with no idea on what to do with them, founder MarQuita Pettis began her journey of making jam recipes.Read More
Inclusive entrepreneurship & sustainability
We talked to founders from the ICA community about how they intergrate sustainable practices into their businesses.Read More
Meet the Maker: DeAndre Moore of Morris + Wade
Founder DeAndre Moore reflects on the importance of following your own path.Read More
More than numbers.
The challenges of the last year presented extraordinary difficulties for small businesses. While many ICA-supported companies experienced job and revenue losses, they responded with resilience while ICA remained focused on our mission to accelerate great businesses to close the racial and gender wealth gaps.Read the Report
Impact data shows: resilient businesses, targeted coaching, and access to capital are essential to transforming our economy into one that works for all.