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 with Jasmine Curtis, AVOCURL
Jasmine dives into how the community she met in The Lab at ICA has kept her inspired.Read More
Q+A with Chef Chew, Something Better Foods
The restaurant industry veteran discusses how a community-focused approach helped him build a thriving plant-based protein manufacturing business.Read More
Q+A with Kamilah Mitchell, Teas With Meaning
Kamilah shares how ICA helped her build impactful relationships, and how that has benefited her growing tea business. Read More
Q+A with Courtney Smith, Courtsmith
The founder of the sports apparel brand discusses how approaching business with focus and humility can build opportunity within communities. Read More
Q+A with Charlotte Walter, Charlotte Truffles
Charlotte discusses how harnessing the power of cultural diversity became the cornerstone of her business. Read More
Q+A with Olton Rensch, Tallio’s Coffee & Tea
Olton discusses how his experience at The Lab at ICA helped him invest in his dream—and in his community.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.