Grow your Business in 2024

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“The Accelerator helped me build confidence as a leader to be more directive and delegate effectively. It also helped me be able to make hard decisions based on looking at the data of my business and be able to get buy-in from my team about how to pivot to the trends.”
— Reem Assil, Reem’s California

Meet the Team: Application Q+A

Register: Tuesday, March 12, 12pm

Program Benefits

  1. 12 weeks of hands-on support to help you work on your business, in community, with expert mentorship
  2. Two program tracks tailored to your stage of business: The Lab, for early-stage businesses to build foundations to thrive; and The Accelerator, for entrepreneurs who are ready to scale. See sample curriculum here.
  3. Exclusive access to capital from our to our Seed fund (up to $50K) and priority for Growth Capital fund (up to $1M) upon graduation
  4. Lifelong membership to ICA Fund Alumni Community, where you can connect with 100s of ICA Fund alumni, pro-bono advisors, service providers, and buyers

Who Should Apply

Applicants should have a for-profit business, that is producing revenue, and has been in operation for at least 12 months. Our priority industries are: Food + Bev (Manufacturing, CPG, multi-location restaurants and cafes); Beauty + Cosmetics; Apparel, Footwear, Accessories; Retail; Business Services; Technology. Review our full base criteria on the application page.

“I feel lucky to have had this experience. The class content was so relevant, and the instructors were brilliant and well organized. The cohort was a great mix of passionate business owners all at the same growth stage, so it was beneficial for us all to share experiences and learn from each other.”
— Lila Owens, Cupcakin' Bakeshop
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Application Details

‍The application will take at least 1 hour. You will share about your product and market fit, historical and projected financials, and plans for growth. Preview the application here.

We are accepting ~30 companies for the Lab and ~20 for the Accelerator. Candidates will submit 1 application only, and the selection team will evaluate your business and make the final placement in either the Lab or the Accelerator track based on business needs.

This is our only application cycle in 2024, and the only chance to join our Accelerator this year.

Thank you for the time and effort you put into the application! This information helps us ensure our program will be a good fit for your business and goals.

Innovate. Collaborate. Accelerate. With ICA Fund.

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