Chicago's Creative Workspace For Black Women in Business

The iCAN Collective is an event studio, business incubator and conference platform for Women of Color in entrepreneurship. We are a creative space for coworking and events that propel women of color forward as they build businesses.  We host conferences, workshops, and social events that connect Black women entrepreneurs to resources that allow them to create, launch and scale viable businesses.  By curating premium events featuring successful business owners to share advice and their entrepreneurial journeys with attendees, we give you the keys to level up your business.  Not only can you attend our events but you can host your own as well. 

We're doing our part to help flatten the curve and are on hiatus from live events. You can still connect with us and other entrepreneurs at our virtual conference series, Master The Pivot.

This is our answer to providing solutions and tactics to entrepreneurs and small business owners that need to create new revenue stream and accelerate innovation during times of crisis.

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We serve as a supportive platform for our members to grow their businesses by providing access to resources and educational opportunities that are scarce in underrepresented communities. 

In Silicon Valley, fewer than 1% of venture-backed startup founders are Black or LatinX.  Only 4% of venture capital goes to female founders.  

In our first year, we connected over 1,000 entrepreneurs to resources, business opportunities and our most valuable resource, each other. 

The iCAN Collective increases awareness and provides opportunities for success, globally, to entrepreneurs beyond traditional means of raising capital, building partnerships, mentorship and professional development.

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The Streets Are Talking

One of my best business moments was participating in the #GoalGetHer conference created and hosted by Afenya Pongo Montgomery and the iCAN Collective. It was an amazing opportunity to connect and build with other entrepreneurs, gain inspiration and get educated on local resources for business growth and development. Definitely a must attend event!

— Kesia King

 Founder CHOP CHOP Mobile

“I want to sincerely thank the iCAN Collective for hosting and sponsoring dynamic industry leaders  and entrepreneurs! I was fortunate to win a complimentary consultation with major boss lady, Janeen Hill, founder of Soar Strategies Consulting and magic happened! I have since contracted her services to enhance my executive leadership skills and level up!

#BawseUp #NextlevelLeaders #BecauseiCAN”

— LaTivia Carr, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Director of Nursing and Patient Care Services

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