Community Investment Collaborative
Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) is the fiscal sponsor and host of CV SBDC. Our programs support each other and we collaborate when working with early-stage businesses.
CIC launched in 2012 to support development and growth of community businesses and entrepreneurs. CIC is uniquely supportive in early-stage business education and connection to resources. The organization runs an accelerator and incubator with an impressive list of graduates over the past eight years. CIC also manages a microloan program for loans up to $35,000, and has been instrumental in management of CARES Act grants for numerous municipalities.
CIC’s program is built on four pillars designed to help entrepreneurs start or expand their business:
- An established and proven business-education program
- Extensive mentoring, peer discussions, and ongoing support
- Startup financing or ongoing microfinancing to qualified graduates
- Networking within and across the community