The iCAN Collective

The iCAN Collective is a coworking, business incubator and event space for diverse entrepreneurs in Chicago's South Loop.


The iCAN (innovation, collaboration, accountability, network) Collective is a live event platform and community featuring a coworking and event space in South Loop. The mission is to connect diverse, women entrepreneurs to resources that allow them to create, launch and scale viable businesses. We focus on curating premium conferences, workshops and masterclasses featuring successful business owners and career professionals sharing advice and their entrepreneurial journeys with attendees.  It's all about creating meaningful content and experiences for female entrepreneurs, creatives and leaders.


Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Crowdfunding
  • Grant Funding
  • Loans
  • Microloans

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Employee Relations
  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Award Recognition
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Website Development


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • State Business Issues
  • Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Lease Review Assistance
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Website Development


  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactAfenya Montgomery
Address2036 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60438
Phone(312) 646-9228