The Innovation Center for Urban Entrepreneurship

For generations, urban communities have been structurally shut out of upwardly mobile opportunities. iCUE was established to create a solution to this issue within the innovation economy.
Heath Butler


Entrepreneurship is a rewarding yet difficult journey that requires support from a variety of resources, many of which are limited for entrepreneurs of color. iCUE was created to accelerate entrepreneurs within urban communities. We understand that entrepreneurship is the backbone to closing the innovation, income and wealth gaps that prevent urban communities from economically thriving. We’ve set out to educate, empower, and elevate entrepreneurs of color in effort to make a meaningful impact.

iCUE’s founders, Lenny, Heath, Felix and Eric, have each carved their own unique path in becoming successful entrepreneurs of color. We are intimately familiar with the challenges of starting a business and share many of the same experiences with the entrepreneurs we support. Through our collective experiences, we’ve not only accumulated a wealth of knowledge, but also established invaluable relationships and strategic partnerships that we are leveraging to elevate urban entrepreneurs.

Help us break barriers and support underserved entrepreneurs in the pursuit of their passions. Together we can forge a brighter future.

Elevator Fund Management Group

Urban Capital Network (UCN) is an investment group that provides premium access to exclusive investment opportunities. UCN’s vision is to leverage capitalism to change the trajectory of the socio-economic trends within urban communities across the country. UCN donates a portion of the company’s earnings to the iCUE Elevator Fund.

Meet Our Advisory Board Members

Lenny Saizan

Heath Butler

Eric Tait

Felix Chevalier