Each of the finalists are slated to receive a pro bono package that includes business risk and compliance analysis, custom business apparel, marketing services and a Groupon consultation package consisting of one-on-one sessions with employees from various departments. All of the cash prizes for the pitch event were funded by Groupon."We're proud to provide a platform for emerging entrepreneurs like Jordan and the other finalists to share their amazing work and receive the support and resources they need to become successful businesses," said Jennifer Holmes, Director of Development at ICNC. "We'd like to thank everyone who submitted an application, the finalists, volunteer judges and Groupon for helping to make this event possible." About ICNC ICNC ( www.industrialcouncil.com) advocates for the interest of business on Chicago's Nearwest Side. ICNC strengthens both start-up & emerging companies by providing business development assistance as well as information and links to public and private resources and services. ICNC, an employer-driven organization, develops programs and services in response to the needs of the companies it represents. In addition to the $2.5 million a year in revenue from its incubator (operated by ICNC and its 501 (c)(3) affiliate, the Kinzie Industrial Development Corp or KIDC), ICNC receives funding from government and foundation grants - positioning it to offer extensive no-cost services to local companies and tenants. Today, ICNC is comprised of over 400 member companies and represents the Nearwest side's rapidly growing business community, comprised of over 2,000 small businesses. About Groupon Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is building the daily habit in local commerce, offering a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer.
Groupon is redefining how small businesses attract and retain customers by providing them with customizable and scalable marketing tools and services to profitably grow their businesses.To download Groupon's top-rated mobile apps, visit www.groupon.com/mobile. To search for great deals or subscribe to Groupon emails, visit www.groupon.com. To learn more about the company's merchant solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit www.groupon.com/merchant.