Ifbyphone Hosts Aspiring Tech Entrepreneurs Through ThinkChicago Program
Select students tour Ifbyphone, meet inspirational executives during Chicago Ideas Week
CHICAGO, IL – October 12, 2012 – Ifbyphone, the leader in voice-based marketing automation, today announced the hosting of 50 undergraduate juniors, seniors and graduate students from universities throughout the Midwest as part of the annual ThinkChicago program on October 12. Selected students will tour Ifbyphone’s Chicago office, participate in a question and answer session and learn about entrepreneurship, technology innovation and future career opportunities.
ThinkChicago was established by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the University of Illinois in 2011 to introduce elite students to cutting-edge companies in Chicago. With more than 1,000 tech and digital companies, Chicago is the hub for tech innovation and the program gives students a glimpse of the variety of innovative job opportunities they can expect in Chicago upon graduation.
By touring Ifbyphone through ThinkChicago, students will have a firsthand look at a leading tech company that was recently named one of “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for.” Located in the Chicago loop, the Ifbyphone office is LEED certified and features collaborative workspaces and a break room complete with ping pong, pinball, golf and a cereal bar. Ifbyphone is an ideal work environment for recent graduates, as the company is rapidly growing and offers several educational opportunities, such as cross-departmental training, to help employees reach their career goals.
“We are thrilled to participate in Mayor Emanuel’s ThinkChicago program and host some of the Midwest’s most promising students at our office,” said Irv Shapiro, CEO at Ifbyphone. “As Ifbyphone and many other Chicago tech companies continue to grow, it is mutually beneficial to give undergraduates an early opportunity to network and learn more about Chicago’s thriving tech community.”
In addition to touring Ifbyphone and other top Chicago technology companies, ThinkChicago participants will meet industry leaders and venture capitalists and gain free VIP admission to select programming at the second annual Chicago Ideas Week.
Ifbyphone is the leading voice-based marketing automation platform that manages, measures and automates sales and service calls — including ad tracking, lead distribution, hosted IVR, and voice broadcasting. The Ifbyphone suite is a set of software-as-a-service applications implemented easily across an organization to drive sales and improve customer interactions. Companies of all sizes and across all industries use the Ifbyphone platform, including direct response, health care, real estate, home services, and a variety of marketing applications.
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