Professional services firm Sikich has announced it has embarked on an interactive partnership with Innovation DuPage, a small business incubator serving DuPage County, Illinois.
Through this partnership, Sikich will provide mentorship, resources and financial support to startup founders and small business owners.
Innovation DuPage is a non-profit organization that works with entrepreneurs to offer people, resources and programs to help them grow.
The organization aims to drive economic development and attract technological and other business talent to DuPage County through the support of startup and early stage business ventures. Innovation DuPage currently has more than 60 members, which it helps nurture from the pre-revenue stage to million dollar companies.
Antony Nettleton, partner at Sikich and market leader of the firm’s northern Illinois presence, said: “Much like Sikich aims to support all facets of our clients’ businesses, Innovation DuPage is doing meaningful work to help entrepreneurs develop all areas of their businesses.
“I am confident this will be a two-way partnership that will inspire Sikich, providing us with unique solutions and creative ideas to bring to our clients. And, I look forward to providing resources, education and varying perspectives to help these local business owners succeed.”
Jim Bell, director of operations at Innovation DuPage, added: “With Sikich’s help, we can not only offer entrepreneurs space from which to run their startup companies, but also mentorship and resources to grow their business.
“We look forward to partnering with Sikich to provide guidance and solutions that help our members flourish.”