Nice Cream produces and sells hand-crafted, organic ice cream in over 20 retail locations throughout Chicago. Having learned about the Coleman Center only six months before graduating, Kris took an elective entrepreneurship course, second place in the 2010 Launch DePaul competition, and some last-minute coaching. Along the way, she made two important connections for her company – one was with a potential investor who inquired about the possibility of taking Nice Cream national, and the other was with the local food buyer for Whole Foods, which led to Nice Cream’s placement in three area stores. Today, Kris employs one other full-time person besides herself, as well as several seasonal part-time staff. She is a member of the eMerge Alumni Council.
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