LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IC Places, Inc. (OTCQB: ICPA) is pleased to announce it has formed a strategic partnership with EzVip.com to offer www.icplaces.com visitors direct access to the hottest night clubs and best events around world.
EzVip.com gained National attention when Founder and CEO, Alashe Nelson, pitched his start up company on this year's season premier of ABC's Shark Tank.
The show features entrepreneurs Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks owner), Daymond John (founder of FUBU clothing line), Kevin O'Leary (educational software), Barbara Corcoran (real estate) and Robert Hejavec (technology security), who try to outbid each other to invest their own money in unique businesses.
During the show, Nelson received a funding offer from Hejavec and O'Leary, who teamed up, but in the end accepted an offer from Cuban and John.
"I met Al during his recent trip to LA where he was inking deals for his West Coast expansion. We both saw the instant synergy," said IC Places President, Steve Samblis. "Teaming up with Mark Cuban and Daymond John, Al has created the OpenTable (OPEN - OpenTable Inc (NASDAQ)) of night clubs. "We have Night Life sections in all of our 350 city websites. The partnership with EzVip.com will allow us to generate significant revenues from those sections."
Under the agreement EzVip.com will pay IC Places a percentage of each booking it generates. IC Places Night Life sections will offer direct links to reserve tables at the best clubs in each city using the EzVip.com engine.
The two companies will grow together as EzVip.com expands into new cities.
"We are very excited to be working with IC Places. Having IC Places as a partner in our expansion gives us pre-positioned placement in cities as we grow," said Alashe Nelson, CEO of EzVip.com. "We will be able to tap into IC Places current visitor base and expand our reach though their sites. It also gives IC Places the ability to monetize site visitors in a new way."
EzVip.com provides access and convenience to their customers by allowing them to pre-purchase their night out to the best events in the world directly through their computer or mobile device. The company began with nightlife events, and has expanded into other notable experiences. The company prides itself in only partnering with the best organizations in order to give their customers an experience they would not be able to obtain elsewhere.
About IC Places:
IC Places is a Multi Media Entertainment Company.
The company produces "Made for TV" and "New Media" video programs which are watched by millions of people every month on several different platforms.
At the core, IC Places is a network of 350 city based entertainment websites. This foundation allows IC Places the unique advantage having a built in fan based for the TV and New Media programs it produces.
Each IC Places City website offers a virtual keyhole view of life in each community. Every unique aspect of a city's social, business, and cultural life is available right at each city's IC Places homepage. IC Places provides the entire community a place to talk, do business and get connected. Businesses are given amazing tools to tell their stories in the best way possible and visitors get unfettered access to businesses, events and people in each city. To see one of the IC Places City sites in action, please visit http://www.icPlaces.com/orlando.
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