An ad tech community that catalyzes the innovative power of Colorado companies and nurtures the next generation of ad tech entrepreneurs
Denver, Colo., (Mar. 7, 2016) – Innovation Pavilion, a tech incubator in Centennial Colorado, has partnered with industry leaders Epiphany Ai and The Trade Desk to launch “ADvocate,” a community that brings together Colorado ad tech companies for collaboration and thought leadership surrounding the advertising industry challenges.
Announced earlier this year at Innovation Pavilion’s 4th anniversary party, ADvocate’s goal is not only to catalyze the growth of Colorado’s ad tech culture, but also to prepare the next generation of entrepreneurs for the rapidly evolving ad tech landscape. With support expertise from cutting-edge industry leaders, Epiphany Ai and The Trade Desk, ADvocate will provide best-in-class resources to augment Colorado into a national leader in advertising.
“We are thrilled with the opportunity to share our experiences with Colorado ad tech community,” said Mike Davis, VP of Innovation at The Trade Desk, who will join as a founding board member of ADvocate. “Collaboration and innovation are two major keys to The Trade Desk’s success, and it’s a privilege to be able to pay that forward to the next generation of ad tech leaders.”
The Trade Desk will also collaborate with ADvocate on the launch of the first ad tech accelerator in the country, “ADventure,” a program that focuses on the advancement of second-stage ad tech companies around the world.
“ADvocate is a remarkable representation of Innovation Pavilion’s focus on entrepreneurship, corporate innovation and education,” said Vic Ahmed, Founder and CEO of Innovation Pavillion. “We nurture Colorado’s pioneering culture by bringing entrepreneurs and corporations closer together, while at the same time sustaining growth through cultivating and educating the next generation of entrepreneurs.” Ahmed has always considered education about entrepreneurship one of the key factors to Colorado’s groundbreaking success, a vision shared by the founding board members of ADvocate, as well as Epiphany Ai.
“We started ADvocate with Innovation Pavilion not only to focus on the current success and growth of the ad tech industry, but to help Colorado secure a position as an international leader in ad tech,” said Brian Allen, CTO of Epiphany Ai. “It’s imperative that we educate the younger generation about this industry and what is required to be a successful ad tech professional. We believe the knowledge required for this emerging industry can only be passed on through an apprentice relationship — learning alongside the industry professionals.”
ADprentice is ADvocate’s vision for fostering the next generation of ad tech entrepreneurship, which offers 9-12 students a chance to learn and closely observe professionals to understand the needs and skills necessary to enter this market.
“We call out to other ad tech companies to join us on our quest of making Colorado the best ad tech city in the world,” said Joe Salvador, CEO of Epiphany Ai. “We have the talent and the tech at our fingertips—now it’s time to work together to make it happen.”
Visit ADvocate’s meetup page and RSVP to the Launch Party at Epiphany Ai’s office at http://www.meetup.com/ADvocate-An-AD-Tech-community/.
To sponsor ADvocate and become part of the ADvocate leadership alongside Epiphany Ai and The Trade Desk, please contact Philip Hsiao at Innovation Pavilion: Philip.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Epiphany Ai provides the safest place for advertisers and publishers to buy and sell inventory across the video advertising ecosystem. Using automated intelligence, the Epiphany Ai technology directly connects the world's advertisers with sought after consumers. Comprised of ad-tech veterans and technologists dedicated to the advancement of the industry, always placing respectable business ethics before revenue. Headquartered in Denver, with remote offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Madrid, Spain.
About The Trade Desk, Inc.
Recently named seventh on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, ninth in Forbes Magazine’s Top 100 List of America’s Most Promising Companies, and #34 on the Inc. 500, The Trade Desk powers the most sophisticated buyers in advertising technology. Founded by the pioneers of real-time bidding, The Trade Desk has become the fastest growing demand-side platform in the industry by offering agencies, aggregators and their advertisers best-in-class technology to manage display, social and video advertising campaigns. The Trade Desk empowers buyers at the campaign level with the most expressive bid capabilities in market, full-funnel attribution, and detailed reporting that illustrates the consumer journey from initial impression to conversion. By maintaining a pure buy-side focus, The Trade Desk delivers on branding and performance for clients worldwide. Headquartered in Ventura, Calif., The Trade Desk has offices across the United States, Europe and Asia.
About Innovation Pavilion
Innovation Pavilion is an ecosystem of entrepreneurs where productive collisions lead to creative solutions. Located in Centennial, Colorado, Innovation Pavilion provides co-working spaces, business incubation programs, job readiness training, and a collaborative community that brings together entrepreneurs and business leaders of all shapes and sizes. For more information, visit www.innovationpavilion.com.