Friday, August 23, 2013

The Rob Roy inNEVation Center Supports Startups and Fosters Economic Growth in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev.--TicketCake.com, an event management technology platform enabling event organizers to sell tickets online, is a thriving and growing startup that has made Las Vegas home. The company benefits from the resources provided by The Rob Roy inNEVation Center, the first public/private economic diversification effort of its kind created to support economic development in Nevada.


TicketCake.com launched in January 2011 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, as the primary ticket outlet for the festival's evening concerts and public events. The company quickly gained traction and relocated to Las Vegas to integrate into the tech community, establishing a presence in a city recognized as a world leader in event promotion. Earlier this year, TicketCake.com hit the million-dollar mark in gross ticket sales after only 24 months in business, and has processed tickets for local events as well as headliners including deadmau5, Third Eye Blind, Nelly and Snoop Dogg.

"The Rob Roy inNEVation Center offered us the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other technology entrepreneurs and plug into an ecosystem that fosters growth and supports startups," said Jacqueline Jensen, co-founder and COO of TicketCake.com. "The Rob Roy inNEVation Center provides a connected and progressive environment for a small, high-growth tech company like TicketCake.com.”

The Rob Roy inNEVation Center was founded by Switch CEO and Founder Rob Roy as part of a broader effort to change the economic landscape of Nevada through resources and collaboration between Nevada entrepreneurs, business leaders, mentors, investors, educators and government agencies. This weekend (August 9-11, 2013), the center will host Startup Weekend Las Vegas, offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to come together and pitch ideas to technology leaders, learn business basics, build partnerships and, ultimately, start companies.

As a part of the mission to enhance public/private collaboration and diversify the Las Vegas economy by attracting technology companies and corporate headquarters to Las Vegas, The Rob Roy inNEVation Center donates space to the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) and the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. This effort is also tied to supporting the global marketing of Las Vegas and the technology infrastructure and pro-growth attitude the area offers to attract businesses from around the world to Las Vegas.

The Rob Roy inNEVation Center is home to promising companies including Tracky, AlertID, ANI, EGO, Coupla, Apps Las Vegas, Five Gen, eWorld U, docBeat, The Mean Girls and Orion Network Solutions as well as the innovative investment and development company, Originate.

“Rob Roy, the CEO and founder of Switch, is passionate about enabling a more diverse Nevada economy. He created The Rob Roy inNEVation Center to provide the resources and connections to make this happen," said Jason Mendenhall, executive vice president of cloud at Switch. “We are committed to help companies like TicketCake.com grow and prosper.”

The Rob Roy inNEVation Center also offers close proximity to the Switch SUPERNAPS, the largest, best-designed technology ecosystems in the world. Switch provides secure, cost-effective and scalable colocation, connectivity, cloud services and IT infrastructures to accommodate growth. The SUPERNAPS represent innovation, security and reliability for more than 600 global clients, from passionate startups to Fortune 100 powerhouses.

About TicketCake.com
TicketCake.com is an event management technology company focused on enabling professional event organizers to sell more tickets online. The platform allows professional event organizers to gain access to business intelligence and manage ticket inventory and pricing. The company launched in January 2011 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT and was the primary seller of nightlife concerts and events open to the public. The company moved to Las Vegas from Salt Lake City in 2012 to be part of the VegasTechFund. For more information, visit www.ticketcake.com. 

About The Rob Roy inNEVation Center
The Rob Roy inNEVation Center is the first public and private economic diversification effort of its kind created to support technology startups, small businesses, economic development engines, nonprofits and higher education in Nevada. Rob Roy, the CEO and founder of Switch, is passionate about enabling a more diverse Nevada economy and created The Rob Roy inNEVation Center to foster collaboration between Nevada entrepreneurs, business leaders, mentors, investors, educators and government agencies.

Located within the Las Vegas Digital Exchange Campus (LVDEC), The Rob Roy inNEVation Center is comprised of 65,000+ square feet of flexible office space, state-of-the-art event venues, meeting rooms and educational facilities. The Rob Roy inNEVation Center offers coworking space, executive suites and space for corporate headquarter development and close proximity to the Switch SUPERNAPS. The SUPERNAPS represent innovation, security and reliability for more than 600 global clients, from passionate startups to Fortune 100 powerhouses. For more information, visit www.innevation.com.