Innovation Pavilion

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Innovation Pavilion
LLC
Founded Colorado, United States
Headquarters Centennial, Colorado
Key people
Vic Ahmed (founder)
Website www.innovationpavilion.com

Innovation Pavilion]is a business incubator founded by Vic Ahmed in Centennial, Colorado in 2011.[1] The incubator describes itself as an ecosystem for entrepreneurs and is modeled after Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley startup incubator.[2] The Pavilion houses member companies in technology, digital health, media, entertainment, marketing and finance, operating from a startup level to seasoned professionals. The incubator has also held several Youth Entrepreneur programs with the Denver Youth Entrepreneurship Network.[3]

The building itself, was purchased in 2013, in a strategic partnership between Innovation Pavilion and Northstar Commercial Partners, with plans to open more incubators. Northstar, a privately held commercial real estate firm, is headquartered in Denver. [4][5]

The Innovation Pavilion hosts the monthly meetings for the Opportunity Coalition, a nonprofit organization focused on entrepreneurship in Colorado.[6]

Investments[edit]

As one of their funding mechanisms, Innovation Pavilion offers endorsements to startups on the peer-to-peer microlending platform, Kiva Zip.[7]

Member companies[edit]

  • Cloud Elements -an API Management Service that developers use to integrate, monitor and maintain leading cloud services.[8]
  • CLVR - an interactive video company.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vuong, Andy. "Colorado's new pavilion becomes a hub for tech innovation". The Denver Post. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Bronikowski, Lynn. "Executive edge: Vic Ahmed". WiesnerMedia. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Innovation Pavilion. "VERTICALS AT INNOVATION PAVILION". Innovation Pavilion. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.northstarcp.com/about/
  5. ^ Vuong, Andy. "Innovation Pavilion building bought for $5 million, expansion in works". The Denver Post. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  6. ^ http://opportunitycoalition.com/
  7. ^ Draper, Heather. "Program spurs mini loans to startups around Denver". American City Business Journals. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  8. ^ Avery, Greg. "Fast growth for Cloud Elements". American City Business Journals. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "COME PARTY WITH US AT INNOVATION PAVILION". Clvr - Interactive Video Microsites. Retrieved 19 August 2013. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Wondra, Jan."Innovation, Passion, Collaboration." The Villager. Retrieved May 26, 2016.