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

LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – August 08, 2013) -  TicketCake.com, an event management technology platform enabling event planners to sell tickets online, is a thriving & growing startup in that has made Las Vegas NV home. The company benefits from the resources provided by The Rob Roy inNEVation Center, the 1st 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 night concerts & public events. The company quickly gained traction & relocated to Las Vegas NV to integrate in to 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 many months in business, & has processed tickets for local events as well as headliners in addition to deadmau5, Third Eye Blind, Nelly & Snoop Dogg.

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

The Rob Roy inNEVation Center was founded by Switch CEO & Founder Rob Roy as part of a broader effort to alter the economic landscape of NV through resources & collaboration between NV entrepreneurs, business leaders, mentors, investors, educators & government agencies. This weekend (August 9-11, 2013), the center will host Startup Weekend Las Vegas, offering entrepreneurs the possibility to come together & 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 & diversify the Las Vegas NV economy by attracting technology companies & corporate headquarters to Las Vegas, The Rob Roy inNEVation Center donates space to the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) & the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. This effort is moreover tied to supporting the global marketing of Las Vegas NV & the technology infrastructure & 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 in addition to Tracky, AlertID, ANI, EGO, Coupla, Apps Las Vegas, Five Gen, eWorld U, docBeat, The Mean Girls & Orion Network Solutions as well as the innovative investment & development company, Originate.

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

The Rob Roy inNEVation Center moreover offers close proximity to the Switch SUPERNAPS, the largest, best-designed technology ecosystems in the world. Switch provides secure, cost-effective & scalable colocation, connectivity, cloud services & IT infrastructures to accommodate growth. The SUPERNAPS represent innovation, security & 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 planners to sell more tickets online. The platform allows professional event planners to gain access to business intelligence & manage ticket inventory & pricing. The company launched in January 2011 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT & was the primary seller of nightlife concerts & events open to the public. The company moved to Las Vegas NV 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 1st public & private economic diversification effort of its kind created to support technology startups, small businesses, economic development engines, nonprofits & higher education in Nevada. Rob Roy, the CEO & founder of Switch, is passionate about enabling a more diverse NV economy & created The Rob Roy inNEVation Center to foster collaboration between NV entrepreneurs, business leaders, mentors, investors, educators & government agencies.

Located within the Las Vegas NV 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 & educational facilities. The Rob Roy inNEVation Center offers coworking space, executive suites & space for corporate headquarter development & close proximity to the Switch SUPERNAPS. The SUPERNAPS represent innovation, security & reliability for more than 600 global clients, from passionate startups to Fortune 100 powerhouses. For more information, visit www.innevation.com.

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