Founder & CEO, Innovation Pavilion
Vic Ahmed is a serial entrepreneur that has built several companies from scratch with his unique ability to translate ideas into sizable business opportunities. He has consistently demonstrated the commitment and energy required to raise angel, venture and private equity funding with world-class teams.
In both large corporations and startups alike, Mr. Ahmed formed a reputation as a visionary by articulating concepts and plans to investors, employees, partners, and customers alike. A leader that is hands-on, results-oriented, technically skilled and experienced, he is at home in a high-growth, high-tech business environment. He has raised tens of millions of dollars and managed hundreds of employees, with the ability to quickly adjust to market changes by balancing between strategic planning and focused execution.
Mr. Ahmed is currently the Founder and Chairman of the Innovation Pavilion, an 80,000 sq ft entrepreneurial incubator that has already helped launch over 80 companies, he is the CEO of BusinessGenetics, the world’s first scientific methodology and tool for describing business to gain a precise understanding of an organization.
He serves on the boards of the Colorado Governor’s Innovation Commission, he Secretary of Technology of Colorado’s IT Commission, ICAST – a nonprofit focused on sustainable development in under served communities, as well as ACE the joint venture between CAMT, NASA and NREL. He is a Co-Founder and Chairman of TiE-Rockies and the former Chairman of the Colorado Technology Association (CTA). Vic earned BSC degrees in Computer Science and Systems Engineering from Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, and has participated in numerous management programs including Stanford University’s Executive Leadership program.