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IVY and Cadillac Expand Collaboration with the 2015 IVY Innovator Awards

IVY Innovator Program will Recognize, Inspire & Support New Pioneers in Technology, Film and Design.

New York, NY, March 09, 2015 --( IVY (, the world’s fastest growing collaborative community, and Cadillac are expanding their partnership with the launch of the 2015 IVY Innovator Awards & Event Series. Designed to showcase and inspire the next generation of leading minds in Technology, Film and Design, this unique initiative represents the joint commitment of Cadillac and IVY in supporting those who embody the best of the innovative American spirit.

“IVY and Cadillac both recognize that the future will be determined by the next generation of leading minds, especially those who are relentlessly innovating to tackle our greatest challenges,” said Beri Meric, co-founder of IVY. “Together with Cadillac, we’re expanding the IVY Innovator Awards to enhance our support for rising leaders who are redefining their respective fields, and actively transforming our world through their ingenuity.”

The program will feature three IVY Innovator Awards, and eight IVY Innovator Dinners, all presented by Cadillac. WIRED is serving as the national media partner and will support the IVY Innovator program on its promotional "WIRED Insider" channels.

“It has been a lot of fun watching IVY grow since we first partnered with them in 2013,” said Melody Lee, Director of Brand and Reputation Strategy, Cadillac. “Cadillac is more committed than ever to supporting those who challenge the status quo, push past limits and innovate the world around us.”

This year marks an exciting time for Cadillac as it heralds in a new and compelling brand point of view that celebrates those who dare to unapologetically pursue their passions in bold and sophisticated ways.

The competition opened for submissions on February 26th, and applicants will be evaluated on:
· Potential to impact their field of choice
· Expansiveness of personal vision
· Uniqueness of innovative endeavors
· Dedication to building life-long collaborative bonds

Entry is open to all pioneering individuals in the U.S. involved in film, technology and design. Fifteen finalists will be showcased on IVY’s digital network, The three winners will receive a travel package ($5,000 value) to aid in the growth of their passion project. The application deadlines for the three awards are as follows:

· Film Award: April 20, 2015 / Winner Announced May 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA
· Technology Award: August 21, 2015 / Winner Announced September 17, 2015 in San Francisco, CA
· Design Award: October 19, 2015 / Winner Announced November 19, 2015 in New York, NY

Shinola, another innovative company, will be joining the program as a supporting partner.

For more information on the IVY Innovator Awards, please visit:

About IVY
IVY is a dynamic community dedicated to creating a better world. Founded on Feb 2013, IVY’s mission is to create life-long collaborative bonds between the next generation of leading entrepreneurs, artists, thinkers and innovative professionals who would otherwise not cross paths. With more than 10,000 members, the IVY community is currently based across New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago and Miami, with upcoming launches in London, Hong Kong, and Dubai. IVY members enjoy unique members-only experiences designed to create life long-collaborative bonds, and spark world-changing collaborations, all of which are amplified via IVY’s digital platform. For more information, please visit:

About Cadillac
Cadillac has been a leading luxury auto brand since 1902. Today Cadillac is growing globally, driven by an expanding product portfolio featuring distinctive design and technology. More information on Cadillac appears at Cadillac's media website with information, images and video can be found at

WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. It is the essential source of information and ideas that make sense of a world in constant transformation. The WIRED conversation illuminates how technology is changing every aspect of our lives—from culture to business, science to design. The breakthroughs and innovations that we uncover lead to new ways of thinking, new connections, and new industries. WIRED reaches more than 30 million people each month through, our digital edition, the magazine, social media, and live events.

About Shinola
In 2011, Shinola, a Bedrock Manufacturing Company, LLC brand was conceived with the belief that products should be built to last, and they should be built in America. As makers of modern, handcrafted watches, bicycles, leather goods, journals, and pet accessories, we are proud to be based in Detroit, a community-minded city with a strong manufacturing legacy. We built our watch and leather factories within the College for Creative Studies in the former Argonaut building. As a new company with a storied name, we stand for skill at scale, the preservation of craft, the beauty of industry.
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