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Columbus Advertising Agency RedRocket Connect Selected by Travel Industry Startup Accelerator

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greg Henderson, president and founder of virtual ad agency, RedRocket Connect, was recently approached by RunUp Labs, the first travel-specific accelerator program to mentor a full class of graduates focused specifically on the travel industry. Henderson, will act as a mentor to entrepreneurs selected for the twelve week intense mentorship program.

"We appreciate that RedRocket has been recognized as a valuable contributor in the marketing industry. It's an honor to be chosen by RunUp Labs, this opportunity is just another validation of our virtual model. The mentors in this program are best-in-class: Master Card, Cornerstone Information Systems, etc. We are flattered to be sitting at the same table," said Henderson. "RunUp Labs is truly a revolutionary concept. This is an exciting approach to venture capital and I'm proud to be a part of it."

In addition to being mentored for 3-months from experts in travel, product development, design, finance and marketing industries, each entrepreneur in the program receives an investment of up to $20,000 of cash and services. They also receive access to a wide array of resources to build and test products. At the end of the program, participants present to investors actively looking to invest in travel-related technology.

"Our mentors make this program," said Kacey Martin, executive director of RunUp Labs. "These startups are changing the way we travel. From our mentors we expect innovative ideas, coupled with expert consulting – RedRocket Connect and Greg are the perfect fit."

In 2011, Henderson opened the virtual doors of RedRocket Connect. The integrated, virtual agency provides digital and traditional solutions by bringing together a dream-team of marketing professionals delivering breakthrough solutions for clients large and small. The Berry Company, VineBrook Homes and Evolent Health are additional clients on RedRocket Connect's roster.

With no brick and mortar building, RedRocket Connect operates entirely virtually and is one of the first advertising agencies in the country to do so. Henderson has had a 20-year advertising career. He has been speaking to groups across the country about the virtual agency model, most recently to the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University.

To learn more about RedRocket Connect, visit www.RedRocketConnect.com. To learn more about RunUp Labs, visit www.runuplabs.com.

ABOUT REDROCKET CONNECT:

RedRocket Connect is a digital web and advertising agency founded by President and Director of Client Services Greg Henderson. RedRocket consists of a group of experienced, integrated marketing professionals with a fierce passion for delivering excellent marketing and creative strategies leveraging the power of the web to bring the best of the best to the table, collaborating efficiently for the greatest benefit to their clientele. To learn more about RedRocket Connect, visit www.redrocketconnect.com or call 317-294-9869 to speak to the president.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Megan Shroy RedRocket Connect 614-507-6203 meganshroy@redrocket1.com

Source: RedRocket Connect