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Solve Media CEO Ari Jacoby Named 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the YearTM Award Winner in Greater Philadelphia

Solve Media, the leader in Secure Media for online branding at scale, today announced that CEO and Co-Founder, Ari Jacoby, has received the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Greater Philadelphia. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business and community. Ari was selected by an independent panel of judges and honored at the special awards gala at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on June 12, 2014.

“Philadelphia has many strengths, and I’m proud to be a part of its growing and evolving technology scene,” said Ari Jacoby, CEO and Co-Founder of Solve Media. “This EY program is a testament to the support for this region’s entrepreneurial drive, and I’m honored to have earned this award for leadership in the city that drives our culture, our team and our success.”

Ari’s creative motivation, perseverance and dedication to supporting his team and community at-large contributed to this win. He co-founded Solve Media in 2009, and has worked tirelessly to grow the company into an industry leader across online security and digital advertising.

Now in its 28th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO and Chairman of Prologis.

With last night’s win, Ari is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 National Program. Award winners in several categories, as well as the Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors include Ballard Spahr LLP, Merrill Corporation, MFP Strategies, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Murray, Devine & Company, Inc., NSM Insurance Group, ParenteBeard, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia Business Journal, PNC Bank, SolomonEdwardsGroup LLC and The Simkiss Corporation.

About Solve Media

Solve Media was founded by veteran entrepreneurs and technologists focused on innovative Internet advertising and security solutions. The company’s proprietary online and mobile advertising platform, the TYPE-IN, was designed to create highly effective opportunities for brands to engage with real consumers. With this platform, Solve Media guarantees brand message delivery, brand lift and return on investment for advertisers. Additionally, the platform creates new revenue opportunities for publishers and saves time for consumers.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

About EY’s Strategic Growth Markets practice

EY’s Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practices guide leading high-growth companies. Our multidisciplinary teams of elite professionals provide perspective and advice to help our clients accelerate market leadership. SGM delivers assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to thousands of companies spanning all industries. EY is the undisputed leader in taking companies public, advising key government agencies on the issues impacting high-growth companies and convening the experts who shape the business climate. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/us/strategicgrowthmarkets, or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About Ernst & Young

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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