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Successful entrepreneurs often say the best startup ideas come from fixing a problem that everybody experiences but nobody else is trying to solve. Grant Jenkins lived and worked in walkable downtown Indianapolis when the idea for eCeptacle PowerBin came to him. Instead of seeing trash cans on every corner, he saw a better use opportunity …

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The Up-and-Comers: Early Lessons from Young Entrepreneurs

The three participants on Entrepreneur Bootcamp’s “Young Entrepreneurs Panel” have a lot in common. All three of them are graduates of Indiana universities (Ilya and Peter met when they were involved in student government at IU and Chris graduated from Purdue), they’ve all participated in Startup Chile, Peter and Chris both graduated from Brebeuf Jesuit ...
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A capacity crowd of over 150 people filled the Tile Conference Center on the Indianapolis campus of Angie’s List to hear CTO Robert Wiseman discuss the new direction for Angie’s list as well as the supporting technology for the new SnapFix mobile app. Walking tours were also given of their campus that includes 23 separate …

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Three Ways to Attract Women in Technology

Editor’s Note: The Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women is October 21, so we couldn’t have picked a better time for this thought provoking piece from TriNet on women in technology. Technology is still a male-dominated industry. Some say it’s due to chauvinistic managers who are naturally inclined to hire men. Others claim it’s the lack ...
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‘Experiencing’ Indy achieves 63-point positive opinion swing among young tech talent

This summer, 50 Xterns lived together in apartments on the downtown Indianapolis campus of IUPUI and worked at various area tech companies as part of “the ultimate tech summer internship experience.” It was the inaugural class of an initiative developed to introduce the spectacular career opportunities and quality of life of the Midwest to some ...
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TECH JOBS: Software Engineer/Interface Developer, Sr. Android Mobile Developer +12 more jobs

The wait is over. Yes, TechPoint will now be posting open Indiana tech jobs here at techpoint.org every week. We’ll also let you know about job openings with our talent attraction and retention initiative partners (see below) who help make Xpat and Xtern possible. One more thing, when you apply for a job that you find at techpoint.org, be ...
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Communities need placemaking resources to help win the talent battle

From economic development focused on tech to arts districts, downtown revitalization and neighborhood stabilization efforts; and from parks and trails improvements to new entertainment venues and enhanced education programs — Indiana communities are are stepping up to improve the quality of life for their residents, which ultimately helps to attract people and jobs. This is ...
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Angie’s List campus to be a destination, see expansions & hear from CTO Robert Wiseman this Thursday

You know Angie’s List as a reviews service that captured millions of customers on the foundation of trustworthy data and those now famous commercials. What you don’t know is that the company is taking 20-years of reviews and turning them into user-friendly products that make it easier than ever to hire a local service provider. ...
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