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Floating weightless in space sure looks like a lot of fun, but there are real dangers for astronauts with bone loss. Crew members who might spend six to nine months traveling to Mars, for example, are at a higher risk of experiencing a life-threatening or mission-compromising fracture once they land and surface operations begin. Astronauts can lose …

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Tech, Business Groups to Congress: Don’t Hit the ‘Delete’ Button on the Fourth Amendment

(This piece by Sheryll Poe originally ran on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce blog this week in honor of Constitution Day.) The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by ...
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Indiana-based PrecisionHawk, maker of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and cloud-based data collection software, has closed on a $10 million Series B startup funding round led by New York City-based investor Millennium Technology Value Partners with Bob Young, co-founder of RedHat, and The Innovate Indiana Fund. PrecisionHawk will double its workforce, open a new office and launch new software for …

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Purdue’s Dawn or Doom Conference: Will humanity pay a price for technology moving too fast?

Science fiction has captivated readers and audiences with apocalyptic futures ruled by machines. Dire predictions of technology run-amok usually draw sideways glances and chuckles, but recent developments in bionic exoskeletons and advanced robotics, for example, have forced many people to think twice. Today at Purdue University’s Dawn or Doom conference, 20 Purdue faculty experts from all ...
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Introducing felix + iris: One Click Changes the Way Consumers Shop for Glasses

The world of ecommerce is large and growing.  Amazon and other big companies dominate many corners of ecommerce, but each year, new success stories are written as innovative companies create delightful online shopping experiences for customers. Through years of working with consumer tech companies on the east and west coasts, I saw many companies build ...
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Get your FREE Connections 2014 Keynote & EXPO Hall Pass and discount code. Plus 5 Lucky winners will receive a Full 3-Day Conference Pass!

The 8th annual Connections digital marketing conference brought to you by Salesforce.com’s ExactTarget Marketing Cloud is coming up September 23-25 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. Connections is three days jam-packed with inspirational keynote speakers, educational breakout sessions and world class entertainment. TechPoint and ExactTarget have partnered to bring the Indiana tech community three ...
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5 observations on the state of coworking

Coworking has come a long way since spaces like The Speak Easy and Launch Fishers first proved the model here in Indiana. Representatives from 15 different coworking spaces & innovation hubs around the state attended the first annual Indiana Coworking Passport Summit at Launch Fishers on September 11. The Indiana Coworking Passport allows any member ...
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Insights into startup funding through SBIR & STTR federal programs

Every year, government agencies award more than $2 billion in small business grants and contracts to entrepreneurs willing to take on research and development challenges that help solve problems and stimulate tech innovation. If your technology has the right potential for commercialization, there could be huge upsides in the form of incentives and profits by ...
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2 charts every entrepreneur seeking startup funding should see

Last week, I was one of the panelists for TechPoint’s monthly New Economy New Rules breakfast event on the topic of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) — two federal programs that should be of great interest to entrepreneurs seeking startup funding. From the official SBIR/STTR government website: The Small ...
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