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Rose-Hulman sees record-breaking female freshman enrollment

The 2016-2017 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology freshman class will see a record-breaking number of female students. Early enrollment statistics for the 2016-17 school year reveal that 172 females will make up 30.4 percent of the 565 incoming freshman students. This number tops the previous year’s then-record enrollment by 40 students. “The new record-breaking number of

Indy Big Data Conference to explore ‘tipping point’

On September 1, nearly 1,000 attendees will convene at the Indy Big Data Conference — the “tipping point” where big data lies today. Big data has already revolutionized the decision-making process, but as new products and technologies are cultivated daily, the question asked by the Indy Big Data Conference is “How will we thrive in an

5 reasons to attend the ‘League of Xtraordinary Programmers’ at Gen Con

Want to geek out with 400 fellow gaming and tech enthusiasts? Gen Con®, the original, longest-running and best-attended gaming convention in the world and will draw over 61,000 avid gamers, elite programmers, software developers, program designers, and tech novices alike to the Circle City this year. These attendees are some of the nation’s top tech talent,

Open Indy Brigade is passionate about public data

A government that promotes transparency as well as encourages participation from its citizens is one that allows for the development of innovative solutions to civic issues. To promote transparency and participation in Hoosier governance, seven individuals with diverse backgrounds came together in February of 2015 to form a civic innovation group, and the Open Indy

Vennli wins Red Herring Top 100 North America award

South Bend-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company Vennli has been named to the Red Herring Top 100 North America List, a prestigious award honoring and celebrating leading private companies from the region and their innovations. Red Herring Top 100 America selects the award winners from approximately 1,200 outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies every year from the U.S.

Stylie launches first-of-its-kind tool for independent stylists

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 300,000 hairstylists work independently as a freelance or booth-rent stylists nationwide. Indianapolis-based Stylie, a point of sale (POS) mobile application is looking to capture a large slice of that market with it’s latest product Stylie One, a seamless business management solution built exclusively with independent hairstylists in

3 ways to skill-up your own tech talents

Accelerate and preserve your tech skills Indiana’s technology industry is growing and transforming into something bigger and better. With technology and tech-enabled businesses in sectors such as healthcare, IT security, manufacturing and marketing constantly looking to hire highly skilled workers to accelerate their growth, even workers already in the industry are looking to “skill-up” their tech

Calling all nominations for the CTO of the Year Awards

Do you know a commendable chief technology officer, a very valuable vice president of tech, or a dazzling director of technology? Nominate her or him for the 2016 Indianapolis Business Journal and TechPoint CTO of the Year Awards. What you should know about the awards: The 2016 Indianapolis Business Journal and TechPoint CTO of the

#IndyCivicHack is back and better than ever

Do you love technology and want to help solve some challenges facing the City of Indianapolis and State of Indiana? Join the Indy Chamber, Techpoint, and our generous sponsors as we team up for Indy Civic Hack — the hackathon event of the summer. The 2016 hackathon is coming up on June 4, and will be

Tech award winners and investors from around the country connect at IMS

During Fast Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, TechPoint brought together a mix of previous and current Mira Awards winners and select scale-up companies participating in TechPoint’s Tailwind program. Top executives from 28 of Indiana’s most successful and promising companies, met with representatives from 19 venture capital firms, angel investors, and investment banks to seek

Venture capitalist Scott Maxwell calls Indy ‘high energy, infectious’

It’s 2016 — the year of the scale-up. Venture capitalists from coast to coast are on the hunt for investment opportunities with relatively young, rapidly emerging, innovation-driven companies that could be the next big success stories. High Alpha, an Indianapolis-based venture studio focused on enterprise cloud companies, is one such investment firm keenly aware of the

Standout Scale-ups & Tech Companies in 2015

What a great year 2015 was for the tech community in Indiana. Companies from all over the country (and the world) are looking to the Hoosier state to expand their businesses, and the homegrown start-ups and scale-ups that are responsible for the thriving tech community here are benefiting too. WATCH VIDEO HERE TechPoint President and