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TechPoint’s Winners’ Circle to draw 30+ investors to Indy

Following what attendees have called “the best Mira Awards season ever,” TechPoint will host its third annual Winners’ Circle event connecting this year’s honorees and select scale-up companies with more than 30 out-of-state venture capital and growth equity firms, investment banks, media, influencers and tech buyers together to build relationships, spotlight innovations, and create future investments

Governor Holcomb awards Indiana’s highest civilian honor to tech leader Mike Langellier

The 35-year-old entrepreneur and visionary has served as president and CEO of TechPoint since December 2012, following the acquisition of his personal finance and banking software startup. In a surprise announcement during the 18th annual TechPoint Mira Awards on Saturday, Governor Eric Holcomb honored TechPoint President and CEO Mike Langellier with the Sagamore of the

Winning Mira Awards helped BidPal attract talent and capital

Fundraising software provider BidPal has been fortunate to win three Mira awards since the company’s founding 10 years ago: the Information Technology Gazelle award in 2011, the 2013 Mobile Technology Excellence and Innovation award and the 2013 Emerging Technology Company of the Year award. Since winning these awards, BidPal solutions have helped nearly 2,800 organizations

A brief introduction to network science math in marketing

In this Chief Marketing Technologist Blog (chiefmartec.com) guest post by Tyler Foxworthy, chief scientist at DemandJump, several fields of math are connected to marketing challenges that are being addressed with artificial intelligence. Editor Scott Brinkler also added several links to Wikipedia pages for readers who want to geek out like him on this dense and challenging

Winning a Mira Award helped DemandJump grab attention from investors, media

DemandJump was in the process of raising a Series Seed round with the goal of raising $1.5 million when they brought home not just one, but two “Best of Tech in Indiana” Mira Awards last year. The fast-growing, Indianapolis-based scale-up company ultimately oversubscribed the Series Seed round and successfully closed $1.8 million in capital. “Winning

Biggest Tech Announcements and Trends of 2016

There’s no doubt that 2016 had its fair share of big news stories, perhaps more than its fair share. The tech community, too, made some big splashes and brought the fast-growing sector to the forefront a number of times. Here are some of the stories that stood out this year. Real Estate Announcing Salesforce Tower

VIDEO: Are Women Getting Tech Respect?

Robin Fleming, senior vice president of technology, Angie’s List, and Sally Reasoner, vice president of talent, Central Indiana Workforce Development Initiative (formerly with TechPoint), were guests on Inside INdiana Business this weekend for an Inside Innovation segment with reporter Barbara Lewis on women in technology. The interview came on the heels of the Women &

10 tech pros named ‘Indy’s Best and Brightest’ Finalists

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Inc. has announced the finalists for its Indy’s Best and Brightest awards. The organization annually recognizes 100 professionals under the age of 40 from 10 industries, including 10 individuals from the technology sector. Junior Achievement says Best and Brightest recognizes “up-and-coming talent and the next generation of leaders in our

Zylo helps you manage all those software-as-a-service subscriptions

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) isn’t just a hip label used to describe new software technologies. It’s a software licensing and distributing model that has completely changed the way businesses operate in today’s innovative environment. According to Gartner, SaaS subscriptions are expected to grow 20.3% in 2016, equaling a total of $37.7B in market value. Gone are the

Josh Baker put Indianapolis on the music map

Through the back door of the Murphy Arts Building in Fountain Square, up the old wooden stairs on the right, and down a corridor filled with concert posters and a salvaged piano, you’ll find a renovated space that hosts MOKB Presents and Do317.  As you pass through the halls of the second story, you’ll get

Featured Company of the Week Q2 Recap

Q2 Recap: Catch up on ‘Featured Company of the Week’ stories

As the second quarter of 2016 comes to an end, we reflect on the Featured Company of the Week stories we’ve published and recap what’s happening in the tech community. These startups and scale-ups are rapidly emerging, innovation-driven companies that could be Indiana’s next big success stories. Angie’s List — a TechPoint Pillar Partner and recent presenting

Nominate an exceptional employee for the Tech 25

In 2015, TechPoint launched the Tech 25, a prestigious selection of twenty-five individuals who are critical and exceptional performers helping to grow our community’s tech and tech-enabled companies, but who — not being the CEO or other top executives — don’t get celebrated publicly as often as they deserve. We created the Tech 25 to help

Jon McLaughlin performing at the Mira Awards!

Jon McLaughlin has been playing piano and making music since childhood. He was born and raised in Indiana, and eventually ended up at Anderson University, also in Indiana. With the support of the university’s record label, Oranghaus, a few friends and an old Chevy van, McLaughlin wrote and recorded music, and toured extensively throughout his college years before he

First Quarter Recap: Catch up on ‘Featured Company of the Week’ stories

As we close the books on the first quarter of 2016, we reflect on the many “Featured Company of the Week” stories we’ve published and see what trends they highlight happening in the tech community. These startups and scale-ups are rapidly emerging, innovation-driven companies that could be Indiana’s next big success stories. Several of our featured

TechPoint receives $600,000 Skill UP grant to attract and develop top tech talent

TechPoint, through the CICP Foundation, has been awarded more than $600,000 through Skill UP Indiana, a grant program the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) created to advance programs aimed at retaining, attracting and developing talent. The Skill UP Indiana grant program intends to foster the growth of skills and competencies essential to filling the

Torchlite promises to fix what’s broken with digital marketing

The sharing economy business model has definitely worked for billion dollar companies like Uber, Airbnb and Instacart. Now, professional services companies are venturing into interesting new operating structures that they are calling collaborative economy, or gig economy business models. With the launch today of Torchlite, Indianapolis can now claim at least two start-ups in this

$1.4 Million Lilly Endowment Grant to Support TechPoint Talent Attraction and Development Initiatives

TechPoint, Indiana’s tech growth initiative, announced today that Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved a $1.4 million grant to help attract and retain tech talent in the state. The grant will support TechPoint’s Xtern program, which matches tech-skilled college students with Indianapolis-based companies, and a new program aimed at retaining recent college graduates. “Xtern is an

Gen Con draws top tech talent to The Circle City

Forty-eight stories above downtown Indianapolis, held at the height of Gen Con, TechPoint seized on the opportunity to draw in some of the world’s top tech talent and introduce them to the Indy tech community. TechPoint’s League of Xtraordinary Programmers (LXP) event drew more than 200 tech builders and software developers from 21 states. Salesforce,

Xtern: The Ultimate Tech Internship Experience

2015: 108 students, 36 host companies, one awesome summer The TechPoint team, as part of its Talent Attraction & Development Initiative, has spent the last 16 months building “the ultimate tech summer internship experience”, called the Xtern program. Over two summer internship sessions the Xtern program has recruited, housed, and immersed in the city 158 students from 22

Your next tech job starts here.

Software developer jobs  — the most in-demand tech jobs in the Greater Indianapolis area — are projected to grow 22 percent by 2022, much faster than the average for all other occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, TechPoint’s recent workforce study confirmed that computer-related jobs, which includes all kinds of tech

National rankings highlight Indy job growth, affordable cost of living, and unique culture

Indianapolis is moving out of the shadows. The midwestern city can no longer be called a “best kept secret.” Top-tier national media outlets have been praising and recognizing Indianapolis for its’ unbeatable atmosphere, job growth and affordability. We have plenty more than just the cornfields and interstates that earned us the “Crossroads of America” moniker that

Celebrating Indiana’s top performing chief technology officers

Chief technology officers are instrumental in helping companies, not-for-profits and government organizations of all sizes overcome challenges and thrive. Indiana’s top performing CTOs are not only leading their organizations to greatness, but innovating and executing visionary plans to ensure future success. This August, IBJ and TechPoint hosted the first-ever CTO of the Year awards breakfast

Nominate your mentor for an Inspire Award by Sunday, Feb. 1st

College Mentors for Kids will honor David Becker, Chairman & CEO, First Internet Bancorp, at the 2015 Inspire Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Mentoring. Becker has been extremely influential in the Indianapolis business community and has served as a mentor to numerous entrepreneurs. Kyle Salyers, one of Becker’s many mentees, stated, “At every

Welcome Online Tech! New data center offers secure, compliant cloud and colocation services

After investing $10 million into an acquired facility and some serious upgrades, Indianapolis is now home to Online Tech’s fifth data center (the first outside of Michigan), and the hosting company’s full product line of secure, compliant cloud and colocation services for healthcare, financial services, retail and other companies in regulated industries. Mike Klein, Co-CEO of

BioCrossroads wins national tech-based economic development award

Last week at the State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI) Annual Conference in Chicago, Indiana-based life sciences initiative BioCrossroads won the Excellence in Technology-based Economic Development (TBED) award in the category Improving Competitiveness of Existing Industries. This is the same SSTI award won last year by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) — one of the most

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

Inc. 5000 names 21 Indiana tech companies to ‘Fastest Growing’ list

Congratulations to the 21 Indiana tech firms named to the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies list! Now in its 33rd year, the annual Inc. 500|5000 list is an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy — America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies

TechPoint, State Launch Tech Startup Initiative

TechPoint, Indiana’s technology growth initiative, in partnership with the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE) is launching Tailwind, an initiative aimed at growing Indiana’s most promising innovation-driven tech startups. The new initiative aims to increase entrepreneurial education, startup promotion and investment to help tech startups accelerate their growth. “The Tailwind initiative ensures that