Community News

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

Angie’s List campus to be a destination

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.

Discovering My Indianapolis: The Xtern Experience

Community: a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. It may not be fair for me to say that Indianapolis was my first community experience. It might be more reasonable to say that Indy gave me the first sense of a truly tangible community, one whose benefits

6 reasons to go to Midwest user experience conference

Midwest UX is a conference geared toward user experience designers, but also covers topics relevant to developers, content strategists, marketers, entrepreneurs, and more. It’s a non-profit enterprise, and the user experience conference organizers and producers are all volunteers each year. This is the fourth year for the conference. It moves to different locations each year to needs your ‘applause’ for Harvard Health Acceleration Challenge

“What proven innovation have you created that would enhance health care value in the U.S. if broadly disseminated?” That is THE question driving the Harvard Business School Healthcare Innovation Challenge, an open forum competition held jointly with Harvard Medical School that is seeking healthcare innovations like health information technology that are ready to scale up

Tech business disasters are outages, not just acts-of-God

In the Midwest, we don’t have to worry about acts-of-God happening as frequently as our friends on the coasts do. But disasters affecting tech businesses don’t have to be natural disasters to be equally as devastating to the bottom line. September is National Disaster Preparedness month, so take a few moments to reassess and perhaps reinvigorate

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