Talent News

IBJ asks local entrepreneurs and investors what’s next for Indy tech

Can Indy meet the growing need for tech talent? What trends are emerging in the Indianapolis technology community? These questions and more were posed by panel moderator and technology reporter Jared Council at the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Power Breakfast Series on Thursday, March 10. The expert panel was comprised of Indy’s own entrepreneurs, investors and educators: Kristian Andersen

Torchlite officially launches first-of-its-kind digital marketing platform

Torchlite, a software-as-a-service based marketplace that connects businesses to experts who build, manage and optimize digital marketing campaigns, launches the first-ever digital marketing platform powered by an on-demand talent marketplace. On March 22, the company released significant updates to its platform based on months of conversations with clients, account managers and “Torchliters” — the company’s vetted

Bluebridge rallies its mobile app success to disrupt employee engagement market

Since smartphone sales eclipsed personal computers in 2011, entrepreneur Santiago Jaramillo has been obsessed with finding better ways to communicate and engage with people under the mobile-first mantra. He founded a company called Bluebridge, surrounded himself with passionate fellow entrepreneurs, and quickly gained traction as a pioneer of mobile-apps-as-a-service — a flat-fee platform that provides

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

Indianapolis Ranks #2 Among Cities Secretly Great for Tech Grads

Indianapolis is one of the 10 “sneaky-great cities all college seniors should consider if they want to work in tech.” That’s the conclusion DataFox made in a new rankings report released today putting Indianapolis in second place behind Reston, Va. 2. Indianapolis, IN Like Reston, Indianapolis offers a vibrant community that’s affordable with an entry-level tech

The Amazing.ly Talented Lesson.ly Team

Most companies say they hire talent based on two criteria: culture fit and skills. Employee learning-software firm Lesson.ly follows that model, but their team brings a whole new definition to what it means to hire “tech talent” or to have a “talented workforce.” Lesson.ly’s director of marketing, Mitch Causey, explains the company’s culture, “If you’re

$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