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Indy wins national competition and funding for STEM mentoring

CAPTION: President Obama speaks at the White House Science Fair where US2020 announced the seven winning cities of a national competition to create multi-year campaigns to boost STEM mentorship across the country. (Inset Photos: Laura Dodds, executive director, TechPoint Foundation for Youth met entrepreneur and US2020 champion Dean Kamen, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and

HJR-3 is bad for the tech community.

Indiana is home to world class tech companies big and small; companies that employ hardworking Hoosiers and remind the coasts that great technology can come from the middle ground. In the last five years alone, 12 tech companies have been acquired or gone public, creating $4.5 billion in market cap and thousands of new jobs.

Interactive Intelligence Climbs Above Twitter and Google on Mashable “Best Tech Companies to Work For” List

Interactive Intelligence has once again topped a list of the best places to work. This time it was a story on the front page of Mashable today, listing Interactive Intelligence above both Twitter and Google. Earlier this year, Interactive Intelligence made two other high-profile lists: Glassdoor Employee’s Choice BEST PLACES TO WORK 2014 Forbes’ The

PROFILE: Apprentice University Offers Alternative to Four-Year Degree

(Previously titled ‘College is broken.’ Apprentice University Takes on the 11th Commandment) Ron Brumbarger and Joel Moran didn’t shy away from controversy during their presentation about Apprentice University at Tech Thursday last week. They were unapologetic in their claim that “college is broken,” citing troubling statistics and rebuking what they called the 11th Commandment —

IndyXmas 2013 – The Night in Pictures

The first-ever IndyXmas was a great success (and a pretty fun party) that brought together more than 230 attendees (over a third from out of town). It was a night of celebrating the successes of Indianapolis in 2013 and connection with some of Indy’s hottest tech companies. IndyXmas is powered by TechPoint’s IndyX Initiative, which

Rose-Hulman Academic VP Testifying with Dean Kamen before Congress about S.T.E.M. Future

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Vice President for Academic Affairs Phillip J. Cornwell, PhD, testified today at a congressional hearing on STEM engagement and retention issues with  world-renowned innovator Dean Kamen. Kamen is best known for inventing the Segway and the world’s first wearable infusion pump. He also founded FIRST Robotics, which is closely tied with IndianaFIRST