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Tech Trend Setters from Indiana

How do you define a trendsetter? Is it someone who offers a unique product in the marketplace, a venture that no one else has been able to tackle or simply taking an idea off the white board and finally pushing it into reality? Tech trend setters can be any and all of the above —

Jim McIntosh said he was gone for good

After Jim McIntosh graduated from the Purdue College of Technology in 1997, he moved west and swore he’d never move back. That didn’t pan out exactly as he had planned. The Director of Product at Indianapolis startup TinderBox (helping salespeople save time and make the sale from end to end) is originally from northern Indiana.

4 ways volunteerism can boost your startup

When putting together a startup business plan or investor deck, corporate volunteerism isn’t a topic that typically takes up a lot of space. However, it can pay true dividends for your company in terms of recruiting tech talent, retaining employees and employee satisfaction, and lean startup marketing. Here are a few ways in which volunteering

The survey that sparked Indy’s tech talent movement

Eighteen months ago, TechPoint conducted a workforce survey that sparked a talent movement in Indianapolis. After confirming long-assumed challenges shared by 26 key tech employers and learning valuable insights into their talent recruitment needs, TechPoint developed two tech workforce reports and launched its Xpat and Xtern talent attraction and retention initiatives that are changing minds

Finally, an award for tech builders

Every community seems to have the same problem. We do a good job of recognizing the rising stars and the trailblazing lifetime achievers, but nobody ever does much to celebrate the exceptional people in the middle — the actual tech builders and creators. Well, TechPoint is about to remedy that for the tech sector in

From big company to small and from MN to home

Last year around this time, Katie Sexton was in the middle of a Minnesota winter. She says that winter was one of the factors that prompted her to get serious about a move home to central Indiana. While Indiana may not be able to promise her a vastly kinder winter, the Indy tech scene certainly

South Central Indiana is Filling Its Tech Workforce Pipeline

No matter what the niche, every tech company needs a skilled and ready tech workforce. That includes engineers and software developers, but in South Central Indiana, it also includes technical labor. Metal Technologies, Inc., a Bloomfield-based production machine shop, is a perfect example.  This Greene County wonder has experienced what Human Resources Director, Kirbie Moore,

Tech policy requests for this year’s legislature

A new legislative session has begun at the Indiana Statehouse. While TechPoint is a private, non-partisan non-profit that is not a lobbying organization, decisions made at the Statehouse can impact our tech community so we do make efforts to inform legislators with data like that from the Tech Workforce Report and about tech policy that

Robin and Indiana Technology: A Love Story

“I like to think I’ve lost my southern accent over the years. My friends in Arkansas and Texas think I’m a Yankee now.” Robin Fleming, Teradata Marketing Applications VP of Quality Management and Security, has not lost her southern accent. Despite moving to Indianapolis to work for Teradata Applications in 2011, her Arkansas (where she