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$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

From Impulse and Internship to Choosing Indy

An impulse college choice and a chance internship with an alternative weekly newspaper have earned Indianapolis’ workforce two more creative class millennials in Liz and Mitch Greene! Since young professionals choose where they want to live first and then consider career options, strong industry communities — like Indy’s tech scene — and gripping cultural amenities

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

Gen Con could spur growth for local businesses

WISH-TV’s Eric Halvorson reported on TechPoint’s League of Extraordinary Programmers event on Friday evening at the height of Gen Con, the original, longest-running, best-attended, gaming convention in the world! Gen Con attendees are also some of the world’s top tech talent, so TechPoint took the chance while they were in town to introduce them to Indy’s

Turnover Begets Turnover: Nip It in the Bud!

It’s a fact: hiring and retaining software developers is going to be an increasing priority for your company in 2015. The talent competition is heating up as new companies move into central Indiana. Just last week, marketing intelligence startup DemandJump chose central Indiana over Austin and San Francisco to invest more than $1.2 million and add more