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First Quarter Recap: Catch up on ‘Featured Company of the Week’ stories

As we close the books on the first quarter of 2016, we reflect on the many “Featured Company of the Week” stories we’ve published and see what trends they highlight happening in the tech community. These startups and scale-ups are rapidly emerging, innovation-driven companies that could be Indiana’s next big success stories. Several of our featured

Kick-Start CoderDojo for Indiana Kids!

Together with the presenting sponsors of the Mira Awards and BidPal, TechPoint Foundation for Youth hopes to raise $60,000 at the Mira Awards gala on April 23, to introduce students throughout Indiana to the world of computer science. Double your donation dollars at Mira! If everyone at Mira gave $30, which will be matched by

CloudOne Secures $9M in Series E Funding

CloudOne, a Fishers-based Internet of Things (IoT) firm, announced a Series E venture funding raise of $9 million. Founded in 2010, this raise brings total equity investment in CloudOne to $21.9 million. Plymouth Ventures of Ann Arbor, Mich. led the funding round with primary participation by Hercules Technology Growth Capital of Palo Alto, Calif. Existing investors participating in

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

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

SaaS data management platform Formstack celebrates 10-year anniversary

Between 80 and 90 percent of startups fail, so the odds are stacked against you as a start-up company. Despite such a bleak statistic, Indianapolis-based software-as-a-service data management platform Formstack and its nearly 80 employees are celebrating 10 years in business this week with the company’s 500,000 users in 110 countries! Initially created to provide a

Can Indiana get healthier through technology?

The amount of information about you, your habits and your health that is stored by various places you visit might surprise you. Whether it’s the grocery store, gym, bike-share service, family doctor or pharmacy, databases around town could offer you a remarkably clear picture of your personal health — IF they were unified. Could Indy

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