Cumulative Energy Equals Bigger, Bolder Indiana Tech Community

Inside Indiana Business (IIB) "INsiders Panel" Calls Attention to Rising Tide and Real Momentum Building in Indiana Tech Sector

IIB Creator and Host Gerry Dick interviewed TinderBox President and Co-founder Dustin Sapp, VERGE President/Social Reactor Vice President Matt Hunckler, and TechPoint President and CEO Mike Langellier focusing on recent events and trends in the tech sector.

Highlights of the interview include:

  • There have been at least eight Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) or major acquisitions of Indiana companies in less than four years.
  • Some of these companies are increasingly household names, and they all make their home in Indiana.

    • ExactTarget
    • Angie's List
    • First Internet Bank
    • Aprimo
    • Angel Learning
    • MyJibe
    • Stoneware
    • iGoDigital
  • One advantage Indiana has over other states is a "rising tide" community that likes to help each other succeed.
  • Successful Hoosier entrepreneurs tend to reinvest here and help educate the next group of rising tech stars.
  • Professionals in the tech sector believe Indiana has real momentum.
  • The cumulative energy here has created a bigger and bolder community with a legitimate claim to national recognition.

Watch the full video — The INsiders: Indiana's Tech and Startup Landscape — on Inside Indiana Business.


Joshua Hall is editor of He writes about Indiana tech companies, jobs, people & events. @joshua2349