Through this $300,000 investment from the IEDC startup companies will get easier access to top intern talent with Xtern

IEDC-TechPoint partnership means 50 new Xterns for Indiana startups for summer 2023

Fifty Indiana tech startups will get a discount on hiring talented young professionals as Xterns next summer thanks to a $300,000 investment from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) into TechPoint’s signature career development program.  The Xtern program, which is entering its tenth year, has primarily seen company participation from established employers. Startups – which […]
VC Advice from an Indiana Legend

VC Advice from an Indiana Legend

When ExactTarget Founders Scott Dorsey, Chris Baggott and Peter McCormick, sold their marketing software company for a record $2.5 billion, they became instant tech legends in Indiana and perhaps the world. But they didn’t stop there.   McCormick heads a B2B SaaS investment fund in New York City. Baggot launched ClusterTruck, and Dorsey teamed up with […]
Xtern and Orr Fellowship partner for joint-finalist day events at Lucas Oil Stadium

Deadlines fast approaching for first-ever combined Xtern and Orr Fellowship Finalist Day at Lucas Oil Stadium

For more than two decades, Indiana’s entrepreneurial and tech community has relied on the Orr Fellowship and TechPoint’s Xtern program to find and develop young talent. For the first time, those initiatives will come together Friday, November 18, 2022, at Lucas Oil Stadium to make it easier for more than 100 Indiana companies to find […]

TechPoint partners with Markle Foundation to help Indiana tech companies adopt skills-based hiring  

Today the TechPoint team announced a strategic partnership with the Markle Foundation, which will be a key element of its plan to inclusively grow the Indiana tech workforce by an additional 41,000 workers by 2030.  “The Markle Foundation, through its Rework America Alliance, is doing phenomenal work to bring more people, especially people of color, […]
Launch Mission41K

Launch Mission41K kickoff conference will help employers create new tech hiring pathways

One-day event serves as official launch of effort to create 41K new Indiana tech jobs  TechPoint will host a one-day kickoff conference — Launch Mission41K — where it will work with up to 250 early adopters of the organization’s new Mission41K movement: a plan to grow the state’s tech workforce by 41,000 by 2030 and […]

TechPoint launches VCI Marketplace  

TechPoint’s Senior Relationship Manager Roger Shuman is about to get a whole lot busier, and that’s a good thing for Indiana startup companies.  Shuman, who leads most of TechPoint’s investor-startup connection activities, has been tasked with implementing a new, free service called the Indiana VCI Marketplace. It’s designed to increase use of the state’s Venture […]

Venture Club of Indiana partners with TechPoint, Elevate Ventures and 50 South Capital to triple Indiana’s exposure to tech investors

For 13 years, the Venture Club of Indiana has worked to attract investors interested in funding Indiana startup companies at its annual Innovation Showcase. The 2022 iteration of that event partners with TechPoint, 50 South Capital, which manages Indiana’s Next Level Fund, and Elevate Ventures to offer “(Ind)Venture.”  By partnering, the similarly focused groups will […]
Tech Talent Panel at IGES 2022

Setting the stage for skills-based hiring at IEDC Global Economic Summit

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation threw a huge party in Indianapolis last weekend, and everybody came. Seriously. The Excel spreadsheet of attendees went on for 20 pages. There were ambassadors, consulates general, federal agency heads. The governor. Mayors. Legislators. Company CEOs. University representatives. And if you’ve heard of a global—or local—tech or tech-enabled company, they […]