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 […]
TechPoint receives $750,000 from Microsoft Philanthropies to help career-changing adults access tech jobs in Indiana

TechPoint receives $750,000 from Microsoft Philanthropies to help career-changing adults access tech jobs in Indiana

For almost a decade, TechPoint has been connecting Indiana tech employers with tech- and business-skilled talent, particularly through its Xtern program, which serves up top college students for internships and jobs. Armed with a three-year, $750,000 grant from Microsoft Philanthropies, TechPoint will expand its impact by creating new tech career pathways for upskilling and career-changing […]

Ting Gootee named new TechPoint president and CEO

Veteran investment capital leader succeeds Mike Langellier. Ting Gootee, a key founding executive and chief investment officer for Elevate Ventures, has been named the new President and CEO of TechPoint. TechPoint and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) made the announcement today following a national search to replace Mike Langellier, who had led the nonprofit, […]

TechPoint and Conexus partner to showcase innovative technologies to Hoosier logistics and manufacturing companies

Indiana is a national leader in advanced manufacturing and logistics but staying at the top of the heap will require companies to embrace technology at a faster rate to meet the demands of the fourth industrial revolution, aka “Industry 4.0”. The term refers to a new wave of technologies, like Internet of Things products, big […]

Influential business and civic leader Bill Oesterle to receive Trailblazer Award during Mira Awards gala

TechPoint will honor influential entrepreneur and business leader, civic and political organizer and Indiana talent champion Bill Oesterle with the Trailblazer Award during the 23rd annual Mira Awards gala presented by Salesforce on April 23. The 1,200 seat event sold out of general admission tickets last month, but people interested in attending may join the […]

TechPoint announces leadership changes 

Jennifer Merrell promoted to VP Relationship Management as Lauren (Petersen) James departs TechPoint, Indiana’s nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for the state’s tech ecosystem, today announced the promotion of Jennifer Merrell to vice president of relationship management and the departure of her predecessor, Lauren (Petersen) James. James has accepted a position as executive director of the […]

Record Year in Tech Investment; Continued Focus on Talent

Despite the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was a year of record-breaking activity and growth for the Indiana tech sector as nearly $960 million in capital was invested in the ecosystem while at the same time, TechPoint and its partners continued working to grow, attract and retain tech talent in an increasingly competitive landscape. […]

For some, Ukrainian resistance to Russia includes continuing to do their tech jobs even as war rages

Early in 2022,  Alex Morozov, Founder and CEO of Carmel-based Swan Software Solutions and a Ukrainian-American, suspected war was coming to his homeland. He sent a strong message to the nearly 150 employees who work for Swan from Ukraine, encouraging them to move to safety and offering financial help to do so. About 45 of […]