Eighth annual Xtern Finalist Day proves tech talent still thriving and competitive

Despite being forced to go virtual with Indy’s biggest day for new tech talent, TechPoint’s Xtern Finalist Day brought 200 of the most promising students from around the country face-to-face on screen with 44 leading tech companies from Indianapolis and Muncie, Ind. The NFL Combine-like experience is the ultimate job interview for up and coming […]

Ball State University’s Faculty Externship Program elevates soft skills and dials in real-world application

Can a philosophy major land a job in a fast growing technical field like software development? What about an English or art major, business, sciences or humanities student? Is there a place in tech for people who don’t hold computer science, engineering or other technical degrees?  Jim McAtee, assistant vice president and executive director for […]

AfterSchool HQ helps more Indiana students enroll in after school programs

Growing up with two parents working in the local school system where I also attended, I couldn’t get up to anything out of the ordinary without hearing about it back at home later that evening. Even innocently going through the McDonald’s drive-thru with friends after school was reason enough for people to let my parents […]

Real Life. Real Choices. COVID-19 opens eyes to poverty experience

For nearly all of us in the workforce today, we’ve never before seen such a dramatic demonstration of the comfortable life led by middle class Americans (especially those of us working in a thriving tech community) as compared to the working poor and others living at or below the poverty line. As Human Rights Watch […]

OurHealth combines with Marathon Health creating a powerful, innovative force in healthcare

Early in the year, Indianapolis-based OurHealth announced it is combining with Vermont-based Marathon Health. Both companies provide onsite and nearsite health centers for employers and both have a patient-centric emphasis on technology and data that may—whether you are a patient of theirs or not—have a tremendous impact on your own healthcare in the future. The […]

DMI helps enterprises focus on digital transformation following the shock of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has affected us all and had a significant impact on the way we work. Some change was temporary, but many costly and time-consuming business practices—like frequent, cross country travel—will likely remain rare even after this health crisis ends. There also have been numerous unintended consequences, some negative and some positive, […]

Funding social innovation yields new tools in the fight against poverty

Audacious isn’t usually a word people associate with fighting poverty. Overwhelming, destructive, heartbreaking … these are the familiar words we hear when discussing the root of many of society’s most challenging obstacles. It’s not, however, impossible to put a different lens on fighting poverty and see the fight as an opportunity to innovate—to tackle a […]

OneBridge expects employee ownership to help attract, retain tech talent

Employee-owned companies are somewhat rare in Indiana, and rarer still within the tech community. Out of 183 reported Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) companies in Indiana, only a handful are recognized tech companies, notably Cummins, Markey’s, SEP and Telamon. As of this summer, however, a new employee-owned company is joining the ranks—data analytics and business […]