Standout Scale-ups & Tech Companies in 2015

What a great year 2015 was for the tech community in Indiana. Companies from all over the country (and the world) are looking to the Hoosier state to expand their businesses, and the homegrown start-ups and scale-ups that are responsible for the thriving tech community here are benefiting too. WATCH VIDEO HERE TechPoint President and […]

How to get and maximize state incentives to help fund your start-up

Tax credits, training grants, and other state economic development incentives are usually in the news when they are going to the big guys — large employers who are bringing hundreds of new jobs and investing millions of dollars in the community. What you might not know is that many of those same incentives are available […]

How to ask friends and family to invest in your tech startup

Entrepreneurs all over the country will hopefully be taking small breaks from their ventures to join friends and family for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and other holiday celebrations through the New Year. As conversations inevitably turn to what you’ve been up to and how your business is going, it’s a perfect opportunity to explain your […]

Bill Godfrey’s five criteria for angel investing

When he was 30 years old, Bill Godfrey told his wife that he didn’t like the feeling of “having a job” and that he wanted to do something different. If his life were a television sitcom, this would be the moment when his wife gives him an “if-looks-could-kill” stare that puts an end to Bill’s […]

Statistics for women-owned startups is bleak.

Statistics for women-owned startups is bleak.  According to the Wall Street Journal, only 7% of venture funding and only 4% of the total dollar value of all small-business loans go to women-owned businesses.  Yet the record 9.9 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. generate more than $1.6 trillion in revenues, employ 8.98 million people resulting […]