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Michael Hockerman chose incredible Indy over West Coast wow

Michael Hockerman was at Purdue University when he applied to Xtern, TechPoint’s highly-competitive 10-week summer internship program that pairs tech-skilled college students with technology companies in the Indianapolis-Carmel area. At the time he knew little about what technology companies exist in Indianapolis, making it a challenge to see the city as a potential landing pad after

TechPoint Honors ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’ at Mira Awards

Appirio, First Internet Bank, DemandJump, DATTUS, Geofeedia, pi lab, and MOBI Among Top Honorees TechPoint, the growth initiative for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, honored Indiana’s best companies, entrepreneurs, educators, and other leaders for their technology excellence and innovation at The Westin in downtown Indianapolis during the 17th annual Mira Awards gala presented by Angie’s List, Interactive

IU’s Dr. Kylie Peppler wins Tech Educator of the Year Mira Award

Dr. Kylie Peppler, an Associate Professor of Learning Sciences in the School of Education at Indiana University — Bloomington, received the Tech Educator of the Year award during TechPoint’s 17th annual Mira Awards honoring the best of tech in Indiana. Dr. Peppler is incorporating artistic creativity into STEM fields immersion. Peppler has worked to understand

Marketer Teresa Becker wins Rising Star Mira Award

Teresa Becker, Owner, TKB Consulting, received the Rising Star Award during TechPoint’s 17th annual Mira Awards honoring the best of tech in Indiana. Early in her career, Teresa was part of both the ExactTarget Catapult program and an Orr Fellow. She has grown her sole-proprietor consulting business incredibly fast on word-of-mouth alone. Teresa is a results-driven

IBJ asks local entrepreneurs and investors what’s next for Indy tech

Can Indy meet the growing need for tech talent? What trends are emerging in the Indianapolis technology community? These questions and more were posed by panel moderator and technology reporter Jared Council at the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Power Breakfast Series on Thursday, March 10. The expert panel was comprised of Indy’s own entrepreneurs, investors and educators: Kristian Andersen

Torchlite officially launches first-of-its-kind digital marketing platform

Torchlite, a software-as-a-service based marketplace that connects businesses to experts who build, manage and optimize digital marketing campaigns, launches the first-ever digital marketing platform powered by an on-demand talent marketplace. On March 22, the company released significant updates to its platform based on months of conversations with clients, account managers and “Torchliters” — the company’s vetted

Bluebridge rallies its mobile app success to disrupt employee engagement market

Since smartphone sales eclipsed personal computers in 2011, entrepreneur Santiago Jaramillo has been obsessed with finding better ways to communicate and engage with people under the mobile-first mantra. He founded a company called Bluebridge, surrounded himself with passionate fellow entrepreneurs, and quickly gained traction as a pioneer of mobile-apps-as-a-service — a flat-fee platform that provides

TechPoint receives $600,000 Skill UP grant to attract and develop top tech talent

TechPoint, through the CICP Foundation, has been awarded more than $600,000 through Skill UP Indiana, a grant program the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) created to advance programs aimed at retaining, attracting and developing talent. The Skill UP Indiana grant program intends to foster the growth of skills and competencies essential to filling the