VC Report: Q4 2020 M&A and investments in Indiana technology companies

Investments in Indiana tech companies shows foundation for continued growth The year started out with strong optimism based on the results of 2019, which saw some of the largest ever total numbers for venture capital investment in the state. Things quickly changed with the early onset of the pandemic that is still gripping the nations […]

VC Report: Q3 2020 M&A and investments in Indiana technology companies

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its march through now each quarter of 2020, investment in Indiana tech companies for Q3 has dipped below the solid rebound of Q2 by close to $4 million. It is worth noting that the activity in September was significantly higher than (nearly double) that of August or July, so there […]

TechPoint’s S.O.S. Challenge yields promising solutions to problems created by COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has upended just about every aspect of life around the world and has caused global leaders to question how to manage through and beyond it. Here in Indiana, the 500+ college students and the 200+ Indiana tech sector coaches and advisors who took part in the TechPoint Summer Opportunities for Students Challenge […]

Demand for online education is spiking. How Indiana is responding (Part III)

Editor’s Note: This series began before the COVID-19 pandemic. Response to it will have a significant impact on the number of students taking online courses and how schools are using technology to make coursework available. Indiana institutions like Purdue University are well positioned to adapt to this new normal. In response to the pandemic, Purdue […]

Purdue Foundry guides hundreds of ideas into brand-new businesses

Born from the challenge to more quickly develop the university’s IP, the Purdue Foundry has guided 203 new ideas into launchable business ventures and secured nearly $350 million in venture funding.

Hacker and maker: Andy Shi helps build tech ecosystems in Indy Tech Fellowship

The technology bug bit Andy Shi early in life. From Legos and remote-control cars to building and fixing computers, he’s always loved tinkering and building. With the Indy Tech Fellowship, Andy has traveled deep into this passion, exploring the possibilities with some of Indianapolis’ most exciting tech startups. While his interest began while he was […]

Universities across Indiana help build and grow the tech ecosystem

While many parts make up our Indy tech ecosystem, universities across the state offer important pieces toward the development of new and innovative tech. Serving as a cradle for many startups, universities provide connections, talent, support and more to students and researchers launching their ideas. Along with helping new businesses begin, universities help inventors and […]

Kyle Potts believes in the creativity and artistry of programming

Born in Highland, Ind., Kyle found his passion for technology not in a classroom but in a dumpster. When he spotted the old discarded computer, he took the opportunity to learn more about it by attempting to boot it up. Eighth grade Kyle didn’t have the resources to purchase a new operating system for the […]