Jim Goldman | Trava: Simplifying Cybersecurity

In this episode, we talk to Jim Goldman, CEO and co-founder of Trava.  Trava is on a mission to simplify cybersecurity for small and midsized businesses. Jim talks about his journey from academia to FBI to tech founder, how cybersecurity has evolved during his career, and our collective role in preventing cyber threats. Jordan Isaacs […]
Tech ethics has never been more important for your team

If tech ethics is an afterthought, you’re taking too big of a risk 

On Friday, Twitter closed offices in London and other locations and started laying off parts of its workforce. Among the first to go was the company’s entire ethics staff, including its celebrated Ethical AI team and recent TechPoint keynote speaker James Loduca, now the former VP of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.  This move would […]

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 […]