Tailwind Program

Between 2009 and 2012, 35% of U.S. jobs were created by 2% of companies...scale-up companies. These are the relatively young, rapidly emerging, innovation-driven companies that could be Indiana's next big success stories. Scale-up companies from years past became international successes and employ thousands of people. The Tailwind Program helps select scale-ups access critical resources needed to become tomorrow's successes. See if your company qualifies.


We help qualifying scale-ups get visibility and credential their companies, products and hiring brands. They will be featured on TechPoint.org and shared with our 25,000+ subscribers and social media followers and with local, regional and national media partners.


We help qualifying scale-ups open doors to coveted, large, high-potential local customers, including through exclusive events such as scale-up speed dating.


We help qualifying scale-ups get in front of Indiana’s most experienced and successful angel investors. We also invite qualifying Mira Award winners and other scale-ups to meet with some of the dozens of venture capital firms from across the country at our annual Winners’ Circle Event. Thirty-five VC firms attended this year’s event.


In addition to helping qualifying scale-ups get visibility and credential their hiring brand, we promote their open jobs on the TechPoint Job Board and help them search our Talent Database for experienced candidates. Companies can also acquire young talent through our TechPointX talent programs, including Xtern and Indy Tech Fellowship.

See If Your Company Qualifies

If so, your company might be a candidate for the resources above! Fill out the form below, and we will be in touch.

What is a Scale-up?

1 – Provides a technology product, technology service or are a highly tech-enabled business.

2 – At Least (1) One Year Old

3 – Annual Revenue of at Least $100,000, Up to Millions

4 – At Least 20% Annual Revenue Growth

5 – Desire to Grow and Hire Significantly in Indiana

6 – Fewer than 500 Employees Today

Made possible thanks to:


Under the leadership of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE) oversees the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), and the Indiana Small Business Ombudsman. The OSBE staff helps grow the Indiana economy by assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses through programs and personal consultation.

For more information on OSBE and to see how Indiana is “the state that works” for entrepreneurs visit www.osbe.in.gov.



Through our philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase funds non-profits that connect small businesses to crucial resources that help them grow. In 2014, JPMorgan Chase launched Small Business Forward, a $30 million, five-year initiative to support the formation, growth and success of sector-specific small business clusters by helping non-profits provide small business owners with access to investors, managerial training, skilled workers, supply chains, facilities and new markets.

For more information visit JPMorgan Chase and Small Business Forward.