The Combine 2016



Humanetrix Foundation Inc.
302 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47403
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Thursday, April 7, 2016, 9 AM


The Combine is a conference that explores the spark that occurs at the intersection of community, culture, creativity, capital, and code. You’ve got plenty of choices when it comes to tech conferences in 2016, but if your aim is to explore the spark where these intersect then get yourself to Bloomington, Indiana from April 7-9 for The Combine 2016.

Bloomington, Indiana? Yes, young grasshopper, Bloomington, Indiana: epicenter of all kinds of awesomeness…it should be on your bucket list.


The Combine is an annual conference on the intersection of community, culture, creativity, capital, and code.

The Combine features inspirational presentations from nationally-renowned entrepreneurs and innovators.


Justyn Howard
Main Stage Speaker
Founder of Sprout Social, a company that creates software for social media management (SMM).

Katherine Hague
Main Stage Speaker
Founder of Female Funders, an online resource for female investors. She has also been named a Woman to Watch in Wearables, as well as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

The Nerdologues
Main Stage Speaker
A sketch comedy group that celebrates and tells stories about the everyday happenings in the life of a nerd.

Ed Finkler
Main Stage Speaker
Lead Developer and Head of Developer Culture at Graph Story, a graph database tool for businesses looking to tell stories with data. He is also an advocate for mental illness awareness in the tech community.

JT Wangercyn
Main Stage Speaker
Co-founder of Loopy®, a Kickstarter-funded phone case with a loop to prevent the all-too-common problem of dropping your phone.

Mike Kelleher
Main Stage Speaker
Computer Graphics Supervisor for Blizzard Animation, the game developer and publisher known for epic games, including the Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft series.

Alex Wilhelm
Main Stage Moderator
Editor in Chief at Mattermark. Previously at TechCrunch & TheNextWeb. Also likes whiskey and heavy music.

Mat Alano-Martin
Main Stage Emcee
Our emcee for 2016, Mat is co-founder of Limestone Comedy Festival and the Arch City Comedy Festival and host of his podcast Strangers on This Road. He has also been featured on the Bob and Tom Show and Laughs on Fox TV.

Reuben Vandeventer
Workshop Presenter
Reuben Vandeventer is the co-founder and CEO of Data Clairvoyance Group. He has helped companies such as Allstate, CNO Financial Group and Baxter Healthcare develop practical strategies for managing and leveraging their Data Supply Chain.

Brad Wisler
Workshop Presenter
Cofounder of SproutBox, a new approach to venture capital. Founder and CEO at Periodic, a real-time booking engine.

Taylor Trusty
Workshop Presenter
Taylor is the CEO of Blackstone Media, a digital agency with offices in Louisville, KY and NYC. Blackstone Media’s key clients include Toyota Industrial Equipment, Mercer, ORR Corporation, and PetFirst Insurance.

Julia Reich
Workshop Presenter
Founder of Stone Soup Creative, a marketing agency that provides branding solutions for non-profit organizations.

Ron Bronson
Workshop Presenter
Veteran startup denizen, who has also spent over a decade leading enterprise digital transformation. An award-winning product director & experience strategist, he’s currently building the team at Nordic Strategy Lab.