Verge Pitch Night: Emplify Launch at Bluebridge



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Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

$3 million in additional funding. That’s what Bluebridge just announced, along with the launch of their new product line and subsidiary company, Emplify.

The additional capital brings their total funding to $6.75 million. And the Bluebridge team has put that capital to work, shaking up the mobile app world. Now they set their sights on the employee engagement space, and CEO Santiago Jaramillo will pitch Emplify for the first time at Verge.

Come experience history for yourself with two exciting pitches, including Santiago pitching this exciting new product line, and an intimate panel with tech leaders about “Scaling Organizations Through a People-First Culture”, led by Verge’s own Matt Huckler. We are hosting it all on Tuesday June 26th, 2016 at 5:30pm at the Bluebridge and Emplify office in Fishers. 

This unique Verge and Emplify experience wouldn’t be possible without our amazing partners. Read on to learn more about our presenters and panel…

Meet the Panelists

Todd Richardson: Chief People Officer at Emplify (Powered by Bluebridge) 

Todd Richardson brings more than 15 years of experience in human resources, legal, real estate, and risk management to Emplify (powered by Bluebridge), where he oversees the employee engagement strategy as Chief People Officer. Most recently, he founded and served as the Chief Culture Officer of Cadence Consulting, which was acquired by Bluebridge in 2016. Prior to that, Todd was the EVP of Administration for ExactTarget (Salesforce), where he helped grow the business to 3,000+ employees across 15+ global offices. Todd is a regular contributor and speaker for employee-focused publications and events such as the Young Presidents’ Organization and the Resolve Conference.

Laura Latham: Vice President of People and Talent at Fitzmark

Laura Latham brings over 20 years of strategic human resources, people engagement, and talent acquistion to FitzMark where she oversees these national initiatives as the Vice resident of People and Talent. More Recently, Laura has worked throughout the US, both as a Director of HR and Recruitment for emerging companies, and in Talent Acquisition Consulting, for both public and privately held clients across diverse industries.

John Bain: EVP of Operations and HR at R.T. Moore

John Bain serves as Executive Vice President of Operations and HR for R.T. Moore Company, one of the country’s fastest growing and most profitable residential mechanical contractors.  Over his career, he has held executive level positions in both non-profit and for profit growth organizations across several different industries.  His passion is to build great organizations that reach industry leading success as a result of investing in people and culture.

Andy Medley: President and Co-Founder of PERQ

Andy Medley has spent his career leading fast growth companies.  Through implementing open book management and his “business as a game” philosophy, Andy’s companies have been named one of Inc’s “500 Fastest Growing Companies in America” on three separate occasions and one of “Indiana’s 10 Fastest Growing Companies” by the Indianapolis Business Journal on four separate occasions.  Today, Andy acts as Co-Founder and President of PERQ.  PERQ is a web engagement company whose technology FATWIN increases website conversion by creating and delivering interactive experiences to the right consumers at the right.

Presenting Entrepreneurs and their Startups

If you’ve never experienced a Verge pitch, now’s your opportunity to catch 2 of the most exciting companies in the Midwest. Each startup will have just 10 minutes on stage to pitch their startup—no exceptions.

We’ve got a very culture-minded lineup for you this month:

Emplify:  Emplify is the world’s leading mobile-first employee engagement solution, providing companies with a better way to engage their employees through an internal app which matches the organization’s brand.Learn More>>>

Jell:  Jell offers one central place where team members can share daily plans, accomplishments, challenges and long-term goals. Learn More>>>


As always, there will be plenty of time to connect with our growing community. Here’s the agenda:

  • 5:30 — Doors open: General networking
  • 6:30 — Pitches from 2 fast-growing Midwest companies
  • 7:00 PM — Indepth panel about “Scaling Organizations Through a People-First Culture”
  • 7:30 PM — General networking and Open House with Emplify
  • 8:30 PM — Doors close: Go home with new inspiration, ideas, and connections


Do you think we’d let you go hungry? No way!

Beer and technology are some of our favorite things, Verge is super excited to announce we will be using Bottom’s Up Beer Technology to serve our favorite Upland beer this month! The first-ever draft beer dispenser that fills beverages through the bottom of the cup. Tasty eats are crucial, so bring your appetite. Huge thanks to our friends at Nameless Catering, with their local entrepreneurs and local food.

You’ll want to be at this one, and space is limited to the first 150 who RSVP.  So don’t wait! Get your ticket now!

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