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    Cumberland Deploys Fiber Optics

    Greenfield-based NineStar Connect has completed the deployment of high-speed fiber optic facilities in the town of Cumberland. The co-op says the project brings 1Gb connectivity to Cumberland’s town hall and other facilities.

  • IBRI is one of many life science organizations to collaborate on the new app

    Life Science Companies Launch Information Source

    Seven life science organizations in Indiana are collaborating on a one-stop shop for information, called INscience. BioCrossroads, Cook Regentec, Corteva Agriscience, Eli Lilly and Co., Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Insititute and Roche Diagnostics have teamed to educate and engage Indiana's $78 billion life sciences economy. 

  • Santiago Jaramillo is the co-founder and CEO of Emplify. (IIB Photo/Mary-Rachel Redman)

    Emplify CEO: Funding Round is 'Validation'

    The co-founder and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Emplify says its recently-completed funding round is "validation" of the tech company's efforts. Emplify, which provides an employee engagement management software platform, raised $15 million in Series B funding, led by New Jersey-based Edison Partners. Santiago Jaramillo says demand for the platform has forced the company to grow and Emplify plans to use the funding to add to its staff and further develop the...

  • Zylo saw the biggest capital investment in Q3. (pictured left: Zylo CEO Eric Christopher)

    VC Investment Continues to Rise in Indiana

    Indiana's technology initiative says venture capital investment in the Hoosier state saw a big jump in the third quarter. TechPoint's VC Report show tech VC investment in the quarter totaled more than $76 million from 13 publicly-announced capital raises and five grant awards.

  • Warrant Technologies Creates Innovation Lab

    System and software engineering company Warrant Technologies has announced an innovation lab in downtown Bloomington. Thinker Labs is in Fountain Square Mall and will first focus on research and development in Artificial Intelligence and automation systems.  “We see this as a logical next step in our growth as a company to focus on research in areas of keen interest to our customer base and provide an environment where local researchers can thrive and collaborate.” 

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    Purdue to Research Hypersonic Technology

    Purdue University has signed a master agreement with Dynetics Inc., an Alabama-based aerospace and defense contractor, to design, produce and test hypersonic vehicle technology. Purdue says the initial focus of the research agreement will be hypersonic systems with military applications. 

  • Amatrol Inc. is seeking a tax abatement to help it with a $2.5 million expansion.

    Downstate Tech Company Seeks Help from Jeffersonville

    Jeffersonville-based Amatrol Inc. is asking the city of Jeffersonville for tax abatement, which it says, could lead to a $2.5 million expansion of its facility and the creation of 35 new jobs. Amatrol says the proposed 26,000-square-foot expansion would help the company as it grows in domestic and international markets. 

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    Pitch Night Win Adds to Tech Startup's Growth

    The chief executive officer of Evansville-based SafeKeeping says the tech startup's win last week at the inaugural zWORKS Pitch Night in Zionsville is another step in its growth trajectory. The company, which provides a communication and collaboration platform for long-term care facilities, took the top prize in the competition, which includes a year of office space at the zWORKS coworking space. Doug Wilcox says the startup launched its platform in July 2018 and is working to...

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    Tech Sector Rolls Out Red Carpet for Talent

    The chief executive officer of TechPoint says the response to the "Wish You Were Here" campaign has exceeded expectations. The state's technology accelerator partnered with Indianapolis-based TMap LLC in an effort to bring former Hoosiers currently working out of state back to Indiana. Mike Langellier said they had hoped for 100-150 applicants and ended up with nearly 400 from throughout the country.  Nearly 30 applicants were chosen to come to Indianapolis...

  • Cummins Inc. & Hyundai enter into a MOU to accelerate development of hydrogen fuel cell technology.

    Cummins, Hyundai Forge Fuel Cell Partnership

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has forged a partnership with the Hyundai Motor Company to develop and commercialize electric and fuel cell powertrains. The two corporations have entered into a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on hydrogen fuel cell technology to take advantage of a developing global fuel cell market. 

  • Simon Investing in Online Shopping Venture

    Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) has announced plans for a new, multi-platform online shopping venture. The company says it is partnering with Boston-based Rue Gilt Groupe (RGG) and will invest $280 million in the effort. RGG is an e-commerce portfolio company backed by entrepreneur Michael Rubin. Simon says the new venture will combine its in-store retail expertise with RGG's Rue La La and Gilt platforms, in addition to Simon's online outlet...

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    Carmel Tech Startup Secures $10M in Seed Funding

    A software company in Carmel has closed on a $10 million round of seed funding. Edify Labs, which also has an office in California, says the round, which was led by San Francisco-based First Round Capital, is among the four largest software seed rounds in the U.S. this year. Edify provides what it calls a Business Communications as a Service platform, which is used to help businesses manage customer engagement and cross-team collaboration. The company says the funding will...

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    LightBound Acquired; Indy Fiber Assets Sold

    Indianapolis-based LightBound is under new ownership. The company, which provides internet, voice, network and cloud services, has been acquired by Texas-based DataBank. As part of the move, DataBank has also sold LightBound's fiber assets to Ohio-based Everstream. Financial terms of both deals are not being disclosed. Everstream says its acquisition is part of an effort to expand into the Indianapolis market. The company plans to invest $38 million to expand the fiber network from...

  • The Indiana-Taiwan Connection; Innovations in Ag & Tech

    Two researchers from Indiana University are studying the revitalization of traditional industries in Indiana and Taiwan to better understand how they can learn from each other, although the industries and regions are vastly different. The two IU professors, Shaowen Bardzell and Jeffrey Bardzell, have received more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation to study innovations in agriculture and technology-enabled manufacturing. 

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    Clearing the Way for Broadband in Rural Areas

    Unincorporated areas of Whitley County are now considered a broadband ready community, which could help clear the way if a telecommunications firm wants to establish high-speed internet in rural areas of the county. The Whitley County Economic Development Corp. says the State of Indiana has certified the county with that designation. 

  • (seated-R) Teddy Bekele, SVP and CTO of Land O' Lakes at Forbes AgTech Summit

    More Than Butter, Land O' Lakes Focuses on Technology

    When you hear the phrase Land O’ Lakes, many consumers may immediately think of butter, milk and cheese. But the Minnesota-based agricultural cooperative is much bigger than dairy products. The chief technology fficer of the 4,000 member-owned co-op recently spoke at the Forbes AgTech Summit in Indianapolis. In addition to their branded milk products, Land O’ Lakes is also heavily invested in livestock animal feed and crop inputs, including seed, fertilizer and...

  • Verifili from The Bee Corp

    The Bee Corp Awarded Grant

    Agriculture technology startup The Bee Corp has received another National Science Foundation grant to help develop business aspects of its pollination measurement technology. The company says the $750,000 grant will allow it to scale development of its software tool, Verifili, which uses infrared images to measure the value of beehives used for pollination.

  • KAR Global recently opened its new Carmel headquarters. (Provided Photo/KAR Global)

    KAR Auction Services Rebrands

    Carmel-based KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR) has undergone a rebranding. The company, which provides a technology-driven remarketing platform for the wholesale used vehicle industry, says it is now doing business as KAR Global.

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    Rural Telehealth Expands to Northeast Indiana Schools

    A growing number of Indiana schools are adding rural telehealth connectivity, the latest being Fremont Community Schools in the northeast corner of the state. The high-tech system allows school nurses or staff with a sick child to connect remotely with a physician or other medical provider.  

  • Myles Brand Hall

    IU Renames Buildings After Former University President

    Indiana University has renamed buildings on the Bloomington campus after former President Myles Brand. The Informatics buildings at the corner of 10th Street and Woodlawn Avenue now bear the name Myles Brand Hall.

  • Vanessa Barth (Inside INdiana Business Photo/Mary-Rachel Redman)

    New BioCrossroads Challenge Combines Life Sciences, Data

    Indiana's life sciences initiative is launching a new competition designed to help solve two health issues facing Hoosiers: diabetes and opioid abuse. BioCrossroads says the DataX BioInnovation Challenge was created to "intersect life sciences and data research," giving innovators the opportunity to use data sets to identify and investigate hypotheses to improve the health issues. The winning team or teams could receive up to $50,000 cash. In an interview with...

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    Lilly Endowment Grants to Address Digital Ethical Concerns

    Ethics and technology are meeting at the crossroads and Hoosier universities are attempting to address those issues. Indiana University and Purdue University have received grants from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. totaling nearly $900,000 to incorporate ethics into digital technology curricula.

  • Eric Christopher (left) will talk about the funding round this weekend on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.

    Zylo CEO: Funding Round Goes Beyond Money

    The chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Zylo says the major funding secured by the tech company is about more than just money. The company closed on a $22.5 million Series B round of funding, led by California-based Menlo Ventures. Eric Christopher says the funding will allow the Software-as-a-Service management platform to grow beyond its current staff of about 80 employees for years to come. Menlo Ventures Partner Matt Muprhy will join the Zylo Board of...

  • Inventor Zach James discusses his Rabbit Tractor business at the Forbes AgTech Summit.

    The Future of Farming? A 'Swarm' of Tractors

    A young inventor and entrepreneur from northwest Indiana thinks the future of farm tractors is smaller, lighter and abundant. Zack James is the founder of Rabbit Tractors Inc. in Cedar Lake. James displayed his idea last week at the Forbes AgTech Summit held in Indianapolis where he hoped to get the attention of investors. James’ Rabbits are significantly smaller than the traditional tractors you see in Indiana fields. His concept is to use a “swarm” of...

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    'PlaneEnglish' Technology Lands U.S. Air Force Funding

    Technology intended to help young pilots learn how to better communicate with air traffic controllers has caught the attention of the United States Air Force and earned the two Purdue University graduates, who developed the software, a $50,000 federal grant. The creators of the simulator technology PlaneEnglish have been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research award. 

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    Renaissance District Enters Next Phase

    The man at the helm of the Renaissance District in South Bend says the multi-year effort to transform the former Studebaker Corp. site is ready to enter its next phase. Kevin Smith, president and chief executive officer of IQI, says the mixed-use technology campus has secured additional capital for operational and future development. Smith says existing tenants at the district are expanding with new tenants moving in and the next phase of the project involves a more...

  • Jason Whitney is the associate VP of IU Ventures

    IU Ventures Invests $500K in Boston Tech Firm

    IU Ventures has joined in a $3 million funding round for a tech company co-founded by an Indiana University alumnus. The nonprofit has invested $500,000 in Boston-based Mentor Collective as part of the round, which was led by Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation.

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    Eleven Fifty HQ Beginning of Statewide Growth

    The founder and president of Eleven Fifty Academy says the opening of the coding school's downtown Indianapolis headquarters signifies more growth throughout the state. The nonprofit coding academy cut the ribbon Monday on its new location near the Indiana Statehouse, which is the result of a $5 million investment. The school has primarily operated out of Fishers during its first five years and Scott Jones says it will maintain a presence in the Hamilton County city. In an interview...

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    Rural Telehealth Expands to Greene County Schools

    Accessing health care in rural parts of Indiana is often difficult without making a significant investment in time and travel, and that challenge may be even more burdensome at schools in rural counties. That's why more schools in outlying areas are using high-tech equipment to connect with a medical professional.

  • (AgriNovus CEO Beth Bechdol (seated right) announces changes to Forbes AgTech Summit)

    Showcasing Indiana at Forbes AgTech Summit

    National and global leaders in the worlds of agriculture, technology, and science have closed out the 2019 Forbes Ag Tech Summit in Indianapolis, now in its second year in the state. The event gathered industry leaders and entrepreneurs who are looking for answers to the challenges of growing and producing food. The two-day summit, hosted by AgriNovus Indiana, addressed food animal health, protein and crops.

  • There's growing interest in the Back a Boiler income share agreement program.

    Purdue to Add Online Tech, Manufacturing Courses

    Purdue University plans to develop new online courses intended to further prepare undergraduates in engineering and STEM-related fields. The project, one of only five nationwide, was announced by the National Science Foundation as part of the Production Engineering Education and Research program.

  • Greenhouse to Grow at Electric Works

    A Purdue University graduate is planning to bring his urban farming concept to the $440 million Electric Works development in downtown Fort Wayne. Georgia-based Sweetwater Urban Farms, founded by northeast Indiana native Clint Crowe, will open a greenhouse in the mixed-use innovation district's food hall.

  • Socio received the Top-Rated Overall Culture award. (Provided Photo/Socio)

    Inaugural Tech Culture Award Winners Unveiled

    Indianapolis-based Powderkeg has unveiled the winners of the inaugural Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards. Eleven Hoosier tech companies received the honors based on survey rankings from the 2019 Tech Census, which focused specifically on tech cultures. Nearly 270 tech companies were nominated and the winners were selected from a group of 50 finalists. More than 1,300 individuals responded to the survey, which allowed employees to rate their companies and employers on...

  • WiFi Upgrade Coming to Lucas Oil Stadium

    Colts fans will soon have upgraded WiFi capabilities at Lucas Oil Stadium following the installation of a new system in the stadium. The new "WiFi 6" system is built for dense environments and is expected to boost capacity by 300 percent. The installation is the first of its kind in the sports industry and will be activated in two stages. The new system will be active on stadium levels 100 through 500 for Sunday's home opener against the Falcons. 

  • ConverSight.ai earns $700K in seed funding

    AI Startup Lands Funding

    An Indianapolis-based company specializing in the use of human voice for its artificial intelligence platform has raised $700,000 in seed funding to further expand its business. ConverSight.ai received support from Elevate Ventures and four other investors through The Angel Roundtable. 

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    Indiana Makes the Grade in Computer Science Education

    A national association that represents computer science teachers is praising the state of Indiana for expanding access to computer science and further implementing its use in kindergarten through 12th-grade classes. The Computer Science Teachers Association, along with the nonprofit Code.org, says Indiana has implemented robust updates to policies and standards as they pertain to computer science in the classroom.

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    Powderkeg Tech Culture Awards Spotlight

    Indianapolis-based tech networking platform Powderkeg will present the inaugural Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards in September. In June, 50 Hoosier tech companies were named finalists for the awards, which include categories such as Overall Culture, Emerging Culture and Social Impact. This week, we spotlight five more finalists who talk about what culture means to their companies. We asked representatives from each tech company a series of questions about...

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    Company Testing E-Scooters, Bikes in Fort Wayne

    A Chicago-based shared mobility company is testing e-scooters and pedal bikes in Fort Wayne. VeoRide has been issued a permit to begin a 16-month pilot program in the city's downtown, beginning with dozens of e-scooters over the next month.

  • Artist rendering of Purdue’s Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex

    $40M Grant to Help Purdue Expand STEM Studies

    Purdue University has announced a multi-million-dollar investment into its efforts to meet the growing demand for STEM graduates. The Purdue Research Foundation has received a $40 million grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. to go towards the creation of Purdue’s Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex. The building project has an estimated $140 million price tag. The complex will include two buildings designed to be an interdisciplinary hub.

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    Evansville Regional Airport Begins Solar Project

    Evansville Regional Airport is marking the beginning of construction of a $6.5 million solar covered parking canopy. The airport says the parking installation will generate 1.3 megawatts of power and will supply one-half of the terminal's power. The new canopy will cover nearly 400 parking spaces and will be the largest of its kind in the U.S. 

  • Purdue Pres. Mitch Daniels receives his delivery from a robot. (photo courtesy: Purdue)

    Delivery Robots Have Arrived at Purdue

    What looks like a hands-free camping cooler on six wheels is now making the rounds at Purdue University, delivering food and drinks to just about any location on campus.  California-based Starship Technologies has launched 30 robots at the school, the largest university campus to partner with the tech company. 

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    Accelerator to Focus on 'Legacy Industries'

    Indianapolis-based The Heritage Group and Techstars have launched a new accelerator program. Located at The Center on the northwest side of Indy, organizers say the mentorship-driven accelerator will feature 10 startups seeking to "reinvent industries that serve our most basic needs."

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    Powderkeg Tech Culture Awards Spotlight

    Indianapolis-based tech networking platform Powderkeg will present the inaugural Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards in September. In June, 50 Hoosier tech companies were named finalists for the awards, which include categories such as Overall Culture, Emerging Culture and Social Impact. This week, we spotlight five more finalists who talk about what culture means to their companies. We asked representatives from each tech company a series of questions about...

  • Jason Whitney is the associate VP of IU Ventures

    IU Ventures Invests in Wireless Power Technology

    A Chicago-based company that focuses on wireless power for a variety of uses, such as implanted medical devices, has received a $1 million investment from IU Ventures, a nonprofit organization that supports and invests in IU-affiliated innovation.  The company, NuCurrent Inc, is run by Indiana University alumnus Jacob Babcock. 

  • Bill Gildea

    Sharpen Technologies Hires New CEO, Adds Board Member

    Indianapolis-based Sharpen Technologies has hired a new chief executive and added a member to its board of directors. Bill Gildea is the new CEO, who brings 25 years experience working with tech firms and cloud software companies. Gildea takes over for board chair and CEO Mike Simmons, who will remain chairman. 

  • Finding Value in Unused Parking Spots

    An Indianapolis-based startup company that helps create more public parking in places where there is high-demand is a finalist for an international “smart city” award in the 2019 Leading Cities AcceliCity program. FlexePark works with private companies that have available parking spots when the business is closed. 

  • Indy Consulting Firm to Improve Military Supply Chain

    An Indianapolis-based technology consulting firm has received an $8 million contract from the Department of Defense. The contract calls for KSM Consulting to develop a smart tool that will help improve and monitor the supply chain of microelectronic components.

  • NSWC Crane is located within Naval Support Activity Crane, one of the largest naval bases in the U.S.

    Crane to Bridge Navy to Entrepreneurs

    Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division has been designated as one of five national tech bridges, a new initiative of regional hubs, to connect the resources of the U.S. Navy with small businesses and entrepreneurs. Often hidden behind the secured gates of the naval laboratory at Crane, this effort will allow for collaborative partnerships with small companies or academics who may not usually have such access. 

  • New Role for Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEO

    After three years on the job, Salesforce Marketing Cloud Chief Executive Officer Bob Stutz is moving into a new role. Stutz, who will remain in Indianapolis, is now executive vice president of strategic partners at Salesforce.

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    Vibenomics Taps Emmis Exec as New Offering Launches

    Fishers-based Vibenomics Inc. has hired a former senior vice president of Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications Corp. (Nasdaq: EMMS) as it launches its new advertising marketplace. The company, which provides custom voice announcements, music playlists and imaging for businesses, says Paul Brenner will serve as chief strategy officer.

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    Powderkeg Tech Culture Awards Spotlight

    Indianapolis-based tech networking platform Powderkeg will present the inaugural Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards in September. In June, 50 Hoosier tech companies were named finalists for the awards, which include categories such as Overall Culture, Emerging Culture and Social Impact. This week, we spotlight five more finalists who talk about what culture means to their companies. We asked representatives from each tech company a series of questions about...

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    Carmel Grad Creating Drone ID Service

    Drones are beginning to take over the sky and as of now, there’s no way to detect who they belong to while in the air. One Carmel graduate is developing technology to be able to figure out who is who. Essentially, it’s an identification service. Right now, there’s not a strong way of enforcing rules with drones in the air. But Aaron Pierce is working to change that process. Pierce went to Carmel High School and then attended IUPUI where he volunteered with...

  • Cardinal Spirits line of vodkas and rums

    Bloomington Craft Distillery Up For USA Today Awards

    Bloomington-based Cardinal Spirits has been nominated for two national awards. A panel of experts for USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards has nominated the company for Best Craft Vodka Distillery and Best Craft Rum Distillery.

  • Governor Eric Holcomb and Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch awarded the grants earlier this month. (photo courtesy of Governor Holcomb's office)

    IFN Chief: Broadband Grants Send Positive Message

    The chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Intelligent Fiber Network says recently-awarded rural broadband grants demonstrate the state's commitment to bringing high-speed internet access to the entire state. Governor Eric Holcomb earlier this month presented more than $22 million in funding through the Next Level Broadband program for 11 infrastructure expansion projects. Ten of those projects are being undertaken by IFN member companies. In an interview with...

  • KAR Auction to Invest in Downtown Indy

    Carmel-based KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is planning to move its TradeRev business unit to downtown Indianapolis, investing nearly $4 million to expand the division’s headquarters and tech center. KAR says the investment will create 200 additional, high-paying jobs by 2023. TradeRev is the company’s digital platform, which allows for live, online, dealer-to-dealer auctions. Based on the new job commitments from the company, KAR says it will be seeking...

  • Jason Harrington (left) and Ron Fauquher (photo courtesy of Ontario Systems)

    Ontario Systems Promotes Harrington to CEO

    Muncie-based Ontario Systems has announced Jason Harrington will become the company's next chief executive officer. Harrington, who currently serves as president, will succeed co-founder Ron Fauquher, who is retiring after nearly 40 years. Harrington has been with Ontario Systems for the past 22 years and currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the company. Ontario Systems says he will now take on additional responsibilities for corporate services such as...

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    Last Mile Celebrates Graduates, Expansion

    A coding program targeting prison inmates has graduated its first class in Indiana. California-based nonprofit The Last Mile, which first announced it was coming to Indiana in January 2018, celebrated the graduation of inmates from the Indiana Women's Prison in Indianapolis. During the ceremony, officials announced the program would soon expand to more Hoosier correctional facilities. Governor Eric Holcomb was on hand to congratulate the graduates and told Inside INdiana Business...

  • IU professor Santo Fortunato studies the 'Science of Science'

    IU Professor Awarded Grant to Study the 'Science of Science'

    A researcher at the Indiana University Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, has been awarded a grant from the Department of Defense for his lofty thinking and research on the evolution of scientific fields, theories and discoveries. 

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    Powderkeg Tech Culture Awards Spotlight

    Indianapolis-based tech networking platform Powderkeg will present the inaugural Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards in September. In June, 50 Hoosier tech companies were named finalists for the awards, which include categories such as Overall Culture, Emerging Culture and Social Impact. This week, we spotlight five more finalists who talk about what culture means to their companies. We asked representatives from each tech company a series of questions about...

  • The 5G Zone will be located within Eleven Fifty Academy's new downtown Indy headquarters.

    State to Launch 5G Hub in Downtown Indy

    The state of Indiana has announced plans for what it says is a first-of-its-kind 5G hub. Launching in October, the Indiana 5G Zone aims to "attract business, foster innovation and propel research and development in 5G-enabled advanced technologies." The hub will be located inside the new downtown Indianapolis headquarters of the nonprofit Eleven Fifty Academy. The Indiana 5G Zone will include a 3,000-square-foot research lab, which will be used to develop and test...

  • CyberTech Midwest 2019 draws top cyber chiefs to Indianapolis

    Purdue Partnership to Prepare Industry for Cyber Attacks

    Cybersecurity professionals are facing a constant barrage of malware threats and other cyber-attacks from around the globe. To help teach how to fend-off those encroachments against a variety of industries, Purdue University has partnered with Cyberbit, an Israel-based tech company, to launch a training simulator from the West Lafayette campus. The Cyberbit Range provides a realistic environment for IT professionals on how to respond to attacks. Cyberbit Range is a software platform...

  • Bill Rose (photo courtesy Rural Sourcing)

    Rural Sourcing Hires MGM Exec

    Fort Wayne-based software development company, Rural Sourcing Inc., has hired Bill Rose as its Fort Wayne development center director. Rose has over 20 years experience in software development and information technology. He most recently served as interim Chief Information Officer and Head of IT for MGM Resorts International.  

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    Fort Wayne IT Firm Expanding

    TriCore Logic has announced plans to expand its office space and staff at its downtown Fort Wayne headquarters. The company plans to invest over $200,000 in the expansions. The 2010-founded company moved to the Anthony Wayne building in 2013, and now plan to grow their staff of five employees by up to eight over the next four years. 

  • 16 Tech Names Chief Financial Officer

    The 16 Tech Community Corporation has hired Robert Herzog as Chief Financial Officer. Herzog will lead financial operations for the 16 Tech Innovation District, on the west side of downtown Indianapolis. The district is designed to allow for collaboration in advanced manufacturing, life sciences, tech and engineering.  Herzog previously served in executive roles in corporate, professional services sectors and in higher education.  

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    Powderkeg Tech Culture Awards Spotlight

    Indianapolis-based tech networking platform Powderkeg will present the inaugural Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards in September. In June, 50 Hoosier tech companies were named finalists for the awards, which include categories such as Overall Culture, Emerging Culture and Social Impact. This week, we spotlight five more finalists who talk about what culture means to their companies. We asked representatives from each tech company a series of questions about...

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    Doxly Acquired by Chicago Tech Company

    Indianapolis-based tech startup Doxly is under new ownership. The company, which provides tools for managing legal transactions, has been acquired by Chicago-based Litera Microsystems. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Litera provides transaction management software for the legal and life sciences industries. The company says the acquisition will create a "best-of-breed solution with global appeal." In an interview with Inside INdiana Business...

  • Pictured L-R:  Midshipmen Micheal Waldrop, Will Vincent, and Emily Bellavance. (photo courtesy Crane NSWC)

    New Summer Internship Program at Crane

    Five U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen are the first to be accepted to participate in a new Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center summer internship program. The midshipmen will support the fleet in strategic missions. Three of the new interns, studying STEM courses, completed their final projects and presented to Crane experts and leaders.  

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    Technology Teaching 'Plane English' to Pilots

    Two Purdue University alumni are helping new pilots learn radio communication skills so they can better interact with air traffic controllers. They have created an aviation radio simulator to teach what is known as “Plane English.” The program coaches rookie pilots to better understand and become more proficient in the specific phraseology associated with flying. Muharrem Mane, one of the creators of PlaneEnglish, says pilots...

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    Powderkeg Tech Culture Awards Spotlight

    Indianapolis-based tech networking platform Powderkeg will present the inaugural Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards in September. In June, 50 Hoosier tech companies were named finalists for the awards, which include categories such as Overall Culture, Emerging Culture and Social Impact. This week, we spotlight five more finalists who talk about what culture means to their companies. We asked representatives from each tech company a series of questions about...

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    Angie's List Parent Considering Spin-Off

    The chief executive officer of IAC (Nasdaq: IAC) in New York says the company is considering a potential spin-off of Colorado-based ANGI Homeservices Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGI), which has a large presence in Indianapolis. The subsidiary was created in 2017 after IAC acquired Indianapolis-based Angie's List and merged the company with HomeAdvisor.

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    Powderkeg Tech Culture Awards Spotlight

    Indianapolis-based tech networking platform Powderkeg will present the inaugural Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards in September. In June, 50 Hoosier tech companies were named finalists for the awards, which include categories such as Overall Culture, Emerging Culture and Social Impact. This week, we spotlight five more finalists who talk about what culture means to their companies. We asked representatives from each tech company a series of questions about...

  • Comedy Show to Honor Tech Trailblazer

    A comedy show next week in Indianapolis will raise money for cancer research in the name of a trailblazer in the city's tech scene. Comedy Against Cancer will celebrate the life of Denver Hutt, the former executive director of The Speak Easy in Indy who passed away from cancer in 2016. Proceeds from the event, which is being headlined by Indianapolis native Megan Gailey, will benefit immunotherapy research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.

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    Ford Acquisition Has Roots in Indianapolis

    Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) is taking another step in its driverless vehicles effort with the acquisition of a tech company with roots in Indianapolis. Ford Smart Mobility LLC is buying Journey Holding Corp, which is the successor company to Indianapolis startup DoubleMap Inc.

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    eHealth Bringing 500 Jobs to Indianapolis

    A California-based private online health insurance exchange has set up operations in Indianapolis. eHealth Inc. (Nasdaq: EHTH) has announced plans to invest more than $10 million to establish its Eastern U.S. Technology and Operations Headquarters in Indy and create up to 500 jobs by the end of 2023. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the company has already hired 125 Hoosiers at its new location on the city's north side. eHealth is currently occupying more than...

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    Powderkeg Tech Culture Awards Spotlight

    Indianapolis-based tech networking platform Powderkeg will present the inaugural Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards in September. Last month, 50 Hoosier tech companies were named finalists for the awards, which include categories such as Overall Culture, Emerging Culture and Social Impact. This week, we spotlight five more finalists about what culture means to their companies. We asked representatives from each tech company a series of questions about company culture...

  • DemandJump Secures More Funding

    Indianapolis-based tech company DemandJump has completed a $5.5 million Series A2 round of funding. The company, which provides a digital marketing platform, says it plans to use the funding to continue expansion of its product, engineering, sales and marketing teams.

  • CyberTech Midwest 2019 draws top cyber chiefs to Indianapolis

    Cyber Conference Set to Open in Indy

    Business executives, government officials and key stakeholders in the world of cyber tech will gather for a two-day conference in Indianapolis starting Wednesday. Cybertech Midwest 2019 will showcase some of the latest technologies used to battle cyber threats from around the globe. Cyber technology touches almost every aspect of our everyday lives – including retail, health, government, research & development, insurance, infrastructure, and even sports. Numerous chief...

  • Mark Howell is the president and CEO of Conexus Indiana. (photo courtesy of Conexus)

    Conexus Preparing Businesses for 'Industry 4.0'

    It's being called the next Industrial Revolution and Indiana's advanced manufacturing and logistics initiative is working to help Hoosier companies adapt. Conexus Indiana Chief Executive Officer Mark Howell says Industry 4.0 centers around technology adoption, migration and innovation and affects all industries fundamentally changing the way people live and work. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Howell said for Indiana to maintain its leadership position...

  • Greenville-based Techshot Inc. supplied NASA with hardware to conduct tissue research in space

    Techshot Equipment Ready for Launch

    If all “systems are go” Monday, SpaceX mission CRS-18 will lift off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with research technology developed in Indiana. Greenville-based Techshot Inc. provided NASA with the Multi-use Variable-gravity Platform (MVP) to conduct a series of experiments. The flight was originally scheduled for Sunday.

  • Infosys Continues Pathfinders Institute in Bloomington

    Educators from throughout the country have been in Bloomington this week for professional development in computer science. Infosys Foundation USA, the nonprofit arm of India-based Infosys (NYSE: INFY), says its second annual Pathfinders Summer Institute on the Indiana University campus is part of an ongoing effort to boost computer science education in schools nationwide. More than 400 teachers have spent the week in Bloomington and Infosys President and Deputy Chief Operating Officer...

  • (photo courtesy of Bolstra)

    Powderkeg Tech Culture Awards Spotlight

    Indianapolis-based tech networking platform Powderkeg will present the inaugural Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards in September. Last month, 50 Hoosier tech companies were named finalists for the awards, which include categories such as Overall Culture, Emerging Culture and Social Impact. This week, we spotlight five more finalists about what culture means to their companies. We asked representatives from each tech company a series of questions about company culture...
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    Study: Indy Tech Salaries Higher Than Other Professions

    A new report shows tech salaries in the Indianapolis metropolitan area far outweigh those in other sectors. The study from Business.org says the area has an average tech salary of just over $82,000, compared to an average salary of more than $49,000 for all other occupations. The website used the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 100 metropolitan statistical areas. The Indy area's average tech salary for 2018 is a nearly 3 percent increase over the...

  • Kerauno acquires Inverse-Square in July 2019

    Indy Tech Company Continues to Grow

    Indianapolis-based software company Kerauno continues to expand its portfolio. The company just announced the purchase of another Indianapolis software company, Inverse-Square. 

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    DroneDek Aims to Create 'Mailbox of the Future'

    An Indianapolis-based entrepreneur is looking to bring the "mailbox of the future" to residents. DroneDek aims to make drone package delivery a reality through the combination of a landing pad mailbox and a smartphone app. Chief Executive Officer Dan O'Toole says he came up with the idea for DroneDek while driving on a rural Indiana road, seeing a drone flying by and wondering where packages being delivered by drones would end up. He filed for a patent within a week, which...

  • Ziptility President Tyler Henke

    Water Utility Mapping Startup Receives Funding

    A digital mapping startup has received a significant investment from the Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund. The fund has invested $250,000 in Bloomington-based Ziptility. The startup uses digital mapping technology to help utility workers maintain buried infrastructure.

  • Powderkeg Tech Culture Awards Spotlight

    Indianapolis-based tech networking platform Powderkeg will present the inaugural Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards in September. Last month, 50 Hoosier tech companies were named finalists for the awards, which include categories such as Overall Culture, Emerging Culture and Social Impact. In the first of a weekly series leading up to the award ceremony, we spotlight five finalists and what culture means to their companies. We asked representatives from each tech company...

  • Rob Martens is president of Allegion Ventures.

    Allegion Ventures President Sees Potential for IoT in State

    Allegion Ventures, the venture capital arm of Allegion plc, has added more innovative companies to its investment portfolio: Boston-based HqO, Robin Powered Inc. and Pindrop. In a segment for Inside Indiana Business, Allegion Ventures President Rob Martens tells Gerry Dick about how new additions and tech trends are creating opportunities in Indiana. 

  • A Topping Off Ceremony Takes Place Thursday Morning on the First Structure at 16 Tech

    'Topping Out' Set for 16 Tech Anchor

    Crane operators will hoist and construction workers will weld Thursday the final steel beam into place atop the Innovation 1 building, the first new structure at 16 Tech. The ceremonial event marks a key milestone for the urban innovation district in Indianapolis. The 10-foot-long beam was autographed by hundreds of people, including scientists, tech leaders and residents from nearby neighborhoods. 

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    Microsoft Rural Broadband Effort Getting Underway

    An effort by Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) to expand rural broadband access in Indiana is moving forward. The company says it has tapped Ohio-based Watch Communications to begin the development process to connect communities in 50 Indiana counties to high-speed internet. The partnership is part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative, which the company in December announced was being expanded to several states, including Indiana. The agreement with Watch Communications will also benefit...
  • Andy Medley is the co-founder and CEO of PERQ.

    PERQ Closes $6M Funding Round

    Indianapolis-based PERQ has closed a $6 million Series A round of funding to expand its artificial intelligence-driven marketing cloud for big retailers. The funding is exclusively provided by Midwest tech leaders, including Poplar Ventures L.P. in Louisville. Andy Medley, co-founder and chief executive officer of PERQ, tells Inside INdiana Business says it will also use the funding to support and grow its staff. Other investors and groups joining the...

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    Pike County Tech Center Lands New Funding

    The Pike County Economic Development Corp. says the proposed Entrepreneurship & Technology Center has secured a $2 million grant from the Economic Development Administration. When complete, the facility will feature a coworking space, makerspace and business incubator. Pike County EDC Executive Director Ashley Willis tells Inside INdiana Business the project had previously received 60/40 grant match from the EDA, however steel tariffs that went into effect in December led to the ...

  • Acosta made the announcement while touring facilities at Purdue.

    Purdue Lands Federal Grant for Cybersecurity Program

    During his visit to the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced a $12 million award to Purdue Polytechnic Institute. The funding will be used to develop a program to help fill what the university says is a growing need for cybersecurity professionals.

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    Governor Signs Data Center Incentive Bill

    Governor Eric Holcomb has formally signed a bill to provide tax incentives for establishing data centers in Indiana. The Digital Crossorads Data Center, which is currently under construction in Hammond, says the new law makes Indiana the most competitive state in the nation for new data centers. The law provides exemptions from the state's sales tax for items such as electricity, equipment, and construction and built-out costs for up to 50 years. Digital Crossroads says the...

  • Jim Hallett is the CEO of KAR Auction Services.

    KAR Rebrands European Subsidiary

    Carmel-based KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR) has announced a rebranding of a recently-acquired subsidiary. The company says Belgium-based CarsOnTheWeb will now be known as ADESA Europe, a brand which will extend KAR's name recognition into continental Europe. KAR says the ADESA Europe brand will extend to each of the local markets where it has sales operations, including Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain. The newly-rebranded company will continue to provide...
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    Volunteers Sought for STEM Day

    Indy Women in Tech is looking for volunteers for its Ignite Your Superpower STEM Day in August. The event on the IUPUI campus aims to give middle school girls the opportunity to engage in hands-on experiments and exhibits related to STEM.

  • Bloomington Company Lands NASA Grant

    Bloomington-based Warrant Technologies LLC has received a $100,000 grant from NASA. The company says the funding will go toward artificial intelligence research and advancement in support of space tech development.

  • Heliponix CEO Scott Massey makes his pitch to the judges in Evansville. (photo courtesy of Heliponix)

    Hoosier Startups Win Evansville Pitch Competition

    Two Indiana startups took home prizes last week at the Venture Club of Indiana's regional pitch competition in Evansville. The winners were selected out of five companies that gave pitches and will move on to the statewide Innovation Showcase competition in August.

  • Jones talked about the new offering on this weekend's edition of Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick.

    Academy Targets ‘Red Hot’ Cyber Job Market

    The founder of Fishers-based Eleven Fifty Academy believes two new course offerings can help fill a growing cybersecurity job market in Indiana and he plans on rolling out the curriculum in markets statewide.  Scott Jones says the full and part-time courses, which feature a “cyber range” to give students hands on experience, are the first of their kind in Indiana. "We teach it in twelve weeks and you come out with two industry certifications that virtually...

  • The University of Notre Dame is one of the Indiana representatives on the list. (photo courtesy University of Notre Dame)

    Hoosier Companies Among 'Best Places to Work in IT'

    Three Indiana organizations are included in Computerworld's 2019 list of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT. The ranking, which splits the companies among large, medium, and small organizations, is based on company and employee surveys, as well as factors such as benefits, career development and retention.

  • Jason Beutler (left) is the co-founder and president of EduSource.

    Education Groups Partner on Tech Apprenticeships

    Indianapolis-based EduSource and Crossroads Education are teaming up in an effort to fill the talent pipeline in Indiana's tech sector. EduSource has acquired an DEVshop apprenticeship program from Crossroads, which it says makes it the only Indy company offering an apprenticeship approach to training Indiana residents to work in software and data analytics fields. As a result of the deal, Crossroads founder Kevin Berkopes has joined EduSource as co-owner and chief scientific officer....

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    International Company Acquires Go Electric

    Anderson-based Go Electric Inc. has been acquired by a French company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however Saft says the acquisition will allow it to expand its technology portfolio for distributed renewable solutions and reinforce its North American footprint.

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    Demand Fuels Planned Tech Building in Indy

    The business group managing The Union 525 tech hub in downtown Indianapolis is adding to the campus. John Hurley, managing partner of The Union 525, tells Inside INdiana Business plans are moving forward to build a new, $10 million building designed to accommodate the city's growing tech scene. Hurley, who is also the chief executive officer of SmartFile, says The Union 601 will be a six-story, 67,000-square-foot facility that will have a similar open concept feel as its sister...

  • Indiana Sports Corp. President Ryan Vaughn announced the program in August.

    First Cohort Named For Sports Accelerator

    The Indiana Sports Corp. has named the 10 startups that will participate in the inaugural class of the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy. The three-year initiative aims to provide support for startups specializing in sports technology. The accelerator was first announced in August. The program was founded by a variety partners, including the ISC, the Next Level Fund, the NCAA and Pacers Sports & Entertainment. It also involves several supporting partners such as the...

  • NSWC Crane is located within Naval Support Activity Crane, one of the largest naval bases in the U.S.

    Indiana Could Lead Hypersonic Tech Future

    Indiana could play a key role in the future of hypersonic technology, according to the chief executive officer of the National Security Technology Accelerator. The North Carolina-based nonprofit has offices in Bloomington and is working with Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane on a program to work on the military priority, which includes weapons or supply vehicles that travels over five times the speed of sound. Tim Greeff says the organization's partnership with Crane can be an...

  • Raytheon, UTC Announce 'Merger of Equals'

    Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN), which has operations in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne and United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) are planning what they call a "merger of equals." The all-stock deal excludes Carrier and Otis, which are set to separate from United Technologies next year. The combined company, to be called Raytheon Technologies Corp., will be headquartered in Massachusetts. The companies say the combined operation will have about $74 billion in 2019 sales.

  • Toll Road Project to Boost Transportation System

    The operator of the Indiana Toll Road has reached a deal with a Nebraska company to grow the fiber optic network and intelligent transportation system along the interstate. eX² Technology LLC says the $34 million project will allow Indiana Toll Road Concession Co. to make the 157-mile stretch safer for drivers.

  • The company says it will use the funding to expand its team of employees. (photo courtesy of FormAssembly)

    Bloomington Company Lands $10M in Funding

    A Bloomington-based tech company has secured $10 million in Series A funding. FormAssembly, which provides an enterprise data collection platform, says it will use the funding to expand its its team and accelerate its mission.

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    Elevate Purdue Foundry Awards Investments

    Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund has announced $80,000 in investment funding to four Purdue University-affiliated startups. The startups have been selected to receive tier-one "Black Award" investments of $20,000 each. They are Covert Defenses, BDYWR, Rogo Ag LLC and C2 Medical Robotics Inc.  Covert Defenses develops technology to prevent computer attacks on systems such as a nuclear reactor or power plant. 

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    IU Names Cybersecurity Innovation Director

    Indiana University has selected Von Welch for the newly-created position of executive director for cybersecurity innovation. In his new role, which will encompass IU's entire statewide network, Welch will be responsible for leveraging the university's "operational and research strengths in combination to address challenges faced across the nation."

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    Purdue Ag-Tech Startup Lands $200K

    A Purdue University ag-tech startup has secured two large investments. Rogo Ag LLC, which is developing autonomous robots to collect more accurate soil samples for farmers, received $200,000 from the Purdue Ag-Celerator Fund and Ag Alumni Seed, a Purdue-affiliated nonprofit.

  • Title Pro Technologies Acquired by Vitu

    Indianapolis-based Title Pro Technologies has been acquired by tech company Vitu. The acquisition combines the companies' staff, customer contracts and assets, with Title Pro Technology, LLC, now operating under the Vitu name.

  • Indy Tech Company to Sponsor Juncos for Indy 500

    Indianapolis-based email intelligence platform 250ok has announced it will be the lead sponsor of the Juncos Racing team for Sunday's Indianapolis 500. 250ok Chief Executive Officer Greg Kraios says he identified with Juncos Racing's humble beginnings and his company jumped on the chance to sponsor the team after Juncos driver Kyle Kaiser qualified with an unsponsored car.

  • Linebarger says the $33 million Columbus investment will initially mean about 75 new jobs.

    Linebarger: Tech, Innovation Fueling Cummins Growth

    Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) Chief Executive Officer Tom Linebarger frequently refers to the Columbus-based engine maker as a technology company that happens to be in the manufacturing sector, and last week’s announcement of nearly $70 million in projects suggests that mantra will ring true for decades to come. A new $35 million digital and IT hub in Greenwood is a perfect example. It will bring together information technology, digital and engineering talent to focus on ways to...
  • LHP currently employs nearly 200 associates in Columbus and close to 500 worldwide.

    Engineering Company Adding Jobs in Columbus

    Columbus-based LHP Engineering Solutions says it will expand its Bartholomew County operations and add up to 135 jobs by 2023. The company, which provides engineering services for the automotive, aerospace and medical industries, says it will invest more than $1 million to upgrade its Columbus headquarters. LHP currently employs nearly 200 associates in Columbus and close to 500 worldwide. In addition to its Indiana headquarters, the company has operations in California...

  • Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff and Ivanka Trump

    Salesforce Chief: White House Pledge is 'What We Need'

    The chairman and co-chief executive officer of Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) says signing the White House's Pledge to America's Workers is exciting for his company. Marc Benioff signed the pledge at an event this morning at Salesforce Tower in downtown Indianapolis, which was also attended by Ivanka Trump, advisor to President Donald Trump. Salesforce officially committed to help train 500,000 workers as part of the pledge, though Benioff said as signed it that the company would...

  • This morning's event, which includes President Trump Advisor Ivanka Trump, is part of the customer relationship management company's inaugural Trailblazer Day.

    Salesforce Signs White House Pledge

    Tech giant Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) today in Indianapolis signed a White House Pledge to help train at least 500,000 Americans for jobs within the company's ecosystem over the next five years. This morning's event, which includes President Trump Advisor Ivanka Trump, is part of the customer relationship management company's inaugural Trailblazer Day. Salesforce estimates that, along with its network of partners and customers, it will support more than three million new jobs around...

  • MetaCX CEO Scott McCorkle (podium) and Governor Eric Holcomb

    MetaCX Investment Part of Growing Tech Sector

    The chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based tech company MetaCX says Indiana's tech scene has become part of a national conversation. The company announced today it is investing $1.4 million to set up shop on the 10th floor of Salesforce Tower in downtown Indy with plans to add up to 75 jobs by 2023. Scott McCorkle, former ExactTarget president and Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEO, says he couldn't imagine starting a business anywhere other than Indiana, which has a...

  • McCorkle says MetaCX plans to launch its product in early 2019.

    MetaCX Growing in Indy, Adding Jobs

    Indianapolis-based Software-as-a-Service startup MetaCX says it will scale up operations in central Indiana and create up to 75 jobs by 2023. The High Alpha portfolio company will invest $1.4 million to renovate and equip office space in the Salesforce Tower. The company's platform helps clients and businesses organize and manage their SaaS providers. MetaCX is led by former ExactTarget President and Salesforce marketing Cloud Chief Executive...

  • Scott McCorkle (second from left) is the co-founder and CEO of MetaCX.

    Tech Company Set For Jobs Announcement

    State and local officials will Tuesday join officials from Indianapolis-based MetaCX and its venture studio, High Alpha, for an economic development announcement. Few details are available, however the Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the announcement will involve new jobs for the Software-as-a-Service company. The announcement is set to take place at Salesforce Tower in downtown Indianapolis. Hogsett and Governor Eric Holcomb will attend the event. MetaCX launched in...

  • The races will feature both manned and autonomous karts. (photo courtesy of Purdue Motorsports)

    Autonomous Kart Racing Returns to IMS

    Purdue University Motorsports will Tuesday begin the annual evGrand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The two-day event will feature high school and college teams competing in their electric karts, as well as autonomous karts, as part of the Student Karting World Finals.

  • Schellinger was a guest on this weekend’s edition of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.

    Saab Jet Fighter Investment May Be Just the Beginning

    It is viewed as a major win for Indiana’s increasing effort to attract global investment in the aviation and aerospace sectors. But Saab’s plans to invest $37 million and add 300 jobs at a fighter jet plant in the Purdue Discovery Park District may be just the beginning of a far-reaching partnership. "It's not just going to be the fuselage down the road and the partnership with Boeing,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger.

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    The Bee Corp. Relocating to Indy

    Bloomington-based ag-tech startup The Bee Corp. has announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Indianapolis. The company, which specializes in infrared imaging software to help growers who rent beehives for pollination, says it is currently in the process of evaluating potential office space.

  • Jeb Banner is the founder and CEO of Boardable.

    Boardable Secures $1M in Seed Funding

    Indianapolis-based tech company Boardable has completed a $1 million seed round of funding. The company, which has developed software aimed at increasing board member engagement for nonprofits, says it plans to invest the funding in product, marketing and sales, as well as talent as it seeks to double its full-time workforce by the end of the year.

  • Techshot is headquartered in the Floyd County town of Greenville.

    More Techshot Equipment Arrives at Space Station

    More research equipment from Greenville-based Techshot Inc. has made its way to the International Space Station. The equipment, which launched Saturday aboard an uncrewed SpaceX cargo resupply spacecraft, contains experiment modules to be used in a Massachusetts Institute of Technology tissue chip experiment.

  • Tony Bates previously worked for companies including Skype, Microsoft and Cisco.

    Genesys Names New CEO

    California-based Genesys has selected former Skype CEO Tony Bates as its new chief executive officer. The company, which employs more than 800 in Indianapolis, says Bates' predecessor, Paul Segre, will continue as chairman.

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    Spot Freight Adds to Downtown Indy HQ

    Spot Freight Inc. has completed an expansion of its downtown Indianapolis headquarters. The logistics company, which moved into the second floor of the former Jillian's building in 2016, has completed the renovation of the building's third floor, doubling the size of its previous office space. Spot Freight says it has invested more than $2 million between its two expansions over the past three years and plans to continue the growth of its Indiana footprint over the next five years.

  • Cormo turns corn field waste into a sustainable peat moss substitute.

    Ag Tech Company Bringing Hundreds of Jobs to Rushville

    Florida-based Cormo USA Inc. has announced plans to establish its first U.S. production plant in Rushville and create up to 250 jobs by the end of 2023. The company, which uses technology to turn corn field waste into sustainable products, says it will invest nearly $30 million to build and equip a facility on 10 acres in Rushville's Commerce Park. Cormo USA is a joint venture between Switzerland-based Cormo AG and Sustainable Projects Group Inc. in Florida. It plans to break...

  • More Funding Raised For Perceivant

    An Indianapolis-based education technology company has completed a nearly $600,000 round of funding. Perceivant, which provides an interactive digital platform to replace traditional textbooks and e-books, says it plans to use the funding to bring the platform to more colleges nationwide.

  • Ball State Grad to Compete in Startup Program

    Recent Ball State University graduate Wes Crouch and his team from Indianapolis-based Tudr have been selected from among 300 of the world’s most promising startups to participate in MassChallenge’s startup accelerator. The team will Friday fly to Boston for a final pitch in front of a panel of MassChallenge judges, competing for a spot in the 128-team cohort.

  • Anuraag Yachamaneni is one of the organizers of an entrepreneurship council on the Purdue campus

    Purdue Students Create Innovation Website

    Entrepreneurial students from different clubs and organizations have created a website they hope will boost innovation on the Purdue University campus. Startup Purdue will be the primary online resource for student entrepreneurship.

  • Moser Consulting has 200 employees in Indianapolis and Boston.

    'Best Places' Winner Speaks on Culture

    The company that topped the "medium" category on this year's "Best Places to Work in Indiana" list says the program offers a key opportunity to make what he calls a strong culture even stronger. Moser Consulting Chief Executive Officer Ty Moser says, as more tech companies come to Indianapolis, talent is harder and harder to attract, so the employee surveys the program uses to rank companies helps fuel "continuous improvement" in culture. During a...

  • Formstack is headquartered in Fishers.

    Culture Matters: Formstack's New HQ

    A tech company previously headquartered in Indianapolis recently made a move to Fishers in an effort to grow in a space that better reflects its mission. Our Culture Matters segment this month features Fishers-based Formstack, a Software-as-a-Service company that focuses on data capture and workflows. Paul Ashley, managing director at FirstPerson in Indianapolis, says because Formstack helps entrepreneurs with their product, the company...

  • New Funding to Fuel Growth For Viral Launch

    An Indianapolis-based tech company has closed on a major round of funding. Viral Launch, which provides software and services to enable companies to sell successfully on Amazon, has secured $7.3 million in Series A funding led by New York-based Tenfore Holdings. The company says the funding will allow it to enhance its software platform and fuel next-stage growth. Viral Launch also received funding from existing investors, including Mentors Fund in California and UpOver Ventures.

  • (photo courtesy of Horizon Network Partners)

    Horizon Acquires Indy Fiber Network

    Ohio-based regional fiber broadband company Horizon Network Partners is planning to acquire a fiber network in downtown Indianapolis. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, however Horizon says it will be able to serve more than 100 business customers in the downtown area.

  • Hoosier Tech Aims to Boost Firefighter Health

    A Bloomington-based company hopes its technology will help more firefighters track a dangerous job hazard. Envisage Technologies operates training and compliance software for first responders throughout the country and last year acquired the cloud-based Exposure Tracker software, which helps firefighters track their exposure to carcinogens on any web-connected device. The software was created by Clive Savacool, a 20-year fire service veteran, who came up with the idea after...

  • Photo of Eric Knox courtesy of Indiana University

    IU Herbarium Completes Plant Digitization Project

    Indiana University has announced its project to provide online access to the complete collection of the IU Herbarium, launched in 2014, is now complete. The collection features more than 160,000 preserved plant specimens, including over 72,000 specimens.  

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    Munster Tech Company in Acquisition Deal

    Las Vegas-based security technology company ACRE has announced plans to acquire a Munster-based business. Financial terms of the deal for RS2 Technologies LLC have not been released. ACRE says the acquisition will enhance its strategic expansion plans for strengthening its access control business and product portfolio.

  • The Vogue opened as a movie house in 1938, then reopened as a nightclub in 1977. (Picture Courtesy: The Vogue)

    New Vogue Owners Plan Enhancements For 'Historic' Venue

    The new owners of the Vogue in Indianapolis say the venue combines their passions inside and outside of their roles as tech entrepreneurs. High Alpha co-founder Eric Tobias and former MOBI executives Scott Kraege and Andrew Davis say they are hoping to increase the frequency and variety of events at the Broad Ripple venue while enhancing the experience for artists and patrons. During an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Tobias said he and is partners are also investing in...

  • Radhika Ravindran (photo courtesy of IUPUI)

    Chatbot Wins IUPUI Competition

    An idea from Radhika Ravindran from over five years ago has won her IUPUI's 2019 JagStart Student Idea Pitch Competition. The master's degree candidate in the School of Informatics and Computing has a younger brother who didn't like reading books but did like sending text messages to friends, prompting her to develop a chatbot to try to pique his interest in reading books. Ravindran's solution, Kibo, uses chatbot technology to make book-reading more like a conversation...

  • Techshot is based in Greenville.

    Techshot Tech Heading to Space Station

    Wednesday's planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft heading for the International Space Station will include materials from a Greenville-based company. Techshot Inc. says the NG-11 resupply mission is the first of what will be the company's most active year in space operations.

  • The acquisition is the fourth for Formstack in less than two years.

    Formstack Completes Another Acquisition

    Fishers-based Formstack has announced its acquisition of WebMerge, a document automation and generation company also based in the Hamilton County city. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, however all WebMerge employees are being retained and joining the Formstack team. Formstack says the acquisition will allow it to further enhance its document automation product, Formstack Documents. The company says WebMerge will stay as a stand-alone product and continue to...

  • Marie Maher founded Synapse Sitters in 2017.

    Synapse Sitters Expands in Indiana

    An Indianapolis-based startup has expanded into two new markets. Synapse Sitters, which has created a platform for parents to find babysitters for children with special needs, has launched in Lafayette and South Bend-Mishawaka with plans for continued growth.

  • The awards took place in front of a sold-out crowd of 1,400 attendees, which was the largest total in the program's history.

    Mira Honors 'Best in Tech' For 20th Anniversary

    Indianapolis-based Viral Launch and Columbus-based Cummins (NYSE: CMI) were among the top honorees at this weekend's 20th annual Mira Awards in Indianapolis, organized by Indiana's tech initiative TechPoint. Viral Launch Chief Executive Officer Casey Gauss won the Rising Entrepreneur Award, while the creative and consulting services provider earned Scale-up of the Year honors. Cummins was named Large Enterprise of the Year. The awards took place in front of a sold-out crowd of...

  • Schellinger talked about the flurry of jobs announcements on this weekend’s edition of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.

    Schellinger: Every Focal Point 'Robust'

    Last week was a big week for job commitments in Indiana, with state and local officials unveiling deals totaling more than 1,100 potential positions. And while Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger was elated about the announcements, he was equally enthused about the range of industries involved. "We've gotten jobs in agribusiness, the manufacturing services, the professional services area, information technology, which we are growing at more than two times the national...

  • Indy Attorney Earns 'Bridge Builder' Award

    The board of directors for the TechPoint Foundation for Youth has selected Stephen Dutton as the recipient of the 2019 Bridge Builder Award. Dutton, a partner with Indianapolis-based law firm Barnes & Thornburg LLP, will receive the award Saturday evening at the TechPoint Mira Awards gala.

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    Teams Set For Robotics Championship

    High school robotics teams from throughout the state will participate in the Indiana State Championship High School Robotics Competition, which kicks off Friday in Kokomo. The best-performing teams will advance to the World Championship, which will take place later this month in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Acquisition of Determine Inc. Complete

    New Jersey-based Corcentric Inc. has completed its $32 million acquisition of Determine Inc. in Carmel. Matt Clark, chief operating officer for Corcentric, says the all-cash deal enables the company to expand its portfolio of source-to-pay solutions for  American and European customers.

  • Justin Christian is the founder and CEO of BCforward. (photo courtesy of the IEDC)

    IT Consulting Firm Expanding in Carmel

    A Carmel-based IT consulting and staffing firm is growing. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says BCforward plans to expand its Hamilton County operations and create up to 300 jobs by 2021. The company will invest more than $1 million over three years to establish a Digital Innovation Academy, which will help employees and customers "meet the evolving digital needs of its client base." The company is looking to hire for positions at both BCforward and its subsidiary...

  • Jobs Announcement Set For Carmel

    City and state officials will Thursday make another jobs announcement in Carmel. Few details are available, however the announcement will involve IT consulting and staffing firm BCforward.

  • The announcement will take place at Salesforce Tower.

    Fever Set For 'Major Announcement'

    The Indiana Fever will Wednesday make what it says will be a major announcement at Salesforce Tower in downtown Indianapolis. Few details are available, however the team says it will provide more information at the sports business/technology press conference.

  • Zotec says it currently serves around 17,000 physicians and manages 80 million medical encounters in all 50 states.

    Zotec Partners Announces New Carmel HQ, 300 Jobs

    Zotec Partners has broken ground on a new national headquarters in Carmel. The medical revenue cycle management provider plans to invest nearly $47 million into the five-story facility and add up to 300 jobs by the end of 2022. The company, which has about 250 associates in Indiana and 850 nationwide, says the new headquarters will allow for future growth in Indiana for years to come. Plans for the 120,000-square-foot facility include an innovation work center and a training...

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    Springbuk Begins 'Health Intelligence Tour'

    Indianapolis-based Springbuk says it is on a "Health Intelligence Tour" in some of the biggest markets in the United States to showcase expanded offerings. The health technology company says the three-week tour includes stops in New York City, Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago to unveil the enhancements, which it says "combine data analytics with data science." Springbuk says the platform is designed to give employers access to health data as well as insights on how...

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    IU Data Center Set For Upgrades

    The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved $12 million worth of upgrades to the IU Bloomington Data Center. The university says the project will include enhancements to the overall reliability and backup capabilities of the data center's infrastructure. The data center provides space and infrastructure for computing technology services for all of IU's campuses statewide. IU says the project will enhance the facility in the event of a power failure and during...

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    Muncie IT Company Details Expansion

    Muncie-based Accutech Systems Corp. is expanding. The wealth management software company has announced plans to invest more than $5.5 million in a new headquarters and nearly double its Delaware County workforce by 2023. Accutech says it will acquire and redevelop a former Sears department store in downtown Muncie. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the new space will allow the company to increase and upgrade its technology and computer hardware in an effort to...

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    Finalists Make 'Innovate WithIN' Pitches

    Eleven finalists will pitch their businesses today in the second annual Innovate WithIN pitch competition. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. hosts the high school student competition, which drew nearly 160 pitches from over 80 high schools throughout the state. More than 235 middle school students also registered for the program's new ideation sessions. The 11 finalists will pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to win a $10,000 cash prize, $10,000 toward a year of in-state...

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    Discovery Park Apartments Opening Soon

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  • Malomo says its platform turns shipment tracking into a marketing platform.

    Tech Vets Launch Shipment Marketing Platform

    Two Indiana serial entrepreneurs have launched a new company, fueled by an oversubscribed pre-seed funding round led by High Alpha Capital and Hyde Park Venture Partners. Malomo, founded by Yaw Aning and Anthony Smith, is a shipment marketing platform for ecommerce companies. One Click Ventures founders Randy Stocklin and Angie Stocklin and Formstack founder Ade Olonoh also participated in the $600,000 funding round. Randy Stocklin will join Malomo's Board of Directors.

  • Ellie Symes is the CEO of The Bee Corp.

    The Bee Corp. Changes Direction

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    Holcomb to Receive Mira's 'Trailblazer' Award

    Indiana's technology initiative has announced it will honor Governor Eric Holcomb with its Trailblazer Award next month at the 20th annual Mira Award gala in Indianapolis. TechPoint cites efforts including the $250 million Next Level Indiana Fund, a measure requiring public schools to offer computer science and leading the charge to bring India-based Infosys (NYSE: INFY) to Indianapolis. TechPoint Chief Executive Officer Mike Langellier says the state's continued tech growth over the...

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    Former White House Official Joins Kenzie Academy Board

    Indianapolis-based Kenzie Academy has added former White House and cabinet official John Bailey to its advisory board. Bailey is a former domestic policy advisor in the White House and also previously served as the deputy policy director to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

  • The bill heads back to the House for final approval.

    Senate Approves Data Center Bill

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    Report Shows Growth in Indiana Tech Employment

    A new report from Illinois-based tech industry association CompTIA says tech-related employment in Indiana grew by nearly 2 percent in 2018. The Cyberstates 2019 report says Indiana added more than 3,400 tech jobs last year and the tech sector had an estimated $16 billion impact to the state's economy. The report says Indiana ranks 21st nationwide in net tech employment. The state has nearly 185,000 tech workers, which represents nearly 6 percent of Indiana's total workforce.

  • Cummins CIO Sherry Aaholm is the new TechPoint board chair.

    TechPoint Names Board Chair, Executive Committee

    Indiana's technology initiative has named a new chair of its board of directors, along with the board's 2019 executive committee. Sherry Aaholm, vice president and chief information officer for Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) will lead the TechPoint board.

  • Megan Glover is the founder and CEO of 120WaterAudit.

    120WaterAudit Wins Global Pitch Competition

    Zionsville-based 120WaterAudit LLC is adding to its list of accolades. The cloud-based water testing and services platform took the top prize in a pitch competition as part of the ImagineH20 global accelerator, which featured a dozen other companies from five countries. Megan Glover, founder and chief executive officer of 120WaterAudit, says being able to present in front of 30 industry professionals in San Francisco was a huge boon for her company. In an interview with...

  • The panel, hosted by Beck Communications Group President Lara Beck, was part of an all-women edition of Inside INdiana Business.

    Special INsiders Panel: Women in The Workplace

    Women continue to be underrepresented in industries including technology and government, despite making up more than half of the population. During a special all-women edition of The INsiders on Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick, Springbuk Vice President Nicole Bickett, Hallowell Consulting President Jennifer Hallowell and Laurie Jones with INHP offered up suggestions to bridging that gap, including reaching girls as early as elementary school, encouraging companies to be...

  • Griffith (left) talked about the company with Kristen Cooper on an all-women edition of Inside INdiana Business.

    Tech Startup Focusing on Family Moments

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  • Caitlin Coffman, Founder/CEO MomentPath

    Childcare Software Receives Support

    Indianapolis-based child care software and day care app MomentPath has received an investment from the Innovate Indiana Fund. The fund, which supports an entrepreneurial environment in the state, has invested $150,000 in the company. The app offers scheduling, billing, curriculum planning and daily reports for parents and teachers. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Caitlin Coffman says MomentPath also builds confidence between teachers and parents. 

  • Brian Dixon is the director of public health informatics for the Regenstrief Institute.

    Startup Day Brings Federal, Local Officials Together

    Local, state and federal leaders gathered at the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis this week to discuss innovations in healthcare and technology in Indiana. Indiana Startup Day included remarks from Ed Simcox, chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and also spotlighted seven Indiana healthcare startups. Brian Dixon, director of public health informatics for the Regenstrief Institute, says the goal of the event was for federal officials...

  • Tim Day is the senior vice president of the Chamber Technology Engagement Center.

    Study: Rural Broadband Offers Billions to Indiana's Economy

    A study from an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce suggests Indiana could benefit significantly from having improved rural broadband access. "Unlocking the Digital Potential of Rural America" says Indiana could add more than $2 billion to its GDP each year if the entire rural community had broadband services. The study was conducted by the Chamber Technology Engagement Center.  In an interview with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman...

  • Edify bills itself as a Business Communications as a Service platform.

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    Two former executives from Indianapolis-based Sharpen Technologies have launched a new company. Bracken Fields and Cameron Weeks unveiled global business communications platform Edify, which will be based in Carmel, this week at the Enterprise Connect event in Orlando. Edify bills itself as a Business Communications as a Service platform, combining communications, contact center and customer success functions. The company says its platform also uses machine learning to enhance...

  • Eleven Fifty is headquartered at Launch Fishers.

    Eleven Fifty Partnering With Salesforce on Training

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  • Stephanie Corliss and Thor Wood launched SnapShyft in 2016 after winning the inaugural Indy Startup Challenge.

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  • Mike Simmons is the chairman and CEO of Sharpen Technologies.

    Sharpen Technologies Raises $15M

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  • Josh Ross is the co-founder and CEO of Kerauno.

    Kerauno Closes Massive Funding Round

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  • Infosys Celebrates One Year in Indy

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    ManTech Opens R&D Lab at Crane

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    Director Named For Hammond Data Center

    The $40 million data center currently being built in Hammond has a new leader. The Digital Crossroads at Lake Michigan says David Hood will serve as managing director of operations. 

  • Rudd says the program marks the state's largest single investment in broadband to date.

    Broadband Access 'Local Economic Development Issue'

    As the state rolls out its $100 million Next Level Broadband Program, the director of broadband opportunities says he’s already seeing cities, towns and regions collaborating “in ways that we don’t see typically.”  Scott Rudd says the lack of high speed internet access in some areas of the state has created a sense of urgency.  “Folks from children to seniors to businesses to government, quite frankly are struggling with this issue,” said ...
  • Chris Byers is the CEO of Formstack.

    Formstack Acquires Massachusetts Company

    Fishers-based tech company Formstack has acquired Massachusetts-based online data integration platform Bedrock Data. Formstack says the deal has allowed it to develop a full workplace productivity suite to directly compete with companies like Dropbox and Conga.

  • The company says it will add 10 engineers each moth.

    Chicago Tech Company Adding Hundreds of Indy Jobs

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  • Ross is a northwest Indiana native and Purdue graduate.

    Astronaut to Speak at Cancer Center Benefit

    Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross will speak Wednesday at Munster's Center for Visual & Performing Arts. The veteran of seven space flights and northwest Indiana native will speak as part of a benefit for the city's Cancer Resource Centre. The Purdue University graduate logged nearly 1,400 hours in space. He is also a U.S. Air Force veteran and author of three books. We will speak at the Center For Visual & Performing Arts' annual "Share The Love" event.

  • Powderkeg CEO Matt Hunckler says the platform has more than 10,000 members.

    Powderkeg Closes Nearly $1M Round of Funding

    Indianapolis-based tech networking platform Powderkeg says it has closed its first capital raise. The organization says it raised $900,000 in a round led by Indy-based Elevate Ventures and involving Stout Street Capital and former Salesforce Marketing Cloud Chief Executive Officer Scott McCorkle. Powderkeg says the funding will boost access for its more than 10,000 members to tech companies, products and industry leaders. "What we really want to focus on now is creating more...

  • (photos courtesy of Kenzie Academy)

    Kenzie Adds Tech Vet to Inaugural Board

    Indianapolis-based Kenzie Academy has announced the first members its board of trustees. The coding school has appointed Travelocity.com and Kayak.com founder Terry Jones and Indianapolis philanthropist Kathy Hubbard as the first members of the board.

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    IT Consulting Firm Growing in Carmel

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  • Lev Bringing Headquarters to Indy

    Marketing technology consulting firm Lev has announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Indianapolis. The company, which is currently based in Arizona, says it plans to hire 70 employees this year, part of a previously-announced effort to create up to 175 jobs by 2021. Lev has had a presence in Indianapolis for nearly three years and Chief Executive Officer Michael Burton says, since that time, the company has outgrown every space it has occupied in Indy. In an interview with...

  • Michael Burton is CEO of Lev.

    Jobs Announcement Set For Indy

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    New Center Designed to Lower Computing Costs

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  • SteadyServ is headquartered in Fishers' IoT Lab.

    SteadyServ Eyes Quick Chapter 11 Rebound

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  • Carmel Education Tech Firm Changes Name

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  • Strategic Partnership to Focus on Employer Branding

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    TechPoint Announces 2019 Mira Nominees

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Who Are The Innovators?

A regular feature on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, The Innovators with Dr. K is all about Indiana innovators and their ideas.

Hosted by renowned Indiana University entrepreneurship pioneer Dr. Donald Kuratko (aka Dr. K), the segment shines a spotlight on Hoosier entrepreneurs who pitch their ideas, then answer pointed questions from Dr. K.

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      IFN Chief: Broadband Grants Send Positive Message

      The chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Intelligent Fiber Network says recently-awarded rural broadband grants demonstrate the state's commitment to bringing high-speed internet access to the entire state. Governor Eric Holcomb earlier this month presented more than $22 million in funding through the Next Level Broadband program for 11 infrastructure expansion projects. Ten of those projects are being undertaken by IFN member companies. In an interview with...

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