• Furrion says the Prosthesis can run 21 miles per hour and jump 10 feet high.

    Furrion on New Tech: 'We Like Crazy'

    A global technology company that recently opened its U.S. headquarters in Elkhart says its latest endeavor shows "we dream big and then make it happen." Furrion, which manufactures high-end products for the RV industry, has debuted its latest product, Prosthesis, a mechanized racing suit which it says uses robotics to deliver super-human power to users. In the latest INdiana Connections e-newsletter, founder and Chief Executive Officer Aaron Fidler says...

  • Indy Tech Company Grows in NYC Metro Area

    Indianapolis-based StrataBlue has opened an office in New Jersey. Chief Executive Officer Henry Bestritsky says the company is growing rapidly and the digital marketing agency has hit a point where "we either expand to handle the increased client load or slow down and stay the course. It's what we call a 'high-quality problem.'" StrataBlue, which was founded in 2000, currently has 15 employees in its Indianapolis office and 10 in the Greater New York City area.

  • Shaun Grannis is director of the Regenstrief Institute's Center for Biomedical Informatics.

    Grant to Help Tackle Patient ID Issues

    The Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis has received a $1.7 million grant. The funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will support research and development of "real-world, evidence-based guidelines" for matching patient identification information in the era of Big Data. CBMI Director Shaun Grannis is the principal investigor for the project. He says...

  • The company plans to hire 100 associates by the end of this year, and 400 next year.

    Purdue, Infosys Announce Major Partnership

    Purdue University and India-based tech giant Infosys have announced a strategic alliance. The five-year agreement will involve training for the company's American employees, joint research projects and a physical presence for Infosys on campus. In May, the consulting and technology company announced that it had chosen Indianapolis for one of its U.S. tech and innovation hubs, resulting in up to 2,000 new jobs by the end of 2021.

  • Gen Con moved to Indianapolis in 2003.

    Gen Con's 50th Could Have Biggest Economic Impact Yet

    One of the most lucrative conventions in the state turns 50 today and the general manager of the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis says attendees -- and what they're willing to spend -- are maturing, too. Phil Ray says Gen Con continues to draw repeat visitors to the city who make a vacation out of the event and have more expendable income than they did in previous years. Gen Con is marking its first-ever sellout and could exceed its 2016 economic impact number of $71 million.

  • Gen Con 2017 is the event's first sellout in 50 years.

    Gen Con 50 Begins Today

    One of the state’s biggest conventions officially begins in downtown Indianapolis today. Gen Con, which moved to the Circle City in 2003, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend. The four day event, which saw over 60,000 people from around the globe and brought in $71 million in economic impact in 2016, is a complete sellout this year. The first in its history. Visit Indy Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications Chris Gahl says...

  • Melissa Watson (pictured left) is secretary of Indy Women in Tech and Tiffany White (pictured right) is past president of Women & Hi Tech.

    'Ignite Your Superpower' Focuses on Girls in STEM

    An event Thursday in Indianapolis will focus on sparking interest in science, technology, engineering and math for 600 middle school girls. Ignite Your Superpower! at the University of Indianapolis will include hands-on experiments, and appearances by industry role models including Pippa Mann and Sarah Fisher. During an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Indy Women in Tech Inc. Secretary Melissa Watson joined Women & Hi Tech Past President Tiffany White who says...

  • Hoppe succeeds current CEO Adrian Swartout, who is retiring after this week's convention.

    New Gen Con CEO: Indy is 'Bedrock'

    On the eve of Gen Con in Indianapolis, the Seattle-based organization has a new chief executive officer. Gaming industry veteran David Hoppe has been Gen Con LLC's president since May. He says he hopes the city will continue to be at the center of the group's activities, telling Inside INdiana Business, "The bedrock of what we do is what we do here in Indianapolis every year."

  • The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute is located in the 16 Tech Biotechnology Research & Training Center.

    Big Data Firm Partnering With IBRI

    An Indianapolis-based health care data consulting company has announced a partnership with the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute. Perscio LLC says it will provide services including strategic planning, market research and health care data analysis. Perscio President Kent Hiller says the company's goal is to "help IBRI accelerate its mission of enabling discovery science and innovation in collaboration with academic and industry researchers."

  • (Image courtesy of BlueSky Technology Partners)

    Ribbon Cutting For BlueSky's New HQ

    Noblesville-based BlueSky Technology Partners Inc. will mark the opening of its new headquarters Wednesday. The e-commerce and digital marketing consulting business broke ground on the $6 million facility in June of 2016 and is planning to add 20 employees. When the BlueSky Technology Partners currently employs 85 in the Hamilton County city. Its previous headquarters location was in the Stony Creek Industrial Park in Noblesville.

  • United Airlines now offers two daily flight options to San Francisco from Indianapolis International Airport.

    Indy Airport Adds Another San Fran Flight

    The executive director of Indianapolis International Airport calls another daily flight to San Francisco International Airport "a big win." Mario Rodriguez says business travelers, in particular, benefit from United Airlines' expanded service. He adds "it further supports the connection between the Indianapolis and Silicon Valley tech communities." United has two daily flights to SFO.

  • Blair Milo is the new Indiana Secretary of Career Connections and Talent.

    State Debuts Initiative Targeting Skills Gap

    The newest cabinet member of the Holcomb administration spent her first day with the governor in Clay County helping to launch an initiative focused on linking Hoosiers to higher-paying, in-demand jobs. Former La Porte Mayor Blair Milo, who now serves as secretary of career connections and talent, says the Next Level Jobs initiative includes "two more tools in our toolbox" to help Hoosiers be successful in their careers.

  • The honorees will be celebrated at an event September 7 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    TechPoint Announces 'Tech 25'

    Indiana's technology initiative has announced its Tech 25 Class of 2017. TechPoint says the list honors the state's "tech builders" who aren't top-level executives, but are critical to growing the state's industry. The organization says nearly 60 technology companies nominated a team member for this year's class.

  • (Image courtesy of Gen Con LLC)

    Gen Con Racks-up a Sell-Out

    Days before the 50th edition of Gen Con kicks off in Indianapolis, organizers have announced a sellout. The event, which draws more than 60,000 visitors downtown and is one of the biggest conventions in the state, has expanded beyond the Indiana Convention Center and into Lucas Oil Stadium and nearby hotels. The consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction and adventure gaming gathering has been hosted in Indianapolis for the last 15 years.

  • Governor Holcomb and Blair Milo announced the program in Brazil this morning.

    Holcomb, Milo Unveil 'Next Level Jobs' Program

    Governor Eric Holcomb and new Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo today rolled out Indiana's Next Level Jobs initiative. Holcomb says the program will provide more than $20 million over the next two years through grants to support training efforts to fill high-demand, high-wage jobs throughout the state.

  • As part of the deal, Fizziology says it will bring its software development team in-house.

    Fizziology Acquired by Los Angeles Company

    Fast-growing Indianapolis-based media and entertainment analytics company Fizziology LLC has been acquired. Los Angeles-based MarketCast LLC says the deal will allow it to provide "unparalleled insights" in the film, television, gaming and related industries. Co-founder Ben Carlson says he is "thrilled to be joining the MarketCast family," citing their "history of innovation and growth and their sterling reputation within the entertainment industry."

  • Cheddar's origins date back to 2009 and Bloomington's SproutBox venture studio.

    Cheddar Lands Some Cash of Its Own

    A Bloomington-based billing technology company has received a $1.25 million round of funding. Cheddar, formerly known as CheddarGetter, says it is one of the first tech companies in Bloomington to secure venture capital from outside sources. Chief Executive Officer Mike Trotzke says the platform is tapping into the future of where billing is headed by "being very, very effective for doing usage-based billing" for its software-as-a-service customers.

  • (Image of CEO Derek Trimble provided by JourneyGuide.)

    Software Startup Spins-Out From Ash Brokerage

    Fort Wayne-based Ash Brokerage Corp. has spun-out a high-tech business. JourneyGuide Inc. is an independent company developing retirement income planning software. Derek Trimble is the startup's chief executive officer and says creating the platform has been one of Ash Brokerage's top priorities in recent years.

  • Alex Carroll owns Lifeline Data Centers.

    Lifeline Data Centers Expanding

    An Indianapolis data center is expanding its footprint beyond central Indiana. Lifeline Data Centers acquired the old Eastgate Consumer Mall in 2008 for $23 million and has since developed the property into a colocation and data storage hub. The company is now building out a flagship data location in Fort Wayne. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Lifeline owner Alex Carroll said growth is being fueled by demand for data center locations in the Midwest.

  • McDonald: IoT Changing 'The Entire Landscape'

    As Indiana tech companies work to position the state as a potential global leader in the Internet of Things space, an industry executive says its impact will spread well beyond the technology sector. ClearObject Chief Executive Officer John McDonald says, for example, autonomous vehicles will shape the future of industries including mass transit, logistics and even food and hospitality.

  • Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced the acquisition of Kaplan University in April.

    Higher Ed Commission OKs New Public University

    The state's next online public university has taken another step toward its launch. NewU, as it's tentatively being called, has received approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The school is a Purdue University creation built on its April acquisition of Kaplan University. NewU will be independently run by its own board of directors selected by Purdue. The new university will be funded through tuition and fundraising, not state dollars says Purdue.

  • (Image of ADSEP provided by Techshot.)

    Greenville's Techshot Preps For Another Space Mission

    Equipment from Greenville-based Techshot Inc. is once again set to be used to conduct experiments in space. The high-tech Floyd County company's ADvanced Space Experiment Processor device will contain medical research equipment that can provide nutrients and mechanical stress for manufactured organs and tissue so they are viable for transplantation when returned to Earth. The payload will be part of Sunday's SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station.

  • Expedient to Expand Carmel Data Center

    Pittsburgh-based tech company Expedient has announced plans to expand its data center in Carmel. The company will invest $4.5 million to add 3,500 square feet of computer room space and make several equipment upgrades. Expedient did not state whether the expansion would result in additional jobs.

  • (file photo courtesy of Smithville)

    Smithville Expands Ellettsville Service

    Ellettsville-based Smithville Fiber has begun a $500,000 expansion of its high-speed fiber service in the Monroe County town. The project, which is expected to take up to a year to complete, will bring the service to more than 450 homes in Ellettsville. 

  • Hundreds of students will take part in events surrounding the IWIT Championship.

    Tee Time Approaches For Women in Tech

    A month ahead of the LPGA's Indy Women in Tech Championship in Indianapolis, events surrounding the tournament are continuing to take shape. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to travel to space, will keynote the IWIT Summit on September 5 and discuss her experiences and obstacles in the science and technology fields. The week will also include the Eureka Exchange, providing hands-on STEM experiences for more than 1,000 Indianapolis Public Schools students.

  • (Image of Sameer Kazi courtesy of Cheetah Digital)

    Digital Marketer Plans Dozens of New Indy Jobs

    Another marketing technology firm is growing in Indianapolis. New York City-based Cheetah Digital plans to pump $620,000 into a new office on Monument Circle and could create up to 50 jobs by 2019. The company, which currently has seven Indiana employees, spun off from global digital information firm Experian PLC in June. Cheetah Digital's chief executive officer is Sameer Kazi, who previously served as general manager of an advertising unit of ExactTarget Marketing Cloud.

  • (Image courtesy of BrightVolt Inc.)

    Ultra-Thin Battery Tech Company Adding Indiana Presence

    The Battery Innovation Center in Crane says an industry partner has "crossed-over" to set-up a dedicated operation within the public-private innovation hub for the first time. Interim President Ben Wrightsman compares the promise of the expanded partnership with Florida-based BrightVolt Inc. to "betting on a farm that already has a winning horse." He says a rechargeable version of the company's flat and flexible battery cells is expected to hit the market...

  • (Image courtesy of the Academy of Model Aeronautics.)

    Drone Racers Converging in Muncie

    The Academy of Model Aeronautics, headquartered in Muncie, will Wednesday host a high-tech racing competition. The organization bills the 2017 MultiGP International Open Drone Racing Festival as "paradise" for camera-piloted, remote-controlled drones. Organizers say more than 60 pilots, many with big followings on YouTube, will race in events on eight separate tracks at the 1,200-acre Delaware County property.

  • IBM Vows Appeal After $128M Ruling

    The state of Indiana has been awarded $128 million in damages for a long-running lawsuit with IBM. The case involves what the state has maintained was a breach of contract by the software provider for welfare system modernization services for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. IBM issued a statement following the ruling, saying it will continue to fight the decision. The company's statement reads...

  • (Image courtesy of Comcast)

    Comcast Launches Mobile Service

    Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has launched wireless phone and data service. Xfiniti Mobile will have cellular and WiFi coverage nationwide and store locations in Indianapolis, Bloomington and Greenwood. The company touts its cellular and WiFi networks, which includes 4G LTE coverage and more than 17 million hotspots throughout the country, over 524,000 of which are in Indiana.

  • (Image of Timothy Judge courtesy of Stay Metrics)

    Stay Metrics Tapping Top Minds For Advisory Board

    Stay Metrics, a trucking industry analytics firm based at Notre Dame's Innovation Park in South Bend, has launched a Scientific Advisory Board. The company says the group is made up of some of the world's top researchers in areas including employee retention, employee behavior and behavioral analytics.

  • (Image courtesy of the office of Congressman Luke Messer) Chris Baggott (left) is presented the Sagamore of the Wabash by Congressman Luke Messer (right).

    Serial Tech Entrepreneur Receives Sagamore of The Wabash

    A big name in the state's tech scene has received the highest distinction in Indiana. Governor Eric Holcomb as awarded ClusterTruck founder Chris Baggott the Sagamore of the Wabash. During an award presentation this week at the company's Indianapolis headquarters, Congressman Luke Messer (R-6) said the serial entrepreneur "embodies exactly what the 21st century American dream is about."

  • The fund's board includes IEDC President Elaine Bedel.

    'Next Level Fund' Holds First Meeting

    The newly-created Next Level Indiana Trust Fund board is meeting for the first time today. Governor Eric Holcomb Thursday announced the members of the board that will help decide how to use up to $250 million to help support high-growth companies. Today's meeting runs from 2:30-4:30pm. It will include board introductions, the adoption of an investment policy and the approval of the agreement to officially create the Next Level Indiana Trust.

  • Fishers Agency Targets Digital Ad Fraud

    The head of a Fishers-based digital advertising agency believes there is a big future in eliminating online advertising fraud. Statwax President Jeff Gasior says the two-year-old company is writing its own algorithms and scripts to help customers deploy digital ads more precisely. Statwax currently has 16 employees -- a number Gasior says could more than triple by the end of next year -- and has launched the Statwax Academy, which is designed to train the next generation of the...

  • Axia Technology Partners Names COO

    Indianapolis-based Axia Technology Partners has selected Don Scifres as chief operating officer. Scifres, who is the co-founder and general partner of VisionTech Partners and VisionTech Angels, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company.

  • Purdue@WestGate Lands Director

    A partnership involving Purdue University, the Purdue Research Foundation, the WestGate Authority and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division has its leader. Jason Salstrom will serve as director of the Purdue@WestGate initiative, which aims to increase tech transfer and startup creation.

  • Kimura Foundry is a manufacturer of components for automotive and industrial customers.

    Shelbyville's Global Focus Continues to Pay

    An $8 million investment announced Wednesday morning by Kimura Foundry America Inc. continues a string of international investment that Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun says spawned from a concerted effort between the public and private sectors. The automotive and industrial supplier's proposed 3D printing-enabled facility means Shelby County is now home to 12 Japanese-owned employers. DeBaun says...

  • Kelli Jones is chief executive officer of Be Nimble Ventures and an organizer of the summit.

    Event to 'Unpack' Diversity Issues in Tech Sector

    The founder of Indianapolis-based Quantifi Inc. says there are steps members of the tech community can be taking to attract more people of color and women to the work force. "We all understand that diversity and inclusion are important, but now what? What are we supposed to do?" asks Chief Executive Officer R.J. Talyor, who will be part of a panel discussing ways to bring more underrepresented workers into tech at this week's #DisruptIndy Tech Diversity Summit.

  • (Image courtesy of Amazon)

    Amazon Jobs Day Comes to Whitestown

    A fulfillment center in Whitestown is one of a dozen Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) sites looking to add workers as part of Wednesday's Amazon Jobs Day. The event aims to help fill more than 50,000 openings throughout the country. Local representatives say Amazon plans to make "thousands of on-the-spot, benefitted offers" to potential employees. The company says job seekers can also apply online if they cannot attend the events.

  • (Image of students in Hire Tech program courtesy of Conexus Indiana.)

    Teachers Train on 'Hire Tech' Certifications

    Dozens of Indiana teachers have completed training to deliver the first national advanced manufacturing certification program for high school students. Indiana's advanced manufacturing and logistics initiative Conexus and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council are partnering on the Hire Tech training. Hire Tech is a two-year high school curriculum that gives students the opportunity to earn Icy Tech Community College credits and national manufacturing industry credentials.

  • (Image of Chris LaMothe courtesy of Elevate Ventures)

    Collaboration Targets 'New And Important' Economic Strategy

    The chief executive officer of Elevate Ventures says a new partnership in southwest Indiana will help bolster a section of the regional economy that has high potential, "but not a lot of critical mass to it today." Chris LaMothe is referring to entrepreneurship and a $2.5 million collaboration with the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana. It builds on current regional partnerships in Michiana, southwest central Indiana and northeast Indiana.

  • (Rendering of Topgolf Fishers courtesy of Topgolf)

    Topgolf Looking to Recruit 500 in Fishers

    Texas-based Topgolf International Inc. is planning to hire 500 workers for its soon-to-open Fishers location. The sports entertainment center is slated to be complete in early fall and the company says recruitment events will begin in three weeks for jobs including servers, bartenders, kitchen and maintenance. Topgolf officials says the process is "unlike any typical job interview" and involves...

  • Jim Schellinger is the Indiana secretary of commerce.

    Schellinger: Progress on International Nonstop

    Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger says stepped-up efforts to land a transatlantic flight at Indianapolis International Airport are paying off and "we'll have something to talk about in a matter of months." In an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Schellinger said the $5 million approved by the Indiana General Assembly to help attract the flight is working.

  • Verge made the announcement Thursday during an event at The Vogue in Indianapolis' Broad Ripple neighborhood.

    Verge Announces New Name, Platform

    The tech entrepreneurship organization Verge is unveiling a new brand and an online community for its more than 10,000 entrepreneurs, investors and professionals. Founder Matt Hunckler says PowderKeg will give innovators access to advisers and product-sharing opportunities as well as a forum to share stories. He says the organization is also continuing its national expansion, with chapters opening soon in Kansas City, Nashville, Raleigh and Cincinnati.

  • Chitralekha Beniwal is a business systems analyst with Lippert Components.

    Study Highlights 3D Printing Benefits

    A major Hoosier manufacturer has released a study that suggests use of a type of 3D printing could "revolutionize the whole metal casting industry." Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc. (NYSE: LCII) says the research focused on the feasibility of integrating binder jet additive manufacturing technology, compared into more traditional methods. The study says using the technology in conjunction with sand foundries could...

  • DemandJump Names CFO

    Indianapolis-based DemandJump has selected Jim Zaloudek as chief financial officer. Zaloudek joins the tech company after serving as CFO of T2 Systems, also based in Indy, for nearly 12 years. 

  • AT&T Indiana officials Thursday presented the certification to Inventrek.

    Inventrek Lands Another Certification

    The recently-reopened Inventrek Technology Park in Kokomo has received a major designation. The facility, which suffered significant tornado damage last August, has been certified AT&T Fiber Ready. 

  • BeLoanReady co-founder Brock Rauch (pictured left) was featured with Dr. K (pictured right) on The INnovators.

    Mortgage Platform Takes Aim at Traditional Process

    A co-founder of a mortgage tech startup believes his platform is ready to go "coast-to-coast." Chief Operating Officer Brock Rauch, who is from Fort Wayne, says BeLoanReady is designed to cut out the traditional "economics" of the industry and put the process in the hands of consumers. The app, which is offered through its Indiana and Illinois-licensed parent Arrive Home Mortgage LLC, is designed to automate the responsibilities of mortgage sales people.

  • The school will eventually be located at the former PR Mallory site on the east side of Indianapolis.

    Ed Innovation Effort Backs Purdue Polytechnic

    An initiative launched by the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has awarded $2.5 million to Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis. XQ Super Schools, a program from the California-based XQ Ins Laurene Powell Jobs chairs XQ’s board of directors and is the president of Emerson Collective. Her two decades in the education field have convinced her that America is ready for a sea change to overhaul the system. Deep collaborators include...

  • Go Electric located recently to the Purdue Polytechnic facility.

    Battery Tech Startup on 'Cusp' of Bigger Things

    The chief executive officer of Anderson-based Go Electric Inc. says the energy technology provider is "on the cusp of a major growth spurt." Lisa Laughner says a new, $1.7 million contract to provide a battery storage system for the microgrid at the Tooele Army Depot in Utah provides further validation for the startup. The deal with Perini Management Services Inc. is the second big defense-related contract for Go Electric.

  • Techshot Joins Effort to Improve Plant Growth in Space

    Greenville-based Techshot Inc. has joined with NASA and Florida-based Tupperware Brands Corp. (NYSE: TUP) to develop an improved system for growing plants on the International Space Station. The group's goal is to improve upon existing technologies while reducing the amount of time required by crew members to care for the growing plants. 

  • The university says the project will significantly improve DePauw's ability to transfer large datasets.

    Grant to Boost DePauw's Cyber Strength

    DePauw University will use a $210,000 grant to fund a project to enhance cyberinfrastructure and internet connectivity on the campus. The school says the funding from the National Science Foundation will support efforts to better connect the campus to national research networks. DePauw Vice President For Academic Affairs Anne Harris says the effort will allow the school to move large amounts of data through its campus and partner institutions more efficiently.

  • (Image of TCU Granger location courtesy of Teachers Credit Union)

    TCU Investing in Cloud-Based Tech

    South Bend-based Teachers Credit Union is backing a new digital financial services platform. TCU is investing $3 million into North Carolina-based Constellation Digital Partners LLC. Seven other credit unions are also supporting the company. TCU officials say the technology is the first of its kind designed exclusively for the credit union industry. "Constellation is a game changer," said Chief Executive Officer Paul Marsh.

  • The ceremony will be held at the WestGate Academy Conferencing And Training Center.

    Purdue, Westgate, Crane to Make It Official

    Officials from Purdue University, the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center and the WestGate Authority will hold an event Monday to formalize a recently-announced partnership. The collaboration involves commercialization, startup development and educational considerations. During an interview earlier this month with Inside INdiana Business, Purdue Research Foundation Senior VP Greg Deason said collaboration will help move the economic development needle for the region.

  • (Image courtesy of TechPoint Youth Foundation.)

    Hacking 'Ninjas' Represent High-Tech Future

    TechPoint Foundation For Youth Executive Director Laura Dodds says Saturday's inaugural CoderDojo Hackathon at DeveloperTown in Indianapolis is one more piece included in building the state's talent pipeline. She says the event is expected to attract 100 "ninjas" from throughout the state and believes participation could eventually grow five-fold. The foundation oversees 35 "dojos" in Indiana that provide high-tech learning opportunities for young students.

  • (Image of Dave Roberts courtesy of LinkedIn)

    Roberts to Lead Innovation Efforts at IEDC

    The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has a new chief innovation officer. Dave Roberts, who previously served as president of the Battery Innovation Center at the WestGate @ Crane Technology Park, will oversee innovation and entrepreneurship efforts at the IEDC. He succeeds Ian Steff, who was appointed deputy assistant secretary of commerce for manufacturing by the Trump Administration in March. Roberts will be the second person to serve in the position.

  • (Image courtesy of The Iron Yard)

    The Iron Yard Folding

    Two years after expanding its footprint to Indianapolis, a Raleigh-based coding school has announced it is closing. In a message on its website, The Iron Yard says "while our journey is coming to an end, we will always take pride in the thousands of people our staff helped to launch new careers." The company launched four years ago and since spread to markets including...

  • (Image of 3D printed metal component courtesy of ITAMCO.)

    Software Aims to Simplify 'Black Arts' of 3D Printing

    The chief executive officer of a Plymouth-based 3D printing software company believes traditional manufacturers in the state could "miss the boat" if they are not paying attention to the emerging process. "There is definitely a groundswell happening, where more and more parts are being moved to additive manufacturing," says Chad Barden of Atlas 3D. "Components that used to have 150 parts sometimes are being reduced to 14 because of the flexibility."

  • Fiber Project Underway in Elkhart

    Officials in Elkhart have broken ground on a project aimed at boosting Internet speeds throughout Elkhart County. MapleNet Wireless Inc., the Elkhart-based company serving as project manager, says the fiber optic cable service could help the region's economic development efforts.

  • Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz

    Jasper Touts String of Recent Growth

    The mayor of Jasper says the last month has been a prosperous one for his city. Terry Seitz says more than $34 million in investment has been announced for the Dubois County city recently. Projects include expansions by Kimball International Inc. (Nasdaq: KBAL) subsidiary Kimball Hospitality and German American Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: GABC).The largest investment total, up to $18 million, is for a new senior living community and memory care center from Legacy Living of Indianapolis.

  • (Image of co-founders Colton Voege, Jacobi Petrucciani and Prahasith Veluvolu provided by Mimir.)

    Mimir Planning More Than 100 New Jobs

    Indianapolis-based Mimir Corp. is planning to add more than 100 jobs by 2021. The computer science classroom technology developer says it will expand its new downtown office in the coming weeks and begin adding sales and engineering positions by the end of the summer. The company currently employs 14 and says the growth will help meet demand for its software, which is used by more than 80 universities.

  • (Image courtesy of South Bend Code School LLC)

    Co-Founder: 'No Limit' to Code School's Potential Reach

    South Bend Code School continues to grow and a co-founder of the high-tech training organization says she's open to even more expansion. Alex Liggins says the new markets of Fort Wayne and Goshen share the same outlook of innovation and creativity that is the focus of South Bend Code School. The organization teaches the fundamentals of web development, design and entrepreneurship to elementary and high school students. Partnerships in the new communities include...

  • TechPoint announced Tuesday morning that McCorkle would serve as board chair.

    McCorkle: Talent is Job One

    The new board chair for Indiana’s tech sector initiative says talent will be his initial focus. Scott McCorkle says working to develop and attract top talent is a continuation of TechPoint’s efforts to grow the tech scene in the state. The former Salesforce Marketing Cloud chief executive officer says he will work to expand TechPoint’s extern program and reach out to universities throughout the country to help attract...

  • T2 Systems Adds Parking Tech Company

    Indianapolis-based T2 Systems Inc. has announced the acquisition of a cloud-based parking software company in Georgia. Atlanta-based ParkingSoft develops parking management software and has customers in sectors including airports, health care, school and transit. Officials say ParkinSoft's PARCS products will be able to integrate with T2's UNIFI platform. T2 Chief Executive Officer Adam Blake says...

  • (Aerial rendering provided by Kitselman Pure Energy Park)

    $60M Project to Transform Development 'Restrictor'

    After four years of preparation, demolition and remediation, the owner of Kitselman Pure Energy Park in Muncie says construction is underway. Plans for the $60 million project at the old Indiana Steel & Wire Co. property include a new headquarters for DD Dannar LLC, a South Carolina mobile power station company relocating to the property, as well as a five megawatt solar power plant, community center, hotel, retail and green space.

  • TechPoint honored McCorkle in 2016 with the Trailblazer Award.

    McCorkle to Lead TechPoint Board

    Indiana's tech sector initiative has announced a top name in the industry will lead its board. Former Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEO Scott McCorkle will become TechPoint's board chair, succeeding Apparatus CEO Kelly Pfledderer. TechPoint has also announced Salesforce Marking Cloud Chief Operating Officer Glenda Akers and Kronos Inc. Vice President Kristina Lengyel are joining the board.

  • VeriCite Selects Tech Vet as CEO

    An Indianapolis-based tech company has a new leader. VeriCite, a cloud-based plagiarism detection service, has selected Valerie Schreiner as chief executive officer.  Schreiner previously served as chief product officer of California-based data analytics company Schoolzilla.

  • (Image courtesy of the University of Notre Dame.)

    Notre Dame Continues 'Good Story' of Research Funding

    The University of Notre Dame is the most recent college in the state to report an annual record in research funding. The university says it received $138.1 million in fiscal 2017, which was capped off by June's all-time monthly high water mark of $27.6 million. Both Indiana University and Purdue University announced research funding records last year.

  • Springbuk Touts Customer Milestone

    An Indianapolis-based employer health data company says demand for its portfolio is rising and it plans to add employees to keep up. Springbuk says its services are now used by 900 employers and it is looking to hire around 10 by year's end. Springbuk currently employs 38 at its headquarters in The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis. The company says it has added 300 customers in the second quarter alone.

  • Parkview Health in Fort Wayne is included in the list.

    Hoosier Hospitals Among 'Most Wired'

    Several Indiana hospitals and health systems are included in the 2017 "Health Care's Most Wired" list by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine. The survey, conducted in collaboration with the American Hospital Association, recognizes institutions based on their use of information technology.

  • Captain Mark Oesterreich (left) will succeed Captain Jeffrey Elder (right) in command of Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane.

    Ceremony to Mark Change in Command at Crane

    A new leader will officially take command Thursday at the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. Captain Mark Oesterreich will accept leadership from the retiring Captain Jeffrey Elder during a Change of Command ceremony. Elder is retiring after 28 years in the U.S. Navy, the last three as Crane commander. Oesterreich has most recently been serving as assistant chief of staff for ship maintenance and material of Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific Fleet.

  • Could Health Tech Become Indiana Calling Card?

    A panel of some of the state's top health care technology executives agrees that Indiana is poised to take a lead role in the emerging industry. During a recent event at The Speakeasy in downtown Indianapolis, Formstack Chief Executive Officer Chris Byers, Healthx Inc. Chief Operating Officer Tom Millay and Springbuk CEO Rod Reasen discussed the components that make the city and the state stand out in health tech, including strengths in life sciences, data analytics and insurance.

  • AT&T is hoping to roll out a global 5G ecosystem by the end of the year.

    Indy Among First For New AT&T Tech

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is today launching "5G Evolution" service in parts of Indianapolis, making it the second market for the company's newest high-speed internet service. AT&T Indiana President Bill Soards says the move is another step to creating a wider network that can accommodate autonomous vehicles, the Internet of Things and related technology.

  • AT&T says it invested nearly $2 billion in its wired and wireless networks in Indiana between 2013 and 2015.

    AT&T Set For 'Major' Announcement in Indy

    State and local officials will Wednesday join AT&T Indiana President Bill Soards for what the company is calling a major announcement. AT&T says the announcement is related to new technology for Indianapolis, though specific details were not released.

  • The first JobSpark event drew more than 7,000 to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in 2016.

    Program Works to Spark Interest in In-Demand Careers

    The chief executive officer of Junior Achievement of central Indiana says an initiative focused on awareness of in-demand careers will help "plant that seed" in the minds of Hoosier middle school students. JA JobSpark brings together education and industry partners to expose students to fields they may not otherwise know. The program centers on a two-day, hands-on event in September at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Jennifer Burk says could draw up to 10,000 eight graders.

  • (photo courtesy Bloomerang)

    Bloomerang CEO Jay Love Steps Down

    The co-founder and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based tech company Bloomerang has stepped down. The company says Jay Love, who has served as CEO since the company was founded in 2012, will continue as chairman of the board and will assume the part-time role of chief relationship officer.

  • (Image of Lawson Computer Sciences Building Courtesy of Purdue University.)

    Purdue to Launch Data Science Major

    The head of Purdue University's Department of Computer Science says a new degree offering will place students "at the forefront of an emerging field." Sunil Prabhakar says the major in data science, which will begin in the fall, is a cross between computer science and statistics. Courses will involve learning key computational methods and statistical techniques.

  • Ting Gootee (pictured left) is chief investment officer at Elevate Ventures and Mike Langellier (pictured right) is chief excutive officer of TechPoint.

    Tech Town Hall: Snapshot of State's VC Scene

    The chief investment officer of Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures says Indiana's venture capital environment, which traditionally lags other states, is showing some encouraging signs. Ting Gootee says interest so far in 2017 in potential investment deals is well above the pace of previous years and over the last three-to-five years, VC sources have continued to crop up.

  • (Image provided by SEI Archway)

    Financial Tech Company Acquisition Could Reach $88M

    Indianapolis-based Archway Technology Partners LLC has been acquired by a global company. As a result of the $80 million acquisition, the Hoosier investment and accounting software provider will be called SEI Archway. The value of the deal could reach $88 million if "specific financial targets" are met. Archway currently employs 125 at offices in Indianapolis, Denver and New York. The company's revenues are slated to surpass $25 million this year.

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    Lineup For Day of Innovation Unveiled

    Organizers of an annual conference focused on innovation in the state have announced this year's lineup. Day of Innovation, a program of innovation network Centric Indy Inc., will take place October 12 at Butler University and feature keynote speakers, workshops and the 2017 Indiana Innovation Awards presentation.

  • Infosys plans to invest nearly $9 million to occupy space in OneAmerica Tower downtown.

    Infosys Announces Second U.S. Hub

    The India-based tech giant that recently selected Indianapolis as its first American technology and innovation hub has announced its second U.S. site. Infosys (NYSE: INFY) says it will open its next hub in North Carolina and hire 2,000 workers there by 2021. The effort is part of the consulting and technology services provider's commitment to open four tech and innovation hubs in the U.S. and hire 10,000 workers over the next two years.

  • Julie Warnecke (pictured left) and Robin Fleming (pictured center) were part of the first Indianapolis Tech Town Hall on Inside INdiana Business Television.

    Tech Town Hall Focuses on Women in Tech

    Two high-profile tech executives are sounding off on what it could take to grow the presence of women in the Indianapolis technology work force. The first Inside INdiana Business Town Hall broadcast in 2017 featured a discussion with Found Search + Marketing Managing Partner Julie Warnecke and Angie's List Inc. (NYSE: ANGI) Senior Vice President of Technology Robin Fleming.

  • The coding program will take place at The Atrium in downtown Fort Wayne.

    Tech Partnership Focuses on Fort Wayne Youths

    Start Fort Wayne is reaching outside the city for a high-tech youth education partnership. The collaboration with South Bend Code School involves coding and computer programs for kids ages 7-18 in Fort Wayne. South Bend Code School was launched in 2015 and 100 northern Indiana students have completed its formal program. Through outreach efforts, the nonprofit has also connected with more than 600 additional students.

  • (Image courtesy of Cummins Inc.) The announcement is slated to take place Wednesday at Cummins' global headquarters.

    Officials to Outline $80M in Columbus Investment

    Details on an $80 million investment in downtown Columbus will be unveiled at a new conference Wednesday afternoon. Officials from the city, state, Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and the rail transit companies will be on-hand for the announcement. Few details on the two planned projects have been publicly released. Inside INdiana Business will be in the Bartholomew County city for the announcement. The news conference is expected to include...

  • Tech Hub The Union 525 Looking to Expand

    The state's newest tech hub is already looking to expand in downtown Indianapolis. The Union 525, which offers space for startup and scale up companies in the former Manual High School, is eyeing a campus-style development, says Managing Partner John Hurley. "What's great about this location is we have a lot of opportunity to expand," said Hurley, on a special Indy Tech Town Hall edition of Inside Indiana Business Television.

  • Carmel Firm Lands Military Contract

    The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a more than $34 million contract to Carmel-based Strategic Technical Services LLC. The contract calls for web-enabled services, though specific details were not released. 

  • (Image courtesy of Nextech) Some participants in the Educator Externship program visited executives at the headquarters of The Finish Line.

    Tech Externship Provides 'Unparalleled Access'

    A nonprofit focused on building the tech work force pipeline is now helping high school and middle school teachers get real-world experience to bolster the mission. Nextech, which is supported by the Central Indiana Community Foundation, is partnering with industry professionals on an Educator Externship program. President Karen Jung says the effort provides teachers with the on-the-job context they can't receive in the classroom.

  • Image of 2017 winning teams courtesy of agBOT Challenge.

    agBOT Challenge Winners Take Home Thousands

    The winning teams have been announced for this weekend's second annual agBOT Challenge at Gerrish Farms in Rockville. The university and entrepreneurial teams were pitted against each other in competitions involving seed planting and identification or weed detection and eradication. Contestants came from schools and companies from throughout the U.S. and Canada to showcase their innovations and compete for tens of thousands of dollars in prize money.

  • She expects the 60-acre community to become a "talent magnet" for top innovators from around the world.

    Fairbanks Foundation Helping Fund 'Talent Magnet'

    The chief executive officer of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, which provided a $2 million grant to help 16 Tech hire Bob Coy as its first CEO, says the innovation community will be a place "that changes the face of Indianapolis and our state." Claire Fiddian-Green says supporting 16 Tech speaks to a key piece of the foundation's strategy, which is boosting the Indianapolis economy by strengthening the life sciences sector.

  • Coy also held economic development positions in Missouri, Delaware and Pennsylvania

    First CEO Announced for ‘Transformational’ 16 Tech

    Bob Coy has been named first president and chief executive officer of 16 Tech Community Corp. Coy most recently served as CEO of Ohio-based venture development organization CincyTech, which pumped more than $680 million into 70 different startups during his 11 years at the helm. The 60-acre innovation community located near IUPUI has also received a $2 million grant from the Indianapolis-based Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation.

  • CEO Maggie Galloway says the company's technology is born out of a need identified by an emergency physician.

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Woman-Owned Device Company on a Roll

    Jeffersonville-based Inscope Medical Chief Executive Officer Maggie Galloway took top prize at the recent Winner's Circle competition at inX3 in Indianapolis. The startup develops controllable suction technology designed for breathing tube procedures. Galloway says the first device will be fully-launched in September with the goal of "getting this device in every hospital around the world."

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    Service Provider Expands Gigabyte Availability

    A cable provider has 1 Gig broadband service in 20 counties throughout the northern part of the state. Mediacom Communications says the high-speed service in Indiana is part of an $8 billion investment throughout the country. In all, the company says the service will be available in 75 cities and towns.

  • (Image of Steve Case courtesy of Rise of the Rest)

    Steve Case: Startup Momentum Building in Indianapolis

    AOL co-founder Steve Case says there's a "sense of possibility" surrounding the startup community in Indianapolis. The comment comes with Monday morning's announcement that the city will be part of a Case-led national tour highlighting communities that receive less attention for their entrepreneurial prowess than traditional hubs like the Silicon Valley and Boston.

  • Bill Stephan serves as vice president for engagement at Indiana University.

    IU Targets Entrepreneurship With Reorganization

    Indiana University is detailing measures it says will boost entrepreneurial activity at its campuses statewide. President Michael McRobbie has reorganized the IU Research and Technology Corp. in ways the school says will better address challenges such as talent identification, capital, startup space and programming for the companies behind innovations at IU.

  • (Image of Staymetrics' Tire Safety Module courtesy of Staymetrics)

    Collaboration Claims Ability to Predict Employee 'Fit'

    A South Bend-based trucking industry technology company has announced a collaboration with a Belgian HR firm. The partnership with Twegos involves an online application the companies say can accurately predict if a driver will be a good fit with an organization, team or colleague. Missouri-based Prime Inc. is Stay Metrics' first customer to use the technology. It has paired trainers with new drivers.

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    Indiana Key to $31B in GE Orders

    GE Aviation says its Indiana operations will play a large part in more than $31 billion in orders and commitments the company announced at last week's Paris Air Show. GE's $110 million jet engine assembly plant in Lafayette has more than 70 employees, and could grow to more than 230 when the LEAP engine program reaches peak production. The company says the orders and commitments come from more than 30 airlines and others has grown its orderbook by more than 1,700 engines.

  • (Image of Steve Case courtesy of Rise of the Rest)

    Indy Entrepreneurs to be in 'Rise of The Rest' Spotlight

    Indianapolis will be a featured stop on an October tour of U.S. cities aimed at drawing attention to lesser-known hubs of emerging technology and innovation. Rise of the Rest is an initiative led by former AOL co-founder Steve Case and JD Vance, an author and tech sector investor. It will include a five-city tour through Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin and Case's commitment to invest $100,000 into five different startups in communities visited along the way.

  • Determine Aims to Raise Millions With Stock Offering

    A central Indiana tech company is looking to raise nearly $5 million with a common stock offering. Carmel-based Determine Inc. (Nasdaq: DTRM), which relocated from the Silicon Valley one year ago, says it plans to use proceeds from the sale for marketing, capital and corporate purposes. It has signed an agreement to offer close to 2.2 million shares of stock for $2.50 each.

  • The 2015 cyberattack resulted in the theft of the personal information of 78.8 million people.

    Anthem Reaches $115M Data Breach Settlement

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has reached a $115 million settlement agreement over the 2015 data breach involving nearly 80 million people. Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit say the agreement, if approved by the court, would be the largest data breach settlement in history. The settlement fund would be used to provide those affected by the breach with at least two years of credit monitoring or reimburse those who are already enrolled.

  • Construction on the center is expected to be complete in the spring of 2018.

    BorgWarner Center New Chapter in Noblesville

    An executive with Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) says employees will be able to "just feel the innovation, the collaboration, the creativity" of its new technical center in Noblesville. Vice President of Product and Manufacturing Strategy Tania Wingfield was on-hand today as the company broke ground on the $28 million facility. She says the location, which will consolidate the company's existing centers in Anderson and Pendleton, will allow for...

  • The agBot Challenge takes place at Gerrish Farms in Rockville.

    Ag Innovation Takes Spotlight

    A high-tech, agriculture-focused event that kicks off Friday in Rockville underscores innovation as well as an asset lacking in many rural communities: high-speed internet service. The agBOT challenge pits teams of university students and entrepreneurs against each other in unmanned robotics competitions at Gerrish Farms in Parke County. In an interview in our Life Sciences INdiana e-newsletter, owner and Manager Steve Gerrish said the challenge brings together...

  • Each multi-year agreement includes the potential for increased scope and funding levels.

    Purdue, Crane Detail Research Projects

    Purdue University and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division have announced two cooperative research agreements as part of a recently-announced R&D collaboration. The projects involve improved communications and eliminating dangerous laptops and other electronics. Global Security and Defense Innovation Interim Director Daniel DeLaurentis is leading the communications project.

  • High Alpha Formalizes Women in Tech Initiative

    Indianapolis-based High Alpha has formalized an effort billed as "more intentional" professional development for the women of its portfolio companies. The Blue Angels initiative involves guest speakers and mentoring groups focused on community outreach and better representation in the tech community. High Alpha Vice President of Talent M.T. Ray calls it a "unique differentiator" when it comes to talent attraction, retention and development.

  • (Image of the commercial assembly plant courtesy of AM General)

    'Intelligent' EV Maker Agrees to Buy AM General Plant

    A Chinese-owned, Silicon Valley-headquartered company has announced an agreement to acquire the Mishawaka commercial assembly plant of South Bend-based AM General LLC. SF Motors says it plans to produce "environmentally-friendly, intelligent" electronic vehicles in St. Joseph County. The company is a subsidiary of Chongqing Sokon Industry Group and says it intends to retain the facility's full current work force and invest $30 million into upgrades.

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    Web Series Features Indy App Company

    An Indianapolis entrepreneur has been featured on Apple's first television show. App Press LLC Chief Executive Officer Grant Glas pitched his mobile app publishing company to a panel of celebrity judges including Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow and Will.i.am on Planet of the Apps. The reality television show is streamed through Apple Music and involves entrepreneurs giving a minute-long pitch to the panel.

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    Skills Gap at Heart of IU, Microsoft Partnership

    Indiana University's Kelley School of Business is partnering with a big name on a new online program. The collaboration with Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) involves a 12-hour dual certification in cloud-based analytics. Participants in the year-long program will use curriculum from Microsoft's Professional Program and credits could go toward other online IU Kelley degrees.

  • Kim Macchiarella won for her company, Kim's Oil, and her product, One Shot Mc Shot.

    InnovateHER Honors Region Winner

    A product designed to help maintain and store small engines took the top prize in the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center's InnovateHER competition. Kim Macchiarella will receive prizes including co-working space and will be considered for a spot in the national competition. Macchiarella's company, Kim's Oil, and her product, One Shot Mc Shot, sere selected from a field of 10 women to move ahead in the contest. The product seals small engines after spark...

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    Fort Wayne, IPFW Developing Trail App

    The city of Fort Wayne is partnering with IPFW to develop a mobile app for users of the city's greenways and trail systems. IPFW says the app will collect data on trail usage and trail conditions, which it says will benefit the entire community.

  • Brent Oakley co-founded the company in 2016.

    Fuzic Cues Up More Funding

    Fishers-based Fuzic Inc. has received a $3 million round of funding. Investors in the music and messaging technology company include Indianapolis-based High Alpha, Allos Ventures in Carmel and Chicago-based Hyde Park Ventures. In an interview in March with Inside INdiana Business Television, co-founder Brent Oakley discussed his path from carwash owner to tech entrepreneur. Since last year when the company was first established, Fuzic has secured a total of $3.5 million in funding.

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    Dwyer to Retire From Conexus Indiana

    The chief executive officer of Conexus Indiana has announced his retirement. Steven Dwyer has led Indiana's advanced manufacturing and logistics industry initiative since 2009. He helped launch Conexus Indiana as a founding board member in 2007. Dwyer previously served as chief operating officer of Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indianapolis. He spent 30 years in the aerospace and defense industries.

  • Tiffany White, board president of Women & Hi Tech talks about mentoring women entering the tech workforce.

    Partnership Strengthens Women in Tech

    Fishers-based Eleven Fifty Academy is partnering with Women & Hi Tech to help mentor women pursuing technology-related careers. Members of the nonprofit organization will meet each week with women currently enrolled in the Academy’s software development course. Women & Hi Tech says it will also use its vast network of members to assist Eleven Fifty in identifying companies willing to interview students for internships and apprenticeship opportunities.

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    Ball Brothers Foundation Details $3M in Grants

    The Muncie-based Ball Brothers Foundation has announced a $3 million grant cycle. Two of the biggest beneficiaries are Muncie Community Schools and Burris Laboratory School. The combined $580,000 for the local schools will go toward what the foundation calls "innovative and digitally rich programming," which includes...

  • Governor Eric Holcomb led an economic development mission to Europe, which included time at the Paris Air Show.

    Aerospace 'Partnership For The Ages' Grows

    The vice president of public affairs with Rolls-Royce North America in Indianapolis says a new research and development collaboration among the company, Purdue University and the state demonstrates a "comprehensive approach" to pushing forward the engine technology of tomorrow. Joel Reuter says the turbine airfoil technology that will be the focus of a planned $24 million gas turbine engine laboratory will have implications in the commercial and defense sectors.

  • (Image courtesy of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.) The announcement caps off an economic development mission in France and Hungary.

    Purdue, Rolls-Royce Announce $24M Aerospace R&D Partnership

    Purdue University and Rolls-Royce, which employs more than 4,000 Hoosiers, have announced a $24 million partnership. The agreement, announced Monday by Governor Eric Holcomb and Rolls-Royce officials at the Paris Air Show, involves launching a turbine laboratory for gas turbine engine research and development at Purdue. It will be housed at Zucrow Laboratories on Purdue's campus, which is one of the largest propulsion labs of its kind at a university in the U.S.

  • McCorkle is a Rush County native and Ball State University graduate.

    Torchlite Brings in Big Name Expertise, Funding

    Indianapolis-based Torchlite has named two tech industry veterans to leadership roles and closed on a $2 million round of seed funding. Scott McCorkle, former chief executive officer of Salesforce Marketing Cloud, is now executive chairman and Jeffrey Rohrs, chief marketing officer of New York-based Yext (NYSE: YEXT) has been added to the board. Torchlite has now secured $4 million in seed funding since its launch in 2015.

  • Organizers Call inX3 'Pitch Perfect'

    Organizers of last week's inaugural inX3 are calling the event an unqualified success. The four-day "celebration of Indiana innovation" attracted Hoosier tech entrepreneurs and thought leaders as well as business, industry and academic leaders to The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis. A highlight of the event was a competition that attracted 25 Hoosier startups, pitching their ideas to venture capital firms from around the country.

  • The governor is more than halfway through his first international trade mission since taking office.

    Holcomb Touts Global Aerospace, Motorsports Strength

    Governor Eric Holcomb spent the weekend promoting Indiana's motorsports, aviation and aerospace industries to an international audience. The governor attended the 24 Hours of Le Mans race Saturday in France before kicking off the 2017 International Paris Air Show on Sunday. The governor met with Pierre Fillon, president of the Automobile Club de l'Ouset, which organizes the Le Mans race.

  • Innovators Impress at 'Winners' Circle'

    Dozens of Indiana companies got a crucial opportunity Thursday to meet face-to-face with high-level representatives from venture capital firms from throughout the country. TechPoint's Winners' Circle, part of inX3 in Indianapolis, allowed 2017 Mira Winners to meet with 35 out-of-state firms. Michigan-based Grand Ventures Principal Maitlan Cramer said he was very impressed with what he saw, adding that the firm could be part of a local deal in the next six month.

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    Purdue Railyard Shrinks 'Capital Barrier' For Startups

    The director of the Purdue Research Parks says the recently-launched Purdue Railyard coworking space will benefit the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the university and the region. The facility is billed as one of the largest of its kind in the country. Greg Napier says at $40 per month, the space reduces the "capital barrier" to finding a home for early-stage businesses.

  • Maggie Galloway accepted the prize on behalf of Inscope Medical. (Picture Courtesy: inX3)

    inX3 Spotlights Pitch Competition, Mira Winners

    The inX3 tech and entrepreneurship week continues today in Indianapolis with the Winners Circle, where 2017 TechPoint Mira Award winners will meet with representatives from growth-stage venture capital firms. Yesterday, Jeffersonville-based Inscope Medical Solutions took the top prize in the Venture Club of Indiana's Innovation Showcase Pitch Competition. The medical device company will receive a $100,000 prize package.

  • Indy IT Companies Announce Merger

    Indianapolis-based IT and engineering professional services firm Theoris Services has announced a merger with software development firm Reliable Solutions Corp., also based in Indy. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however Theoris says all RSC employees will continue under the Theoris banner.

  • Aquilano is managing director of Fishers-based Allos Ventures.

    Pitch Competition Spotlights Need For VC

    The managing director of Carmel-based Allos Ventures says today's inX3 pitch competition is a crucial opportunity for some promising Indiana tech companies to show the sector's strength in front of key venture capital firms. Don Aquilano says those firms will see that "we have an incredible ecosystem here and an incredible talent pool." Today's competition will feature companies including DemandJump, Dattus and Hydro Grow LLC.

  • 'An Almost Fail' Event Kicks Off inX3

    The opening program of inX3 drew a standing-room-only crowd. The week-long series of tech and entrepreneurship events began with "An Almost Fail" at Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis, which featured speakers discussing the inherently-risky nature of entrepreneurship. Launch Fishers Chief Executive Officer John Wechsler, who organized the event, said it is part of an ongoing effort to "change the failure culture in the area."

  • Brar Launches Text Messaging Platform

    The former president of Indianapolis-based information technology company Apparatus is launching a new venture. Aman Brar, who also previously served as vice president of business development for now-defunct ChaCha in Carmel, is unveiling what he says is the first text-based interviewing platform: Canvas. He says it brings the job search process to a more "preferred mode of communication" than traditional methods.

  • Greg Deason is the senior vice president of the Purdue Research Foundation.

    Purdue, WestGate, Crane Joining Forces

    Purdue University and the Purdue Research Foundation are joining forces with WestGate Authority and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division on R&D and technology commercialization efforts throughout Indiana and beyond. As part of the agreement, Purdue will provide programming, intellectual property support and entrepreneurial services for WestGate tenants. The school says it is also exploring partnership opportunities with Indiana University at WestGate.

  • Fadness: Regional Cooperation Alive And Well

    A decision by Indianapolis-based Knowledge Services to move its headquarters from Indianapolis to Fishers is yet another economic development win for the growing Hamilton County city. The company says it will invest $17 million and add hundreds of jobs in the move across the county line, the third corporate headquarters relocation for Fishers in just over a year. While Fishers' gain appears to be Indy's loss, Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness says...

  • Nextech Launches Externship For Teachers

    Indianapolis-based nonprofit Nextech is launching an initiative to connect teachers with leaders in the local tech sector. The Nextech Educator Externship will help middle and high school teachers connect their classroom curriculum to career opportunities and student interests.

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    Ivy Tech Honored For Cyber Security 'Excellence'

    Ivy Tech Community College has secured a key federal designation. The National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have named it a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education. Ivy Tech offers multiple degrees, certificates and technical certificates in Cyber Security and Information Assurance. It says the center of excellence designation means...

  • Pictured: Mendi Evans, assistive technology specialist, for Bosma Enterprises.

    Bosma Among First In Country To Use 'BlindSquare'

    Indianapolis-based Bosma Enterprises recently opened its new $6.6 million headquarters on the city’s northwest side. The organization says the 170,000 square-foot facility is using a one of a kind technology to help create more job opportunities for Hoosiers who are blind or visually impaired. 

  • John McDonald is one of the organizers of inX3.

    'Magical' Event to Bring Innovators, Investors Together

    One of the organizers of next week's inX3 says a big chunk of the four-day celebration of Indiana innovation will key on the "oxygen" driving tech sector growth: venture capital. ClearObject Inc. Chief Executive Officer John McDonald says scheduling two marquee events -- the Venture Club of Indiana's Innovation Showcase and TechPoint's Winners' Circle -- back-to-back creates a "one-ask" opportunity for investors.

  • IBTA Appoints Soards as Board Chair

    The Indiana Broadband and Technology Association has selected Bill Soards as chairman of the board of directors. Soards, who currently serves as president of AT&T Indiana, was appointed to the position during the nonprofit's annual convention in French Lick. 

  • Matrix Integration's home office is located in Jasper.

    Jasper Company Opens Fishers Office

    Jasper-based Matrix Integration LLC has opened a new regional office in Fishers. The technology consulting and implementation company says the move is part of an effort to attract tech talent to the Indianapolis region and contribute to economic development growth in the region.

  • Fishers Company, Major League Baseball Detail Deal

    A Launch Fishers-based baseball, softball and golf analytics technology company has signed an agreement with Major League Baseball and USA Baseball. Rapsodo Inc. says it will provide instant pitching and hitting metrics at the organizations' invitation-only Prospect Development Pipeline events. The company's technology measures...

  • Bloomington Creates Tool For Startups

    The city of Bloomington has launched a new, web-based feature geared toward getting small businesses off the ground. Mayor John Hamilton says the Bloomington Business Quickstart tool is a "common sense innovation" to streamline the startup process. The portal was developed in collaboration with Leadership Bloomington/ Monroe County and several city departments including...

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    Cloud Company Grows in 'Tech-Vibrant' Fishers

    For the second time in less than a year, information technology company Knowledge Services has announced it will add hundreds of jobs. The cloud software and service provider plans to invest more than $17 million to build and equip a new headquarters in Fishers and create up to 400 additional jobs by 2021. The announcement marks the woman-owned company's fourth expansion in five years.

  • Partnership Seeks to Boost IMS Engagement

    A senior executive with Austria-based Emarsys says a partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway aims to create a more personalized experience for fans throughout the year. Emarsys Americas President Sean Brady says IMS began using the company's artificial intelligence cloud marketing platform, which aggregates data on customer behavior, to create individualized digital communications through email, web and mobile apps leading up to the Indianapolis 500.

  • Quantifi currently has 10 employees.

    High Alpha Launches Latest Spinoff

    Indianapolis-based High Alpha's latest spinoff has announced its public launch and an oversubscribed seed funding round of more than $2 million. Quantifi says its platform uses artificial intelligence to strengthen digital advertising. The company, whose clients include LIDS Sports Group, Butler University and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is led by former Salesforce and Geofeedia executive R.J. Talyor.

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    Nonprofit Launches Makerspace Crowdfunding Campaign

    Columbus-based nonprofit Foundation for Youth has launched a crowdfunding campaign to create the city's first public makerspace. The Maker Studio project aims to transform an underutilized classroom with state-of-the-art technology into a space for kids to learn and develop modern job skills.

  • Fizziology Aims to 'Supercharge' Growth

    The co-founder of Indianapolis-based social media analytics firm Fizziology says moving into new industry verticals will "supercharge" the company's growth. Ben Carlson says Monday's announcement that Fizziology is expanding its Indianapolis headquarters by adding 55 jobs by 2020, will lead to more investment in the future. The company currently services clients in the entertainment, retail and travel industries. Carlson says the $550,000 investment in Indy...

  • Mark McCorkle (left) and Mark Ward. (photos courtesy BidPal)

    BidPal Grows Executive Staff

    Indianapolis-based BidPal Inc. has added two names to its senior leadership team. The tech company has named Mark McCorkle chief technology officer and Mark Ward chief financial officer.

  • Ben Carlson and Jen Handley are co-founders and co-chief executive officers.

    Fast-Growing Tech Firm Details Expansion Plans

    An Indianapolis-based social media analytics firm is planning to expand. Fizziology, whose clients are in the entertainment, retail and travel industries, says it will add 55 jobs by 2020 as part of a $555,000 investment. The company is the 2017 Mira Tech Service of the Year Award winner and says the expansion will allow it to grow into additional verticals like fashion and sports. Fizziology's client portfolio includes SONY, Fox, Warner Brothers and Kohl's.

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    Pennsylvania Company Expanding in South Bend

    Officials with South Bend-based Great Lakes Capital and Pennsylvania-based Communications Test Design Inc. are set to break ground on a 315,000 square-foot facility in the Portage Prairie Industrial Park. Construction on the 119-acre site is expected to be complete in February.

  • The project is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

    New Tech Park Tenant Could be Sign of Things to Come

    Progress continues on a defense technology company's $4.3 million facility at the WestGate at Crane Technology Park. Virginia-based Alion Science and Technology Corp. will join some three dozen tenants at the park when construction is complete in December. Daviess County Economic Development Corp. scores it as another win for the region and the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center and says the project is the first of more positive developments coming soon to the park.

  • Growth Plans on The Horizon For Young Life Sciences Incubator

    A "collaborative ecosystem" for life sciences startups in Indianapolis is marking its first anniversary with potential growth plans. Director JaiPal Singh says 11 companies have launched from the Indiana Center for Biomedical Innovations at IU Health Methodist Hospital and many have been "quite well-funded." He says some 45 professionals are now associated with the center, which has already maxed-out its space. During an interview with Inside INdiana Business...

  • The company's headquarters is on the near-east side of Indianapolis.

    Amid Pending Merger, Angie's List Trims Dozens of Jobs

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  • inX3 will be June 13-16 in Indianapolis.

    Keynote Speakers Unveiled For inX3

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  • SmartBox LLC in New Albany is on the 2017 Best Workplaces list from Inc.

    Indiana Workplaces Honored by Inc.

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  • The Vincennes Aviation Technology Center is located at Indianapolis International Airport.

    VU, Aviation Academy Partner

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  • Ian Steff Picked For Post in Washington

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  • (Image provided by the Indiana Department of Education) From L-to-R: Ujwala Pamidimukkala, Samantha Fassnacht, Treasurer Kelly Mitchell, Governor Eric Holcomb, Miranda Shook, Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick, Truman Bennet

    STEM Team Winners to Enter Work Force That Needs Them

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  • Michael Manfra (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue, Microsoft Extend Partnership

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  • Hogsett: Indy Tech Secret No More

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says recent major announcements from tech giants Salesforce and Infosys will mean more than jobs and investment for the Indy region. Hogsett believes it’s a coming of age for a city that has long flown under the technology radar screen. "I think in the span of one week, we’ve gone from the best kept secret to the tech capital of the Midwest," said Hogsett. "And I don't think that is overstating it."

  • Notre Dame 3D Tech Inspires Nonprofit Startup

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  • ITAMCO Scores Grant For Cybersecurity Project

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  • (Image courtesy of Galvin Technologies)

    Growth Planned For Salesforce Integration Provider

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  • myCOI currently has 36 full-time employees in Indiana.

    Another Tech Company Adding Indy Jobs

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  • The competition involved nine teams from Indiana and Illinois.

    'Next Launch' Showcases Young Innovators

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  • (Image provided by GE)

    GE Looks to 'Balance The Equation' For Women

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  • (Image from video of Barstool Heartland office in Indianapolis courtesy of Buckingham Companies.)

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  • The trip follows Infosys naming Indianapolis as the home of its first U.S. tech and innovation hub.

    Holcomb Leading Delegation to Silicon Valley

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  • Akanocure is also researching technology that could synthesize and develop anticancer chemotherapeutic drugs derived from natural sources.

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  • The announcement is set for 9 a.m. on Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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  • Inside Salesforce Tower Renovation

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  • Salesforce Exec Says Indy Nation's Best Kept Secret

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  • SalesForce CEO Marc Benioff speaking in downtown Indianapolis during grand opening ceremonies.

    Salesforce Marks Opening With New Work Force Commitment

    Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) has officially taken the wraps off its regional headquarters in Indiana's tallest building. As part of the grand opening celebration of the Salesforce Tower in downtown Indianapolis, Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff said the company will add 500 new local apprentices by 2020. That is in addition to the tech giant's previously-announced commitment for 800 new jobs over the next five years.

  • (rendering provided by Salesforce)

    Salesforce Tower Set For Grand Opening

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  • (Image of Marsha Stone provided by Indianapolis International Airport)

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  • (Still image from video provided by Purdue University)

    Purdue Polytechnic Preps For Launch

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  • (Image courtesy of Furrion)

    High-End Manufacturer Debuts Elkhart Facility

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  • Indy Tech Space Lands Fiber Service

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  • The Tube Factory artspace in Indianapolis will become the fifth Speak Easy location as part of the partnership.

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  • Pictured left to right: Purdue Motorsports Manager Danny White, IMS President Doug Boles, LHP Engineering Solutions CEO David Glass.

    Autonomous Racing Series Sprouts From Indiana Connection

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  • Startup Ladies Founder Becomes CEO

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  • Ball State's computer science program is located in the Robert Bell Building on the Muncie campus.

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  • Hydro Grow LLC, founded by Scott Massey, is one of the recipients.

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  • The high school series features 20 electric karts, each developed by a team of 15 or more students.

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

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