• TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier

    Mira Award Nominees Cover Tech's Wide Spectrum

    More than 100 nominees have been announced for Techpoint's 2018 Mira Awards. More than 200 applications for individuals, companies and organizations -- a record total -- were submitted in categories including New Startup of the Year, Innovation of the Year and Rising Star. Inside INdiana Business creator and host Gerry Dick is a nominee in the Community Champion of the Year category.

  • Ivy Tech Partners with Marian University

    Ivy Tech Partners With Marian University

    Ivy Tech Community College has partnered with Marian University to create a statewide reverse transfer agreement for students who transferred to Marian prior to receiving an Ivy Tech degree. Reverse transfer is designed to help students pursue their career goals. 

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    New Hotel Opens in Portage

    Amerilodge Group has opened a newly-designed Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Portage. The 87-room hotel features the Holiday Inn Express brand's new "Formula Blue" design. Guestrooms include a flexible work space, functional storage, and movable seating allowing for a customized feel.

  • Music Coding Program to Launch in Indy

    Indianapolis-based nonprofit Bloom Project is bringing a music-based coding program featuring a Grammy Award-winning DJ to the city. EarSketch, which will kick off in the fall for kids between ages 12 and 18, aims to create interest in computing and engineering careers among young people. 

  • Levementum SVP Michael Burton

    Levementum Riding Indy's Tech Wave

    The senior vice president of Arizona-based Levementum says the presence of Salesforce and a "fantastic talent pool" have made Indianapolis a great spot for the customer relationship management firm to grow. Michael Burton says the company will move to a new Indianapolis location this summer after outgrowing its current home at The Union 525 downtown. Early last year, the company detailed plans to add 175 jobs by 2021. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business...

  • Hunckler: Indy Tech Companies 'Playing Big'

    The founder of Indianapolis-based Powderkeg says a first-ever tech census confirms that Indianapolis is "an amazing epicenter of marketing technology innovation." Matt Hunckler says information compiled from 138 central Indiana companies shows marketing tech companies have big plans, with 38 percent of respondents expecting exits in excess of $50 million. "Which means we're not looking for base hits here," said Hunckler. "We're looking for..."

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    Tech Industry Insider to Speak at Launch Fishers

    The founder of a technology industry investigative news website will be featured at an upcoming Launch Fishers event. Sarah Lacy, who is also author of "A Uterus is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing The Patriarchy," will headline a Fireside Chat March 1. Lacy was among the first to report on allegations of misogynist culture and harassment at ridesharing company Uber. Launch Fishers founder John Wechsler says...

  • Matt Hunckler is founder and chief executive officer of Powderkeg.

    Powderkeg Details Growth in Indy And Beyond

    Indianapolis-based Powderkeg has announced expansion plans that could add more than three dozen jobs over the next four years. The organization, which provides a subscription-based networking and growth-focused platform for technology entrepreneurs, is aiming to extend its footprint into 50 total markets by the end of 2020. Powderkeg changed its name mid-last year from Verge and launched an online network to complement existing "digital and physical experiences" that include...

  • Companies With Indiana Presence Among 'Best' to Work For

    Multiple companies with large Indiana footprints have been dubbed one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. The results of the annual list from Fortune are determined by more than 315,000 employee survey responses. The publication's Trust Index Survey included over 50 questions that focused on executive team effectiveness, innovation and people-focused programs. Companies on the list have at least 1,000 employees and must reach certain participation and confidence levels.

  • VeriCite CEO Valerie Schreiner will be joining Turnitin

    Fishers Plagiarism Detection Company Acquired

    Plagiarism detection software company Vericite has been acquired by California-based Turnitin. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. VeriCite moved to Launch Fishers last year.

  • The event is being offered through TechWise Academy and the Coding Connector, which provides coding courses for K-12 students.

    Game Design Event Hits Muncie

    The Roblox Training Camp event is being held all day Saturday by the Muncie Innovation Connector through its Coding Connector initiative.  TechWise Academy, which offers courses for K-12 students, is also involved in presenting the game designing event. 

  • Governor Eric Holcomb says the program could drive new workforce "pathways" in the state.

    State Getting 'Skillful' About Workforce Efforts

    Governor Eric Holcomb is one of 20 founding governors in a national effort to boost workforce skills. The Skillful State Network focuses on creating a labor market in the U.S. where employers can tap into desired talent and workers can continuously acquire new skills. The network says it will leverage data and technology and allow participating states to share "what works." In addition to Indiana, founding states include...

  • RV Maker Thor Hopes to digitally connect RV owners across the world with new venture

    Indiana RV Maker Announces Tech Venture

    Elkhart-based Thor Industries (NYSE:THO) will join with several companies to bring digital connectivity to RV owners across the world. The 50/50 joint venture, titled TH2, pairs Thor with New Zealand-based Tourism Holdings Ltd. Thor's initial investment in TH2 is $50 million.

  • High Alpha Adds Robin Fleming

    Indianapolis-based High Alpha has named Robin Fleming entrepreneur in residence. Fleming most recently served as senior vice president of technology at Angie's List in Indianapolis and is currently a board member for Zionsville-based Clear Software. Her 30 years of experience in the tech field includes roles at Teradata’s Marketing Applications Division, which is formerly known as Aprimo, Match.com, Worksoft and i2 Technologies. Fleming's new role will include...

  • Lise Asimont (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Wine Tech Startup Hires CEO

    VinSense Technology, who is using technology patented at Purdue to help with wine agriculture has hired a Sonoma County viticulturist as its Chief Executive. Lise Asimont is past president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture. She also serves as a committee chair for the United Wine and Grape Symposium. 

  • Karl LaPan is CEO of the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center.

    Northeast Innovation Center Targets Women, Rural Entrepreneurs

    A new partnership between the Fort Wayne-based Northeast Indiana Innovation Center and Whitley County Chamber of Commerce could serve as a regional model for empowering women entrepreneurs and rural innovation. NIIC Chief Executive Officer Karl LaPan tells Inside INdiana Business the Enterprising Communities initiative will focus on networks, capital, talent and workspace with very specific targets. In a Studio(i) interview, LaPan said the Whitley County partnership will serve as...

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    Growth Continues For Employee Engagement Developer

    Fishers-based Emplify is touting a year of growth and plans to add more than 30 employees in 2018. Once a product in the Bluebridge Digital family, the company became Emplify after Bluebridge Churches and Bluebridge Tourism were sold for $8 million. During an interview with Inside INdiana Business, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Santiago Jaramillo...

  • Brandon Boynton is the CEO of Vemity. (photo courtesy IUPUI)

    IUPUI Students Launch Tech Startup

    Two IUPUI students have launched a tech startup aimed at helping businesses leverage the data they collect. Vemity Chief Executive Officer Brandon Boynton says the artificial intelligence-as-a-service platform will help companies discover new revenue streams and make them more competitive.

  • KSM Consulting Nearing Completion of Monument Circle Office

    Indianapolis-based KSM Consulting is expected to finish construction of its new office and innovation center in April. The new building for the firm's Data Analytics and Project Management will house about half of the company's employees. The centerpiece of the project is called "Due North," which refers to its orientation within the building and the company's approach to problem-solving. 

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

    NSWC Crane Seeks to Boost Patent Licenses

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane has announced an effort to simplify and accelerate the ability to license patented technology developed at the naval laboratory. The online express licensing service makes nearly 60 inventions available to businesses for licensing.

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    'Proven' Entrepreneurial Accelerator Branches to Indiana

    An accelerator for early-stage companies is extending its footprint to Indiana. gener8tor, which currently operates in six markets in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, will offer its seven-week program to five Indianapolis startups at the end of April. gBETA Indy will include coaching, office space and mentor access, as well as networking opportunities with potential customers, corporate partners and investors. IEDC Chief Innovation Officer Dave Roberts says...

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    Frontier to Fly Nonstop From Indy to Austin

    More nonstop service to a key technology destination is coming to the Indianapolis International Airport. Frontier Airlines says it will begin a new flight to Austin, Texas April 10. The inaugural nonstop flight on Allegiant Air to the central Texas city launched last May and a seasonal nonstop on Southwest Airlines will take off for the first time two days before the new Frontier flight. IND recently surpassed its nonstop flight record, now flying to 51 destinations.

  • IoT Lab to Have Statewide Impact

    The chief executive officer of the Indiana IoT Lab, set to open March 21 in Fishers, says the 24,000 square-foot facility will have impact that extends well beyond Hamilton County. "We're seeing a ton of interest from around the state," said John Wechsler, during an interview on this weekend's edition of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick. Wechsler believes the IoT coworking space, the first in Indiana, can provide...

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    Pacers STEM Fest to Showcase 'New Wave' Jobs

    The Indiana Pacers and Conexus Indiana are this weekend joining more than 40 business, nonprofit and education partners for STEM Fest 2018 in Indianapolis. Thousands of participants, ranging from elementary students to recent college graduates from more than 100 schools throughout the state, are expected to attend. Bryce Carpenter with Conexus says the event will expose students to the "new wave" of STEM jobs through robotics, 3D and virtual reality exhibitions from...

  • Online Tech owns a data center in Indianapolis.

    Schurz Adds Data, Cloud Provider

    Mishawaka-based Schurz Communications Inc. is continuing its transformation. The media company, which divested itself from the radio and television business in 2016, has acquired Online Tech LLC of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Online Tech owns seven data centers in Indianapolis, Michigan and Missouri, and offers hybrid cloud services throughout the Midwest. Schurz continues to own a portfolio of 18 newspapers, plus broadband providers in Maryland, Iowa and Arizona.

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    New Launch Terre Haute Initiatives Aim to Boost Innovation

    Launch Terre Haute has announced four new programming initiatives that aim to help foster the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Vigo County. The initiatives are being launched with financial support from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. 

  • Chris Terrill is chief executive officer of ANGI Homeservices.

    ANGI CEO: Indy 'Big Part' of Future

    The chief executive officer of Colorado-based ANGI Homeservices Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGI) says Indianapolis will play a key role in driving the digital marketplace toward the scope and scale of other IAC (Nasdaq: IAC) properties like Match.com and Expedia.com. Following the release of ANGI Homeservices' first full-quarter earnings report as its own business, Chris Terrill says all of the consolidation and reorganization efforts related to Angie's List in Indianapolis are complete and...

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    RV Maker Taps Into New Tech

    Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc. (NYSE: LCII) is turning to a high-tech solution to cut time and cost from the prototyping process. The recreational vehicle manufacturer is now using augmented reality to customers during its design phases. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick, RV Product Manager Dominick Bilancio says a full prototyping cycle typically takes around a month, and if the client doesn't like the result, it's back to the drawing board.

  • Anchor Tenants Sign on With Indiana IoT Lab

    The Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers has revealed the inaugural class of businesses setting up dedicated office suites at the soon-to-open property. Mayor Scott Fadness says the space, which is the first of its kind in the state, positions the city to "lead the way for innovation" in Indiana and beyond. In addition to filling eight suites, 50 members have joined and will use the coworking and prototyping amenities on-site.

  • Pictured left-to-right: Josh Shelton and Elizabeth Wyman

    Ball State Media Students Geared up For PyeongChang

    A team of Ball State University students will leave Thursday to cover the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang as videographers and digital journalists. Through the school’s BSU at The Games program, which launched in 2012, five students will produce and contribute content for multiple media outlets, including Inside INdiana Business partner WTHR-TV in Indianapolis and publications in Utah, Colorado and Pennsylvania. For the first time, the Ball State participants will...

  • Elevate Ventures to Launch 'Kinetic'

    Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures will debut a two-day conference in May that focuses on Indiana and its high-growth businesses. Kinetic, which will take place May 1-2 in Indy, aims to spur collaboration among companies, higher education institutions and community leaders from throughout the state, as well as Midwest investors.

  • Financial terms of Xylem's acquisition of EmNet were not disclosed.

    South Bend Tech Company Acquired

    A South Bend-based company focusing on water and wastewater management technology is under new ownership. EmNet LLC has been acquired by global water technology company Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL) in New York. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

  • Bolstra Hires COO, Completes Funding Round

    Carmel-based Bolstra has named Steve Ehrlich chief operating officer. The tech company, which provides a customer success management platform, has also completed a $1.5 million round of seed funding. A veteran of the Software-as-a-Service industry, Ehrlich most recently served as...

  • Hallett says new tech platforms strengthen KAR's global reach.

    KAR Deal Targets Rapidly-Growing Markets

    Carmel-based KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR) Chief Executive Officer Jim Hallett says the company's latest acquisition puts it in a leadership position in the mobility space, which he says is moving "very, very quickly in North America." The company has acquired San Francisco-based STRATIM, which develops fleet management software for the on-demand car, ride sharing and autonomous vehicle markets. He says the deal shows KAR, which is building...

  • Jim Hallett (pictured at podium) is CEO of KAR Auction Services.

    KAR Auction Services Grows Tech Portfolio

    Carmel-based KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR), which is in the midst of building an $80 million global headquarters in the Hamilton County city, has announced another acquisition. The vehicle remarketer and technology provider says its addition of San Francisco-based software company STRATIM will boost its presence in on-demand car and ride sharing, urban commuting and autonomous vehicle markets.

  • Comcast to Expand Lafayette Facility

    Comcast has announced plans to invest $2.7 million to expand its network building in Lafayette. The company says the project is part of an effort to prepare for future growth throughout Tippecanoe County.

  • Day believes the measure will "create wealth" in Indiana.

    SaaS Measure Seeks 'Clarity and Parity'

    An Indiana tech leader believes Governor Eric Holcomb is "on the right track" in backing a measure to clarify Indiana's policy on taxing Software as a Service companies. Legislation making its way through the Statehouse would exempt cloud- or subscription-based software from Indiana's 7 percent sales tax. DemandJump Chief Executive Officer Christopher Day says, while Indiana SaaS companies traditionally don't charge sales tax, the legislation would provide clarity and help...

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    Noblesville Plugs Into First-of-Its-Kind Safety Tech

    A high-speed wireless communications system for first responders has launched in its first Indiana city. Noblesville is now using FirstNet, which spawned from 9/11 Commission recommendations for a national public safety communications platform and is billed as the only network of its kind in the nation. Mayor John Ditslear says "we are proud to be the anchor tenant in Indiana and one of the first cities nationwide for this cutting-edge public safety communications platform."

  • The 52,000 square-foot facility has more than 600 members.

    Launch Fishers Hosts Pitch Session

    Launch Fishers today held a pitch session designed to connect members and allow them to share services and resources. The 60-second pitches featured companies spanning several industries ranging from graphic design and web development to education and real estate. Launch Fishers founder John Wechsler says the co-working space hosts the pitch event a few times each year to make sure companies know the resources available to them from other members.

  • The event is being offered through TechWise Academy and the Coding Connector, which provides coding courses for K-12 students.

    Game Design Program Coming to Muncie

    The Muncie Innovation Connector will later this month host a game designing event through its Coding Connector initiative. Muncie's TechWise Academy is partnering on the Roblox Training Camp, which co-founder Brandon Coppernoll says will spark interest in computer science among students. Roblox is a game creation platform allowing users to develop, create and play games in immersive 3D environments. Joshua D, known as "Belzebass" on Roblox, will take part in the program.

  • (Image of first cohort courtesy of Kenzie Academy.)

    Training Academy Touts Tech Connections

    The founder of Indianapolis-based coding school Kenzie Academy says a packed reception this week attended by big names like Governor Eric Holcomb and leaders from the business community demonstrates how the state and city are embracing the tech community. Chok Ooi says he touts the Indy story to his connections in the Silicon Valley. "This is a great place to do business and this is a great place to open an office here and hire people here," he said.

  • The president of Innovative Health Solutions is Brian Carrico.

    Indiana-Made Opioid Symptom Device Gaining Traction

    A Versailles-based company that has developed what it says is the first medical device to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms is "very close" to receiving insurance approval for use in multiple states. Innovative Health Solutions Inc. President Brian Carrico says crossing the hurdles at the state level with the NSS-2 BRIDGE will help offset costs for the technology and procedure that could cost up to $1,500. During an interview in the Business of Health, Carrico said the device...
  • Indiana Students Sought For Tech Competition

    Governor Eric Holcomb is looking to grow interest in computer science and technology among female high school students through a national program. The governor is encouraging students to enter the Girls Go Cyberstart program, which features online challenges related to cybersecurity.

  • zWorks is located in downtown Zionsville.

    Coworking Space in Zionsville Grows

    After two-and-a-half years, zWorks coworking space is expanding its footprint in Zionsville. The organization's new annex, slated to open by the end of February, will include eight rooms of conference, meeting and startup office space. Executive Director Kate Swanson says use and demand at zWorks are growing, as evidenced by a new waiting list. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Swanson described membership as diverse.

  • (Picture Courtesy: The Union 525)

    Greenlight Guru Continues to Write Growth Story

    An Indianapolis-based company that makes quality management software for the medical device industry is beginning to bear the fruits of its investment. Greenlight Guru, which last year moved into The Union 525 downtown and announced plans to add up to 120 jobs by 2020, says nine of the new employees are slated to be added in the first quarter. The company, which currently employs 29, says total revenue doubled year-over-year.

  • VC, Amazon Cap 'Monumental Week' For Indy Tech

    TechPoint Chief Executive Officer Mike Langellier says events of a "monumental week" are more proof the state's tech success story is spreading. Indianapolis-based health data startup Springbuk announced a $20 million round of funding, followed by software startup Zylo landing $9.3 million in venture capital. The deals followed news that Indianapolis is among 20 finalists for Amazon’s $5 billion HQ2 project. "Investing is a confidence game," said Langellier.

  • Inovateus Solar has completed multiple projects throughout the state, including this one in New Castle.

    Inovateus CEO: Despite Tariffs, 'Nothing is Going to Stop' Solar

    The chief executive officer of South Bend-based Inovateus Solar LLC says the solar development and engineering company is being "very cautious" while it assesses the full impact of tariffs of up to 30 percent on imported solar products. Mike Pound says he thinks estimates suggesting the industry in the U.S. could shed 25,000-50,000 jobs within a year because of the tariffs are probably accurate. If costs in the industry re-stabilize, Pound believes job levels will bounce back.

  • Scooch is headquartered in Noblesville.

    Scooch Has Global Growth Ambition

    A Noblesville-born smartphone accessory company has big global growth plans. The co-founders of Scooch LLC, makers of the Wingman 5-in-1 case and the Wingmount dashboard mounting device, are aiming to have their products carried in 15,000 stores this year, a nearly three-fold increase of the company's current footprint. Matt Foley says Scooch's first year, 2015, resulted in $250,000 in revenue. Last year, he says the company generated $3.5 million in sales.

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    The Bee Corp. Lands 'Milestone' Funding

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a $225,000 grant to Bloomington-based startup The Bee Corp. The company says the funding will allow for additional research to improve its beehive monitoring system. 

  • John Koppoin is IBTA president.

    Report: 'Dramatic' Boost in Broadband Access

    The trade organization that represents some 150 broadband service providers and industry suppliers has debuted a report on the availability and speed of high-speed Internet in the state. The Indiana Report on Broadband Progress shows what the Indiana Broadband and Technology Association says is a "dramatic" improvement in recent years in broadband access throughout the state. High-speed Internet access, especially in rural areas, is the subject of...

  • Vincennes is Indiana's oldest university.

    VU Course Aims to Boost Cyber Security

    Vincennes University says new curriculum being offered this fall to high school students enrolled in its dual credit programs will help enhance cyber security in Indiana. The Certified Secure Computer User course aims to give students the skills needed to protect their information assets online. 

  • The event will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium.

    Indy to Host Largest State Robotics Competition

    A robotics competition, said to be the largest of its kind in the country, will take place in Indianapolis in March. TechPoint Foundation For Youth will host the inaugural Indiana VEX Robotics State Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium, which will feature 300 teams from K-12 schools throughout the state.

  • Thomas and his team will make regular visits to the Evansville campus over the spring to help with the project.

    USI Working on New Housing Model

    The University of Southern Indiana and the USI Foundation are working on a project aimed at developing a new multi-generational community housing model. The school says campus and community partners will design and build a MAGIC Model House, showcasing accessibility, connectivity and smart technology. The school and foundation are partnering with aging expert Bill Thomas and AARP and AARP Indiana on the year-long pilot project.

  • The Zylo team includes (from left-to-right): VP of Engineering Ryan Carroll, VP of Services Cory Wheeler, CEO Eric Christopher, VP of Product Ben Pippenger.

    Software Platform Scores More Funding

    A software company spawned from Indianapolis-based venture studio High Alpha has landed a more than $9 million round of funding. Zylo, which bills itself as an online command center for cloud-based software, says the funding will allow it to "significantly grow" its team.  The funding came from Bessemer Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures and the Slack Fund. High Alpha Capital, GGV, SV Angel and Hyde Park Venture Partners were repeat investors.

  • SpringBuk's expansion plans were detailed at its home at The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis.

    Springbuk Draws $20M VC Infusion

    Indianapolis-based Springbuk co-founder Rod Reasen says the Midwest provides a special environment that has supported the less-than-three-year-old employer health data business and its expansion plans boosted by a new $20 million investment round. "People are just willing to work hard," he told Inside INdiana Business Multimedia Journalist Mary-Rachel Redman, "and work with limited resources." He says the company's team-centered approach has laid the foundation for...

  • Springbuk Announces $20M in Funding, New Jobs

    Indianapolis-based Springbuk has landed a $20 million round of financing. The employer health data company says the financing will allow for an expansion and up to 100 new high-tech jobs by 2020. The round was led by California-based HealthQuest Capital and Echo Health Ventures, with participation from Elevate Ventures in Indianapolis. Springbuk, founded in 2015 by Rod Reasen and Phil Daniels, aims to help employers use health data to lower costs.

  • (Image courtesy of Cummins Inc.) The TEC program was launched internationally and is now being offered at a school in Tennessee.

    Cummins' Global Tech Ed Program Launches in U.S.

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is bringing a global training initiative to the United State for the first time. Its Technical Education for Communities program, already operating in 22 international sites, has launched at a school in Tennessee. Cummins says the TEC site at the T-STEM Academy at East High School in Memphis involves 10 education and industry partners from the area. Cummins Foundation Chief Executive Officer Mary Titsworth Chandler says...

  • 'Big, Audacious Project' Attracts San Fran Transplant to Fort Wayne

    One of the goals of Fort Wayne's $440 million Electric Works project is to attract talent to northeast Indiana. Before the first shovel of dirt is turned for the public-private partnership, it appears to be working. The project, planned for the historic former General Electric campus near downtown, has hired its first full-time employee. "I love the big, audacious project," said Crystal Vann Walstrom, Electric Works’ new Managing Director of Innovation.

  • Springbuk is headquartered inside The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis.

    Springbuk Plans 'Momentous Announcement'

    Indianapolis-based Springbuk is planning what it calls a "momentous announcement." Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will join the employer health data company for Monday afternoon's announcement at the Union 525 building downtown. Springbuk is headquartered at the downtown tech hub. Last summer, the company said its customer base had grown to 900, leading it to add about 10 employees.

  • Chok Ooi (pictured center) is co-founder and CEO of Kenzie Academy.

    Kenzie Academy Begins First Cohort

    A new high-tech apprentice school in downtown Indianapolis is underway with its first cohort. Kenzie Academy, located at the Speakeasy Downtown, says the tech-focused curriculum for the initial group of 18 students will put an emphasis on networking and paid projects as consultants for employers. Kenzie Academy was founded by agility.io Chief Executive Officer Chok Ooi, Galvanize co-founder Rehan Hasan and Students of the World founder Courtney Spence.

  • Anthem is the highest ranked Indiana company on the list.

    Indy Companies Among Best For Remote Jobs

    Two Indianapolis-based companies are included in the “100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs in 2018” from job search website Flexjobs. The companies are ranked based on the number of remote jobs listed in 2017.

  • (Image courtesy of Amazon.com Inc.) Amazon's Seattle Campus employs more than 40,000.

    Indy as Amazon 'HQ2' Finalist a 'Powerful Statement'

    The chief executive officer of the state's technology growth initiative is comparing efforts to land Indianapolis a planned, $5 billion Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) headquarters to the city's 2012 Super Bowl bid. TechPoint's Mike Langellier says Indy's inclusion on a list of 20 finalists makes a "powerful statement" to other companies looking for prime locations. Langellier said the city meshes with what Amazon is seeking in areas including...

  • Hogsett expects the next few months to be as busy as the last few have been, as Amazon is looking to move quickly.

    Hogsett: Amazon Announcement 'Speaks Volumes'

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) choosing the city as one of 20 finalists for its second corporate headquarters shows Indy is "punching above our weight" as an attractive tech hub. He says Indianapolis is one of the least-populated metropolitan areas on the list. The project, announced late last year, is expected to bring a more than $5 billion investment and ultimately up to 50,000 jobs. In an interview with...

  • (Image of Seattle employees courtesy of Amazon.com Inc.)

    Indianapolis Among Amazon 'HQ2' Finalists

    Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) has named Indianapolis one of 20 finalists for the location of a second corporate headquarters. The company accepted bids late last year for what it expects to be a more than $5 billion investment that could bring up to 50,000 jobs with it. Chicago and Columbus, Ohio were the other two Midwest cities still in the running. Amazon says its "HQ2" will be "a full equal to our current campus in Seattle."

  • NITCO is headquartered in Hebron. (photo courtesy The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Work to Begin on Chesterton Fiber Optic Network

    Chesterton and Hebron-based NITCO leaders will this afternoon break ground on a significant infrastructure project. NITCO says the Chesterton Fiber Optic Network will boost schools and spark economic development opportunities in the Porter County town. The groundbreaking ceremony begins at 4:00 this afternoon.

  • Former San Quentin inmate Kenyatta Leal says the program helped him "transform my hustle."

    Successful Prison Coding Program Coming to Indiana

    Indiana is the second state in the nation to use a prison inmate coding program that has drawn praise from the likes of the Obama administration and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Last Mile founder Chris Redlitz says, while many states approached the California-based organization, he believes Indiana truly "understood our mission." The program offers coding classes to inmates as well as mentorship and job placement services after their release.

  • AT&T Adds Martinsville Cell Tower

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is growing its service in Morgan County. The company has added a new cell tower in Martinsville with extra added capacity it says will provide faster service for customers.

  • "The Last Mile" launched at California's San Quentin State Prison in 2014.

    Holcomb to Launch Prison Coding Program

    Governor Eric Holcomb will Tuesday detail a pilot program to teach prison inmates coding ahead of their release. Indiana will become the first state outside of California to adopt the program, known as The Last Mile, which aims to align inmates with gainful employment upon release.

  • Is Indiana Facing VC Crisis?

    By many measurements, Indiana's technology sector is thriving. Deal flow, angel investing and the tech support system and infrastructure are perhaps the best they've ever been. Just last week, a national report showed venture capital investment in Indiana surged in 2017. But Allos Ventures Managing Director Don Aquilano says a lack of early stage VC could be a headwind for the state’s tech momentum, calling it a potential crisis situation.

  • (photo courtesy Electric Works)

    Electric Works Announces First Hire

    The 31-acre redevelopment project in downtown Fort Wayne has named its first full-time hire. Electric Works, the proposed mixed-use innovation district at the former GE campus, has selected Crystal Vann Wallstrom as managing director of innovation. Vann Wallstrom most recently served as director of the Center for Creative Collaboration at Indiana Tech, which last month announced it would be the first tenant on the campus. Electric Works says Vann Wallstrom will lead the campus'...

  • In August, the company announced a $5 million round of funding.

    Sigstr Touts Strong 2017

    Indianapolis-based Sigstr says it more than doubled its existing customer base and added customers including AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and and the LA Galaxy professional soccer team in 2017. The email signature marketing platform says it also grew its team from 26 to 46 last year. One of the company's biggest 2017 successes came in August, when it announced a $5 million round of funding. It came from organizations including Hyde Park Venture Partners and High Alpha Capital.

  • MOBI Names First Chief Revenue Officer

    Indianapolis-based MOBI is adding to its executive team. The mobility management software provider has named Kevin McShane as the company's first chief revenue officer.  McShane previously served as chief sales officer for Market Logic Software in Chicago and vice president of sales for HP Software.

  • (Image courtesy of Bankers Life Fieldhouse.)

    Organizers Detail STEM Fest 2018

    Conexus Indiana and the Indiana Pacers are teaming up on an event focused on science, technology, engineering and math career paths. STEM Fest 2018, set for February 11, will involve an "interactive journey" with mentors from local companies, universities and nonprofits. Students and their families will discuss future careers in sports and beyond that relate to STEM. STEM Fest will run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. You can connect to more about ...
  • (Image of Suman Datta courtesy of the University of Notre Dame.)

    Notre Dame at Head of $26M Computer Collaboration

    A new, $26 million research center focusing on advancing computing technologies will be led by the University of Notre Dame. ASCENT, which stands for the Applications and Systems-driven Center for Energy-Efficient integrated Nano Technologies, will involve 20 faculty members representing more than a dozen research universities throughout the country, including Notre Dame and Purdue University. Research through the center is targeted at...

  • (photo courtesy of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)

    Rose-Hulman Bequest to Boost Diversity in Computing

    A Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology graduate has left the school a $1.1 million bequest to support diversity in its computer science programs. The institute says Richard Conn's gift will also boost initiatives including expanding global experiences and increasing the number of computer science graduates. Conn, who graduated from Rose-Hulman in 1976.

  • Stay Metrics Adds 'Avid Supporter' as COO

    South Bend-based Stay Metrics has named Jerry Scott chief operating officer. He most recently served as COO of La Porte-based Vision Financial Services. Scott's experience also includes several years as an executive at Gibson in South Bend, advancing to become COO, and more than 20 years in leadership positions with South Bend-based Towne Air Frieght, a logistics provider acquired by Forward Air Corp. of Tennessee in 2015.

  • Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced the Kaplan University acquisition in August 2017.

    Name Selected For Purdue's Online University

    Purdue University has announced the official name for its new, online public university. Purdue University Global, the new moniker that has received approval from both the Purdue and Purdue NewU boards of trustees, is the institution resulting from Purdue's acquisition last year of Kaplan University. The deal is set for its final approval hearing February 22 with the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation organization.

  • Costello is headquartered inside The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis.

    Tech Company Growing in Indy

    An Indianapolis-based tech startup has announced expansion plans. Costello, which provides a deal management software platform for sales teams, will add to its current space inside The Union 525 in downtown Indy and add 65 jobs by 2021. Costello says the expansion of its presence inside the coworking space will take place over the next few weeks. The company launched its software platform in September after securing a $1 million round of funding.

  • (Image courtesy of Visit Indy)

    Indy World Trade Center 'Full-Steam Ahead'

    World Trade Center - Indianapolis will sign an agreement Thursday with a partner in a key international region. The Memorandum of Understanding between the Indy organization and the World Trade Center - Harbin, China will involve commercial exchanges and regular meetings that could lead to future partnerships. President Doris Anne Sadler says the collaboration holds promise on several fronts including agriculture, agtech and water resource management.

  • Superintendent Jennifer McCormick will deliver opening remarks at Thursday's conference.

    Purdue Hosting Big STEM Conference

    Purdue University will Thursday morning host what it calls the largest STEM conference in Indiana. Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick will be among the speakers at the STEM Education Conference, which is expected to draw 500 attendees. This is the third year for the event. It is divided into three sections: K-12 STEM practice, STEM education research and STEM resources.

  • Kristen Cooper is the founder and CEO of The Startup Ladies.

    The Startup Ladies Adds Bloomington Chapter

    An Indianapolis-based company that assists women entrepreneurs is growing its statewide footprint. The Startup Ladies, which currently has a presence in Indy and Terre Haute, has announced the launch of its Bloomington chapter. In an email to Inside INdiana Business, Founder and Chief Executive Officer Kristen Cooper says the goal is to raise awareness about the inequities women founders face throughout the entire process of starting up and scaling a company, and...

  • The company is working on launching its first product, the Mini-O; a credit card-sized Bluetooth speaker.

    Speaker Tech Company Earns Key Funding

    An electronics company founded by four University of Notre Dame students has landed an Elevate Ventures High Potential Startup Grant. RESONADO, which is developing new speaker technology that the company says is higher-quality and more cost-efficient than current models, is based at Notre Dame's IDEA Center. RESONADO says its design, enables speakers to be lighter, thinner and produce higher-quality sound through its patented "Flat Magnetic Speaker Technology."

  • BidPal Unveils Rebranding Effort

    An Indianapolis-based BidPal Inc. is rebranding in an effort to showcase the company's growth over the past 10 years. The mobile fundraising platform will now be known as OneCause, which it says reflects the company's evolution from a single-point mobile bidding services provider to an integrated fundraising technology partner for nonprofits. OneCause says the company has grown to offer a variety of products for nonprofits, such as...

  • ClusterTruck Plans Aggressive 2018

    A rapidly-growing food delivery service has no plans to slow down in 2018. Indianapolis-based ClusterTruck founder Chris Baggott says he hopes to expand to 20 markets this year. In addition to growing in Indianapolis, the company recently entered the Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City,and Denver markets. Baggott says the biggest challenge for the company is finding the right location in each market to be able to meet its delivery goals.

  • Courses will take place at the Battery Innovation Center.

    Collaboration Targets Electronics Fundamentals

    A new partnership between the WestGate@Crane Technology Park and Vincennes University aims to skill-up potential workers in southwest central Indiana. Electronics Fundamentals Certificate program classes will begin January 8 at the Battery Innovation Center and will involve what officials describe as "a comprehensive introduction to all areas of electronics." .

  • SnapShyft is cofounded by Stephanie Corliss (pictured left) and Thor Wood (pictured right).

    SnapShyft Plans to Add Dozens of Jobs

    A tech company with a food and beverage industry staffing platform is expanding in Indianapolis. SnapShyft says it plans to invest $433,000 into establishing a headquarters at the downtown Indy location of The Speak Easy and add 40 jobs over the next two years. The company officially launched in 2016 after winning the inaugural Indy Startup Challenge. During an interview with Inside INdiana Business in September, co-founders Stephanie Corliss and Thor Wood discussed the need to...

  • IoT Launch Draws Closer

    Ten weeks and six days; that's the exact amount of time remaining before the Internet of Things Lab in Fishers will officially open its doors March 21. The first of its kind in the state, the goal of the nearly 25,000 square-foot lab is to give IoT companies and innovators a space to collaborate.
    Launch Fishers founder John Wechsler says the lab will also help businesses find solutions through the lab’s four core components: ideation, cloud data, edge software and...

  • The lab is being launched in partnership with founding members ClearObject and Indiana University.

    IoT Lab Sets Opening Date

    The Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers will hold its grand opening March 21. The nearly 25,000 square-foot facility aims to give Internet of Things companies and innovators a space to collaborate. Launch Fishers founder John Wechsler says an announcement of the first wave of tenants will come later this month. The lab is located in the city's state-certified tech park, which includes the Nickel Plate District - home of Launch Fishers - and North East Commerce Park.

  • NITCO is headquartered in Hebron. (photo courtesy The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    NITCO Acquires Rensselaer Cable Provider

    Hebron-based Northwestern Indiana Telephone Co. has acquired TV Cable of Rensselaer and Morocco. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, however NITCO says residential and business customers in southern Jasper and Newton counties will continue to receive service under the NITCO brand.

  • The John J. Reilly Center for Science Technology and Values is located in Geddes Hall on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

    Some 'Emerging Ethical Dilemmas' Already Here

    An annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology has been released by the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame. It includes robotic clergy, a crime reporting app and facial recognition technology that could read emotions.

  • Co-Founders of The Bee Corp from left-to-right: Wyatt Wells, Ellie Symes, Simon Kuntz.

    The Bee Corp. Unveils New Technology

    An ag-tech startup is spreading its wings to attack another issue facing beekeepers: hive theft. Bloomington-based The Bee Corp. has developed the QGPS Hive Theft Tracking System which can be used to provide real-time information to commercial beekeepers and police via a discreet inner-hive sensor. The new technology can also be used to monitor work vehicles and equipment.

  • (L to R) Mark Hill and Bill Godfrey (photos courtesy Lumavate)

    Carmel Tech Company Adds to Leadership Team

    Carmel-based tech startup Lumavate LLC is adding two Indy area tech veterans to its executive team. The company, which provides a platform for creating cloud-based mobile apps, has named Mark Hill chief executive officer and Bill Godfrey vice president of business development. Hill was the co-founder and president of another software company, Baker Hill, which was acquired by Experian in 2005. Godfrey is a co-founder and board member for Lumavate and will lead the company's...

  • Christopher Day, co-founder and CEO of DemandJump, is one of the new board members.

    Indiana Chamber Adds to Board

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has added more than two dozen members to its board of directors. The additions include business leaders representing a variety of industries, including tech, agriculture, manufacturing, law and healthcare. 

  • "The Last Mile" launched at California's San Quentin State Prison in 2014.

    State to Bring Coding Program to Prison

    Indiana is planning to take part in a program aimed at training prison inmates nearing release in coding. Our partners at WIBC in Indianapolis report the state will launch "The Last Mile" program in 2018 in an effort to help inmates find jobs after release and help tech companies find skilled workers.

  • (Image of VinSense Co-Founder David Ebert Courtesy of the Purdue Research Foundation.)

    Federal Grant Supports Purdue-Based Wine Tech Developer

    West Lafayette-based VinSense LLC has landed a more than $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The software company, which uses Purdue University-licensed technology, designs software for wine grape growers and winemakers. VinSense provides in-field analysis and focuses on improving crop quality and sustainability. The two-year Small Business Innovation Research grant will boost development of...

  • Levementum SVP Michael Burton

    Levementum to Continue Midwestern Expansion

    An Arizona-based tech company that announced major growth in Indianapolis earlier this year says it will employ a similar strategy in another Midwestern state. Levementum says it will expand its Salesforce Commerce Cloud services and add jobs in Michigan.

  • (Image courtesy of Ball State University)

    Ball State Creates Iraq Connection

    Ball State University faculty and students are creating a virtual platform to connect with students in Iraq on STEM-related projects. The effort, supported by a more than $500,000 grant from the Stevens Initiative, is funded by the U.S. Department of State and is housed at the Colorado-based Aspen Institute. Project Manager Janice Miller says "it aids international understanding for our students at Ball State and those in Iraq to get to know each other.

  • Shelbyville Location Deemed Fiber Ready

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has recognized another Indiana facility for its high-speed Internet infrastructure. The 132-acre Tindall Industrial Park in Shelbyville has been certified as AT&T Fiber Ready.

  • (photo courtesy Marion Design Co.)

    Marion, IWU Partnership Launches City Website

    The city of Marion has launched a new website after an 18-month design process with Marion Design Co. and Indiana Wesleyan University. The city says the new site will allow officials to update content without using a third party, and will be easier to use.

  • Autistic children can use the app to help them communicate. (photo courtesy SPEAK MODalities)

    Purdue Startup Joins Project Literacy Lab

    West Lafayette-based SPEAK MODalities has joined an international entrepreneurial accelerator aimed at closing the global literacy gap by 2030. The Purdue-affiliated startup says joining the Project Literacy Lab will help amplify its growth and expand the reach of its products to more people. 

  • VeoRide, a startup bikeshare company, is one of the recipients. (photo courtesy VeoRide)

    Purdue Foundry Names 'Black Award' Funding Winners

    The Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund has awarded a total of $160,000 to eight Purdue-affiliated startups. The university says the funding gives each startup Black Award status, which makes them eligible for further investment once they hit certain predetermined milestones.

  • IoT Lab Progressing in Fishers

    The Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers will hold its grand opening in the first quarter of next year. The lab, unveiled in February, is located in the city's state-certified tech park, which includes the Nickel Plate District -- home of Launch Fishers -- and North East Commerce Park. Launch Fishers founder John Wechsler says it will be home to "in-resident" companies, innovation teams from larger corporations and "backpack-and-an-idea" entrepreneurs.

  • Sweetwater Still Growing, Attracting Talent

    The founder of Fort Wayne-based Sweetwater says the company he started in his old VW Bus and now employs close to 1,300 is continuing on a growth trajectory. During a special edition of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick focusing on the state's second-largest city, Chuck Surack discussed the steps the music industry supplier and producer has taken to attract and retain talent. The 400,000 square-foot campus has been described as Google-like and include...

  • The Greensburg plant opened in 2008.

    Honda's Greensburg Plant to Produce Another Model

    Honda will debut its newest Indiana-built model January 15th at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. American Honda Motor Co. Inc. says the Insight was introduced in 1999 as the country's first hybrid vehicle. It will be produced by Honda Manufacturing of Indiana Inc. in Greensburg along with the Civic Sedan and the CR-V. Images of the new model have not been made public, but American Honda Motor Co. Honda Division General Manager Henio Arcangeli Jr. says...

  • ClearObject, formerly known as CloudOne, is headquartered in Fishers.

    Hoosier Companies on Entrepreneur360 List

    Three Indiana-based companies are included on Entrepreneur Magazine's list of the "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America." The Entrepreneur360 list includes small businesses that are evaluated on four metrics: impact, innovation, growth, and leadership.

  • Details of the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network were unveiled Monday at MatchBOX Coworking Studio in Lafayette.

    Investment Aims to Transform Region Through IoT

    The board chair of the newly-launched Wabash Heartland Innovation Network says a nearly $40 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. offers a "once in a lifetime" opportunity for the region. The funds are designed to help the 10 counties parlay strengths in agriculture, manufacturing and technical training through Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College into what Gary Henriott says could be a globally-recognized hub for Internet of Things innovation.

  • Henriott Group Chairman Gary Henriott is chair of the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network Steering Committee.

    IoT at Heart of Nearly $40M Lilly Endowment Grant

    A nearly $40 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will cover what the Northwest Central Indiana Community Partnership Inc. says will be a "global epicenter for agriculture and next-generation manufacturing" using Internet of Things technology. The Wabash Heartland Innovation Network, says board chair Gary Henriott, will collaborate with stakeholders throughout the 10-county region, including Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and AgriNovus Indiana.

  • The company has an operation in Terre Haute (pictured).

    Fishers Lands $7M Auto Tech Center

    An automotive supplier has announced plans to invest $7 million into a new technology center in Fishers. thyssenkrupp Presta North America LLC says the location will result in up to 64 new jobs over the next two years. Current engineering operations in Indianapolis, which include 86 employees, are expected to relocate to the Hamilton County facility by the spring.

  • The South Adams team will now compete to become one of 10 national finalists. (photo courtesy South Adams Schools)

    Adams County School Advances in STEAM Contest

    A middle school in Adams County has won the state level of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. South Adams Middle School is now working to become one of 10 national finalists in the competition, which aims to "challenge students to creatively use STEAM skills to address real-world issues and inspire change in their local communities."

  • Moser Consulting Adding Indy Jobs

    Indianapolis-based Moser Consulting Inc. says it is looking to grow with the Indy technology scene. The company is planning to invest more than $1.5 million to expand its operations in Marion County and add 116 jobs by the end of 2022.

  • Tech Company Turns Software Into Subsidiary

    An Indianapolis-based tech company has announced plans to split one of its software platforms into its own subsidiary. Axia Technology Partners says Kerauno, a communications workflow platform that connects people, process, software and systems, will operate as an independent software company under the AxiaTP umbrella.

  • Toll Road Operator Set to Launch Transportation System

    Granger-based Indiana Toll Road Concession Co. says it will begin work in early 2018 on its previously-planned intelligent transportation system. The project follows the installation of 70 miles of fiber optic cable, which was completed earlier this year as part of the $220 million 80/90 PUSH Project. 

  • Holcomb says the state's partnership with Lessonly shows Indiana is "leaning into this space in a big, big way."

    Holcomb: Tech Companies Growing in 'Perfect Environment'

    Governor Eric Holcomb says Indiana's pool of mentors in tech create an industry where "the hits just keep on coming." He says entrepreneurs who have turned "coffee table discussions" into million and billion-dollar companies paved the way for businesses like Indianapolis-based Lessonly, which today announced a $2 million expansion involving more than 100 new jobs. Chief Executive Officer Max Yoder says the growth, coming just weeks after announcing...

  • (Image courtesy of the Offfice of Governor Eric Holcomb.)

    Lessonly Announces More Growth

    Indianapolis-based Lessonly Inc. says a $2 million investment will create more than 100 jobs by 2020. The training software company says it will initially build on its current operations, but will look to expand its footprint in the city during the next five years. Last month, Lessonly announced an $8 million round of funding. The growth will more than double the current size of the Lessonly team. The new positions are expected to pay...

  • The commitment from Infosys, which involves plans for 2,000 jobs that were announced earlier this year, was the largest of the year according to the IEDC.

    IEDC Chalks Up a Record-Breaker

    The state is reporting a record year for job commitments and the Indiana Economic Development Corp. says plans totaling 30,158 new jobs are heavily driven by one industry typically tied to the state and another that's rapidly gaining ground. Manufacturing, Indiana's traditional economic bread-and-butter, continued to lead the way in expected job commitments with 10,885. Job commitments in technology rose year-over-year to more than 7,600.

  • (L to R) Cody Parrent and Kelly Krauskopf

    Pacers Debut NBA 2K League Team

    Pacers Sports & Entertainment has unveiled the name and logo for its NBA 2K League esports team. Pacers Gaming, which will include a roster of five players, becomes the fourth franchise under the PS&E umbrella, along with the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever and Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The Pacers Gaming roster will be selected in March through a League Draft. The team is one of 17 participating in the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League, which will debut in...

  • Greenville Company Lands NASA Contract

    NASA has awarded more than $10 million in development contracts to three companies, including one in Indiana. Greenville-based Techshot Inc. will work to develop a space-based, on-demand fabrication lab prototype. 

  • Ball State's Teachers College has existed since its founding in 1918.

    Proposed Ball State Degree to Fill High-Tech Gap

    Indiana's largest producer of traditionally-prepared teacher candidates is planning to launch a degree program aligned with one of the top orkforce needs in the state. Ball State University's undergraduate degree in computer science education will combine computer science major and education core requirements in what President Geoff Mearns calls "a logical step" for preparing the next generation of educators in the state. He says it will fill a major gap as...

  • Homework Hotline Lands Funding, Expands Program

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a $2.85 million grant to support Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Homework Hotline. The school says the funding will allow Homework Hotline to strengthen its virtual presence with new technology. Rose-Hulman says, beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, the Homework Hotline will start collecting aggregate information from tutoring sessions in order to identify specific knowledge gaps in...

  • Tolliver: Record Stretch For Commercial Real Estate

    Cushman & Wakefield Regional Vice President of Research Jason Tolliver has high hopes for the commercial real estate market in Indiana in 2018. Tolliver says 2016-2017 represents the best two-year stretch ever in Indiana and will lead into a "Goldilocks" scenario for next year. "I think you're going to have strong demand. I don't know that it's going to be as strong as what we've seen this year, but it's not going to overpower the amount of...

  • Spencer County Site Deemed Fiber-Ready

    The Lincoln Commerce Center in Rockport is the latest facility to be certified as AT&T Fiber Ready. The Spencer County facility is home to six nonprofit organizations.

  • (photo courtesy Aggressively Organic)

    Fishers Ag Startup Launches Campaign For Puerto Rico

    A Fishers-based agriculture tech startup has launched a crowdfunding campaign to assist people in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria. Aggressively Organic Inc. is looking to raise $500,000 in order to ship 50,000 of its Micro Growth Systems, which the company says will help feed the people of Puerto Rico. The Micro Growth Systems are self-contained personal hydroponic systems that will allow residents, agencies and relief groups to grow various types of ...

  • Danielle McDowell is the executive director of The Speak Easy.

    Speak Easy Looks to Stock Tech Pipeline With Vets

    A new effort in Indianapolis is aiming to boost the presence of military veterans in the tech scene. The Speak Easy's Tech Warriors initiative involves connecting vets with industry opportunities and raising awareness among local executives about the benefits of hiring vets. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Speak Easy Executive Director Danielle McDowell said Tech Warriors offers an opportunity to...

  • (Image of construction courtesy of NextEra Energy Resources.)

    Commissioning Complete at $200M Wind Farm

    State, local and company officials Thursday are commissioning Indiana's newest wind farm. The $200 million Bluff Point Wind Energy Center includes 57 turbines and Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources Inc. says the installation in Jay and Randolph Counties could produce enough power for more than 36,000 homes.

  • Ontario Systems Names President

    Muncie-based Ontario Systems has selected Jason Harrington as president. Harrington, who previously served as senior vice president and chief revenue officer for the company, succeeds co-founder Ron Fauquher, who will continue in his role as chief executive officer. 

  • Formstack COO Dustin Sapp operates remotely from Colorado Springs.

    Formstack Adding Colorado Office

    Indianapolis-based Formstack has announced plans to open an office in Colorado. The software-as-a-service company says the new location in Colorado Springs will serve as a hub for its outbound sales, mid-market and enterprise team, and will create 55 jobs.

  • Web Design Firm Planning Growth in New Indy Office

    Aero Interactive is celebrating the opening of its new headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. The web design, development and branding firm says the office will accommodate its growing staff, which doubled in size in 2017. 

  • The company said last month it plans to launch operations by April.

    Indian Company Picks Columbus For North American HQ

    An executive with an India-based engineering company planning to establish its North American headquarters in Columbus is touting Indiana's work force. Vice Chairman Sudhakar Gande says AXISCADES will "leverage the availability of skilled engineering talent in Indiana" to fill an expected 500 openings by 2023. AXISCADES, which announced plans to locate in Indiana, expects to create up to 100 jobs within the first year of operation as part of a $10 million investment.

  • (Image of Laurie Burns McRobbie courtesy of Indiana University.)

    IU First Lady Part of Women-Focused Tech Event

    Indiana University First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie says she hopes attendees at Thursday's Launch(ed) Women in Technology event at Launch Fishers will take away an understanding of how welcoming and supportive the state's tech scene is for women and young girls. She will join a number of executives throughout the state including Indiana First Lady Janet Holcomb, Elevate Ventures CIO Ting Gootee and Indiana Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo.

  • Blue Horseshoe broke ground on the project in March 2016.

    Blue Horseshoe to Open Carmel HQ

    Carmel-based Blue Horseshoe Solutions will Thursday cut the ribbon on its new $3.5 million corporate headquarters. The global logistics software firm announced the project in March 2016, saying it would add 70 jobs by 2020. 

  • Ed Hawkins is president of Indianapolis-based Agilify.

    New Automation Business Touts 'No-Shoring' Potential

    An Indianapolis-based subsidiary of the country's largest nonprofit health system is branching out with Wednesday's public launch of its own commercial division. Ascension believes Agilify will compete in a market that could swell to more than $2 billion in a few years. The company sprouted from robotic-process automation work at the Ascension Ministry Service Center in Marion County over the last seven years and has grown to more than 60 employees.

  • The Pathfinders Summer Institute will run from July 15-20, 2018 on the IU campus.

    Infosys Targets Tech Teaching Gap

    Infosys Foundation USA used today's Hour of Code events to announce a program designed to address what its chaiperson calls "one of the biggest gaps" in education. Kaustav Mitra says the Pathfinders Summer Institute will bring hundreds of K-12 teachers from throughout the United States to Indiana University in Bloomington for computer science training. He says participants' tuition, travel and boarding will be paid for through foundation money, matching district funds...

  • (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Don Brown Biotech Startup to Invest $16M

    A biotech startup in Indianapolis is looking to establish its headquarters near the IUPUI campus. According to documents filed with the city, LifeOmic Inc. plans to invest $16 million to set up shop at the IU Emerging Technology Center and hire 225 employees by 2023. LifeOmic provides a cloud-based service that allows medical professionals to compile comprehensive medical records for specific patients in one location. The company was founded by Indianapolis entrepreneur Don Brown...

  • (Image courtesy of the city of Zionsville.)

    Dozens of New Jobs Planned in Boone County

    Two Zionsville companies have announced expansions. Two companies expanding their operations in Zionsville Zionsville, Ind. – 120WaterAudit and Stringcan, Inc. dba Gear Marketing are expanding their operations in Zionsville.

  • Turner says his ultimate goal is to help teach a new generation of players the game of basketball.

    Pacers Star Going Digital With LA Startup

    An Indiana Pacers star is taking his on-the-court skills to a new digital training platform. Myles Turner is partnering with Los Angeles-based Star Vizn to offer a 12-week training program being released today. The platform aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs, athletes and entertainers learn their craft. Turner filmed his course in October in Indianapolis. He joins other big names including former Shark Tank star Kevin Harrington and National Football League Hall of Famer Jerry...

  • Idea Week will take place April 21-28.

    Idea Week Unveiled in Northern Indiana

    Details for an event described as a cross between a bigger city innovation and entrepreneurship summit and a festival have been released. Idea Week, a collaboration among the University of Notre Dame, the cities of South Bend and Elkhart and businesses and organizations throughout Michiana, will take place April 21-28.

  • Fadness: Record 2017, More to Come

    Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness says 2017 will be a record year for economic development in his young city and the deals show no signs of slowing down. Fadness says companies have this year committed to adding 2,185 jobs and investing $64.5 million in Fishers. Since 2015, when Fishers became a city, Fadness says the job commitments total more than 4,500. "And we think that momentum is going to continue into 2018," said Fadness.

  • The Launch(ed) Women event is set for Thursday, December 7 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at Launch Fishers.

    Fishers Event Looks to 'Launch Women'

    Indiana University First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie will next week host a panel discussion and networking event at Launch Fishers. Launch(ed) Women in Technology will also feature Indiana First Lady Janet Holcomb, Fishers First Lady Aunna Fadness and a keynote presentation from Indiana Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo. The Launch(ed) Women event is set for Thursday, December 7 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at Launch Fishers. Other participants will include Elevate Ventures...

  • (photo courtesy University of Notre Dame) Emu Technologies has an office at the IDEA Center at Innovation Park in South Bend.

    $5M Infusion to Boost Notre Dame-Connected Tech Company

    A Big Data technology and software company with a presence in South Bend is planning to grow following a $5 million round of funding. Emu Technology, which has offices at the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame's Innovation Park and in New York City, says it plans to scale up product development and add six positions. The company focuses on what it describes as data intensive, real-time Big Data analytics and currently has five full-time developers in South Bend.

  • (Image of Jamie Hyneman courtesy of Twitter.)

    Battery Innovation Center to Feature 'Mythbusters' Host

    The former co-host and executive producer of Discovery's "Mythbusters" will headline an Indiana technology-focused event Tuesday in Indianapolis. Jamie Hyneman will be among the speakers at this year's Battery Innovation Center Annual Stakeholder luncheon that will be emceed by Inside INdiana Business Host Gerry Dick. Additional participants include...

  • Tech Company Details Fishers Growth Plans

    Fishers-based Flexware Innovation Inc. has announced plans to expand its Hamilton County operations. The tech company says it will invest nearly $8 million to renovate and equip its current facility and create approximately 70 jobs by 2021. Flexware will begin renovations in early 2018 and says it also plans to consider building a new facility in the future. Some of the improvements to the existing 10,000-square-foot facility include...

  • Precision Medical Technologies has an implants division in Warsaw and an instrumentation division in Rome City.

    Ortho Manufacturer Expanding in Wabash County

    North Manchester-based Precision Medical Technologies plans to launch an operation to produce disposable surgical instruments in Wabash County. The orthopedic technology contract manufacturer says it will invest nearly $5 million and add up to 60 jobs over four years. Precision Medical Technologies has existing facilities in Warsaw and Rome City. The company currently employs 140 in Wabash and Noble counties and plans to start hiring positions in...

  • Lechleiter (pictured far right) was part of a panel on "Creating Collisions by Crossing Sector Lines" at the summit.

    Lechleiter: Agbioscience 'Parts and Pieces' in Place

    Former Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) Chief Executive Officer John Lechleiter says Indiana has all the tools it needs to be an agbiosciences leader, including heritage, strength in education, life sciences and logistics and an invested state government. Lechleiter was part of a panel on "crossing sector lines" at today's Agbiosciences Innovation Summit in Indianapolis. He says the key is getting all of those players to part with their "narrow self interests" and...

  • (Pictured from left-to-right: Ed Kominowski of the Community Foundation of Morgan County, William Blaschke, Greg McCauley of Link Observatory Space Science Institute.)

    STEM Programming Gets Boost At Link Observatory

    A group of local philanthropists has donated $500,000 to the Link Observatory Space Science Institute in Morgan County. The funds will help expand the institute's DiscoverSpace programming, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and math education. The institute says its initiatives are helping to create and inspire "employees for tomorrow" in STEM fields. The benefactors are represented by William Blaschke, who said...

  • Expedient Completes Carmel Data Center Expansion

    Pittsburgh-based Expedient has completed a $4.5 million expansion of its data center in Carmel. The tech company says the project included an additional 3,500 square feet of computer room space and a variety of equipment upgrades.

  • The competition was co-sponsored by Current Blend in Huntingburg.

    Lice Detection Startup Wins Pitch Competition

    A coworking space in Huntingburg held a pitch competition Tuesday featuring several startups from throughout southwest Indiana. Current Blend says an Evansville company developing a new lice detection test took home the $4,000 first place prize.

  • The school and association signed a memorandum of understanding November 9.

    ISU, Pilots Association Ink Agreement

    Indiana State University has launched a mentorship program with the Air Line Pilots Association International. The union says mentoring boosts the likelihood of employee success. The partnership will also include professional development opportunities for aviation flight students. Association education committee members will visit classrooms at least once a semester as part of the agreement.

  • TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier is among the event's speakers.

    Tech Panel to Spotlight Software

    An event in Indianapolis Wednesday will spotlight the role of software in Indiana's economic growth. The RealClearPolitics event will feature speakers including Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and TechPoint Chief Executive Officer Mike Langellier.  The panel, called "From Math Class to Manufacturing," will focus on how technology including iPhone apps and data storage programs are making businesses more efficient and creating jobs. The organization estimates those...

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  • LOOK (pictured) and Junior Tube are among 25 semifinalists for a NASA-led competition.

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  • (Image courtesy of Aubry Lane.)

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

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  • (L to R) The Perceive staff includes Anuraag Rajasekhar, Kyle McNulty, Aaron Michaux, Odilia Lirani, Matt Woenker, and Everett Berry. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

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  • Hummels said the school began the program shortly after the death of Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • (photo courtesy Innovative Health Solutions)

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  • The submission deadline is Friday, January 19.

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  • (Image courtesy of Lessonly)

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  • Sterrett says the scouts are working to reach outside of "traditional scouting thinking."

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  • Prahasith Veluvolu is the CEO of Mimir.

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  • ClearObject, formerly known as CloudOne, is headquartered in Fishers.

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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.

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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