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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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...

  • 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."

  • 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.

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    '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

    Indianapolis-based Angie's List Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGI) has it has let go around 70 employees, mainly in sales. The move comes on the heels of the company's sale to the New York-based parent of HomeAdvisor, IAC (Nasdaq: IAC), which is still pending. Vice President of Investor and Media Relations Leslie Arena told Inside INdiana Business in an email the reductions are "driven by improved processes to meet the needs of our customers."

  • inX3 will be June 13-16 in Indianapolis.

    Keynote Speakers Unveiled For inX3

    Organizers of the event that's being billed as "Indiana's SXSW" have unveiled this year's keynote speaker lineup. inX3, which will run June 13-16 at Union 525 in Indianapolis, will feature Imax Corp. (NYSE: IMAX) founder David Breukelman and Indianapolis-based First Internet Bancorp (Nasdaq: INBK) Chief Executive Officer David Becker. Inside INdiana Business Host Gerry Dick will serve as moderator of the opening session.

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

    Indiana Workplaces Honored by Inc.

    The founder of one of five Indiana companies included on a national publication's Best Workplaces list says the honor reflects an employee-first approach. New Albany-based SmartBox Web Marketing Chief Executive Officer Colin Receveur says being recognized by Inc. helps boost the dentist-focused marketer's profile in the industry and Greater Louisville. He adds prospective employees often make mention of previous best workplace awards.

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

    VU, Aviation Academy Partner

    Vincennes University has announced a partnership designed to serve as a pathway to careers in aviation. The collaboration with the Indianapolis Aviation Career Education Academy and VU's Aviation Technology Center at Indianapolis International Airport involves exposure and training for high school students to positions in maintenance and flight.

  • Ian Steff Picked For Post in Washington

    The state's first chief innovation officer has been selected for a position in the Trump administration. Ian Steff has been appointed deputy assistant secretary of commerce for manufacturing. Steff will take on his new role with the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration June 5. His responsibilities include overseeing several national initiatives designed to boost American manufacturers' global competitiveness in over 12 sectors.

  • (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

    Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick says as future work force needs continue to trend toward STEM-related fields, it's important to recognize student achievements. The state has introduced the winners of the 2017 Governor's STEM Team awards, the program replacing the former Mr. and Miss Indiana Science and Math awards. McCormick says "success in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math drives our students and our state forward."

  • Michael Manfra (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue, Microsoft Extend Partnership

    Purdue University has announced a long-term collaboration extension with Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) to build a scalable topological quantum computer. Purdue professor Michael Manfra says if the project is successful, "it will cause a revolution in computing." 

  • 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

    A nonprofit sprouted from high-tech laboratory projects at the University of Notre Dame is continuing to grow. Flourish3D, which is located at Innovation Park, creates images of flowers picked at sites throughout the South Bend campus and several other colleges. The plants are duplicated through CT scanning, then digitized and etched inside crystals to give to patients who can't receive fresh flowers due to the effects of illness or cancer treatment.

  • ITAMCO Scores Grant For Cybersecurity Project

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a $150,000 Phase 1 grant to Plymouth-based Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies. ITAMCO says the funding will be used to develop a secure, non-hackable messaging and transaction platform for the U.S. military. 

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    Growth Planned For Salesforce Integration Provider

    An Indianapolis-based technology consultant that focuses on Salesforce platform integration is growing. Galvin Technologies Inc. is planning to invest more than $600,000 into a larger office, new technology and nearly 40 additional jobs by 2022. The company currently employs 12 and could relocate to new space at the beginning of next year. Galvin Technologies says...

  • Indy Tech Startup Scores Funding

    Indianapolis-based Tenant Tracker has closed on a $600,000 seed rounding of funding. Keith Kleinmaier, co-founder and chief executive officer of the tech startup, says the funding will be used to dial up the company's sales efforts and take its product to the market.

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

    Another Tech Company Adding Indy Jobs

    Indianapolis has landed another win in what has been a busy week for the city's burgeoning tech industry. Software company myCOI has announced plans to expand its Indianapolis headquarters and create up to 185 jobs by 2021. The company, whose platform tracks and manages certificates of insurance, won last year's Venture Club of Indiana Innovation Showcase. Its clients include Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Cushman and Wakefield and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • The competition involved nine teams from Indiana and Illinois.

    'Next Launch' Showcases Young Innovators

    Launch Fishers founder John Wechsler says this week's first "Next Launch" business idea competition is the first step of what he hopes will ultimately become a national program. High school students from Culver, Fishers and Illinois competed for more than $17,000 in prizes. The top prizes went to teams developing technology for artificial intelligence, arthritis therapy and using sound to extinguish fires.

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    GE Looks to 'Balance The Equation' For Women

    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), which has three manufacturing sites throughout the state, is launching an effort designed to get more women into its tech-driven work force. Balance the Equation is looking to attract 20,000 women into STEM fields by 2020 and boosting its representation of women and men in entry-level programs to a 50:50 ratio. Other facets of Balance the Equation include...

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    Pat McAfee Selects 'Barstool Sports' Space in Indy

    The sports humor and lifestyle media company launched by former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee has announced the location of its Indianapolis office. Barstool Heartland, a division of Barstool Sports, will be located near the Indianapolis Central Library. Plans call for the space in the Buckingham Companies'-owned Library Square property to include a television and radio production studio, basketball court, golf simulator and private editing rooms.

  • Tech Company to Make Jobs Announcement

    In a week that has already seen major news in the Indianapolis tech community, another company is set to make a jobs announcement Wednesday morning. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will be on-hand for the news from Indianapolis-based myCOI.

  • Downtown Indy Space to Become Infosys U.S. 'Hub'

    State, city and company officials Tuesday laid out several reasons for why India-based technology giant Infosys selected Indianapolis as its first U.S. tech and innovation hub. They include Indiana's talent pool and academic pipeline. The company plans to invest more than $8.7 million into Indy, hiring up to 2,000 workers by 2022. Infosys says it will occupy around 35,000 square-feet of space in OneAmerica Tower downtown.

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

    Holcomb Leading Delegation to Silicon Valley

    On the heels of the announcement that India-based Infosys will set up its first U.S. tech and innovation hub in Indianapolis, Governor Eric Holcomb is set this week to lead a delegation of the tech, education and economic development sectors on a two-day trip to San Francisco. While there, the governor will speak at Infosys Confluence, the company's annual leadership conference.

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

    Startups Land Ag-celerator Funding

    The Purdue Ag-celerator has awarded a total of $100,000 to two Purdue University agriculture-based startups. The recipients, Akanocure Pharmaceutical Inc. and VinSense LLC, were chosen from among seven finalists to receive the funding as part of the spring semester Ag-celerator Demo Day.

  • Birge Picked to Lead 'Next Level' Coworking Space

    The new executive director of a coworking space set to open in Indianapolis says she has a big opportunity to help foster connections throughout the state. Katie Birge, former director of the Bloomington Economic Development Corp.'s Bloomington Technology Partnership and digital marketing strategist for Bloomington-based Envisage Technologies LLC, will become executive director of Launch Indy June 1. 

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

    Stage Set For 'Significant' Tech Announcement

    The office of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says a "significant economic development announcement" will be made Tuesday morning. Hogsett will be joined by Governor Eric Holcomb and a global tech company to provide details at the news conference at Lucas Oil Stadium. Officials have not publicly stated which company is involved in advance of the announcement.

  • Inside Salesforce Tower Renovation

    The tallest building in the state has more than a new name. The interior of the 48-story structure is undergoing a major renovation. Salesforce currently occupies four floors in Salesforce Tower and has plans to renovate a total of six. Salesforce Executive Vice President of Global Real Estate Elizabeth Pinkham says each floor will adhere to the company's new 'Ohana' design theme, currently being implemented at its headquarters in San Francisco.

  • Salesforce Exec Says Indy Nation's Best Kept Secret

    As Salesforce christened its new regional headquarters this weekend, company executives were not shy about letting people know what they think about Indianapolis. “It's probably the best kept secret in the country,” said Salesforce Marketing Cloud Chief Executive Officer Bob Stutz, who added he is "very confident" in the ability of the region to produce a talent pipeline to meet the company's aggressive growth plans.

  • 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.

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    Salesforce Tower Set For Grand Opening

    Officials from Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) will Saturday join Governor Eric Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett for the grand opening celebration of Salesforce Tower in Indianapolis. The event comes just over a year after Salesforce announced plans to establish a regional headquarters in the building.

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

    Indy Airport, Chamber Solidify Partnership

    As airports throughout the state continue the battle to land more direct service options, the Indianapolis Airport Authority board is moving forward with a partnership designed to tap into the resources and connections of the business community. The IAA board of directors has approved a year-long development deal with the Indy Chamber's business unit Develop Indy concerning air service and land use opportunities.

  • (Still image from video provided by Purdue University)

    Purdue Polytechnic Preps For Launch

    With just a few months before classes begin for the first time, the head of Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis says the model is poised for expansion. Scott Bess says he envisions two additional schools in Marion County and a total of six-to-nine locations throughout the state. He was joined on Inside INdiana Business Television by Fairbanks Foundation CEO Claire Fiddian-Green, who discussed the organization's recent $1.25 million contribution to the school.

  • (Image courtesy of Furrion)

    High-End Manufacturer Debuts Elkhart Facility

    The chief marketing officer of a global manufacturer says its new U.S. headquarters in Elkhart will serve as "central hub for innovation" of its wide array of manufactured products geared toward high-end consumers. During a Thursday unveiling event, Matt Fidler said the 35,000 square-foot facility would be Furrion's "gateway of technology to the U.S. recreational vehicle, home, yacht and business industries."

  • Indy Tech Space Lands Fiber Service

    Indianapolis-based LightBound has launched its fiber-based Internet service in The Union 525. John Hurley, partner at the downtown Indianapolis tech space, says the service will offer flexibility and scalability for startup and scale-up companies. 

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

    Grant to Fund 'Arts and Entrepreneurship' Program

    Indianapolis-based coworking space The Speak Easy has announced plans to launch an "Arts and Entrepreneurship" program, thanks to a grant from the Central Indiana Community Foundation. As part of the program, The Speak Easy has added the Tube Factory artspace as its fifth central Indiana location. The Speak Easy says the goal of the program is to bring local artists from Big Car Collaborative together with entrepreneurs from central Indiana and "capture their unified k...

  • Global Company to Open U.S. HQ in Elkhart

    Furrion, which has its main office in Hong Kong and locations throughout the world, will Thursday celebrate the grand opening of its U.S. headquarters in Elkhart. The manufacturer says the facility will initially house 30 employees with the potential to add 50 more over the next year.

  • 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

    An all-electric, autonomous racing division with strong connections to Indiana has been launched at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Purdue University is teaming up with Columbus-based LHP Engineering Solutions and Bolton University in England to add the division to its existing evGrand Prix program. The series will begin in May of 2018 and include vehicles controlled remotely, blending the disciplines of mechanical and electrical engineering with information technology.

  • Startup Ladies Founder Becomes CEO

    An executive with Fishers-based Sticksnleaves is stepping down. Kristen Cooper, who served as vice president of operations and corporate development with the tech company, is leaving to become chief executive officer of The Startup Ladies, also based in Fishers. 

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

    Computer Scientist: Tech Still Vulnerable to 'WannaCry'

    A computer science instructor at Ball State University says Hoosier businesses and individuals are "not out of the woods yet" when it comes to potential future threats from the WannaCry ransomware attacks that have swept the world. Vinayak Tanksale urges computer users, especially with Microsoft Windows, to update their software immediately to help "nip this in the bud." He says medical facilities are particularly vulnerable because...

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

    Elevate Purdue Foundry Awards Funding to Startups

    The Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund is awarding $160,000 to eight Purdue-affiliated startups. The entrepreneurs will each receive $20,000 for commercialization activities, such as market research product development and prototype creation.

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

    Karting Events, Student Fair Bring STEM to IMS

    The director of motorsports at Purdue University says this week's electric karting events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway allow hundreds of high school and college students put STEM skills learned in school to the test. Danny White says STEM subjects are among the highest need when it comes to remedial courses in college. He says helping students apply STEM knowledge helps them understand and allows universities to proactively address the issue.


Who Are The Innovators?

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

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

  • Perspectives: Technology

    • DevOps: It’s a Culture, Not a Tool

      Amazon, Netflix and Facebook are large corporations that can all seemingly turn on a dime. They deploy thousands of lines of code a day to improve our customer experience thanks to a healthy DevOps culture. DevOps is not a software tool or a hired hand. It’s the way an IT team works collaboratively to ensure customer delivery without numerous manual gates, months of development and bloated change management policies. It’s what drives successful software delivery.

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