Startup Ladies Founder Becomes CEO

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An executive with Fishers-based Sticksnleaves is stepping down to become chief executive officer of the organization she founded in 2014. Kristen Cooper, who served as vice president of operations and corporate development with the tech company, will become CEO of The Startup Ladies, also based in Fishers. The organization, located at Launch Fishers, aims to assist women entrepreneurs in starting up and scaling up their businesses. Cooper appeared on Inside INdiana Business Television in March 2016 on a special INsiders panel focusing on women in entrepreneurship.

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      Indiana is ranked the #10 Best Place to Do Business, #4 for Quality of Life, #1 for Regulatory Environment and #2 for Software Job Growth. Indianapolis is ranked #3 for Tech Jobs for Women. We have four of the top 25 Best Places to live in America, with my hometown of Fishers topping the list. Yet, in spite of these amazing rankings, we have some serious challenges to overcome within our economic development ecosystem, not the least of which is skilling up a workforce to meet demand.

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