One central Indiana entrepreneur says the latest election results likely won’t have a big impact on the local tech community.
“For the tech and innovation economy in Indiana, I think it means more of the same,” said Launch Fishers Chief Executive Officer John Wechsler. “Especially when you look at the policies and practices that have been put in place.”
Those policies include Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s 10-year plan to invest $1 billion in the Hoosier economy to promote innovation and entrepreneurship around the state. Wechsler expects Governor-elect Eric Holcomb, who serves as lieutenant governor, to embrace Pence’s initiatives.
"Governor Pence’s billion dollar challenge to the legislature and the plan to support entrepreneurs and innovators. I think that’s just goodness for Indiana.”
Pence will finish his term as governor on January 9th, before officially becoming vice president of the United States.
The tech sector in central Indiana continues to grow. Last month, Indianapolis-based cloud services company Appirio was acquired by Wipro (NYSE: WIT) in a $500 million blockbuster deal.