The leader of the state's technology growth initiative is scheduled to speak today at Rose-Hulman Ventures. TechPoint President Mike Langellier's presentation to students, faculty and staff is part of the James R. Baumgardt Distinguished Speaker Series. July 16, 2013

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Mike Langellier, president and CEO of Indiana’s TechPoint technology growth initiative, will speak to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students, faculty and staff members on Tuesday, July 16, in this summer’s James R. Baumgardt Distinguished Speaker Series at Rose-Hulman Ventures.

Langellier is an entrepreneur and software executive who co-founded MyJibe, a personal finance and banking software company, and a former director of account management for Experian, the leading global information services company. He is also a board member of the Governor Robert J. Orr Entrepreneurial Fellowship program.

At TechPoint, Langellier has focused the statewide organization on such initiatives as thought leadership and educational programming, attracting and investing capital in technology startups, and addressing workforce challenges.

The James R. Baumgardt Distinguished Speaker Series recognizes the career accomplishments of the 1970 Rose-Hulman chemical engineering alumnus. Baumgardt is the chairman of the board for the NICO Corporation, is director of Neochord Inc. and is a partner of Twilight Ventures, an Indiana-based life science venture capital enterprise. He is the former executive director of business development at Eli Lilly and Company, served as president of the Guidant Foundation, was president of Guidant Sales Corporation, is the former director of Laserscope and helped co-found Suros Surgical Systems.

Baumgardt is also an emeritus member of the Rose-Hulman Board of Trustees and former chairman of the trustees' Rose-Hulman Ventures Affairs Committee. He received an honorary doctorate in engineering from Rose-Hulman in 2010, and serves on the advisory boards of Butler University's School of Business and Purdue University's School of Biomedical Engineering.

Rose-Hulman Ventures, located at Rose-Hulman's South Campus, is a unique operational model for university/industry interaction that produces solutions to industrial technology challenges, keeps intellectual property with the client and maintains confidentiality. Learn more at

About Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is dedicated to preparing its students with the world’s best undergraduate science, engineering, and mathematics education in an environment infused with innovation, intellectual rigor, and individualized attention. The college, located in Terre Haute, Indiana, has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. For 14 consecutive years, Rose-Hulman has been rated as the top undergraduate engineering college in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Rose-Hulman has also been recognized by The Princeton Review, which cited six of the institute’s professors within their 2012 “Best 300 Professors” book, the only institution of higher learning in Indiana to be included. Learn more at

Source: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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