New goals for a new year

January 2, 2013
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It’s a new year, and whether we make hard-and-fast resolutions or more squishy wouldn’t-it-be-great goals, most of us can’t avoid imagining what 2013 will bring.

But let’s set aside the perennial eat-less-move-more ambitions for something with a little more entrepreneurial flair: What problems are you going to solve this year, and how can Indianapolis’ startup community support your aspirations?

Share your plans for the year here—and keep us all posted on your progress. There’s nothing as inspiring as success.  
 

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  • Keep on truckin'
    At Snappening.com, we hope to continue our growth and development in 2013 in the areas of new service lines (photographers) and new cities (expanding across Indiana and into Kentucky, Ohio, etc) We hope Indy continues to provide tech resources and talent to make that possible.
  • LumenCache
    LumenCache is a new lighting solution that takes advantage of the benefits of LEDs without the baggage and problems associated with supporting the 100-yr old AC power grid. View the 2-minute video at www.lumencache.com. We're ending our 12-month Angel round in February and beginning the $2MM Round A. Doing a tech startup in Indy is VERY challenging. We may keep the production jobs here but far more interest and help from outside Indy.
  • Coffee trucks
    I'm no entrepreneur, but I post this in hopes that someone who is will realize the time is right for a truck(s) that drives the street, a la ice cream trucks, with fresh coffee and pastries. Could extend the revenue-producing hours for an already-existing food truck? Hundreds of thousands of caffeine addicts eagerly await this innovation.
  • My goal
    My 2013 is to leave Indy for a city where people are a little more secure with themselves and their community. The incessant, childish boosterism here, along with the call for the taxpayer to fund these money-losing schemes so that a small majority of us can feel big league, is wearing thin. Indy used to be a unique city. We've lost a great deal trying to be something we're not. I've identified my new home, a city of similar size with core jobs, you know, the kind that actually create something instead of merely siphon money from the taxpayer to quasi-governmental "companies" that add no value at all.
  • MY HOPE
    I wish my business have a bright future in 2013..come on!

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  1. The east side does have potential...and I have always thought Washington Scare should become an outlet mall. Anyone remember how popular Eastgate was? Well, Indy has no outlet malls, we have to go to Edinburgh for the deep discounts and I don't understand why. Jim is right. We need a few good eastsiders interested in actually making some noise and trying to change the commerce, culture and stereotypes of the East side. Irvington is very progressive and making great strides, why can't the far east side ride on their coat tails to make some changes?

  2. Boston.com has an article from 2010 where they talk about how Interactions moved to Massachusetts in the year prior. http://www.boston.com/business/technology/innoeco/2010/07/interactions_banks_63_million.html The article includes a link back to that Inside Indiana Business press release I linked to earlier, snarkily noting, "Guess this 2006 plan to create 200-plus new jobs in Indiana didn't exactly work out."

  3. I live on the east side and I have read all your comments. a local paper just did an article on Washington square mall with just as many comments and concerns. I am not sure if they are still around, but there was an east side coalition with good intentions to do good things on the east side. And there is a facebook post that called my eastside indy with many old members of the eastside who voice concerns about the east side of the city. We need to come together and not just complain and moan, but come up with actual concrete solutions, because what Dal said is very very true- the eastside could be a goldmine in the right hands. But if anyone is going damn, and change things, it is us eastside residents

  4. Please go back re-read your economics text book and the fine print on the February 2014 CBO report. A minimum wage increase has never resulted in a net job loss...

  5. The GOP at the Statehouse is more interested in PR to keep their majority, than using it to get anything good actually done. The State continues its downward spiral.

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