All have led some of the most promising companies and organizations in the city's burgeoning tech space for at least three years—bootstrapping and collectively raising more than $12 million in venture capital and employing about 150 people along the way.
Kim Brand and a business partner have launched a "maker space" startup focused on the education market, called 1st Maker Space. It targets students in formal and informal class settings, and 3D printers are just a part of its arsenal.
Hurco Cos. Inc. plans to move some of its manufacturing operations from Italy to Indianapolis, creating 35 local jobs by the end of 2017, the company disclosed in a tax-abatement request with the city.
Regulations that went into effect July 1, 2014, allow Indiana businesses to solicit capital from rank-and-file Hoosiers in increments of $5,000 or less per investor. The main stipulation: Both the business and the investor(s) must be Indiana-based.