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.
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.
Michael A. Byers' Tooth Bank is one of a tiny group of U.S. companies catering to the latest iteration of stem cell therapy: harvesting stem cells from the pulp inside baby teeth and extracted wisdom teeth, then culturing, freezing and storing them at a cryostorage facility for later use.
Angie’s List has long been considered the 800-pound gorilla in the home-services market, an industry estimated to be worth at least $400 billion annually. But three tech startups from its own back yard believe they can better connect consumers and service providers.
Bite-size speeches are the thing at mingling events these days, as organizers aim to add speakers but avoid long, boring addresses. Getting to the point has always been valued in the business world, but some events now have rules around it.