Michael Ault was working at the Indiana University Health Foundation five years ago—overseeing events like the popular Rev fundraiser at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway—when he received a call about a development job at Heartland Film Inc.
In December, we’ll recognize the year’s top newsmakers. Go to IBJ.com/newsmakers to tell us who should be included.
If you’re at a place that hasn’t made you feel psychologically safe—maybe you suspect someone in the room will be condescending or that the boss leading the conversation will just dismiss you—you’re not likely to share your thoughts.
About 300 techies, designers and other young specialists are expected to descend on Butler University next week to participate in the AT&T 5G Sports Hackathon, with $100,000 in prize money up for grabs.
The announcement comes six months after that investment division—High Alpha Capital—announced it had closed a $110 million venture fund that is likely to provide growth capital for its newest startups.
I have spent many hours covering court hearings and court decisions. Still, seeing a trial from the perspective of a juror opens an entirely different window into the process.
The Rophe Free Clinic was named IBJ’s top honoree in the category called Community Achievement in Health Care. The clinic was the brainchild of Curtis McManus, who—after a career in the pharmaceutical industry—was directing mission work in Haiti for Solid Word Bible Church, in Pike Township when he saw a need locally.
About 20 teens from across Indianapolis Public Schools spent a week this summer learning about entrepreneurship and business development, guided by professors and small-business owners who helped them conceive products and services as well as business plans to execute them.
The school’s “ventureship” program gives students the chance to explore an idea for a company or product during a summer at the school, with financial and mentorship support.
IBJ Media CEO Nate Feltman started talking about three years ago with Gerry Dick about acquiring Inside INdiana Business’ parent company. But the seeds of a deal might have been planted years earlier.
Anyone who reads IBJ regularly knows that our editorial board (which is composed of three editors and the IBJ publisher) shies away from urging government mandates. I’m not going to say we’ve never done it, but it’s in no way our default position.
Purdue and the Purdue Research Foundation this week launched the “Lab to Life” digital innovation platform—which it’s calling L2L—in Purdue Discovery Park District, next to the school’s campus in West Lafayette.
Escondido, California-based Carwave, founded in 2009, serves franchised and independent dealers in California and has been expanding into other states.
Officials, who have not put a price tag on the project, say it will be finished in time for the 2022 fall semester.
Lessonly will be a brand within Seismic, which will retain the Indianapolis office and its 240 employees.
She is sharp, funny, outspoken and, maybe most important, an advocate for the things she cares about—notably the advancement of women and people of color.
The chamber set out to make a business case—along with a moral one—for reducing inequality in the community. That has played out in a number of ways, perhaps most important—at least initially—in educating community and business leaders about the data that supports the premise that Indianapolis is bifurcating along racial and economic lines.
Codelicious founder Christine McDonnell talks about the investment round, which was led by Indianapolis-based Allos Ventures and EduLab Capital Partners, a venture capital firm with offices in Boston and Tokyo that specializes in learning innovation.
The Indianapolis-based Be Nimble Foundation wrapped up its first Black Innovation Week with an inaugural Idea-Stage Pitch Pardi competition—and chose 12 fledgling startups in the tech and consumer products sectors to honor.