Indianapolis Business Journal

JULY 19-25, 2019

In this week's issue, Lindsey Erdody examines the track record of Elevate Ventures, which acts as the venture capital arm of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and has invested $91 million in 313 companies. The returns so far have been modest, but Elevate isn’t necessarily all about the bottom line. Anthony Schoettle profiles Jason Hammer and Nigel Laskowski, the hosts of "The Hammer and Nigel Show" on WIBC. The station’s risk in 2016 of installing two rock n roll DJ as hosts of a news talk show appears to have paid off. And Greg Andrews asks Emmis Communications CEO Jeff Smulyan how he plans to remake the company now that he sees diminishing opportunity for growth in the radio business.

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Don’t sink your startup by creating a product in a vacuum

Entrepreneur Max Yoder failed out of the gate when he launched his first company. No, not Lessonly, the training software firm that is still growing seven years after he co-founded it with the folks who created the High Alpha venture studio. Yoder’s first company was Quipol, which offered a social polling product that he worked on […]

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IU creates institute on entrepreneurship

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University has established the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Competitive Enterprise within the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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LETTER: Future rail will doom trail

In 2017, leaders from Fishers, Noblesville and Hamilton County, owners of the roughly 40-mile railroad running from downtown Indianapolis to Tipton, announced they were going to turn the railroad into a multi-use trail. Nearly 12,000 residents opposed the trail-only solution, suggesting a rail-with-trail instead. Those residents formed “Save the Nickel Plate,” met with local leaders […]

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Recalling 1969—a big year in space and sports

Something else was taking a giant leap in 1969 while NASA was leaving footprints on the moon. Sports. It was a monstrously landmark year, amid the glory of Apollo 11, and what’s remarkable is how many Indiana guys had their fingerprints on all the history being made.

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