Indianapolis Business Journal

JULY 8-14, 2013

This week, learn how former Indiana Pacers forward Jonathan Bender turned his career-ending knee injury into the inspiration to become an entrepreneur and develop a medical device for strenthening the lower body. Speaking of inventions, Dan Human reports on the hundreds of patents produced through Indiana's universities over the last 20 years, and a gaping disconnect with the private sector: Many of these developments are simply irrelevant to Indiana's strongest industries. And in A&E, Lou Harry returns to the hallowed Pawn Shop Pub to see how the food fares in the post-smoking ban atmosphere.

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Citizens Energy quizzed on exec pay levels

Citizens Energy Group has enjoyed a certain amount of public good will over the last 125 years as a not-for-profit, charitable trust. But rising incentive pay to the trust’s top brass recently has conjured up images of an investor-owned utility—and the scrutiny of regulators.

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Tech expo offers elevator opportunity

A growing expo for Indiana’s technology industry will give 60 startups a shot at pulling in capital on July 11. Each company will get 60 seconds to pitch their businesses to Halo Capital Group, Elevate Ventures and a handful of other seed- and early-stage investment firms.

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