Indianapolis-based XR Technologies, which hires math teachers with non-traditional backgrounds and places them in classrooms around the state, has received approval to launch a teacher licensure program that the company says will help it scale its reach beyond the state’s borders.
Initiative will pair Black-owned businesses with downtown spots
The moves are part of a larger effort to help the city’s core recover from the pandemic, and they’re getting help from a not-for-profit that has emerged as a local leader in diversity initiatives.Read More
Distillery will be fairgrounds’ first year-round retail tenant in two decades
HI & Mighty will open at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in June 2023, making and selling alcoholic spirits in Southwest Pavilion, a building that’s been used for storage in recent years.Read More
Shipping container boutique hotel planned for Haughville neighborhood
An Indianapolis company is building a boutique hotel using repurposed shipping containers to accommodate guests seeking unusual experiences in the heart of the city.Read More
A total of 16 individuals, companies and organizations were named as winners in TechPoint’s annual Mira Awards. Awards were presented at a black-tie gala Saturday night.
The founder and CEO of Launch Fishers and the Indiana IoT Lab has announced plans to leave his leadership roles this summer.
The challenge, to be called HungerTech, will invite participants to come up with tech-focused ideas for improving grocery delivery access for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
Angie’s List cofounder Bill Oesterle was chosen to receive the Trailblazer Award at TechPoint’s sold-out Mira Awards gala later this month.
IU Ventures and its affiliated programs offer “a sense of optimism and sense of constructive change” for entrepreneurs—so much so that one decided to move his company from Chicago to Bloomington.
The initiative is a partnership between the Indianapolis Urban League, the National Urban League and the African American Coalition of Indianapolis, and is funded with a $100 million Lilly Endowment Inc. grant awarded in August 2020.
Quiptu, which is short for “equipment to you,” is a startup whose platform will offer a place where the owners of outdoor gear can connect with people interested in renting that gear.
IBE President and CEO Tanya Mckinzie said the initiative grew out of the organization’s pandemic work with local Black business owners and a survey of nearly 1,000 such businesses.
Members and supporters of The Startup Ladies, an Indianapolis company that supports female entrepreneurship, sent an open letter to Elevate Ventures detailing their concerns that Elevate marginalizes female founders.
Demandwell, which offers search-engine-optimization software, says the investment will help it reach growth goals that include tripling its revenues and headcount over the next year.
High Alpha launched Castiron in October. The startup offers a platform for culinary artisans to sell their products, connect with customers and run their businesses.
What drives Laikin is the urge to find the next important thing and get enough people excited to put their money in a deal. He wants them to dream big with him.
Hatcher talks to host Angela B. Freeman about the challenges of being an entrepreneur and how he’s had to push through his introverted nature to become a leader.
Gener8tor is launching four industry-specific programs within its gBETA accelerator for early-stage startups from both Indiana and around the United States, hoping some will move here.
The IEDC has agreed to pay $150,000 to San Francisco-based consultant Startup Genome to generate a snapshot report of the state’s entrepreneurial climate. Based on the results of that report, the IEDC will decide whether to contract with the consultant for additional work.
Work is underway to determine what kind of support services Black-owned businesses will need to complement the loan fund.
The founder of Angie’s List and TMap, in recognition of his years of service as a community leader and entrepreneurial force, is the 28th recipient of the Michael A. Carroll Award.
Castiron has operated in stealth mode since late last year and already has hundreds of users of its beta program.