Sharpen Technologies, an Indianapolis-based developer of cloud-based customer service software, came out of the gates fast this year, and despite a pause in March has continued to experience dramatic growth right through the pandemic.
Market Wagon looks to expand produce-delivery service nationwide
The 4-year-old company uses proprietary software and legions of small farmers and gig drivers to create an Amazon-like system that delivers fresh produce, meats, dairy products and other local food.Read More
Wisconsin-based Gener8tor speeding entrepreneurial growth in Indiana
The business accelerator has launched a blitz of business-accelerator programs in Indiana since arriving in the state two years ago.Read More
Venture firm opening Indy office to target the overlooked
Cincinnati-based Lightship Capital is opening an Indianapolis-area office within three months to provide underrepresented entrepreneurs here access to a $50 million investment fund.Read More
One America Works, a Bay Area not-for-profit, is helping Silicon Valley tech firms find the talent they need to grow, and thinks Indianapolis has talent to harvest. Its founder intends to bring Silicon Valley firms here to capitalize on the strengths of the region.
It’s part of a chain-wide move to give store managers more autonomy. Also this week: Apocalypse Burger, Enterprise Car Sales, and America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses.
The owners of Moonshot Games are launching a delivery service they say can help local independent retailers compete with Amazon.com and the big-box stores.
In Indiana, more than 90% of federal loans topping $150,000 went to companies, according to the Treasury Department data. About 6% of the loans went to not-for-profit organizations.
The campaign, which launches Wednesday, has two goals: Supporting local Black-owned businesses and helping other companies do a better job of supporting the Black community.
Indiana lenders had secured a total of $9.5 billion in Paycheck Protection Program loans for their borrowers as of Saturday, according to the Small Business Administration.
While Heliponix’s in-home computerized vegetable-growing machine has always seemed like a great idea, the coronavirus pandemic might be the push to get the wider public to realize what the company’s two young founders have been espousing since they germinated the startup as Purdue University seniors in the fall of 2016.
It will be the second location for Moonshot Games, which opened its Noblesville location in 2018. The company says business is booming despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Costumes by Margie, which opened in 1970, almost changed ownership last month, but the pandemic ruined those plans
The Indianapolis City-County Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday night to consider the proposal.
Looting and vandalism in cities across the country have dealt another blow to small businesses that were already reeling from the coronavirus outbreak.
The shop, which opened in 2007, has been closed since March because of the pandemic. It aims to reopen Tuesday.
The combination of the pandemic and ransacking of his business has been hard for the owner of the nearly 50-year-old shop to take.
The biggest portion of the funds will go toward a $30 million grant program called the Small Business Restart Fund.