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.
Local tech vets join forces on platform to tackle unsolved crimes
The three co-founders of Uncovered.com have launched a crowd-funding initiative to raise money for their tech startup, which is focused on cracking unsolved missing persons and murder cases.Read More
2021 Innovation Issue: Small companies are most likely to be disruptors
One reason is that big companies are focused on staying on course—maintaining the successes and strengths that made them big in the first place. And if you’re always on course, there’s little room for innovation.Read More
Entrepreneurship activity in Indiana is sluggish, Brookings report finds
As a result, the report argues, the state is not as well-positioned as it might be to rebound from economic downturns.Read More
The city of Westfield and Grand Park announced a framework last month to let commercial and institutional organizations use the 400-acre athletic facility as a research lab and product-testing ground.
Hilary Buttrick comes to the Orr Fellowship, which connects high-caliber college grads with fast-growing companies, with a background in law and higher education. Most recently, Buttrick served as interim dean of Butler’s Lacy School of Business.
RefReps has grown so fast in the six months since its launched that company officials have had to show some fancy footwork and change directions to capitalize on a national, if not global, opportunity.
The startup has already signed deals with schools and metro bus services in Baltimore, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Fort Wayne and Jacksonville, Florida. The firm also rolled out a system two months ago for rail cars and has it in place in Philadelphia.
Sharpen’s latest round of financing brings the total amount raised by the firm to more than $55 million. It follows a year when its cloud-based customer service platform became much more relevant.
Neuro Vigor says it will use $100,000 in early commercialization funds to “identify and validate” its lead drug candidate for the treatment of neuropathic pain in spinal cord injuries.
Explore Interactive CEO Amanda Thompson said the partnership should accelerate the adoption of MindLabs products worldwide, “enabling us to nurture young learners everywhere.”
Indianapolis-based OnBoard said it will expand its Indianapolis headquarters to accommodate staff growth as employees return to office-based work.
Matt Baggott, the son of ExactTarget and ClusterTruck co-founder Chris Baggott, has wanted to run his own business as long as he can remember. Last year, the 21-year-old and two co-founders launched a promising tech company, and now it’s ready to take flight.
Beastcoast, a professional e-sports team and digital media company that was a member of the 2020 Techstars cohort, announced this week it has closed on a $2.5 million pre-seed round of capital.
The new firm will maintain the brands of the three companies—Jobvite, JazzHR and NXTThing RPO—as well as operations in their respective communities, the company said.
CounterStrike Table Tennis in Fishers is attempting to foster new interest in the niche sport by hooking players up with high quality paddles at affordable prices.
Encamp, which makes and markets software that helps customers manage environmental data and the forms required for local and federal compliance, has now raised a total of $17.2 million. The most recent funding round was led by Boston-based OpenView with participation from High Alpha Capital and Allos Ventures—both of Indianapolis—and Bloomington-based IU Ventures.
Indianapolis-based Plug aims to connect people professionally and socially through a single app and offer features no other network does. Co-founders Landon Price and Cesar Paz are as unique a pairing as their startup firm’s hyperlocal focus.
Erynn and Elyse Petruzzi—whose father, Dean Petruzzi, started and sold several Indianapolis-based battery companies with his brothers in the late 1990s and early 2000s—started Something Splendid as a side hustle two years ago. Now it’s much more.
Three pilot programs planned for this year are more than just robo-taxi and delivery-bot science experiments. They’re dry runs for the real thing—possibly coming soon.
The fast-growing Zionsville firm plans to hire 157 additional workers by the end of 2022, company officials told IBJ this week.
The digital platform makes it easier for residents to report and track interactions with police, and for the police to track, monitor and analyze interactions with residents.