Tech exec Mike Langellier joins High Alpha venture studio
Langellier, who stepped down in May as CEO of Indianapolis-based TechPoint, has joined Indianapolis-based venture studio High Alpha as an operating partner.Read More
IEDC zooms to Vegas to promote state tech sector
The Indy Autonomous Challenge will be part of the splashy CES trade show Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas, where Hoosier business leaders plan to use the racing event as a vehicle for promoting Indiana’s tech economy to a potentially worldwide audience.Read More
TechPoint’s ‘red carpet’ event aims to match non-Hoosiers with jobs in central Indiana
Twenty-eight potential Hoosiers—some with Indiana connections and others with none—are scouting Indianapolis as part of a TechPoint “red carpet experience” to see if the city is a place they’d like to call home.Read More
TechPoint, TMap get aggressive to lure ex-pat techies to Indiana
Local tech advocacy group TechPoint is partnering with TMap, an Indianapolis startup headed by former Angie’s List CEO Bill Oesterle, and five blue-chip companies to bring far flung native Hoosiers back to the state to work.Read More
The Indiana Founders Network is intended to help entrepreneurs connect with peers for personal support and networking. The group’s kickoff event takes place in January.
Equity investments in each of the firms will come from a Butler University philanthropic fund, and the school is currently talking with potential additional investors.
Echoing national trends, both the number of venture investments into Indiana companies and the total value of those deals declined as compared with last year, the TechPoint report says.
TechPoint is in the process of adopting a platform from MetaImpact, a local startup headed by tech entrepreneur Scott McCorkle, to help the state grow its tech workforce.
Indiana-based tech firms attracted more than $47 million from venture investors in 36 separate deals last quarter, according to a new report by Indianapolis-based TechPoint.
Ivy+, which will offer non-degree credentials and skills training, launches in mid-March in Muncie, with an expected statewide rollout by the end of the month. Ivy Tech says it expects to enroll a cumulative 6,000 students by the end of next year, helping to ease Indiana’s tech workforce shortage.
From Amazon to Microsoft to Twitter and many others, tech companies nationwide have announced more than 200,000 layoffs since the start of the year. But is a different story emerging in Indiana?
Traditionally, Indianapolis-based venture studio High Alpha has created new software companies by starting with an idea for a company, then finding an entrepreneur or team to lead that startup. High Alpha is shaking up that model this year.
The not-for-profits TechPoint and InnoPower plan to host three-phased sessions, designed to learn what obstacles exist, develop ideas to overcome the obstacles and then implement the ideas.
A $300,000 investment from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. will cover half the cost of wages and program fees for small startups who want to participate in TechPoint’s Xtern summer internship program.
The Venture Club of Indiana, TechPoint, 50 South Capital and Elevate Ventures are hosting three back-to-back events next week for investors and Indiana founders. By working together, the organizations hope to gain more traction than they could separately.
Indiana-based tech firms attracted a combined $166 million in investments last quarter, according to a report released this week by Indianapolis-based TechPoint. The quarterly total was up sharply from the first quarter, despite the nationwide tech slowdown.
Local tech-industry executives say an expansion of an existing investor tax-credit program, plus an increased emphasis on high-school computer education, would go a long way to help support the state’s tech sector.
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.
Gootee, who has been the chief investment officer at Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures since 2014, is a well-known figure in Indiana’s technology, investment and entrepreneurship circles.
Angie’s List cofounder Bill Oesterle was chosen to receive the Trailblazer Award at TechPoint’s sold-out Mira Awards gala later this month.
The nominees for the Indiana-based awards include newly-launched startups and growing scale-up companies that have developed technologies for a variety of industries, including health care, transportation and logistics, and business intelligence and operations.
Mike Langellier has been the president and CEO at Indianapolis-based TechPoint for nine years. The organization will launch a national search for his replacement.