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 goals for the Indiana Technology and Innovation Association—which includes members from more than 100 companies, from startups to major players such as Salesforce and AT&T—boil down to getting more high-skill workers here and finding more venture capital dollars for companies.
TechPoint officials say the new Xtern Semester program will begin to change local tech companies’ hiring processes and the way local universities prepare students to enter the workforce.
Forty venture capitalists from 12 states will descend on Indianapolis Sept. 12 and 13 to network and hear pitches from some of the region’s most promising young tech companies.
The Mira Awards’ top individual honor—the Trailblazer Award—went to John Wechsler, the founder of Launch Fishers and the Indiana IoT Lab.
A House committee voted Thursday to fulfill half of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s request: It would exempt “software as a service” from sales tax for businesses, but individuals would have to pay a fare.
Those in the trenches say structural barriers—the most significant seems to be teacher training and quality—must be solved before basic classes that explain how computers work and more advanced coding and web-development courses can flourish throughout Indiana’s secondary schools.
Advocates say removing Indiana’s sales tax on many service-based software transactions would be a step in the right direction for the state’s growing tech industry.
TechPoint, a not-for-profit advocacy group, plans to use the money on two programs to nurture young tech talent.
The not-for-profit tech advocacy group has passed the board torch to Scott McCorkle and added two other software executives to the ranks.
Several local companies and people presented at South by Southwest in Texas this week, sharing their Hoosier experiences and products with a variety of audiences at the world-renowned tech and arts confab.
TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier spoke with IBJ about his group’s evolution, his interest in the internet of things, and why elected officials are increasingly paying attention to tech.
TechPoint, an Indiana technology advocacy group, intends to use the money for internship and fellowship programs that create career connections in the state.
Local software developers and other tech talents will convene Saturday to tackle challenges vexing local and state governments in the second annual Indy Civic Hack.
TechPoint announced Friday that Apparatus founder Kelly Pfledderer has replaced chairman Mark Hill and that former ExactTarget co-founder Scott Dorsey has joined its executive team.
Tech leaders say the religious freedom law has been a burdensome headwind over the past week, making job discussions longer than necessary and injecting unease in the minds of some candidates.