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.
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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
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.
TechPoint, the state’s not-for-profit tech accelerator, said the state saw more than $958 million in venture capital investment last year, which is nearly triple the previous record set in 2019.
If you’re active on LinkedIn, maybe you’ve seen TechPoint’s senior relationship manager, Roger Shuman, 52, wearing one of his many tech-company T-shirts.
The Mira Awards, which honors achievements in Indiana’s tech industry, has added an awards category for efforts to attract, hire, train and retain tech talent. Nominations for the annual awards program opened this week and the awards gala takes place April 23.
TechPoint’s 22nd Mira Awards event was held virtually for the second straight year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Event organizers expected 6,000 people to tune in to the live webcast.
The Pandemic Pivot of the Year award will shine the light on exceptional efforts by tech companies in the face of a challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 21st annual event had been scheduled to take place April 18 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, but TechPoint postponed it due to the pandemic and decided to hold it virtually Thursday night.
Kristian Andersen will be recognized Thursday night during a live broadcast of TechPoint’s 21st annual Mira Awards, which are being held virtually for the first time, due to the pandemic.
An April survey by Indiana INTERNnet, an online portal that matches students with employers seeking interns, found that 37% of the 181 employers surveyed no longer planned to hire interns this summer, while 48% still planned to but with program changes.
The Mira Awards—Indiana’s largest and longest-running technology awards program—is going virtual. The change will cost TechPoint $80,000 in ticket revenue, but most sponsors are sticking with the event.
Novus Capital Corp. formed last month and is seeking to acquire companies “that are at the forefront of high technology.”
Indiana tech companies made a major haul in venture and growth funding in 2019, scoring a 260% increase over 2018, according to TechPoint, a statewide tech industry advocacy group and accelerator.
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.