BidPal picked up two awards at TechPoint’s annual event, which drew 1,000 to the JW Marriott downtown Saturday night.
Indianapolis Business Journal convened a panel of experts at its Technology Power Breakfast on March 7 to talk about industry issues including entrepreneurs, universities and online marketing.
Panel members included Don Aquilano, managing director, Allos Ventures LLC; Aman Brar, president, Apparatus Inc.; Tim Kopp, chief marketing officer, ExactTarget Inc.; Michael Langellier, CEO, TechPoint; Jenny Vance, president, LeadJen LLC; Brad Wheeler, vice president for IT and chief information officer, dean and professor, Indiana University.
The session was moderated by IBJ reporter Chris O'Malley.
The following is an unedited transcript of the discussion.
There’s the company founded by a college kid, in his dorm room. Another firm was launched by a guru from the shadowy world of cyber security. And the other was founded by tech veterans old enough to remember IBM punch cards. Three Indiana tech companies have surfaced among standouts in the notes of judges for TechPoint’s annual Mira Awards—the Hoosier tech version of the Oscars.
An initiative is matching tech entrepreneurs with hospital officials in the hope of solving health care problems.
TechPoint Foundation for Youth is seeking a site and support for a new program intended to get students interested in careers involving science, technology, engineering and math.
Aprimo founder joins other notables as TechPoint Trailblazer.
Hamilton County and Bloomington are among places that are nurturing small technology firms in their own back yard. Local tech-focused organizations like theirs could stoke competition among Hoosier communities vying for coveted jobs.
Nominations for the awards program, which is a program of TechPoint, are due Feb. 21.
TechPoint’s 13th annual technology summit might be more notable not for who is on the formal agenda but for who is in the audience.
Money and experience have flowed to a number of firms from Software Artistry executives.