TechPoint targets talent with new programs

TechPoint, the Indianapolis-based group that promotes the state's technology industry, on Tuesday unveiled a pilot program aimed at attracting young professionals to central Indiana while keeping those who are already here.

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Indiana experts discuss technology

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.

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Indiana tech startups deemed seeds of promise

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.

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