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We do programs, events, communication/PR, advocacy, and research that accelerate the growth of Indiana’s tech ecosystem.

FOUNDED: 2003
EMPLOYEES: 11-50
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Mira Nominee Talks Program’s Importance

A first-time Mira Award nominee says the recognition gives him a platform to show how his product can help people. Purdue-based Hydro Grow, which is developing an automated device allowing consumers to grow their own vegetables at home, is a nominee in the Best New Tech Product category. Chief Executive Officer Scott Massey says the

Nominees Announced for 18th Annual TechPoint Mira Awards

Honoring ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’ From 180 applications, independent judging panels selected 90 companies, schools, organizations and individuals to advance as Mira Award Nominees Winners will be announced during a black-tie awards ceremony and gala on Saturday, April 29, at The Westin Indianapolis TechPoint, the growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, has announced the

CEO PERSPECTIVE: Defining tech’s many facets

If you’ve been reading the Indianapolis Business Journal, you’ve likely found it hard to ignore the number of stories about Indiana’s rapidly growing technology industry. Interactive Intelligence sold for $1.4 billion late last year to Genesys, making it the largest tech-company acquisition since ExactTarget sold in 2013 for $2.5 billion to Salesforce. Those are two

Local tech industry concerned about immigration policies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Some Indianapolis company presidents are joining the growing chorus of tech leaders expressing dissatisfaction with President Trump’s executive order on immigrants. Tech CEOs have been some of the most vocal opponents of the ban on all refugees for 120 days and citizens of seven other countries for 90 days. Read full story

Growing tech companies owned and led by women

One of the best ways to learn about how to build a tech company is to try and build one yourself. I tried that in 2012. I was looking for people who shared my values, interests and curiosities. I thought it would be fun to build a platform that would serendipitously introduce you to interesting

Growing Demand for Tech Talent

Whether it’s in a hospital, manufacturing or education setting, the demand for IT talent in Indiana continues to grow. Leadership from TechPoint and Ivy Tech discuss the kinds of tech jobs available, and who’s providing the training and skills need to fill the positions. Watch video here.

Job training tax credits gain steam in Legislature

Indiana employers would be able to claim tax credits to offset costs associated with training and credentialing their employees under legislation being considered by the Indiana General Assembly. Business leaders and supporters of the tax credits say the goal is to ease the state’s workforce development woes—that claiming a tax credit to train new or

Why tech companies need venture capital

It’s not uncommon to read a national or local business publication and see another startup or scale-up tech company announce a recent fundraise. But why is venture capital important for tech companies to grow and break into the market? TechPoint President and CEO Mike Langellier knows a few things about tech funding. In January 2011

The New York Times recognizes Indianapolis tech growth

It’s not every day that The New York Times publishes an article in their Square Feet section highlighting the Indianapolis tech community. Miranda Spivack, an award-winning journalist who is serving as a 2016-17 Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, penned the article after hearing over and over again

Roundup: 2016 VC Activity, Expansions, Hiring News

Here’s a look at innovation news from around Indiana: —According to an analysis by TechPoint, a nonprofit organization promoting and accelerating the growth of Indiana’s tech industry, the latest PriceWaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree report indicates the state had a “banner year” in 2016 in terms of venture capital funding and acquisitions. The report found that 23 deals were

Tech Insider: Venture Capital Investment Key In 2017

One Indiana Tech insider says 2016 will be remembered for big acquisitions and the largest number of venture capital investment the state has seen in recent history. TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier says for investment and growth  to continue, Indiana needs to focus on four main ingredients: “talent, capital, companies and opportunity growth, and connectedness.” Watch

How Indianapolis Is Luring Tech Talent

When Ashley Zegiestowsky, a computer sciences major at Butler University, was hunting for a technology job during her senior year, she took a close look at Silicon Valley, the promised land for young engineers eager to be part of the next big thing. “It sounded really glamorous,” said Ms. Zegiestowsky, 22, who is from Nashville.

Reports on Indiana VC activity differ starkly

Around this time last year, PricewaterhouseCoopers published a report stating Hoosier companies landed $55 million in venture capital on 16 deals in 2015. The figures came from its quarterly MoneyTree report, which, at the time, was based on data from Thomson Reuters. For its newest report out this week, PwC pulled data from its newest

Many tech firms would be better off here

2016 was the year TechPoint bolstered its identity, as new programs took shape and initiatives gained traction. The not-for-profit, which aims to strengthen Indiana’s tech sector, created three talent-cultivation programs outside its flagship Xtern Program, and ramped up efforts to help fast-growing tech firms. CEO Mike Langellier, who took the helm four years ago, said

Break into tech! Apply for the January 2017 Sales Bootcamp

TechPoint is launching our second session of Sales Bootcamp, a six-week program for new grads and career changers, in January 2017.  Applications are now live at http://techpoint.org/sales-bootcamp/.   The Application Deadline is January 2, 2017. This past summer, we launched the inaugural Sales Bootcamp experience with 17 new grads and career changers who wanted a

Xtern Day Showcases Next Wave of Tech Talent

More than 150 top tech college students are in Indianapolis today, hoping to score an internship through a program that TechPoint says can be a life-changing experience. Xtern Finalist Day aims to match the students, who were chosen from more than 1,300 applicants from throughout the country, with Indianapolis companies for full-time, paid summer internships. College-to-Career

Initiative to cultivate tech workers will place school teachers at tech firms

Metro tech leaders on Thursday will launch a program to embed teachers for a day at local tech companies. It’s intended to give teachers a better idea what skills are relevant and what career opportunities exist for their students in the tech sphere. For tech companies, it’s an opportunity to cultivate talent to fill an

Report: Indy ranks fifth in tech-job growth

Indianapolis saw tech jobs grow nearly 30 percent between 2013 and 2015, according to a new report from real estate tracking firm CBRE, the fifth-highest rank among the 30 cities surveyed. In the firm’s annual “Tech Thirty Report”—which is based on U.S. Department of Labor statistics and the firm’s proprietary research—the tech labor pool in

Paula Romero chooses Indy Tech Fellowship to launch career

Paula Romero’s career path to the Indy Tech Fellowship has been nothing if not eventful. Paula was born in Maracay, Venezuela and moved to A Estrada, Spain when she was 11. At 16, she came to Indiana as a foreign exchange student, and at 18, she moved to Indiana for college. Beginning her college career

Indianapolis tech firms seek customer relationships in speed dating

For all the success of Central Indiana’s tech industry, including $7 billion in initial public offerings and acquisitions in the last decade, there’s at least one area where it still falls short. A Kauffman Foundation study last year found that the region lagged behind other parts of the country in relationships between scale-up tech firms

VIDEO: Are Women Getting Tech Respect?

Robin Fleming, senior vice president of technology, Angie’s List, and Sally Reasoner, vice president of talent, Central Indiana Workforce Development Initiative (formerly with TechPoint), were guests on Inside INdiana Business this weekend for an Inside Innovation segment with reporter Barbara Lewis on women in technology. The interview came on the heels of the Women &

Salesforce continues rapid growth as they put their name on Indy skyline

It won’t be long before the name changes at the top of Indiana’s tallest building. The name “Salesforce” will replace “Chase” at the top of the 50-story building. It’s the latest sign of how downtown Indianapolis is shifting to a technology-based workforce. Read full story here.

‘Ultimate’ Tech Internship Puts Indy on Map

Officials say efforts designed to build a technology talent pipeline are beginning to pay dividends. Xtern, billed as the ultimate technology internship, just completed its third summer, attracting more than 900 applications for just 131 slots. The interns, who received paid summer positions at local tech companies, came from 58 universities in 18 states. In an interview

League of Xtraordinary Programmers attracts out-of-town tech talent to Indy’s tech community

On August 5, over 200 talented techies attended TechPoint’s League of Xtraordinary Programmers event presented by NextGear Capital at The Crane Bay in downtown Indianapolis. It was a night filled with drones, games, 3D printers, and a focus on Indy as an emerging tech hub. Our League of Xtraordinary Programmers event is positioned to attract

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Refer friends & family to Indiana tech jobs

Do you know friends or family members who left Indiana after graduation and now want to be closer to home, are starting a family and want that Midwest lifestyle, or are looking for Indiana tech jobs to take their careers to the next level? Can you relate to one or more of these statements? I

Ashley Zegiestowsky never expected to stay in Indianapolis

Ashley Zegiestowsky felt like she had the world at her feet when she graduated from Butler University this spring. Nashville born and raised, she always assumed she would go back home, and the last thing she expected was to stay in Indianapolis. Now she’s doing precisely what she thought she never would — living in

Xterns take top honors at Indy Civic Hack

Two different teams of Xterns, summer interns in TechPoint’s ultimate tech internship experience, took home top honors in the Indy Civic Hack — a competition using large public data sets to solve challenges for the city. This year, the hackathon focused on transit issues and the winners were announced at the brand new IndyGo Julia

Xterns give back by teaching kids to code

Giving back to the community is a key ethos of TechPoint’s Xtern program, the ultimate tech internship experience. Teaching young children to code is always one of the favorite community activities of Xterns while they are living together in Indianapolis and interning for the summer at tech companies around the city. Recently, Xterns had a wonderful opportunity

Fellow Your Dreams: IndyX Tech Fellowship Launches

TechPoint’s IndyX Tech Fellowship program has officially kicked off its inaugural year and the community-minded tech builders chosen to participate this first year are beginning their promising careers at employers around the Indianapolis metro. The Tech Fellowship is a two-year launchpad for new grads, crafted to place developers, designers, and product managers with leading companies

The next generation of Indy tech has arrived

Keep an eye out Indy — the next generation of tech builders and revenue drivers are joining the ranks at over 50 local tech companies with more on the way this summer. College students and new grads have joined Central Indiana’s tech scene in the quest to enhance their skills and work with our growing

Indianapolis is the place for new grads to make a splash

“I am am always blown away by the level of collaboration that the Indy tech community gives each other,” Ryan Green said. “I’ve come to learn that the reason the tech community here is so supportive is because they’ve all had to overcome struggles together, the resources that are here are shared generously, and we