Tag: TechPoint

Several companies with IU ties among nominees for 18th annual Mira Awards

Nominees for TechPoint’s 18th annual Mira Awards were recently revealed, with half of the 180 applications received advancing in this year’s competition. The Miras honor the “Best of Tech” throughout Indiana and many of the nominees — as one might well imagine — have Indiana University ties. One such company, nominated for Innovation of the… Read more »

Indiana's largest expo for startups, the 2016 Innovation Showcase, is slated for July 13-14

The annual Innovation Showcase held at Speedway’s Dallara IndyCar Factory is a red-letter event for startup companies in Indiana. As the state’s largest expo for such companies, it offers a prominent venue for companies in the early stages of raising capital pitch their ideas and establish ties with venture capitalists, angel investors and business executives…. Read more »

Several with Indiana University connections among nominees for 17th annual Mira Awards

Nominees for TechPoint’s 17th annual Mira Awards recently were announced, with several having Indiana University ties. Presented by Angie’s List, Interactive Intelligence and Salesforce, the Miras recognize Indiana’s top technology companies, as well as individuals statewide who are involved in technology innovation. The exposure and prestige offered by the Miras are a powerful springboard for… Read more »

2016 Hack Indiana series is just around the corner, with kickoff event set for February 26

The launch of the Hack Indiana Series for 2016 — also known as #INCapitol Hack — is set for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, February 26 at 200 W. Washington St. in Indianapolis. For those who are not familiar with downtown Indy navigation, 200 W. Washington St. just so happens to be the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda…. Read more »

Innovate Indiana among sponsors of tech career fair set for Wednesday in Bloomington

A free career and internship fair for persons interested in working in technology-related jobs will be hosted by the Bloomington Technology Partnership from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 21) at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center at 302 S. College Ave. Representatives of about 20 local companies whose business relates to technology will be at… Read more »

Study of high-growth firms in Indy area reflects need to shrink 'skills gap' between demand, training of technology workers

A new study of high-growth firms in the Indianapolis region sheds light on the challenges and opportunities faced by these important drivers of regional economic development. The study, funded by the Kauffman Foundation, is co-authored by Sameeksha Desai, an assistant professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, and Yasuyuki Motoyama,… Read more »

EmotEd's Neumann among top researchers at brain trauma conference in Washington D.C.

The founder of Spin Up company EmotEd LLC, which seeks a novel approach in treating emotional disorders linked to traumatic brain injuries (TBI), joined a host of presenters earlier this week in Washington, D.C., at a conference held by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Research and Development. Dawn Neumann was among more than… Read more »

Indiana faces a technical skills 'mismatch' that threatens the state's economy, but a unique conference seeks to chart a new path forward

It is an inescapable fact that Indiana faces a growing gap between the number of jobs that require technical skills and the number of workers who possess them. This reality was made abundantly clear in a recent study by HireUp Indy and TechPoint. It found that computer and information technology (IT) jobs in Indiana grew… Read more »

Forum sponsored by Lilly Endowment to focus on growing demand for Hoosier tech workers

The need for Indiana to produce more technology workers, as well as cultivate a workforce with more specialized knowledge and technical expertise, were among conclusions reached in the recently released Central Indiana Tech Workforce Study. Produced by TechPoint and Hire Up Indy, the report sought to address the misalignment between industry needs and available skills… Read more »