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Tech Talk: Keeping Score for the State

For a tech and innovation-focused audience, one might be tempted to concentrate on just the Dynamic and Creative Culture driver of the Indiana Vision 2025 economic development plan. But can dynamism and entrepreneurship flourish without the other plan pillars – Outstanding Talent, Attractive Business Climate and Superior Infrastructure? Thus, we'll give you both with the broad overview this week [...]

2019-06-20T11:06:17-04:00June 20th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Drive for Evidence-Based Policy

In Chamberworld, "policy development" is the process of identifying issues of public concern and proposing well-researched solutions that can be implemented by policymakers. This usually comes in the form of legislation, administrative rule or executive order. The Indiana Chamber has 14 committees that develop policy on broad ranges of subject matter including higher education, civil justice, energy, infrastructure, health [...]

2019-06-06T09:09:40-04:00June 6th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Putting Some Sense Behind the Dollars

The 2018 Indiana Venture Report from Elevate Ventures offers an insightful overview of the venture capital landscape in our state. Bottom line: There is improvement in some areas, but still a great deal of work to do. That may be a similar conclusion to recent sentiments, but the Elevate team backs it up with some numbers and analysis. The closing [...]

2019-04-08T13:06:27-04:00April 3rd, 2019|

Tech Talk: Students and Their Career Destinations

Brandon Boynton, a junior majoring in applied computer science in the IUPUI Honors College, is CEO of Vemity. The high-tech business-to-business start-up offers artificial intelligence-as-a-service. In late 2018, he reached out to 66 junior and senior computer science majors at IU, IUPUI and Purdue. A few of his observations on what he learned and how it might affect whether [...]

2019-03-20T10:34:34-04:00March 20th, 2019|

Tech Talk: It’s All About the Data

We shared recently that legislation to help put Indiana in the game for data center attraction has proceeded through the Indiana House with near unanimous support. HB 1405 gives local governments the authority to exempt data centers from paying property taxes and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation the authority to exempt data center equipment (including electricity) from state sales [...]

2019-03-06T12:08:47-04:00March 6th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Spreading the Innovation

A brief preview of two upcoming Indiana innovation and entrepreneurial events looking to grow after impressive debuts a year ago: We shared (before and after) the 2018 launch of IDEA Week in the South Bend-Elkhart region. The second iteration of the innovation festival (April 8-13) will feature more than 50 sessions focused around four themes: Learn, Play, Meet and [...]

2019-02-28T11:05:00-04:00February 28th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Making Progress at the Statehouse

The end of the first half of the legislative session comes early next week. Your Indiana Chamber advocacy team is once again leading the way on several key technology and entrepreneurship measures. Here is a brief rundown: Senate Bill 563, also known as Gov. Holcomb's economic development bill, has many important provisions to help attract talent, businesses and capital. The [...]

2019-02-20T13:17:20-04:00February 20th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Health IoT Coming to The NIIC

While many facilities focused on entrepreneurship and innovation are relative newcomers, the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (The NIIC) has been leading in this space since 2000. We've profiled the organization and companies/ideas emerging from within its walls at various times over the years. Big news came in late December with the announcement of federal Economic Development Administration funding to [...]

2019-01-17T10:32:24-04:00January 17th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Making the Case for Innovation

Innovation and Indiana's Business Future is one of the themes of the January-February issue of the Indiana Chamber's BizVoice® magazine. Nine leaders statewide – from agriculture and entrepreneurship to health care, technology and more – were asked to weigh in on innovation in their industry. Check out what they have to share. Four roundtable discussion participants focus on engagement [...]

2019-01-09T14:42:13-04:00January 10th, 2019|

Women Talk Tech in Annual Survey

A report by Invanti, titled Women in Tech Survey Report 2018, identifies a few challenges but a number of “bests”. The challenges: Being taken seriously, 63% Having no female role model, 43% Gender pay gap, 40% But let’s focus on the positives. And there are plenty in response to the “best thing about being a woman in tech.” Making [...]

2019-01-03T09:39:08-04:00December 28th, 2018|