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Tech Talk: Adding Up the Angel Numbers

Quarterly venture capital reports have become a popular barometer of financial activity in the entrepreneurial world. They provide a helpful snapshot, but also have their shortcomings – including a lack of complete data. Angel capital numbers have been far less organized, in part due to the nature of the investments. But the Angel Capital Association (ACA) is seeking to [...]

2018-10-11T09:38:45+00:00October 11th, 2018|

Tech Talk: State, National and Global Progress

Four recent tech and innovation developments that bear further scrutiny: The Mill is coming to Bloomington. A 100-year-old former furniture factory is scheduled to open at the end of October. It will serve as a co-working space, networking hub and community venue. The potential as a collaboration center for the innovation community is intriguing. Learn more about The Mill. In [...]

2018-09-26T12:03:54+00:00September 26th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Making Our State So Great

Much time is spent lamenting shortcomings. It's human nature, I guess. But let's focus on the good things – and there are plenty of them – about our state. A recent report identified Indiana as having the second lowest per-capita bonded obligations, averaging only $244 per person. That compares to states such as Connecticut and its more than $10,000 [...]

2018-09-19T22:20:41+00:00September 21st, 2018|

Tech Talk: Waiting for the Day That This Is Not a Topic

One week ago, we shared some of the important events, both recent and upcoming, that Indy Women in Tech and Women & Hi Tech are engaged in. The missions include introducing more young people to the STEM disciplines, enhancing diversity in the business community and providing women with the resources they need to be successful. There is no shortage [...]

2018-08-15T13:02:15+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Women to Take Center Stage

IWiT will be in the news often in the coming days and weeks. But for much more than the second annual Indy Women in Tech Championship LPGA golf tournament taking place at the Brickyard Crossing from August 16-19. The tournament features 144 of the world's leading professional golfers competing for $2 million in prize money at the Indianapolis Motor [...]

2018-08-08T13:50:11+00:00August 9th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Michigan Momentum and Ohio Strategy

While the focus here, of course, is on investment and growth in Indiana's tech and innovation communities, one must be aware of what is taking place elsewhere. We share some updates from neighboring states to the north and east. Pete Wilkins, managing director of Hyde Park Angels, recently wrote about what he sees as growing strength in Michigan. A few [...]

2018-08-01T10:48:14+00:00August 1st, 2018|

Tech Talk: Downtown is the Place to Be

Summarizing some recent tech/innovation stories: According to Brookings Institution research, downtown universities (compared to their peers) produce 80% more licensing deals, disclose 123% more inventions, receive 222% more income from licensing agreements and create 71% more start-ups. Hidden in Plain Sight: The Oversized Impact of Downtown Universities identifies the following as the top 10 downtown research universities: Rochester University, MIT, [...]

2018-07-12T10:14:15+00:00July 11th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Entrepreneurship and the World

While innovators and entrepreneurs often exhibit a required laser focus on their own initiatives, there is a whole wide world of activities taking place. Here are three observations from the Kauffman Foundation after the recent Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC). When 171 nations gathered in Istanbul, Turkey, to discuss the future of entrepreneurship, it showed that entrepreneurship has moved beyond [...]

2018-07-12T14:16:01+00:00June 13th, 2018|