Entrepreneurial Indiana Business
Indiana is home to a burgeoning entrepreneurial environment and Indianapolis, in particular, has become one of the most popular destinations for young professionals.
The Orr Fellowship enables outstanding recent college graduates to join some of the most progressive, successful, and high-growth companies in central Indiana.
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Entrepreneurial Organizations and Events
Below are a few of the many organizations and events promoting and supporting Indiana entrepreneurship.
As Indiana’s initiative for the state’s technology-based economy and growing entrepreneurship, TechPoint is known for its ability to identify and empower high-growth Indiana technology companies through education and networking programs, government advocacy and strategic economic development initiatives.
TechPoint represents Indiana’s entire technology community, including publicly-traded companies, private businesses, colleges and research universities, and local economic development organizations. TechPoint is not a membership organization; no dues are collected and there are no restrictions on involvement other than being a company or professional interested in the success and growth of Indiana’s tech sector.
Since 2006, TechPoint has been part of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) enterprise, and TechPoint is proud to be among CICP’s major vehicles for economic growth initiatives including BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana, Energy Systems Network, and Indy Partnership.
Verge is a community of tech entrepreneurs, software developers, and business investors who are making things happen in Indiana. Each meetup hosts three fast-paced business pitches from technology business founders. In the last year, Verge has grown from a rag-tag team of entrepreneurs and developers to nearly 1,700 active members, and there aren’t any plans to slow things down.
The Speak Easy
The Speak Easy is a place for Indianapolis-based entrepreneurs, startups, and the folks who support them to work, play, and collaborate.
It’s essentially a clubhouse for entrepreneurs, designers, and geeks. We believe that bringing these folks together in a fun, productive work environment is the surest way to accelerate the development and launch of high-growth startups in Central Indiana.
Startup Weekend: Indianapolis
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.
Whether you’re starting your own company or looking for ways to innovate within your organization, you’ll walk away from The Combine full of ideas on how to maximize technology in any environment. The Combine isn’t a thousands of people, free-for-all trade show. It’s a thoughtfully designed event, crafted carefully to foster meaningful, lasting connections among attendees.