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Indiana’s premier early career talent programs team up for employers and talent matching event at Lucas Oil Stadium

2022-09-26T09:46:00-04:00September 26, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 26, 2022) — For more than two decades, Indiana’s entrepreneurial and tech community has relied on Orr Fellowship and TechPoint’s Xtern program to find and develop young talent. For the first time, those initiatives will come together Friday, November 18, 2022, at Lucas Oil Stadium to make it easier for more than 100 Indiana companies to find their newest matches. During the first Orr Fellowship-Xtern Finalist Day, participating companies are expected to conduct thousands of interviews with prospective new hires. “Finalist Day is a rite of passage for each of our programs. It’s a tremendous amount of work to match employers to prospective talent and, of course, there is an equal amount of preparation and work for the young people and hiring managers who will participate in these job interviews,” said TechPoint’s Executive Vice President of Talent Dennis [...]

BioCrossroads Honors Life Sciences Innovators in Indiana

2022-09-26T08:43:51-04:00September 26, 2022|

In an effort to recognize and honor some of the people leading the way and making significant contributions to the life sciences sector, our initiative BioCrossroads created the August M. Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year Award to shine a light on innovation and growth in the state and recognize those whose impactful contributions have helped lead the sector to national prominence. This compilation is a look back at the trailblazers selected for this award over the years. [READ MORE] (Source: BioCrossroads)

Nora Doherty recognized as 2022 Watanabe Life Sciences Champion for strategic and meaningful impact on Indiana’s life sciences industry

2022-09-26T10:06:27-04:00September 22, 2022|

In addition to receiving the August M. Watanabe award, Doherty also received the Sagamore of the Wabash, the state's highest honor, from Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb. INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 22, 2022) — BioCrossroads’ Board of Directors today named former executive vice president of strategy of BioCrossroads and managing director of the Indiana Seed Funds, Nora Doherty, as the recipient of the 2022 August M. Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year Award. The prestigious honor, named in tribute to BioCrossroads’ late Chairman August Watanabe, was given to Doherty at today’s Indiana Life Sciences Summit and 20th Anniversary CELLebration. Some of Doherty’s most significant achievements included developing a market for Indiana’s life sciences start-ups, including forming and managing funding mechanisms, engaging with universities and start-ups, and organizing new enterprises. Recognizing the need for early stage or seed stage capital, BioCrossroads, [...]

TechPoint partners with Markle Foundation to help Indiana tech companies adopt skills-based hiring

2022-09-13T09:26:36-04:00September 13, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (September 13, 2022) — TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth accelerator for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, today announced a strategic partnership with the Markle Foundation, which will be a key element of its plan to inclusively grow the Indiana tech workforce by an additional 41,000 workers by 2030.  “The Markle Foundation, through its Rework America Alliance, is doing phenomenal work to bring more people, especially people of color, into quality, in-demand jobs,” said TechPoint Executive Vice President of Talent Pathways and Programs Dennis Trinkle. “We will rely on their resources, tools and experience to help Indiana tech companies transition their hiring practices to meet new pathways for Hoosiers.”  Under the partnership with TechPoint, Markle’s Rework America Alliance will provide resources and tools that will be used during and after TechPoint’s Mission41K kickoff conference on Tuesday, September 27, at the Indiana State Museum. Tools [...]

IIB: New 16 Tech CEO Krueger Sees Big Opportunity

2022-09-12T08:15:16-04:00September 12, 2022|

In a recent interview on Inside INdiana Business, 16 Tech President and CEO Emily Krueger talked about the billions of dollars of investment in place or under construction at 16 Tech and how the District is playing a major role in a new health and life sciences corridor. Krueger also talks about the groundbreaking on the new bridge this fall that will connect 16 Tech to the IUPUI campus and why the bridge is a significant connector to the downtown area and much more. WATCH

Data confirm significant impact of Manufacturing Readiness Grants program on company growth, state’s economy, Hoosier workforce

2022-09-13T09:21:49-04:00September 9, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (September 9, 2022) – Conexus Indiana announced today results of a comprehensive study measuring the impact of the statewide Manufacturing Readiness Grants program. The $138.9 million in technology adoption projects spurred by Manufacturing Readiness Grants are adding jobs, growing wages and increasing company revenues, resulting in a 26 percent internal rate of return for the State of Indiana. The Manufacturing Readiness Grants program was launched in 2020 as part of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s Economic Activity Stabilization and Enhancement (EASE) program and was extended through a separate appropriation from the Indiana General Assembly in 2021. Since inception, $17.4 million in matching grants through 212 awards have been made to stimulate private sector investments in technologies such as next-generation machines, cobots, machine vision and additive manufacturing to modernize Indiana’s manufacturing industry. The “Manufacturing Readiness Grants Program 2022 Impact Report” [...]

TechPoint to host Launch Mission41K event to help Indiana tech companies create new pathways for tech hiring

2022-09-06T08:12:34-04:00September 6, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (September 6, 2022) — TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth accelerator for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, today announced a one-day event — Launch Mission41K — where it will work with up to 250 early adopters of the organization’s new Mission41K movement: a plan to grow the state’s tech workforce by 41,000 by 2030 and solidify Indiana’s national reputation as a vibrant tech hub. “We’re gratified by the response from Indiana companies who are eager to work collaboratively to capitalize on the tech talent momentum we’ve created together,” said TechPoint President and CEO Ting Gootee. “This event will bring together hundreds of stakeholders, representing the first companies and community partners to embrace our call to inclusively grow Indiana’s tech workforce and create new career pathways,” she added. “Our collaborative efforts will help launch great tech and tech-enabled careers for those wanting to [...]

TechPoint launches new program to help out-of-state investors use the Indiana Venture Capital Investment Tax Credit

2022-08-31T13:14:59-04:00August 30, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (August 30, 2022) — A new program launched by TechPoint is aimed at assisting investors in Indiana startups from out-of-state to assign or sell up to $1 million in venture capital investment (VCI) tax credits which they can earn but can’t use. The Indiana VCI Marketplace is a free program to better connect investors who have earned VCI tax credits and Hoosier investors who want to buy them. The Indiana Venture Capital Investment (VCI) Tax Credit was enacted in 2003 but applied only to Hoosier investors who could use it to lessen their tax liability. Since out-of-state investors don’t pay Indiana taxes, the benefit didn’t apply to them. That changed in 2020 after the Indiana General Assembly updated the legislation to allow those investors to sell the credits they earned. The benefit applies to qualified capital investments in Qualified [...]

BioCrossroads announces 23 PAIR (Promising Achievers in Innovation and Research) winners

2022-08-24T07:44:36-04:00August 24, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (August 24, 2022) -- BioCrossroads today announced the winners of its inaugural 23 PAIR (Promising Achievers in Innovation and Research), a new recognition program that celebrates and promotes the state’s next generation of life sciences leaders. Award winners have exhibited significant industry or academic impact and success and are in the early stages of their careers. “People are such a critical component of Indiana’s life sciences industry, and we’re thrilled to recognize some incredibly talented Hoosiers for their work,” said Lori LeRoy, executive vice president of communications for BioCrossroads. “Our inaugural group of winners is already making their marks in the life sciences industry whether it’s directing clinical trials, performing groundbreaking research, communicating information, developing IT protocols, or analyzing data.” 2022 23 PAIR WINNERS: Carly Streicher Labcorp Drug Development Casey Lillibridge Inotiv Daniel Sheik Amplified Sciences Duchess Adjei Beckman [...]

IBJ: Ascend Indiana Developing Strategies to Keep College Grads in State

2022-08-22T12:50:15-04:00August 22, 2022|

The CICP talent initiative Ascend Indiana is committed to making Indiana a place of economic opportunity for all by helping to keep college graduates in state through internships and good and promising jobs. Recently, Ascend Indiana President and CEO Jason Kloth spoke to Sam Stall with the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) about several pathways the non-profit it using to achieve its goals of closing the talent gap in Indiana. “We want to bridge the connectivity gap between employers and talent in our state,” Kloth said. “The Ascend Network is the technology platform that addresses connectivity between the job seeker and the employer. The second platform is Ascend Services, which brings together employers, education providers and elected officials to build new programmatic content. The third is Ascend Insights, which is all about research and public policy.” Also, among its many partners [...]

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