Butler University partnering with Ascend Indiana to connect students with Indiana employers

2023-02-22T08:42:28-05:00February 21, 2023|

INDIANAPOLIS (February 21, 2023) – Butler University is partnering with Ascend Indiana to connect more students to good and promising career opportunities in Indiana. Through the Ascend Network (the initiative’s online job matching platform), Butler students can connect with Indiana jobs and internships that match their skill sets and interests and receive increased one-on-one career guidance and job search support. In addition, this partnership provides Indiana’s leading employers with a unique platform for hiring Butler students. Since its inception in 2017, Ascend has connected more than 3,000 Hoosiers with jobs and training opportunities in all sectors across the state. More than 600 employers are currently using the Network. “Ascend has already helped many of our students connect to jobs and internships and we look forward to the connections they will help our students make in the future,” Brooke Barnett, Butler’s [...]

Grace College partners with Ascend Indiana to help students with career and internship opportunities

2023-02-22T08:51:39-05:00February 20, 2023|

WINONA LAKE, Ind. (Feb. 20, 2023) – Grace College has formed a partnership with Ascend Indiana to connect more students to strong career opportunities in Indiana. Through the Ascend Network, the initiative’s online job matching platform, Grace College students will be able to connect with Indiana jobs and internships that match their skill sets and interests and will receive increased one-on-one career guidance and job search support. In addition, this partnership provides Indiana’s leading employers with a unique platform for hiring Grace College students. “The Center for Career Connections office at Grace is pleased to offer a variety of ways students can make meaningful connections to gain experience or launch their career,” said Denise Terry, director of the Center for Career Connections. “The Ascend partnership provides quality opportunities for our students and a highly accessible pathway for connection supported by [...]

Ascend Indiana names Roche Diagnostics executive as Vice Chair, expands Executive Committee and Board of Directors

2023-02-20T07:56:03-05:00February 20, 2023|

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 20, 2023) – Ascend Indiana, the talent and workforce development initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), has announced its selection of a new vice chair, has added two new members to its Executive Committee, and has named five new directors to its Board of Directors. The Ascend Indiana board has approved Bridget Boyle, head of People and Culture at Roche Diagnostics, to serve as its vice chair while Mark Hill, managing partner at Collina Ventures, will remain the chair. “We are honored to add so many wonderful leaders to our Executive Committee and our Board of Directors who are champions for Ascend’s efforts in making Indiana a place of economic opportunity for all,” said Jason Kloth, president and CEO, Ascend Indiana. “Bridget has been a valued partner to Ascend on our many talent initiatives and we [...]

BioCrossroads President and CEO Patty Martin to step down

2023-02-14T10:01:05-05:00February 14, 2023|

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 14, 2023) —BioCrossroads announced today that Patty Martin, president and CEO, has decided to step down from the organization. Martin, who is an ardent and passionate catalyst and connector for the life sciences in Indiana, will continue her engagement with the life sciences industry in the private sector. “Patty’s energy and passion have been felt throughout Indiana’s life sciences sector over the last four years,” said BioCrossroads Board Chair Dan Peterson and vice president of Government and Industry Affairs, Cook Group. “Her guidance and leadership have been especially critical as BioCrossroads reached a significant milestone with their 20th anniversary in 2022. As we look toward the future of the organization, the foundation she laid will continue to support new and exciting opportunities for the sector.” Martin advanced the important work of BioCrossroads through its collaborative, investment, and programming [...]

Conexus Indiana names Molly Dodge and Scott Whitlock to Board of Directors

2023-02-14T08:46:04-05:00February 14, 2023|

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 14, 2023) – Molly Dodge, senior vice president of Workforce and Careers at Ivy Tech Community College, and Scott Whitlock, founder and president/CEO at Flexware Innovation, have joined the board of Conexus Indiana, a statewide organization dedicated to strengthening Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics industries. “Molly and Scott add to our board’s expertise in equipping Indiana for the Industry 4.0 marketplace and workforce,” said Conexus Indiana President and CEO Fred Cartwright. “As Indiana manufacturers continue to embrace smart manufacturing technologies, it is imperative that our board members reflect the entrepreneurial and future-focused nature of our work, and Molly and Scott definitely come to the table with that mindset.” In her role with the state’s largest public postsecondary institution, Molly Dodge works with campus leaders to ensure the college is successfully supplying Indiana’s workforce pipeline. Having joined Ivy Tech [...]

TechPoint announces nominees for 24th annual Mira Awards Honoring the ‘Best of Tech’ in Indiana

2023-02-24T06:50:26-05:00February 14, 2023|

INDIANAPOLIS — (Feb. 14, 2023) — TechPoint, the industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy and overall tech ecosystem, today announced the nominees for its 24th annual Mira Awards program presented by UKG. The Mira Awards are the state’s largest, best known and most prestigious technology awards, and the annual gala celebrates the “Best of Tech” in Indiana. TechPoint received a record-breaking 236 nominations and entries for the awards this year — 38 percent more than the previous highwater mark set in 2018. The 141 entries advancing as 2023 Mira Award nominees include individuals, educators, community organizations, state agencies, investors, entrepreneurs and tech employers with remarkable achievements in the prior year. In aggregate, the company nominees that provided data employ more than 57,000 people in Indiana and represent more than $20.1 billion in annual revenue. “The record number of entries and [...]

TechPoint releases 2022 Indiana Tech Venture Report

2023-02-08T15:09:01-05:00February 2, 2023|

Digital innovation was alive and well in Indiana last year despite all the markings of a potential inflection point amid inflation, rising interest rates, fewer public listings, global supply chain strains, labor shortage, increasing geopolitical tensions, and the most complicated macroeconomic trends of the last few decades. Public filings and independent analysis showed 132 Hoosier tech companies reported $441 million in capital investment last year, the state’s second-highest amount of capital investment in tech companies since TechPoint began collecting publicly reported investment data. That detail is one of many in the comprehensive, 2022 Indiana Tech Venture Report, presented by Ice Miller and supported by Sikich and available free-of-charge. Access the full report here.

IEDC, in partnership with Conexus Indiana, invests nearly $23 million in Manufacturing Readiness Grants to Hoosier businesses in 2022

2023-02-02T12:31:57-05:00February 2, 2023|

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 2, 2023) – The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), in partnership with Conexus Indiana, announced today that 186 Manufacturing Readiness Grants totaling $22.7 million were awarded in 2022, supporting $352.7 million in technology-enabled capital investment among manufacturers. The innovative program, structured to allow Indiana based manufacturers to increase production efficiency, invested in 60 counties across Indiana in 2022. Launched in 2020, the Manufacturing Readiness Grants program was created to stimulate private sector investments to modernize Indiana’s manufacturing industry. Since then, a total of 384 awards totaling $39 million have been awarded to companies in 69 counties, prompting proposed projects with combined budgets of $484 million. “Indiana’s rich manufacturing history paired with these new investments will ensure that Indiana continues to lead as the world transitions into Industry 4.0,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers. The Manufacturing Readiness Grants program [...]

TechPoint releases 2023 Indiana Tech Workforce Report 

2023-01-31T12:26:04-05:00January 31, 2023|

INDIANAPOLIS — (January 31, 2023) — Today’s age of digital innovation demands an increase in the number of Hoosier tech workers and in their skill-level if Indiana is to maintain its position as a leader in key economic sectors and to continue growing its reputation as a tech innovator, according to a new report “Seismic Shifts in the Talent Landscape: 2023 TechPoint Indiana Tech Workforce Report.” TechPoint, Indiana’s industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy and overall tech ecosystem, today released its inaugural workforce report, which outlines current conditions and calls on Indiana tech sector leaders, employers and community stakeholders to work together to overcome its issues. See the full report here. “The challenges we outline are not unique to Indiana, but what is unique is our history of collaborating to overcome huge issues,” said TechPoint President and CEO [...]

TechPoint announces 2023 executive committee and personnel changes

2023-01-24T09:46:37-05:00January 24, 2023|

INDIANAPOLIS — (January 24, 2023) — TechPoint, Indiana’s industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy and overall tech ecosystem, today announced its new executive committee and recent personnel changes. “Going into what some predict will be a nationally challenging economy, the Indiana tech community is well positioned but must continue to focus together on important challenges like access to talent, capital and the resources needed to encourage digital innovation,” said TechPoint President and CEO Ting Gootee. “Fortunately, we have the leadership and team necessary to provide support and drive innovation.” The organization’s executive committee will continue to be led by Cummins’ Chief Digital Officer Sherry Aaholm and will also include the following members. Asterisks denote those new to the executive committee. Latoya Botteron, president and chief financial officer, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership* Aman Brar, general partner, Ground Game Ventures [...]

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