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 [...]

TechPoint acquires, expands and rebrands Indy CIO Network to Indiana CIO Network 

2023-01-03T08:39:36-05:00December 21, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS — (December 21, 2022) — TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology companies and overall tech ecosystem, has taken over management of a networking organization. For more than 10 years, this group has helped Hoosier tech executives learn, collaborate and lead tech innovation in companies across central Indiana. Launched by author, speaker and IT leader Jeff Ton as the Indy CIO Network, the networking group catered to Chief Information Officers (CIO) in Central Indiana and grew from a 2011 lunch gathering with a handful colleagues. “We ‘talked shop’ and exchanged ideas at that first meeting about how to approach various workplace information technology challenges, and it was so valuable that we decided we needed to meet every month and later added dinner events to keep each other up on the latest issues and trends,” Ton said. “It’s only [...]

TechPoint powering a venture support ‘Dream Team’ to help cross-sector Hoosier startups drive digital innovation throughout Indiana

2022-12-14T09:19:56-05:00December 14, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS — (December 14, 2022) — Building a business – even for the most innovative products and services – is hard. Building a venture-backed high-growth company from the ground up is even harder. But Indiana is full of eager entrepreneurs with innovative ideas who are ready to take on the challenge. That’s why TechPoint is working with some of its Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) initiatives and the nation’s venture capital community to supercharge programs and services that connect Hoosier founders with industry experts and investment professionals to help support innovative ideas. Most of the suite of services is available free-of-charge to Hoosier entrepreneurs and will grow as additional needs are identified. TechPoint President and CEO Ting Gootee said the collaborative effort is designed to help Hoosier entrepreneurs fully activate their startups and elevate them to scale-up status whether they [...]

TechPoint opens nominations for 24th Mira Awards championing tech talent and digital innovation

2022-12-13T03:35:52-05:00December 13, 2022|

Entries accepted now through Friday, January 27, 2023 INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 13, 2022) — TechPoint is accepting nominations for its 24th annual Mira Awards, Indiana’s largest, best known and most prestigious technology awards program. People are encouraged to enter themselves or nominate others in 18 different “Best of Tech” award categories, 10 of which are brand new this year. Entries are expected to come from across all industries throughout the state including technology, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics, agribiosciences, academia and more. The award categories reflect the importance of technology as an enabler of all other industries, as well as TechPoint’s focus on talent pathways into tech careers and the digital innovation that continues to drive disruptive change on a global scale. “CIOs, IT departments and other tech innovators and entrepreneurs rose to the challenge of growing digital connectivity and [...]

TechPoint President and CEO Ting Gootee named a Champion of Diversity

2023-01-13T13:08:11-05:00December 6, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 6, 2022) - Ting Gootee, president and CEO of TechPoint, is among 15 Indiana honorees named to the Indiana Minority Business Magazine’s 16th annual Champions of Diversity Awards. Gootee was chosen by a committee that reviewed more than 100 nominations for the awards, which included individuals and organizations that have shown a commitment to diversity in Indiana and have made an effort to impact the state’s minority communities. She was nominated by multiple people, said Robert Shegog, president and CEO of the magazine and its sister publication, the Indianapolis Recorder newspaper. Shegog credited Gootee’s work with the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Elevate Ventures and the Indiana 21st Century Research & Technology Fund, along with work TechPoint has done to “intentionally engage the minority community across the entire state of Indiana to help strengthen the tech ecosystems.” Awards will [...]

TechPoint and NFP offer compensation and benefits guide to help Indiana tech companies hire and retain workers 

2022-10-25T07:23:50-04:00October 25, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 25, 2022) — Indiana tech companies face a very competitive global talent market that makes it difficult to hire and retain workers. In an effort to ease that issue, so employers can instead focus on innovating and growing, TechPoint has partnered with NFP to develop a compensation and benefits guide entitled, “2022 Total Rewards: Indiana Tech Trends Report.” The 70-page report focuses on 10 in-demand and growth-oriented information technology occupations in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The report details expected current market salary ranges and benefits as well as outlines the types of health insurance coverage, contribution levels and associated offerings that companies commonly make to give insights that can help them shape their hiring practices. “Hoosier employers are competing for the same tech workers as Google, Apple, Amazon, Samsung, Microsoft, Netflix and other major technology brands,” said [...]

TechPoint partners with InnoPower to help Black Hoosiers in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Gary launch tech careers

2022-10-18T12:45:59-04:00October 18, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS — (October 18, 2022) — Too few Black Hoosiers are working in or working toward a career in the Indiana tech sector. TechPoint, Indiana’s nonprofit, industry-led tech sector growth initiative and InnoPower, a community development organization that works to increase opportunities for Black Hoosiers, are working to change that. Through a series of grassroots-based gatherings, the two organizations will facilitate “Design Thinking” sessions focused on developing Black tech talent in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Gary. “We are committed to inclusively growing Indiana’s tech sector by 41,000 people by 2030, and this partnership will be key to reaching Black Hoosiers to let them know that we welcome them; in fact, we need them, to be part of our community,” said TechPoint President and CEO Ting Gootee. “Our tech companies will be the better for their participation, insights and leadership.” InnoPower [...]

TechPoint prioritizes adult apprenticeships in tech with nationally recognized partner New Apprenticeship to dramatically expand workforce

2022-10-11T09:12:29-04:00October 11, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (October 11, 2022) — TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth accelerator for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, today announced a strategic partnership with New Apprenticeship TM (NEW), another key element of its Mission41K plan to inclusively grow the Indiana tech workforce by an additional 41,000 workers by 2030. Apprenticeships are a proven way to encourage youth to join the tech sector, and a quick way for adults to enter the field while also providing an immediate return on investment to employers. TechPoint Executive Vice President of Talent Dennis Trinkle, citing U.S. Department of Labor statistics, said there are more than 435,000 adults working today in the U.S. as adult apprentices. Only about 4,000 of them are in the tech field, he said. “We know this approach works, but the tech sector is only now beginning to embrace it,” he said. “Now is [...]

TechPoint partners with IEDC to help Indiana startups afford young tech talent

2022-10-05T14:35:47-04:00October 4, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS — (October 4, 2022) — TechPoint’s signature Xtern program has helped attract and retain tech talent to Indiana for nearly 10 years, but the companies that have benefitted most from the early career development effort are established companies. Exciting young startups – which could one day grow into local or global giants – often don’t have a robust budget or structure to attract talent, provide training and offer amenities to engage these young professionals in pursuing lifelong careers in Central Indiana. That will change next year, thanks to a $300,000 investment in the Xtern program by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) which for years has invested in workforce training grants. Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers sees TechPoint’s Xtern Startup Assistance Program as a smart expansion of IEDC’s workforce training efforts, which traditionally target adult workers in need [...]

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