TechPoint announces 25th annual Mira Awards winners  

2024-04-29T12:47:20-04:00April 26, 2024|

Annual gala attracted nearly 2,0000 celebrants of the best in Indiana tech and innovation INDIANAPOLIS — TechPoint, the industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy, today announced the winners of its 25th annual Mira Awards program presented by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Salesforce and a host of the state’s most innovative companies, universities and organizations. “Our collective vision is to transform Indiana from an emerging tech hub into a global leader in digital innovation, and tonight was a showcase of amazing innovation and leadership across all of Indiana’s major sectors,” said TechPoint President and CEO Ting Gootee. “Mira’s 25-year-track record provides a valuable innovation awards platform for the highly deserving winners but also for our amazing tech and innovation community overall.” The 2024 TechPoint Mira Award winners are: Talent Impact Award: Skyepack, West Lafayette: The Career+™ Ecosystem platform [...]

TechPoint wins stage one of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition 

2024-04-26T10:54:48-04:00April 26, 2024|

TechPoint, through the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, was awarded $50,000 in prize money for equitable access to entrepreneurship INDIANAPOLIS –The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced TechPoint, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership’s (CICP) branded growth initiative for the state’s digital innovation economy, as a Stage One winner for the 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC). TechPoint, through CICP, will receive a $50,000 cash prize for its impactful and inclusive approach to nurturing a collaborative national innovation ecosystem to advance small business research and development (R&D) from ideas to market. Also winning a cash prize from the GAFC was Evansville-based Indiana Center for Emerging Technologies. TechPoint won the award for its plans to launch an Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovator network for Indiana-based companies and organizations. Those interested in joining or following this effort should visit https://techpoint.org/ai-innovation-network/. "AI is the most dynamic [...]

TechPoint Report: Indiana kicks off 2024 by outpacing national VC investment activity

2024-04-15T12:36:38-04:00April 11, 2024|

In the first quarter of 2024, the national venture capital (VC) landscape presented a mixed picture, with investment levels at a five-year low based on PitchBook data, despite a slight uptick in valuations and exit activity compared to last quarter. In contrast, Indiana emerged as a bright spot, displaying growth in VC activities across various metrics at the highest level since at least 2015. TechPoint, the tech initiative for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), has released its Q1 2024 Indiana Tech Venture Report. READ MORE (Source: TechPoint)

CICP unveils AI survey results to explore organization usage and overall interest of AI adoption statewide

2024-04-19T12:05:50-04:00March 19, 2024|

INDIANAPOLIS — Exploring how key industry sectors in Indiana are using or plan to use artificial intelligence (AI), the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) today unveiled results from its AI in Indiana survey, which was administered statewide last fall in partnership with two of its branded initiatives – Conexus Indiana and TechPoint. The AI in Indiana survey generated nearly 200 responses with 55 percent indicating the adoption of at least one AI capability—a share in-line with McKinsey & Company’s Global Survey on AI, a widely recognized survey that inspired CICP’s survey questions and has been used by economists and community leaders to track the progress of tech adoption. McKinsey & Company’s Global Survey on AI finds that, while some companies are AI leaders, it is still “early days” regarding broad-based AI adoption. The AI in Indiana survey also found that [...]

TechPoint announces new partners to help broaden reach and impact of its Leadership Academy  

2024-03-06T13:23:22-05:00March 6, 2024|

25 Emerging Leaders have already graduated from program, which is currently seeking participants for first cohort of 2024 INDIANAPOLIS — TechPoint, the industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy, today announced the Shafer Leadership Academy and Evolve HR Group as new operational partners for its lauded Leadership Academy tech talent development program. “We are so pleased to level up our program with the help of these industry leaders,” said TechPoint Senior Vice President, Talent, Strategy, and Partnerships Dennis Trinkle. “Each have deep reach into top level leaders and great expertise that we can bring to bear for our Academy participants.” TechPoint’s Leadership Academy was created to help Indiana companies overcome the global issue of tech talent shortages by helping them develop talent from within. To-date, 25 people have bolstered their leadership and managerial skills through the program. The Academy’s first 2024 cohort group will be [...]

TechPoint’s Dennis Trinkle to Receive Global Leadership in Tech Award 

2024-02-29T08:37:47-05:00February 28, 2024|

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 28, 2024) — Dennis Trinkle, PhD, TechPoint’s Senior Vice President of Talent, Strategy and Partnerships, will receive the Internet 2.0 Conference Outstanding Leadership Award for helping shape the global landscape of technology and education. He will receive the award and speak at the conference during its three-day run (March 18–20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. "Dennis' dedication to innovation, inclusivity, and leadership within technology and education aligns perfectly with what we celebrate at The 2.0 Conferences. By spearheading the Mission41K initiative, he has significantly contributed to expanding Indiana’s tech workforce, and his work in advancing Ball State University's IT Graduate Program has set new standards in tech education. These achievements not only embody the values we admire but also distinctly positioned Dennis as the deserving recipient of our award," commented Amrita Das, Head of Media & Public [...]

Purpose Jobs recognizes CICP and TechPoint as top economic development organizations in emerging Tech Hubs 2024

2024-02-29T09:25:49-05:00February 27, 2024|

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 27, 2024) – Purpose Jobs, the largest community of purpose-driven startup and tech professionals, today announced five Indiana organizations as among its 30 Best Economic Development Organizations in Emerging Tech Hubs in 2024, including the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) and TechPoint. The list covered organizations serving Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Also listed from Indiana were Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation and the Applied Research Institute, also based in Bloomington. “The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and TechPoint make critical connections for startups, tech workers, and investors in the growing Indianapolis tech market,” said Ryan Landau, Founder and CEO of Purpose Jobs.  “We are excited to celebrate their work and their current and future impact on the region.” Purpose Jobs described the organizations on the list as “the backbone of emerging tech hubs, providing invaluable support, resources, and [...]

TechPoint announces 25th annual Mira Awards nominees

2024-02-21T15:04:31-05:00February 20, 2024|

Record number of Innovation of the Year & Rising Entrepreneur entries underscores vibrancy of Indiana’s tech sector INDIANAPOLIS — TechPoint, the industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy, today announced the nominees for its 25th annual Mira Awards program presented by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Salesforce and a host of the state’s most innovative companies, universities and organizations. “We look forward to celebrating the 25th anniversary of Indiana’s most prestigious tech and innovation awards at a new venue,” said TechPoint President and CEO Ting Gootee. “Even more exciting is the level of excellence, innovation and resilience outlined in each entry and even more so by those whose efforts elevated them to status as a Mira Award nominee. It is truly Indiana’s biggest night for innovation.” Gootee noted that the organization’s 50 Mira Awards judges had the difficult task [...]

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