TechPoint launches $250,000 S.O.S. Challenge for 500 students who lost summer internships due to COVID-19 

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00May 27, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (May 27, 2020) — Thousands of college students from across the U.S. have lost on-site summer internships due to COVID-19, but 500 of those college students from Indiana are getting some help thanks to a new challenge being launched by TechPoint, Indiana’s industry-led, nonprofit tech sector growth initiative. The Summer Opportunities for Students (S.O.S.) Challenge will provide up to 500 students from Indiana colleges and universities a five-week summer experience, helping them strengthen their resumes, demonstrate skills, and make professional connections. Students will work in teams on a COVID-related challenge. Additionally, each student who completes the program will receive a $500 stipend, plus a chance at additional prizes. The student teams will be assigned “coaches” from a pool of 200 volunteers from the Indiana tech community. Nine real-world, COVID-19 related challenge topics have been identified, including workplace and work-from-home [...]

Nominees selected for 21st annual TechPoint Mira Awards honoring ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00February 11, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 11, 2020) — TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, announced the nominees for its 21st annual Mira Awards presented by Eli Lilly and Company, Raytheon and Salesforce. The Mira Awards is the state’s largest and longest-running technology excellence and innovation recognition program, and the annual gala celebrates the ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’. Last year a sell-out crowd of 1,400 people attended the black-tie affair at the JW Marriott. WATCH VIDEO recap of the 20th anniversary TechPoint Mira Awards from 2019. This year’s diverse class of nominees includes people, products, companies and places that crisscross the state from Evansville, Jasper, and Bloomington, to Muncie, West Lafayette, Delphi, New Paris, and South Bend. Of course, Central Indiana is also well represented with nominees located in Greenwood, Plainfield, Lawrence, Fishers, Carmel and Indianapolis. Among the [...]

Investments in Indiana tech companies increased by triple digits in 2019

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00January 14, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 14, 2020) – Indiana’s tech ecosystem ended 2019 with one of the best years in the history of the state, with total 2019 venture capital (VC) and other types of funding investments, increasing 260 percent over 2018, according to TechPoint, Indiana’s non-profit tech growth accelerator, which tracked the economic information via publicly available announcements. In 2019, 62 Indiana tech companies publicly announced VC investments, grant funding, M&A deals, private equity and debt financing for total investments of more than $358 million. According to the data, 2019’s fourth quarter included 12 VC raises and three grants for more than $151 million (at least two shared investments did not include dollar amounts raised). The fourth quarter total was higher than all four quarters of investment combined in 2018. Additionally, TechPoint tracked 33 mergers and acquisitions within the tech sector in 2019. [...]

IIB: Tech Sector Rolls Out Red Carpet for Talent

2021-01-12T17:50:07-05:00October 15, 2019|

Earlier this year, TechPoint, the tech initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, partnered with TMAP LLC to launch the "Wish You Were Here" campaign in an effort to bring former Hoosiers currently working out of state back to Indiana. TechPoint President and CEO Mike Langellier said they had hoped to attract 100-150 applicants but ended up with nearly 400 from across the country. Nearly 30 applicants were chosen to come to Indianapolis for a weekend in early October to learn about the tech community, which also included a red carpet experience. [WATCH] (Sources: Inside INdiana Business, TechPoint)

Podcast: TechPoint – How Indianapolis is cultivating a thriving tech community

2021-01-12T17:50:07-05:00September 18, 2019|

How has Indianapolis cultivated a thriving tech community over the past decade? Look to TechPoint, the technology initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP). As part of the AgriNovus Indiana Ag+Bio+Science podcast, TechPoint President and CEO Mike Langellier talked about how the organization strives to lead Indiana into a next-generation, high-tech economy. This podcast is part of the CICP 20th Anniversary miniseries and is hosted by Inside INdiana Business' Gerry Dick. [LISTEN] (Sources: AgriNovus Indiana, TechPoint)

TechPoint wins national award for initiative that helps fill in-demand tech jobs 

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00August 5, 2019|

INDIANAPOLIS – August 5, 2019 – TechPoint, Indiana’s tech ecosystem growth accelerator, won the inaugural Talent Pipeline & Workforce Innovation Award at the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) summer conference. TECNA represents about 50 IT and Technology trade organizations that, in turn, represent more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America. TechPoint won the award for its Jobs in Tech 101 product. Launched in October 2018, Jobs in Tech 101 educates and informs students and career changers about which jobs exist in tech, what they are like, and what skills and experience are required. Located within the TechPoint website, the product also includes links to jobs posted on TechPoint’s Job Board that are currently open and available for application. “Indiana is in an enviable position right now in that we have a lot of opportunity in the tech ecosystem. [...]

WISH-TV: Indiana Groups, Companies Launch Tech Talent Search

2021-01-12T17:50:08-05:00June 26, 2019|

TechPoint, CICP's tech initiative, and TMAP are rolling out the red carpet to attract tech talent back to Indiana. The two organizations want people in the tech industry to apply for 25 spots for a Red Carpet Weekend in October. "Either people just haven't heard of us, Indianapolis hasn't been on their radar and this is our chance to put it on their radar, or there are people who many be from here, attended universities here and then left. Thought that they had to do that for their career and don't realize all of the growth that's happened," Merillat Flowers, TechPoint, said.  WISH-TV's Nina Criscuolo has more. WATCH

TechPoint to recognize state’s top tech talent

2021-04-05T16:52:11-04:00May 9, 2019|

INDIANAPOLIS – May 9, 2019 – Indiana’s tech ecosystem is flourishing in part because of visionary executives leading successful tech and tech-enabled companies. Much of that success, however, is due to a large group of creative and innovative tech workers and other professionals who haven’t yet broken into the executive suite. It’s the cream of that non-C-suite crop that TechPoint is currently seeking to honor as part of its fifth annual Tech 25 Awards. As in past years, the Tech 25 winners will be chosen by a panel of independent judges that will include past winners. The Tech 25 represent a wide range of roles within tech companies, such as software developers, financial analysts, marketing directors, and product managers. Winners will be selected from three main categories: tech product/research and development; tech sales and marketing; and tech professional services. “Tech [...]

Nominees announced for 20th Anniversary TechPoint Mira Awards honoring ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’

2021-04-05T16:52:11-04:00February 12, 2019|

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  (February 12, 2019) — TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, announced the nominees for its 20th annual Mira Awards presented by Angie’s List and Salesforce. The Mira Awards gala—the biggest tech awards event in the state—celebrates the people, products, companies, and places chosen as ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’. Last year a sell-out crowd of 1,300 people attended the black-tie affair. Indiana’s tech ecosystem is on the rise. According to the TEConomy study commissioned by CICP, Clusters & Disruptors: Envisioning Central Indiana’s Economic Future in a Time of Change, IT companies generated by far the fastest employment growth from 2010-2016 (67%). Further, in 2017, LinkedIn and Zillow ranked Indianapolis No. 1 in America’s Sweet Spots: Cities where Job Opportunity and Housing Affordability Intersect. The growth is evident among Mira Awards nominees. Only a [...]

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