It’s happening on Wednesday, May 1st starting at 5:00 PM at The Sanctuary on Penn. Get all the details below …
If you’ve never experienced a Powderkeg pitch night, now’s your opportunity to catch 3 of the most exciting companies in the Midwest. Each startup will have just 5 minutes on stage to pitch their startup—no exceptions. It’s sort of like the hit TV show Shark Tank, but without the ego and showbiz.
More on our speakers and advisors below. First, we want to give a HUGE thanks to our partners for making this event happen!
We’ve brought together a top lineup of local founders and leaders. Each will have 5 minutes to pitch their company in a fast-paced presentation to our panel of advisors.
Canvas is the first enterprise-grade text-based interviewing platform that enables recruiters to screen more job candidates and market employment brands. Acquired by California-based, Jobvite, in February, they are changing the way the interview process operates.
A people analytics company that helps employers make better, data-driven decisions. With a background in HR & payroll, the founders realized two things: human capital is critical to modern-day business success, and better people analytics lead to better people decisions.
Emplify is on a mission to help one million employees do the best work of their careers. By giving organizations the insights to unlock the potential of their people, Emplify’s insights framework distills culture and feedback into employee analytics that enable leaders to make better data-driven decisions. In Sept 2018, Emplify announced their next raise of $7.5 M, which is incredibly exciting with what they’re doing!
Each founder & tech executive will have 5 minutes of Q&A from our panel of investors and entrepreneurs after their pitch. You’ll learn how investors think and how founders respond on the fly. Our “sharks” bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives, which is sure to make for interesting questions and discussion …
Dawn is a Certified Human Resource Professional with experience in strategic planning and execution, management development, business development, employee relations, training,education, compensation, benefits, and payroll. In addition to her role at FullStack PEO, she is the Director of Culture & Talent at DeveloperTown
Steve Brunson | Principal, McGuire Sponsel
As a Principal at McGuire Sponsel, Steve helps growing businesses across the country with site identification, comparative analysis, demographic and labor force analyses, tax and non-tax cost comparisons and economic incentives negotiation and procurement.
Based in Indy, Trisha has a strong passion for working at a global organization and enjoys creating strategic partnerships with business leaders to hire the right people at the right time. Trisha is passionate about Talent Acquisition and feels that all hires are critical to the success of a business. She started working in technology with ExactTarget, built the recruiting team from scratch in London, worked through the acquisition with Salesforce. Then, moving back to the US with Salesforce, joining Interactive Intelligence in 2015, has been through the two biggest technology acquisitions here in Indianapolis.
Before pitches begin, you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to meet companies in the marketing and technology communities in Indianapolis. Learn about their work and find out how you can get involved. (More exhibitors announced soon!)
Brian Millis has spent his career working with companies big and small to improve their productivity, team building, and problem-solving skills through his exceptionally engaging approach to consulting. With roots in the Indy tech startup space, Brian realized the importance of a leaders’ role in true sustainable organizational growth and has spent his years since leveraging his uncommon passion for Predictive Index® and exceptional team-building to support of our clients and our team of consultants. Brian serves as a key member of the ADVISA team internally in his role as leader of our client service group.
Kevin is the CMO and Co-Founder at Powderkeg, helping with our national expansion and data initiatives. Formerly, Kevin was President of Slingshot SEO and the Adjunct Professor of Digital Marketing at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. While Kevin was President of Slingshot SEO, the company bootstrapped to $11 million in annual revenue in five years and was a three-time winner of the Inc. 500 and Best Places to Work in Indiana awards.
As always, there will be plenty of time to connect with the community. Here’s the agenda:
Think we would let you go hungry? No way! We got you. Get your fill from our great local partners at Nameless Catering and their tasty eats. We are going to have access to the The Sanctuary on Penn’s full stocked bar!
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