Indianapolis Tech is growing at full throttle, but there is still so much untapped potential.
From startups to tech giants, high-growth companies have found Indianapolis (Indy) to be an ideal home. The city is outpacing the competition by providing experienced talent, lower cost of living, and a productive environment of innovative founders, investors, and leaders. That’s why Powderkeg teamed up with several Indiana organizations to gain insight into growth and innovation happening in the unique tech community in Indianapolis, IN.
Our research results were compiled in the first-ever Indianapolis Tech Census Report and released to the public back in February of 2018. With responses from over 359 tech professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors representing and 138 companies in the Indianapolis area, the census used a combination of hard data and interviews with industry insiders to help paint an accurate picture of the Indy tech ecosystem as it stands today and what it can become.
In this episode of Powderkeg Podcast, we feature a few of Indy’s most innovative tech entrepreneurs and leaders that helped break down the report and get at the root of what’s right and what’s not so good about the state of Indianapolis tech. In this discussion, we share behind the scenes secrets behind Indy’s rapid tech growth, explore possibilities for bringing more investment capital into the city, and share the best strategies for building more diverse and inclusive teams—in Indianapolis or any tech community across the country. Tune in for more!
In this episode with four visionary Indianapolis tech leaders, you’ll learn:
- Secrets behind the rapid growth of the Indianapolis tech community.
- What tech communities can do to overcome a shortage of investment capital.
- Why building relationships in your community is the best way to grow your business.
- Strategies for finding and developing young professionals to close the tech talent gap.
- How to drive diversity and inclusivity in your company and the whole tech industry.
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Please enjoy this conversation about the 2018 Indy Tech Census Report with Danielle McDowell, John Qualls, Haley Altman, and Yaw Aning!
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Links and resources mentioned in this episode:
- Bluebridge (now Emplify)
- Angie’s List
- Eleven Fifty Academy
- The Startup Ladies
- Ladies in SaaS
- The Venture Club of Indiana
- Kauffman Foundation
- Rise of the Rest
Venture Capital Firms and Venture Studios:
- Danielle McDowell (@danielle4q)
- John Qualls (@jqualls)
- Haley Altman (@Haley_Altman)
- Yaw Aning (@YawA)
- Scott Jones (@chachaman)
- Tim Kopp (@tbkopp)
- Scott Dorsey (@ScottDorsey)
- Mike Fitzgerald (LinkedIn)
- Kristian Andersen (@kristianindy)
- Eric Tobias (@erictobiasIN)
- Bill Oesterle (@billo317)
- Scott Brenton (LinkedIn)
- Angie Hicks (@Angie_Hicks)
- R.J. Talyor (@rjtalyor)
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