Angie Hicks is the Co-Founder of Angie’s List, a company that helps you connect with vetted pros, read verified reviews, and get fair pricing for all home projects and services. 

She was raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana and attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana for undergrad. She then went on to get her MBA from Harvard Business School. 

Angie has been with Angie’s List—now called Angi—for almost 28 years. She has been a catalyst for change in the Indiana tech community and in 2017 won TechPoint’s Trailblazer Award, which recognizes visionaries whose contributions have had lasting and significant impact on Indiana’s technology ecosystem.

Be sure to check out these great clips from the show:

  • [4:43] Taking calculated risks in your career
  • [16:30] The transition to the internet
  • [22:29] Angie’s marketing strategy after Harvard Business School
  • [30:59] The importance of office hours for customers
  • [32:30] Angie’s List goes public
  • [41:15] The birth of Orr Fellowship

Get IN. is the show focused on the unfolding stories and most extraordinary innovations happening in the heartland today. Get IN. is brought to you by Powderkeg and Elevate Ventures.

In our conversation with Angie, you will learn about:

  • How process fuels perseverance
  • Lessons for finding the right people for small teams
  • The importance of offering a personal touch in a digital world

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