Lafayette Indiana has been #1 on the Wall Street Journal’s Emerging Housing Markets Index for three straight quarters. 

The housing market isn’t the only thing on fire in the greater Lafayette area: Innovation and entrepreneurship are booming better than ever. 

Today we dive into the innovation happening around Lafayette. 

Jason Tennenhouse is the Cofounder and Executive Director at MatchBOX Studios. 

Amanda Findlay is the Managing Director and Acceleration Lead at MatchBOX Studios. 

MatchBOX Studios is a 24/7 shared office space in Lafayette Indiana, complete with a coffee shop and maker space. 

Jason has started several companies and helped architect dozens of non-profit initiatives and served as a relief worker around the world, has authored two books, is a sought-after lecturer and was recently recruited to be a Fulbright Specialist to India, and TEDx speaker.  He is an ordained Pastor, has been a Firefighter, and a Department of Homeland Security Incident Commander.

Amanda has spent 15 years in community-building roles and 13 years supporting startup founders and business owners. She currently oversees the day-to-day at MatchBOX studios and Matchbox Acceleration. 

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

  • [10:00] Change your perspective on things
  • [19:02] Dunbar’s number
  • [23:48] Shifts in the workplace
  • [27:38] Building a community in the right ecosystem
  • [35:10] Creativity training

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 Jason & Amanda, you will learn about:

  • Perspective is everything
  • Why you should tell anyone their idea is bad
  • Why it’s not about the business it’s more about the jockey
  • The importance of resilience
  • How to change your mindset during ideation

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