Julie Heath grew up in the San Francisco Bay area during the tech boom of the 80s & 90s. She then spent over a decade of her career on the east coast. Though she has lived across the country she proudly calls Indianapolis home and is working to continue making Indiana even more supportive for entrepreneurs. 

Julie Heath is the VP of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC.) She began her career in the world of museums and arts helping innovate at The Smithsonian. 

From there she transitioned into the private sector and eventually wound up as one of the first full-time employees at Boardable, an Indianapolis based software company and long time Powderkeg Community member.

She then went on to become the Executive Director at The Speak Easy, Indiana’s first collaborative workspace. She continues to support entrepreneurs in her daily work at the IEDC. 

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

  • [2:30] Where Indiana beats Silicon Valley 
  • [16:15] How to transition from the public sector to the private sector
  • [18:45] What does it take to be in tech? 
  • [22:15] Tips to build meaningful professional relationships. 
  • [31:45] What is Indiana doing to support its entrepreneurs? 
  • [36:30]Where to find entrepreneurship stories from around the state

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 Julie, you will learn about:

  • Actionable tips to transition your career into tech.
  • What the state of Indiana is doing to support entrepreneurs and small businesses.
  • How the Indiana community stacks up against the rest of the world. 

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