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Tim Hickle

WATCH: Verge Organizer Jordan Updike Discusses Indiana’s Growth on IIB

Last week, Verge organizer and all around stud Jordan Updike made a visit to Inside Indiana Business to chat with Gerry Dick and Ike Willett about the growth of Indiana’s tech sector and the new capital the Circle City is seeing because of it. “The beautiful thing is we’re starting to get a reputation as an area […]

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Tim Flint

How to Tell When Your Lead is Just Not that Into You

“So one trigger to understand is this person worth my time? Are they sharing information or am I giving it all?” –Aaron Prickel, Vice-president/Owner at Lushin It’s happened to all of us. You pitched a deal to a prospective customer and they seemed so excited about the project. “Yes, Mr. Jones. I just need to […]

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seed-funding-mistakesMatt Hunckler

What’s the Biggest Mistake Entrepreneurs Make When Pitching for Seed Funding?

Seed funding isn’t easy to come by, especially when most founders handicap themselves from the get-go. Despite the wealth of knowledge online and platforms like Angel List and Gust, I hear that founders still make the same mistakes over and over. So, I asked several experienced investors from around the United States: What are the biggest mistakes founders […]

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when-to-raise-seed-capitalMatt Hunckler

When to Raise Seed Capital (and how to spend it)

Angel has been a member of the Verge community since I can remember. When he first pitched at Verge back in 2010 with his original idea for Smarter Remarketer, he was ready to raise seed capital.  Since then, Angel Morales has grown Smarter Remarketer beyond  his original prototype and grand ambitions. They’ve grown a huge team […]

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the-anvilKara Findley

Big News from Tesla and Amazon, and Other Stories in Verge’s Week-in-Review

The World Cup is in full swing, it’s almost officially summer, and the Innovation Showcase is just a few weeks away. Check out the best innovation and tech stories from this past week… Tesla Charges (and Recharges) Ahead Okay, this technically happened last week, but Tesla made headlines with CEO Elon Musk’s recent announcement that […]

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Verge at DeveloperTownMatt Hunckler

Learn this Sales Secret from the Philippines to Earn More (and be happier!)

“Salamat, po!” That’s what the street vendors say here in the Philippines after they close a sale. I’m in heaven over here in Manila, where I get to practice my negotiating skills. Something fresh stimulates my brain each time I buy something in this haggling environment. Whether you sell services, software or other products in […]

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Tim Hickle

BREAKING: Verge Tickets Go Live – “Perfecting Your Pitch”

Tickets are officially live for June’s Verge event and we’re extremely excited for you to see what we have in store. With the Innovation Showcase less than a month away, it’s time for over 80 entrepreneurs to hone their pitching skills. That’s why the Verge team is putting together an event that’s designed to help […]

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Tim Hickle

Grown Up Lessons For Your Startup’s Next Pitch

As they gear up for this year’s Innovation Showcase, over 80 founders from across the nation are honing their investment pitches. They have read every book, every blog, and consulted a half dozen mentors, but this month, Verge is bringing in an incredible resource for honing your pitching skills who has a surprising background. Thaddeus Rex is […]

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relationship-3Matt Hunckler

How to Get Seed Funding: Do This First

Want to get seed funding for your startup? You won’t get very far if you spend all of your time developing your pitch. “Too many founders put all of the focus on pitching their project and not on building a relationship,” says Gerry Hays, co-founder and managing partner of Slane Capital. And I hate to […]

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Jordan Updike

BREAKING: Innovation Showcase Announces Record Number of Exhibiting Companies for 2014

Today, we’re excited to announce all the exhibiting companies for Innovation Showcase 2014! But first, we want to save you $30.  If you haven’t yet purchased your Early Bird Tickets, today’s the last day to get them.  General Admission tickets are $30 more, so you’ll want to buy your tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-innovation-showcase-july-10-2014-tickets-11318129831?aff=EBreleaseWe’ve been telling you about the record breaking […]

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