With so many variables, we could have never predicted that the Powder Keg conference would turn out the way it did. You welcomed our speakers with enthusiasm and our Midwest hospitality. From national superstars like David Blaine and Julien Smith, to our local heroes like Chris Baggott and Scott Dorsey, your energy filled each venue […]
About Matt HuncklerMatt's a founder and organizer at Verge. He's a connecter, writer, and habitual start-upper.
About Matt Hunckler
Matt's a founder and organizer at Verge. He's a connecter, writer, and habitual start-upper.
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Jonathon Perrelli founded numerous companies and has been involved with tech and telecomm startups since 1996. But it wasn’t until a few years ago that Perrelli zeroed in on what brings him alive and co-founded Fortify.vc. Fortify is a DC-based tech fund that leverages the proven experience of their network to give our portfolio companies […]
I shared this email with our Verge Indianapolis hub earlier today. I had a couple of people request that I repost it here on the Verge blog. Enter Matt Hunckler (circa 12 hours ago)… Hey, Three years ago, there was nothing. No co-working space, no startup accelerators, no meetup groups, no early-stage funding. And no, […]
San Francisco, Boulder, New York City. These are the kinds of cities you expect to hear in a lineup of top cities with startup activity. But there’s something in the water in an old industrial Midwest city. Dave Knox called Cincinnati his home for years and worked with one of the largest companies, Procter & […]
Attendees of the upcoming Powder Keg conference have reason to rejoice. The two-and-a-half day entrepreneurship conference, to be held in downtown Indianapolis, has added five more high-impact presenters to its already-stacked keynote lineup. Only a few hundred people will be able to catch these presenters live, since attendance will be limited to this year’s Powder […]
Before we show you what we’ve got up our sleeve, let me give you an idea of how we pulled this off. Through the awesome support of people like like you, and our close partnership with Exact Target, we’ve been able to bring you some awesome speakers in this inaugural year of the Powder Keg. […]
I was sitting at my laptop late last night, staring blankly at the screen as the cursor blinked back at me. I’d been here before—sitting with a challenge in front of me without knowing how to even approach getting started. Maybe you’ve been here before too. I hope you have, because it’s one of the […]
Chicago now has programs like 1871, Code Academy, and Entrepreneurs Unpluggd. Indianapolis has The Speak Easy, Indy Hackers, and Verge. But tech innovation and startup community doesn’t stick to the major cities in the upper Midwest. Companies like Found Ops continue to launch and scale out of campus research parks. New structures and university initiatives provide […]
If you’ve already been, I don’t really need to tell you this. It’s obvious that The Combine tech conference is one of Bloomington’s biggest magnets to attract entrepreneurs and creatives. Here are five reasons why hundreds will flock to southern Indiana on September 27: The Combine Conference: 5 Reasons You Should Go 1.) Get connected. […]
Another email hits my inbox. This one is from my old business partner, who I haven’t seen or heard from in over six months. David had been busy since finishing up his MBA and heading out to the San Francisco Bay area to build his startup. I hadn’t done a very good job at keeping […]
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