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About Matt Hunckler

Matt's a founder and organizer at Verge. He's a connecter, writer, and habitual start-upper.
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About Matt Hunckler

Matt's a founder and organizer at Verge. He's a connecter, writer, and habitual start-upper.

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Verge Team Dominate

“This is just the beginning.” That thought never crossed my mind when we started Verge more than four years ago. But it was the beginning—the beginning of new a movement. With the energy and involvement of its members, Verge has grown from a rag-tag meetup to a kick-ass platform of 2,500 software entrepreneurs, developers and […]

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Find Your Voice So You Can Die Empty [Video w/ Todd Henry]

“In the midst of the craziness, everything in our life becomes unstructured,” Todd commiserated. We’ve all been there: pulled in different directions, out of sync, and just plain fried. But we don’t always know how to get ourselves back to that state of flow so we can do our best work. Todd Henry is the […]

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Ramping Up Your Indiana-based Startup This Year? This Could Be Your Golden Ticket.

UPDATE: Deadline extended to 2:30 PM, Fri. January 4 They’ve given away hundreds of airline tickets to entrepreneurs. They’ve granted millions of dollars worth of software. And they’re looking for a handful of founders who want ramp up their business in 2013. Come on, you know who I’m talking about… Startup America has been known […]

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A Thank You to the People Who Built the Powder Keg

Last month, I was in the middle of one of the biggest project of my life. And if not for a few remarkable people, I’m not sure I’d be here now on other side. I can still put myself in that moment… I hit send on an email response #247 of the evening as I […]

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The Lemonade Day Seed Fund: I Wish I Had This When I Was a Kid

Life didn’t give me lemons. I grew up in a lower-middle class home and never once worried if I’d have food to eat or clothes to wear to school. But we never had an excess of cash loads of toys or exotic vacations. So how’s a wide-eyed, enterprising kid supposed to get a new Game Boy? (yes, […]

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How Indianapolis Is Mapping Their Startup Ecosystem

Have you ever needed to hire a developer or a designer? Or how about a funding source for a new venture? Yeah, me too. We all need something at one time or another and it isn’t always simple to pull the pieces together. But with new tools and resources, connecting and navigating those waters is […]

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The Magic Inside the Powder Keg

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 […]

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VIDEO Interview with Jonathon Perrelli, Founding Partner at Fortify VC

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 is a DC-based tech fund that leverages the proven experience of their network to give our portfolio companies […]

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A Letter to the Indianapolis Startup Community: What’s Our Bowling Pin Strategy?

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, […]

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How Dave Knox and the Brandery Launched 25+ Companies in 3 Years

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 & […]

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