In the San Francisco Bay area, most startup activity gets sucked out to the hyper-connected sprawl that is Silicon Valley. But, not all Bay Area start-uppers are compelled to immediately comply with this social norm. Doug Heinz has lived in the city of San Francisco for nearly a decade and for the last two years, […]
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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Things can get a little loopy when you spend multiple days out on the open road. Nine founders set out last week on a nation-wide road trip after local startup uFlavor was launched to the world. The last couple of day are ones we won’t soon forget. I wish all of you could be out […]
You’d think they had downed 10 cups of coffee before they arrived. The energy that oozed from these three startup founders fueled a flurry of startup pitches that hit a 500-person audience like a lighting bolt. After a big 24-hour push from the Verge organizers, the stage was set. Minutes before taking the stage, Quipol […]
Tonight, eight entrepreneurs are launching off on a road trip across America as they launch a new Indianapolis-based startup—uFlavor. Check out this behind-the-scenes look at the startup tour bus in this short video. Come to send off the uFlavor tour tonight at Verge’s Winter Celebration!
A group of scrappy bootstrappers and investors started a movement in Boulder, CO that has spread across the world like a virus. Techstars, an accelerator program for tech startups, hopes to connect 5,000 successful and experienced entrepreneurs and investors to support over 6,000 promising young entrepreneurs over the next 3 years. According to their website, […]
Launching a new business is a nerve racking experience. And Verge has been a platform to dozens of entrepreneurs as they’ve pitched their startups and pulled back the curtain on their technology. But it’s still difficult to anticipate what a startup will do after they’ve walked off that stage. One startup that will be pitching […]
After seven months of preparation, 23-year-old Max Yoder pulled the trigger on his social polling platform, Quipol. But it might not have happened if he hadn’t taken some calculated steps toward launching his first startup. Max joined the Orr Fellowship after graduating from Indiana University. He bootstrapped his startup by saving $0.61 of every dollar he […]
Verge is back with another big event for all you chronic start-uppers. It’s going to be huge! We’re bringing it back to DeveloperTown for an epic event that’s all about three hot startups: Quipol, a cool social polling platform Knomingo, a unique video community uFlavor, a custom beverage startup, which will be officially launching at this […]
Last week, news broke that ExactTarget is launching down the path of an IPO. The ExactTarget IPO will surely mean an infusion of capital for the 11-year-old enterprise marketing software company. But will tapping into the public market have an impact on the hundreds of startups that are cropping up in the Midwest? There will […]
I first met Gerry Hays when I was an undergrad at Indiana University in his Entrepreneurial Finance course. But Gerry didn’t just give me the standard Venture Capital 101—he also helped me package and sell my first business. I’d have to say he knows more about Indiana Venture Capital and funding startups than just about […]
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