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About Tim Hickle

What's going on, Verge? You've found my profile. Come on in, stay awhile. While you're here, a little about me. My name's Tim (or Timmy or Timothy, dealer's choice) and I graduated from IU Bloomington in May 2013. Currently, I'm a Marketing Coordinator at PERQ. I'm a craft beer nut and startup enthusiast living in Broad Ripple. If you want to connect, give me a follow @TimHickle. See you cats around!
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About Tim Hickle

What's going on, Verge? You've found my profile. Come on in, stay awhile.

While you're here, a little about me. My name's Tim (or Timmy or Timothy, dealer's choice) and I graduated from IU Bloomington in May 2013. Currently, I'm a Marketing Coordinator at PERQ. I'm a craft beer nut and startup enthusiast living in Broad Ripple.

If you want to connect, give me a follow @TimHickle. See you cats around!

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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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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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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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What’s the Verge Community Up To?

With so many awesome people involved with so many awesome projects, it can be hard to keep track of what everyone in the Verge community is up to. That’s why we want to make an effort every weekend to provide updates from the Verge community. If you want to share an update with the Verge […]

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Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone For Completely Comfortable Idiots

It was a cold mid-January night my Junior year at Indiana. I was sitting on my back porch with my best friend and roommate, Hank. I had spent the past year of my life trying to get one of the governing student bodies at IU to sponsor my passion project, the IU Campus Comedy Festival, to […]

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Who’s Got Your Back? Using Kickstarter as a Validation Tool

How do you validate your idea? This is a common question asked by entrepreneurs and demanded by investors. You think you have a good idea for an app? Prove it, knucklehead. Maybe you survey potential clients or customers. Maybe you build an MVP and go to market. Maybe you get a Kickstarter… Wait, that doesn’t […]

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Verge Isn’t Done With May – Your Save The Date For May’s Pitch Night

We have been busy this month. After starting the month with a Pitch Night at the Track and announcing the first nine companies for this year’s Innovation Showcase, members of the Verge community packed inside an old gym downtown with small business owners for the #FightForSmall. Between the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, small businesses, and old basketball […]

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Shots Fired: The #FightForSmall Has Officially Started

Last night, 150 small business owners and Verge members met at an old basketball gym straight out of Hoosiers to talk about one stat: 53% of Small Businesses don’t have a website. To address that issue, Verge teamed up with Jayson Manship of InSourceCode to help him launch his Fight For Small initiative.  Last night wasn’t your […]

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Lessons From Small Business: Customer Service is About More Than Serving Customers

Two deliveries, one pickup, no one in the store. That was my cue to get my head down and start working. The faster I could get these delivery orders done, the faster I could get out the door with them, and the faster I’d be getting (and subsequently spending) my tip. My boss, Alex, was […]

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What Does Super Bowl Caliber Advice Look Like? Ask Mark Miles

Last night’s First Indiana: Pitch Night at the Track was awesome. Not only did we get a look at the first three companies selected to pitch at the Innovation Showcase, but we were lucky enough to chat with the one, the only, Mark Miles. If you’re not familiar with Mark, I know you’re familiar with […]

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