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Tim Hickle

Verge This Month: Could We Be Launching the Next Big Brand In Eye Wear?

It’s time to dispel the myth that Indianapolis is B2B town, or at least that’s what the team at felix + iris believe. After years of playing in the B2C E-Commerce space, the folks at One Click Ventures have turned their sights on the eye wear space. They have built a new brand offering a […]

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Matt Hunckler

Pitch: PactSafe is the 1st Application that Seamlessly Manages, Tracks and Deploys Website Legal Agreements

PactSafe is the first application that seamlessly manages, tracks and deploys website legal agreements. In his August presentation at Verge, Brian Powers unveils PactSafe to the world. Watch his 5-minute pitch here: PactSafe: Seamlessly Manage, Track and Deploy Your Website Legal Agreements What is website legal? Terms of Use Privacy Policies Terms and Conditions Disclaimers The […]

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Tim Hickle

Using Data to Change an Industry: The felix + iris Story

We live in an era where “big data” is more of a buzzword than a business tool, especially for a small or medium-sized team. Solving problems with data is a noble, if cumbersome, task and many teams just aren’t up for it. The team at One Click Ventures, however, isn’t built like most teams. As […]

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Tim Hickle

Why Launch a Tech Company in Indianapolis? Verge Does it #WithGusto

“We chose to launch at verge in indy versus SXSW because Indy has come of age.” – @sschwegman#withgustopic.twitter.com/H2z0cCjhu6 — Verge ® (@VergeIndy) February 28, 2014 The question has been asked of Shawn Schwegman too many times. The founder of Gusto, an email app about to launch, had entertained the idea of launching at South by Southwest […]

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brand24Matt Hunckler

How to Take Your Software Business International: Interview with Michal Sadowski [video]

“I wish we had started in the U.S. two years ago,” Mike said. And now is clearly the right time to test his million-dollar software business in the Americas. When Michal (Mike) Sadowski started his social monitoring platform Brand 24, he had every intention to launch simultaneously in the United States. His passion for the product […]

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Angie’s List SnapFixAlec Synnestvedt

Intrapreneurship Case Study: Angie’s List and SnapFix

Get your company acquired and have yourself a nice little exit. That’s the dream of many startup founders, and it’s a fine goal.  But that’s the problem with goals. There’s no clear next step. So if you get acquired, the real question is this: what comes next? I got a chance to chat with Oren […]

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Alec Synnestvedt

One Startup’s Journey to Revolutionize Professional Development & Recruitment

It’s no secret that the video game industry is now twice as large as Hollywood, thanks largely to the Millennial Generation. It’s also no secret that the rising Millennial generation in the United States is facing employment challenges that few have faced before. And the problem isn’t because they’re playing too many video games. As […]

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PERQ magnetismAlec Synnestvedt

How a Brand Launch can Help Grow a Community

Sharing business “secrets” isn’t always bad for business. In fact, sometimes it’s good for business. Really good. Scott Hill and Andy Medley, who together founded PERQ as CIK enterprises in the early 200s, recently took to the Verge Pitch Night stage to launch their new brand, PERQ, and marketing technology platform, FATWIN. And while some […]

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fancy-pant logoAlec Synnestvedt

Lasting Startup Strategies from Startup Weekend Winners

Who is crazy enough to take a business idea from concept to launch in a weekend? Lots of us, it turns out. And we have a lot to learn from them.  Startup Weekend recruits a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54 hour event […]

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PERQwall1Alec Synnestvedt

Founder Story: How to Use Startup Community as a Lifeline

When Scott Hill dipped his toe into the local startup community in 2009, the passion and entrepreneurial energy almost turned him away. “I was deep in survival mode,” he told me as we toured the freshly renovated office of his startup, PERQ. “We were in the middle of the recession, and I wasn’t having nearly […]

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