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startup pitches at the hi-fiTim Hickle

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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combine-bloomingtonTim Hickle

Sproutbox Founder Brings All-Star Tech Speakers to Bloomington

A lot of tech heads here in Central Indiana may lament the fact that they’re so far removed from places like Austin and San Francisco when we hit conference season. Thanks to Sproutbox Founder, Mike Trotzke, however, you can get your tech conference fix right here in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana.  Last week, Katie Birge gave […]

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Scaling More Efficiently Through the Power of Niches: A BlueBridge Digital Case Study

Mobile app development isn’t a trend anymore, it’s a necessity for many businesses at some level. But what do you do as a company if your target market isn’t enterprise-level customers. If you don’t have large institutions busting down your door for a six figure custom build, how can you build and scale a successful […]

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Tim Hickle

Behind the Veil: Inside the Life of a Hackerspace

Not all hackers are hanging out in Silicon Valley. As a matter of fact, we have a lot of hackers hanging out in Indiana. So where are hackers to go if they want to build something cool? Steve from BloomingLabs sat down for a fireside chat in Bloomington to talk about Bloomington’s own “Hackerspace” and […]

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Digital Relevance CofoundersAlec Synnestvedt

Case Study: Digital Relevance on Navigating Startup Acquisitions

When an entrepreneur takes to the stage or the web to tell their story, it’s often because they have  achieved a major milestone or recently had a big win. This is, of course, fitting–we can learn a lot about what it takes to succeed by studying each other’s successes. By sharing what works at conferences, […]

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Matt Hunckler

Founder Story: How Jeremy Dearringer Scaled Culture, Clients, and Profits while Bootstrapping Growth

It had been only three months since I quit the company. But there I was, on stage again with the co-founder of a multimillion dollar company who had become a close friend over the past two years. Only this time, we had a much different relationship. I first met Jeremy Dearringer when I was introduced […]

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