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12 of the Most Powerful Questions You Can Ask a Mentor

We all need mentors in order to be successful, but how can you make the most of that relationship and make sure the setup is fulfilling for your mentor as well? Today, we invited in our friends from the Young Entrepreneur Council to answer one question: What’s the most valuable question you could ask a […]

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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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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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purdue mini acceleratorTim Hickle

Purdue Startup Competition Offers Funding for Student Ventures

This Spring, Purdue student entrepreneurs will do startup battle for their share of $15,000 in funding. The Anvil and The Foundry  have partnered up and are holding an 8 week startup competition called The Boiler that will pit Purdue’s best entrepreneurial engineers and business students against one another for their chance at thousands of dollars in […]

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Jayson Manship

Product vs Payment: a $200,000 Lesson in Self-Funding

Like most IndyMade startup founders my business partner, Matt Turow, and I are focused on creating a product and scaling it. Our problem is that we keep getting in our own way. And we have the scars to prove it.

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Jason Williams

Indianapolis is a Top City for Tech Jobs and Innovation… Now Let’s Act Like One.

Collidea and Centric founder, Jerry McColgin tells the story of a discussion he had with a cab driver in Boston. Driver: So buddy, where are you from? Jerry: Indianapolis. Without hesitation the cab driver replied “Ahhh…the desert.” “Why the desert?” Jerry asked him. The driver’s reply: “If it ain’t the East Coast or the West Coast…it’s the desert!” Don’t […]

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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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Education Game MechanicsTim Hickle

Game Mechanics Meet Education: Chris Gray Pitches Track Ahead

As the world of recruiting top talent to businesses changes, there are tons of great opportunities for disruption. Track Ahead is looking to disrupt the field by adding game mechanics to college education to help pair students and employers. By gamifying the education and recruitment process, Track Ahead is venturing into uncharted waters and people have […]

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Matthew Anderson

First-Time Startup Founder Advice: Don’t be Alone and Clueless, Get Help!

Adproval evolved a lot as a business in 2013. This candid post by Adproval founder Matthew Anderson shares first-time startup founder advice worth noting. Now, here’s Matthew…  Sup, nerds. I’m glad to share lessons I learned last year as the founder of  Adproval and really look forward to your feedback. I discovered that being alone sucks […]

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Tony Monteleone

Startup Sales and Social Media: Building a Social Media Persona

All of you old school salespeople: this series is for you. You folks are some of the hardest working in the business. You can hit the phones all day, cold call after cold call, and never miss a beat. You don’t get downtrodden if you get turned down all day, and you know you can […]

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