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Forest Good

5 Tips For Learning to Code

Like learning any new domain (be it music or a foreign language), there is a tremendous learning curve to programming.  At first, it seems like a massive mountain to climb, but the most important thing is to keep learning and not to give up when you feel discouraged.  Here are a five tips for anyone […]

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Chuck Switzer

Can Indiana’s New Crowdfunding Law Help Your Business?

As of July 1, Hoosier entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital (join the club, right) now have a new tool: crowdfunding.  Indiana’s new crowdfunding law sailed quickly and almost unopposed through the General Assembly—140 yeas to 1 nay.  Despite any instinctual suspicion some may have of a law that both parties agree on, this legislation may […]

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Tim Hickle

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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Tim Flint

How to Tell When Your Lead is Just Not that Into You

“So one trigger to understand is this person worth my time? Are they sharing information or am I giving it all?” –Aaron Prickel, Vice-president/Owner at Lushin It’s happened to all of us. You pitched a deal to a prospective customer and they seemed so excited about the project. “Yes, Mr. Jones. I just need to […]

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Tim Hickle

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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Jordan Updike

BREAKING: Innovation Showcase Announces Record Number of Exhibiting Companies for 2014

Today, we’re excited to announce all the exhibiting companies for Innovation Showcase 2014! But first, we want to save you $30.  If you haven’t yet purchased your Early Bird Tickets, today’s the last day to get them.  General Admission tickets are $30 more, so you’ll want to buy your tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-innovation-showcase-july-10-2014-tickets-11318129831?aff=EBreleaseWe’ve been telling you about the record breaking […]

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Tim Flint

The Key To Executing As Promised

“I define ‘execute as promise’ as the ability of an organization to meet or exceed customer expectations in every interaction, every single interaction.” -Lawrence McGlown,  CEO of getSayDo and Managing Director of The McGlown Group Companies are born and companies die each day. A key attribute to whether a company will thrive or fail is […]

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Tim Hickle

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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Jordan Updike

Early Birds, Worms and the Innovation Showcase

Early Birds. We’ve been promoting the 2014 Innovation Showcase for a little while now, and it got me thinking about the Early Bird language we’ve been using. Everyone knows the phrase “the early bird gets the worm,” right?  It’s often used as a good example of the benefits of being proactive. A good lesson, to […]

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Santiago Jaramillo

Top Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs

A startup CEO’s job title is constantly in flux from one hour to the next, as it often means performing duties that range from payroll to social media manager to sales director and more. Chris Eley, owner of Goose the Market in downtown Indy, once made a comment that no one sees the unglamorous side […]

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