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Tim Hickle

Meet the Indianapolis Startup Striving to Teach Corporate America a Lesson: Verge Reviews Lesson.ly

  If you’ve been following Indianapolis startups in the past year, you’ve probably heard about the corporate-educational tool, Lesson.ly. Founded by the goofball on the left, Max Yoder, Lesson.ly has made some big moves recently. They’ve started expanding to the tune of one new client per week and have relocated to a plush downtown office […]

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Eliot Sun

How Can You Avoid a Bad Hire? Shun Credential Collectors

There were 3 major signs that I had made a bad business hire. If you see any hints of these red flags, think hard about  making an immediate personnel change. So, looks like you have two engineering degrees and an MBA? That’s cool. Guess what? I don’t care. Anymore that is. A resume is full […]

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Tim Hickle

The NOOB’s Guide to Tech Communities: Contributing as a Non-Techie

You know it, I know it, we all know it. Tech is sexy. Between the badass offices and the ever-changing industry, it’s hard not to want to get into the tech field.  But what if you suck at it? How can you get involved in a tech community when you’re not a techie? It’d be […]

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Matt Eggleston

How to Start with a Pricing Model: A DeveloperTown Case Study

Since the tech bubble burst, just after the turn of the millenium, the practicality of website’s reaching their hypothesized valuations has been a matter of intense debate in the business press. These debates have once again been renewed recently with markets at all time highs and a recent string of tech IPO’s. Now more than […]

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Megha Patel

A 5 Step Process to Effectively Engage Your Customers Online

Last week, we discussed how incorporating a great customer engagement strategy into your startup could help you scale more effectively and efficiently. Today, as promised, we want to provide a 5-step process that you can implement today to improve customer engagement with your digital customers. Let’s see how we can help you tame that CE chaos […]

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Tim Hickle

Bloomington Funny Man Makes an Offer No Tech Geek Can Refuse

We’ve already talked at length about how excited we are for this year’s Combine in Bloomington. It’s going to be a great event filled with great people, but I must admit… As is wont to happen with me, I was a little over eager. I was so excited for this year’s Combine that I went down […]

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Tim Hickle

TinderBox Raises $3M in Venture Funding, But Kristian Andersen Can Never Make Us Forget His Mohawk

As you may have heard, Indianapolis startup and former Speakeasy regular, TinderBox recently raised $3M in venture funding. The last year has been big for TinderBox. In addition to this investment, they’ve expanded and moved downtown to join Indy’s Marketing Tech Crescent.  This is also exciting news for Verge. We love seeing entrepreneurs succeed, but especially those […]

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Tim Flint

How Pattern, like Apple, Harley, and Makerbot, Built Community To Foster Growth (And You Can Too)

“Get people in the same room once a month and get them talking to one another. So that’s what we started doing.“ – Polina Osherov Pattern, the Indianapolis based fashion community and international fashion magazine, started from the failure of the Indianapolis Fashion Collective. The Fashion Collective began with a lot of lofty goals, but […]

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gusto email file searchTim Hickle

Fresh Off Release, Gmail’s Hot Cousin Hits The App Store

None of us are perfect, and I am no exception. I have a tragic flaw. Othello had jealousy, Hamlet had inaction, Tim Hickle has disorganization. The only way I’m able to survive my day-to-day is search functionality. Whether it’s my own personal files or my email, I couldn’t survive by folders alone. That’s why I […]

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Tips for SXSWThe YEC

10 Ways to Actually Meet the Right People at SXSW

Question: What’s your best tip for a founder who wants to attend big events like SXSW and actually meet the right people? Learn Who’s Attending Ahead of Time “Check in with people you want to catch up with to see when they’ll be onsite, and get on their calendars in advance. Once the event starts, send […]

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