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Asia Newson a.k.a. Super Business GirlMatt Hunckler

Why 11-year-old “Super Business Girl” Has an All-Star Pitch

“I’m asking for an eight dollar investment because not only are you investing into me, but you’re investing into my future and my business,” says 11-year-old Asia Newson. This kid has something that makes her pitch for her “Super Business Girl” business irresistible. See for yourself: What!? OK, take my money. I was in. The […]

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Nick Wangler

The Overlooked Pitch - Your Online Presence

Today’s post comes from Nick Wangler, a recent addition to DeveloperTown. Every two weeks, Nick will be sharing stories of DeveloperTown startups and the lessons we can learn from them. Today, he’s introducing us to the overlooked pitch – our online presence. You know those videos where celebrities read angry tweets about themselves? If you […]

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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

Save the Date: Verge Wants You to Get Connected

It feels like every month, there’s another big acquisition in the Indianapolis tech community. Hell, most times it’s a member of the Verge community getting acquired. As a tech entrepreneur, you can’t help but think about what that negotiation looks like. Personally, I do mock buy-out talks every morning in the shower. I think if you […]

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Tim Flint

How NOT To Be An Email Spammer

People often ask Greg Kraios, Founder of 250ok: Why is there spam? He knows that the answer is simply “because it’s profitable…If it didn’t make money, people wouldn’t do it.” Kraios spoke at the August Smartups event about the ins and outs of email marketing. He told of his days at ExactTarget and how spam […]

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matchboxTim Hickle

Three Essential Items Every Startup Needs to Value

If you’re in the loop with the Verge Startup family, you’ve probably gotten to know our buddy, Chris Palmer, pretty well. In addition to pitching on the Verge Indy stage and his presence at the Innovation Showcase, Chris won the Startup Chile pitch competition and was just named Techpoint’s “2014 Rising Star.” Between Foxio and […]

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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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