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the-anvilKara Findley

Big News from Tesla and Amazon, and Other Stories in Verge’s Week-in-Review

The World Cup is in full swing, it’s almost officially summer, and the Innovation Showcase is just a few weeks away. Check out the best innovation and tech stories from this past week… Tesla Charges (and Recharges) Ahead Okay, this technically happened last week, but Tesla made headlines with CEO Elon Musk’s recent announcement that […]

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Alec Synnestvedt

Step Back to Move Forward

It’s a difficult notion to comprehend, and an even harder realization to experience at a personal level: sometimes, the path to progress requires us to pause, assess the path we’re on, and decide that the best move forward might be an entirely new one.  And when we’re pushing in multiple directions at once, the knowledge […]

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bloomington-indiana-tech-combineKatie Birge

4 Reasons Every Hoosier Entrepreneur Should Attend the Combine

In its fourth year, the Combine brings speakers and attendees from across the country (and in this year’s case, the world!) to celebrate community, culture, capital and code in Bloomington. The event draws hundreds of participants from across the Midwest for an extended weekend of workshops, speakers, presentations, networking, parties and tours. Bloomington’s favorite event […]

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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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Alec Synnestvedt

One Startup’s Journey to Revolutionize Professional Development & Recruitment

It’s no secret that the video game industry is now twice as large as Hollywood, thanks largely to the Millennial Generation. It’s also no secret that the rising Millennial generation in the United States is facing employment challenges that few have faced before. And the problem isn’t because they’re playing too many video games. As […]

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Indiana Startup Community RoundupAlec Synnestvedt

A Whole Lot More than Hoosier Hospitality

Verge Pitch Night events have taken me across Indiana over the past few months: Bloomington Indianapolis Terre Haute West Lafayette My recent experiences have yielded an eye-opening cross-section of the state, and I have not only learned about what makes startup communities thrive in Indiana–I’ve also been surprised in more ways than one. What talent […]

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Tim Hickle

How Indy Became a Marketing Technology Leader

Indianapolis: burgeoning marketing technology hub There’s been a lot of talk lately about Indianapolis’ role in the high-growth world of Marketing Technology. With 11 acquisitions of marketing tech companies in the last four years that total out to over $4.8 billion, we have proven that we know marketing tech. Some may view these numbers as […]

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Matt Hunckler

Verge Team Dominate

“This is just the beginning.” That thought never crossed my mind when we started Verge more than four years ago. But it was the beginning—the beginning of new a movement. With the energy and involvement of its members, Verge has grown from a rag-tag meetup to a kick-ass platform of 2,500 software entrepreneurs, developers and […]

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Alec Synnestvedt

7 Startup Community Takeaways and Photos from The Innovation Showcase

The Innovation Showcase is one of the rare opportunities we have as entrepreneurs to lift our focus from the everyday, take pause, and remind ourselves why we love what we do. On July 11th, over 600 entrepreneurs, investors, and professional service providers came together to celebrate problem solvers, connect with inspiration, and (hopefully) find the […]

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Alec Synnestvedt

Announcing more Companies to Pitch and Exhibit at Innovation Showcase

The Innovation Showcase is shaping up to be a fantastic event! On July 11th, 60+ fundable companies of varying stages will share their story in the Dallara Indycar Factory exhibit hall and give their 60-second pitch for a chance to win $60K in cash and services. Attendees get a chance to see the pitches, tour […]

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