Dorsey: 'Historic Day' For Tech Community

2013-06-04T12:10:00Z 2013-06-04T16:42:04Z Dorsey: 'Historic Day' For Tech CommunityGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
June 04, 2013 12:10 pm  • 

The blockbuster acquisition of Indianapolis-based ExactTarget Inc. by technology giant Salesforce.com Inc. should serve as inspiration for entrepreneurs throughout Indiana. That's the take of ExactTarget Chief Executive Officer Scott Dorsey, who believes the nearly $2.5 billion deal is an "enormous validation" of his company's approach and commitment to central Indiana. Dorsey says it has been an "incredible journey" since the company was launched roughly 12 years ago.

 

TechPoint CEO: ExactTarget Deal Boosts Emerging Sector

The head of the state's technology initiative believes the blockbuster Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM)-ExactTarget Inc. (NYSE: ET) deal is reason to celebrate. TechPoint Chief Executive Officer Michael Langellier tells Inside INdiana Business the $2.5 billion acquisition shows powerful technology companies can be launched and succeed in Indiana and should inspire entrepreneurs throughout the state.

 

Zimmer Announces Deal For German Manufacturer

Warsaw-based Zimmer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZMH) has acquired a German company. The medical device manufacturer says the deal for NORMED Medizin-Technik GmbH boosts product development capabilities for foot, hand and wrist technologies.

 

Study: Clinical Trials Boosting Economy

A new report from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America suggests Indiana has hosted more than 3,200 clinical research trials over the last 13 years for biopharmaceutical companies throughout the country. Governor Mike Pence says the state is working to expand partnerships between life science companies and local universities to benefit patients and the Indiana economy.

 

Land Trust Receives Big Parke County Donation

Two former Purdue University professors have donated more than 60 acres in Parke County to the Central Indiana Land Trust. The organization says the gift from Harry Potter and Ray Rymph means the Turtle Bend parcel will be protected for public use.

 

Trine Engineering Lands Major Gift

Trine University has received a $1.5 million donation to support its engineering program. The university says the anonymous gift will go toward developing lab facilities as well as hiring and retaining faculty members.

 

Muncie Council Moves Forward on $60 Million Project

The Muncie City Council has approved funding and tax abatement for a massive mixed-use development. The Star Press reports the council also approved a $5 million bond to help fund a more than 300-space parking garage that would be part of a $60 million project near the Ball State University campus.

 

Marion Mayor to Run For State Treasurer

Marion Mayor Wayne Seybold says he will run for Indiana treasurer in 2014. The Republican has led the Grant County city since 2004. Seybold made the announcement today on the steps of the Indiana State Capitol.

 

Fort Wayne Fundraiser Nets Record Total

The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer says its annual golf and tennis tournaments in Fort Wayne last weekend raised a record of more than $1 million for breast cancer research. The organization says more than 600 people from 17 states participated.

 

TEDx Indianapolis Looking For Speakers

Organizers of TEDx Indianapolis have put out a call for people to share their big ideas at this year's October event. The theme for TEDx Indianapolis 2013 is Mix It Up and the final lineup will include national and local speakers from business, education, industry and science.

 

Purdue Ag Program Rates High on Global List

A British-based higher education research company has placed Purdue University's College of Agriculture near the top of a worldwide list. The school ranks 6th overall for agricultural institutions in the United States and the Netherlands.

 

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