INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: TechPoint targets 100 startup launches

2013-06-26T13:18:00Z 2013-06-26T17:21:49Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: TechPoint targets 100 startup launchesGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
June 26, 2013 1:18 pm  • 

The state's technology initiative hopes to help launch 100 startups through an event next month. TechPoint Chief Executive Officer Mike Langellier says the Entrepreneur Bootcamp will include workshops run by startup experts and a pitch competition for thousands of dollars in investment and services. He says Indiana needs more "skilled, aggressive and ambitious" entrepreneurs to improve the business climate. Langellier says it's crucial for the state to support startups in their earliest stages.

 

Hoosier Cities Among America's 'Smartest'

An online "brain training" game website has listed several Indiana cities among the smartest in the U.S. The Lumosity.com list rated nearly 500 locations across the country based on game performance results in several cognitive categories. Lafayette-West Lafayette, Bloomington and Muncie were top-ranked in the state.

 

Governor Taps Beck For Purdue Trustees

Gov. Mike Pence has appointed Sonny Beck to the Purdue University Board of Trustees. Beck is president of Hamilton County-based Beck's Hybrids. He will succeed Keith Krach, who has chaired the board for four years.

 

Butler Business Accelerator Changes Name

Butler University has changed the name of its business accelerator. The school says the new name better reflects the group's mission of supporting the growth of established Indiana companies.

 

West Lafayette Eatery Launching 'The Boudia'

A West Lafayette business is honoring an Olympic champion from Purdue University. The Triple XXX Restaurant will officially launch "The Boudia" this afternoon to honor gold medal winning diver David Boudia. The restaurant will also be featured this weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television.

 

Bosch Plans to Add Northeast Indiana Jobs

The Albion Town Council has approved tax abatement for a planned expansion by Michigan-based Robert Bosch Corp. KPC News reports the manufacturer is looking to upgrade facilities and add 30 full and part-time workers.

 

IU Report: Foreign Investment 'Rebounding' in State

A new report from the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business is detailing a post-recession comeback of foreign investment in the state and the country. It finds that more than 130,000 Hoosiers were employed by a majority-owned U.S. affiliate in 2010, which is an increase of nearly 2 percent compared to a year earlier.

 

Hospitals Post ER Wait Times on Billboards, Online

Wait times at two northern Indiana emergency rooms are now available in prominent places. Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center is displaying approximate wait times at its Mishawaka and Plymouth facilities on two billboards and online.

 

Life Sciences Company Receives Federal Grant

Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana-based Euclid Diagnostics Inc. has received a Small Business Innovation Research grant of nearly $300,000. The funding will support work to find new methods to identify patients who need biopsies for prostate cancer.

 

Service Challenge Boosts Indiana Charities

Indianapolis-based Companies With A Mission says it awarded more than $200,000 to area charities as a result of this year's Indiana Service Challenge. Nearly 200 teams representing businesses and organizations from throughout the state participated.

 

VPO Opens in Carroll County

The United States Postal Service has opened the Greater Indiana District's 45th Village Post Office. The outlet in the Carroll County community of Camden is located in the town hall.

 

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