'Super Bowl of Startups' set for Indy
One of the largest startup pitch competitions in the country is set for next week in Indianapolis. The Startup Bowl is part of Powder Keg, a wide-ranging conference focusing on Indiana's emerging technology sector.
Partnership aims to upgrade nursing care
A federal grant will help fund a collaboration that aims to study and improve outcomes of long-stay patients. The four-year initiative between the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute will work with patients at more than one dozen central Indiana nursing facilities and create more than 25 jobs.
Do it Best expects busy fall market
Fort Wayne-based Do it Best Corp. is reporting a surge in pre-orders and registrations for one of its largest events of the year. The hardware and building materials co-op will hold its October Market this weekend in Indianapolis. CEO Bob Taylor says the pre-event activity shows members are "ready to buy" even though the economy remains sluggish.
NICO launches surgeon app
Indianapolis-based NICO Corp. has launched a smartphone application for brain surgeons. The app is for doctors using the company's brain tumor removal technology.
Community to open 'innovative' cancer center
Construction is under way on a $24 million cancer treatment center in Indianapolis. Community Health Network says the regional facility is expected to open in fall of 2013 and offer "comprehensive" services including onsite laboratory, radiation and pharmacy services, plus mobile scanning units and a "healing garden."
Mayor: Demolition funding delay 'disappointing'
The mayor of Evansville is disappointed by a city council move to stop the transfer of $187,000 to a Roberts Stadium demolition fund. Our partners at the Evansville Courier & Press report Lloyd Winnecke insists his plan to raze the abandoned facility to make way for a park remains intact.
Companies fprecasting nearly unchanged gas bills
Three natural gas providers in the state are predicting winter heating bills will remain unchanged or be lower than last year. Evansville-based Vectren Corp., Indianapolis-based Citizens Energy Group and Merrillville-based NIPSCO all say natural gas markets should be steady and keep customers' prices stable.
Emmis posts profit
Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications Corp. is reporting a fiscal second quarter profit of $38.1 million, compared to a loss of $8.6 million for the same period a year earlier. Emmis is reporting a drop in revenue related to the sale of its stake in another media company.
Nonprofits share in more than $1.3 M
More than $1.3 million has been awarded to 33 central Indiana nonprofits. The Indianapolis Foundation grants will go toward programs involving arts, education and health.
Evansville professors earn national grant
Two University of Evansville mathematics professors have been awarded a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant. Dave Dwyer and Mark Gruenwald will use the funding to continue a project that revises the order of Calculus classes.
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