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Will Evansville Take Back-to-Back Indiana Innovation Showcase Wins?

Evansville startup, HELIPONIX©, won the Evansville Regional Pitch Competition hosted at Innovation Pointe for their HELIPONIX© GROPOD™ invention; the first fully automatic growing device for all types of herbs. Also impressing the judges, Safekeeping App snagged 2nd place for their integrated healthcare communication app for residents, families and caregivers in long term care facilities.

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Posted in: Evansville Entrepreneurs

Robots and Co-bots and IoT devices, Oh My!

Robots and Co-bots and IoT devices, Oh My!

After five years in startup mode at Innovation Pointe, Midwest Motion outgrew its 2nd floor office and moved to a larger industrial space in town. As the business grew in reputation, Broyles realized he needed...

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Posted in: Business Success Stories, Evansville Entrepreneurs , Innovation Ecosystem | Tags: innovation pointe, midwest motion, startup success, evansville, eisforeveryone, brian broyles, robotics

Evansville is a Great Place to Start a Company

Evansville is a Great Place to Start a Company

"Evansville; it is not a good place to start a company… it’s a great place to start a company." It is uniquely large enough to have the means to fund a startup company, but not so large that the means become unobtainable to newer companies. The cost of living combined with these resources will triple to quintuple how far your dollar will go as opposed to a startup in a major city.

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Posted in: Business Success Stories, Evansville Entrepreneurs

Dementia Care Idea Wins Startup Weekend Evansville 8.0

Dementia Care Idea Wins Startup Weekend Evansville 8.0

This year’s SWE theme was “Better Health Through Innovation,” and pitches focused on ideas that promoted health and wellness to address Vanderburgh County’s pressing health care issues. The winning ideation, STEI is a tracking device for individuals with dementia that wander off from caretakers. 

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Posted in: Evansville Entrepreneurs , Innovation Ecosystem | Tags: startup weekend evansville, swe, better health through innovation, cowork evansville, stei

Startup Success! Envolve Engineering Expands from Innovation Pointe Business Incubator

Startup Success! Envolve Engineering Expands from Innovation Pointe Business Incubator

“The support and guidance we received during our time at Innovation Pointe, not only strengthened our business acumen, it allowed our company to research and develop our products and services at a much higher level,” stated Envolve Managing Partner, Patrick Boarman.

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Posted in: Business Success Stories, Evansville Entrepreneurs | Tags: innovation pointe, envolve engineering, startup success, evansville, eisforeveryone, michael stagg, greg hortin, garett strandemo, patrick boarman

What is the Most Helpful Resource in Evansville for Startups?

What is the Most Helpful Resource in Evansville for Startups?

What is the most helpful resource for startups in Evansville? Four out of seven local entrepeneurs agree, _______________ is the #1 resource (among many!) in the community for startups. Check it out!

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Posted in: Business Success Stories, Evansville Entrepreneurs , Innovation Ecosystem | Tags: evansville startups, evansville entpreneurship panel, drew peyronnin

Making Our Corner of the World an Even Better Place

Making Our Corner of the World an Even Better Place

2018 Focus Groups! We sat down with 10 groups of young professionals (77 total participants) to chat about how we could make our corner of the world an even better place. Here is what we found.

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Posted in: Quality of Place | Tags: focus groups, young professional feedback, report findings, quality of place

Evansville Talent Takes Top Prize at Statewide Innovation Showcase

Evansville Talent Takes Top Prize at Statewide Innovation Showcase

Aric Pryor, president of Evansville-based Quarion Technology, walked away with the $10,000 grand prize for his startup pitch at the 10th annual Innovation Showcase in Indianapolis.

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Posted in: Business Success Stories, Evansville Entrepreneurs , Innovation Ecosystem | Tags: evansville startup, innovation showcase, venture club of indiana, inx3, aric pryor, quarion technology, tech on tap

Instagram-worthy Evansville Mural Art, Self.e Alley

Instagram-worthy Evansville Mural Art, Self.e Alley

It's true. We created an alley for selfies. But more than a Downtown alley with Evansville mural art, Self.e Alley at 318 Main is about celebrating our community, boosting pride, creating conversations, increasing our city's quality of place and connecting with the 'e is for everyone' regional brand.

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Posted in: Quality of Place | Tags: self.e alley, selfie, evansville, alley activation, mural, evansville mural, innovation pointe

Girlfriends’ Getaway Inspires Local Chef to Cook Up a New Venture

Girlfriends’ Getaway Inspires Local Chef to Cook Up a New Venture

“I get by with a little help from my friends” should be Cheryl Mochau’s theme song. The personal chef was inspired to start her business, Food Tours, after a girlfriends’ getaway to Saint Louis with her bff. Feeling in need of a pick me up, Cheryl invited her friend to take a road trip to break out of a cooking rut. They walked “The Hill” district, stopping in authentic Italian bakeries and restaurants along the way, sharing entrees on a self-made walking tour. Mochau and her gal pal had so much fun they repeated the adventure in Franklin and Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY. And thus, the inspiration for Food Tours of Evansville was born.

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Posted in: Evansville Entrepreneurs , Quality of Place | Tags: evansville culinary tours, evansville foodie, food tours, explore evansville

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