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Opportunity for Technology Transfer in Southwest Indiana

Opportunity for Technology Transfer in Southwest Indiana

Growth Alliance and USI representatives toured the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) – Crane Division to discuss our Partnership Intermediary Agreements and increased opportunity for Technology Transfer in Southwest Indiana. View this blog post to learn about recent development and opportunites.  

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Posted in: Innovation Ecosystem | Tags: crane, nscw, tech transfer, crada, partnership intermediary agreements, tech transfer

Every Business Should do an Annual IP Audit - Here’s How

Every Business Should do an Annual IP Audit - Here’s How

Many companies have intellectual property and may not even realize it. Martin suggests that every business should do an annual IP audit. When advising business start-ups, he suggests they start with deciding on a good name for the business and to trademark it. While a unique name is easier to trademark, a descriptive name helps with marketing. New businesses are advised to do some research to make sure you are not infringing on someone else’s trademark before spending money to market or brand your business or product.

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Posted in: Evansville Entrepreneurs | Tags: innovation pointe, martin ip law group, rick martin, intellectual property, trademark, patent, evansville

Hi-Tech Talent Retained in Evansville

Hi-Tech Talent Retained in Evansville

Losing a job is extremely stressful. For Mike Stagg and his partners, it presented the opportunity to start a new business and created a passion for bringing high tech jobs into Evansville.

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Posted in: Business Success Stories, Evansville Entrepreneurs , Innovation Ecosystem | Tags: envolve engineering, innovation pointe, retaining talent

Move over San Fran, Austin & NYC! Affordable Cities (Like Evansville!) Are Coming Out on Top

Move over San Fran, Austin & NYC! Affordable Cities (Like Evansville!) Are Coming Out on Top

The data team at realtor.com has located the housing markets where millennials (age 22 to 36) make up the largest share of home buyers, and our home sweet home made the list!

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Posted in: Quality of Place | Tags: millennial buyers, quality of place, affordable evansville, real estate

Local Talent Creates the Next Kitchen Appliance

Local Talent Creates the Next Kitchen Appliance

Wouldn’t it be cool to have a NASA inspired appliance in your kitchen that saved you on grocery store runs, provided organic fresh produce on a continual basis and added an aesthetic value to your home?

Evansville native, Scott Massey, CEO of HELIPONIX™ is working on just that appliance. Inspired by an internship as a research engineer at the Purdue University Horticulture College, Scott worked on the design of a NASA funded automated hydroponic plant growth chamber with the ultimate goal of growing sustainable food in space colonies. Scott began thinking about utilizing the same technology in a current day residential setting.

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Posted in: Evansville Entrepreneurs , Innovation Ecosystem | Tags: evansville entrepreneurs, innovation ecosystem

Evansville is the Perfect Size to Start a Business

Evansville is the Perfect Size to Start a Business

“Evansville is the perfect size. You can do what you want to do, test out the market, take risks and explore options,” says Mary.  “It’s the kind of town where you can make a difference.”

Read about Mary's startup success in Evansville and her advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Posted in: Business Success Stories, Evansville Entrepreneurs , Quality of Place | Tags: sixth street soapery, evansville pedicab, evansville startup, renaissance, good clean fun

Life is Too Short to Drink Bad Coffee

Life is Too Short to Drink Bad Coffee

Life is too short to drink bad coffee. Lucky for Evansville, Tim Piazza has our back on that front. Tim has had a long love affair with coffee and has made it his mission to share that passion with Evansville.

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Posted in: Evansville Entrepreneurs , Innovation Ecosystem | Tags: evansville coffee, evansville startup, coffee roasting, renaissance

TED: Trolley of Evansville Districts

TED: Trolley of Evansville Districts

Place Matters. The hardwork behind TED is a collaborative effort between the Growth Alliance and the Franklin Street Events Association; bringing a much-needed piece of connectivity to support the vibrant and growing districts of Evansville. 

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Posted in: Quality of Place | Tags: evansville trolley, ted trolley, cultural districts, transportation, downtown evansville, trolley of evansville districts

Coming Together for Growth

Coming Together for Growth

Growth Alliance President, Ellen Horan and Marketing Communication Manager, Abby Elpers were recently asked by a business publication to participate in an interview regarding the growth and momentum of Greater Evansville. Take a peek at the publication to see how our community shines.

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Posted in: Business Success Stories, Evansville Entrepreneurs , Innovation Ecosystem , Quality of Place | Tags: innovation pointe, renaissance, momentum, development, evansville buzz

Evansville Startup Earns Mira Awards Nomination

Evansville Startup Earns Mira Awards Nomination

Rapid growth from Evansville startup, Curvo Labs, Inc. lands the company a Mira Awards nomination under the category “Scale-up for the Year.”

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Posted in: Business Success Stories, Evansville Entrepreneurs | Tags: curvo labs, evansville startup, mira awards

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