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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

Evansville, your Uber has Arrived!

Evansville, your Uber has Arrived!

Download the Uber app to request a safe, reliable, and affordable ride whenever and wherever you are! Better yet, you can enjoy your first 2 rides (up to $10) on Uber with promo code EVANSVILLE.

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Posted in: Business Success Stories, Evansville Entrepreneurs , Quality of Place | Tags: uber evansville, drive with uber, uber launches in evansville

We’re UBER Excited!

We’re UBER Excited!

Connectivity frustrations among millennials leads to the launch of UberX! This new transportation option in Evansville is sure to bring a wealth of new economic opportunities as we transition from being a big little city to becoming a little big city. Jump on the Uber bandwagon!

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Posted in: Business Success Stories, Evansville Entrepreneurs , Quality of Place | Tags: uber evansville, drive with uber

Where You Spend Your Money Matters

Where You Spend Your Money Matters

Mark your calendars; Small Business Saturday is right around the corner! Join in on the fun and support your local businesses in Evansville by shopping small on November 26th. With Christmas rapidly approaching, now is the time to find the perfect gift for that special someone. Finding a one-of-a-kind gift is easy when you shop local!

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Posted in: Evansville Entrepreneurs | Tags: downtown evansville, small business saturday, shop small, shop local

Renaissance in Evansville: A Vibrant Future is on the Horizon

Renaissance in Evansville: A Vibrant Future is on the Horizon

Evansville is emerging and expanding with momentum.  According to Forbes Magazine, Evansville is ranked as the 4th best place to start a business. Additionally, a national website focusing on quality of life data recently ranked Evansville has the second lowest cost of living in the nation. These accolades demonstrate that Evansville is an affordable and welcoming community to have a career and call home.

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Posted in: Business Success Stories, Evansville Entrepreneurs , Innovation Ecosystem , Quality of Place | Tags: downtown evansville, city of evansville, renaissance, evansville buzz, cost of living,

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