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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evansville: Coming Together for Growth

Evansville: 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

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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