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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

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

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

Know When to Ask for Help

Know When to Ask for Help

Hillary Melchiors is a doula. She gets to be there for one of the most significant events in a woman’s life. Ironically, her original career plans didn’t include babies in her own picture, let alone become the focus of her career. She also didn’t plan on starting her own business as she prepared herself for a life in academia. Babies certainly have a way of turning life upside down.

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Posted in: Evansville Entrepreneurs | Tags: evansville entrepreneurs, doula, cowork evansville, wmbe, hillary melchiors, childbirth

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

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

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