Growing Midwest Startup Communities

Verge LafayetteChicago now has programs like 1871, Code Academy, and Entrepreneurs Unpluggd. Indianapolis has The Speak Easy, Indy Hackers, and Verge. But tech innovation and startup community doesn’t stick to the major cities in the upper Midwest.

Companies like Found Ops continue to launch and scale out of campus research parks. New structures and university initiatives provide opportunities for students to found new businesses. As these smaller hubs of entrepreneurial activity grow, new communities form, fresh meetups and events sprout up, and ecosystems unfold.

Here are just a few of the meetups that have launched in Indiana in the past couple of months:

What other startup communities do you see on the horizon? How can we connect the activity and entrepreneurial energy growing out of the Midwest?

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Matt Hunckler
Matt's a founder and organizer at Verge. He's a connecter, writer, and habitual start-upper.
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  • tim eckerle

    You are welcome to join April Morris on October 3