Indianapolis Startups

Transparent Entrepreneurship Advice and Case Studies in Business Growth

Indianapolis is on the Verge. If there is one word to describe the Indianapolis startup scene it would be “opportunity”. The people in this community have a confidence that if you bring small Indy businesses together, something amazing can happen. There are co-working spaces that everyone in the startup scene knows about…like The Speak Easy and Launch Fishers. This allows people with ideas to collaborate, work, and gain traction locally before pushing products out nationally. Getting investments here isn’t easy, which makes them all the more worthwhile…pushing entrepreneurs to reach their utmost potential.

Let’s be honest, Hollywood often paints Midwestern cities like Indy as a vast land of cornfields… but those who call themselves Hoosiers would beg to differ. Not only are some of the largest companies household names like Eli Lilly and Finish Line, Inc., Indianapolis technology startups are booming.

Hoosiers work hard, but are especially known for their helpful and kind mentality—which makes Indy a great place to share ideas, receive advice, and achieve success.

Erika Kotterer

Erika is the Community and Operations Manager for Verge. She is the director in Indianapolis but also provides support to all other directors in other cities. She is passionate about technology, community, dogs, and a good book.

How to Invest In Your Talents, Build Your SaaS Team, and Tell Your Startup Story w/ Kristian Andersen

Matt Hunckler | November 7, 2016

Powderkeg Podcast with Kristian Andersen, Partner at High Alpha In this episode you’ll learn from Kristian Andersen, serial entrepreneur, investor, and Partner at Venture Studio High Alpha: Why geography is not a factor in the success of your start up. (6:30) Why developing your narrative can mean the difference between success and failure. (22:00) What …


From Broke to Breakthrough: Peter Voogd and 6 Months to 6 Figures

Matt Hunckler | July 22, 2015

I recently listened to the audiobook of 6 Months to 6 Figures by Peter Voogd, and his perspective really resonated with me. And not just because we have a shared past of door-to-door sales (I sold vacuum cleaners, he sold Cutco knives). Voogd went from broke to a game changer who practically defines the word “hustle.” In his book, …


8 Universal Qualities of Great Pitch Decks

YEC | July 13, 2015

“Send me your deck.” Early entrepreneurs hear this a lot. And it’s because a pitch deck is a great way for an investor or potential customer to quickly size up your company.  So, don’t leave this important communications piece to chance. We interviewed eight experienced entrepreneurs to get their perspective on the important aspects of an effective …


Midwest Vs. Silicon Valley: Tech Talent and Lifestyle

Matt Hunckler | June 2, 2015

Startup Allstars T.A. McCann & Chris Heivly to Keynote Innovation Showcase July 9th

Jim Bartek | May 29, 2015

Why Learn Coding? w/ Scott Voicemail Inventor Scott Jones [VIDEO]

Matt Hunckler | May 21, 2015