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How to Secure Funding When It Is Hard to Find

Posted 2:09 PM by
After months of astounding valuations and a wealth of funding, venture capital (VC) investments in New York have declined – by some reports more than 40 percent. While the amount of money being invested and the number of deals have declined, it does not mean that investments are not occurring.
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Technology Is Changing the Demands, Processes and Labor in Manufacturing

Posted 7:43 PM by
Today’s consumers want the “smartest” product on the market. They want the newest make and model. They want options, upgrades, and customized products that keep them connected. As if that’s not enough, they wanted it all yesterday. Gone are the days of mass-produced “vanilla” widgets that take months to produce.
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Six Reasons Salesforce Expansion Is a Coup

Posted 4:00 AM by
Eight hundred new jobs and $40 million in capital investment. Based on these stats alone, Salesforce’s announcement to expand into the Chase (soon-to-be Salesforce) Tower is a monstrous economic development project worthy of the attention it has garnered. But beyond the numbers, Salesforce’s decision could have profound impacts statewide for a generation to come. Here’s why.
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Katz, Sapper & Miller and KSM Location Advisors to Sponsor 17th Annual Mira Awards

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Katz, Sapper & Miller and KSM Location Advisors will serve as a sponsor for this year’s Mira Awards, TechPoint’s annual celebration of Indiana’s technology successes.
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‘Uberfication of Trucking’ Is More Sizzle Than Substance

Posted 12:00 PM by
Recent media coverage of start-up companies that are bringing Uber-style technology to trucking makes it tempting to conclude that big changes are imminent. The new technology promises to automate the work of matching loads with carriers, thus eliminating waste from the supply chain, making freight brokers obsolete and dramatically altering the relationship between shippers and carriers.
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SEC Approves New Class of Crowdfunding Investors

Posted 5:13 PM by
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved Title III of the JOBS Act, allowing companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding, and allowing non-accredited investors to partake in the popular funding practice. 
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How Indy Can Compete for the Best Tech Talent

Posted 9:10 PM by
Last week, TechPoint released the second in a series of reports on the technology workforce in central Indiana: Defining the Demand—Tech Skills Central Indiana Companies Need to Grow. In it, local employers reveal their struggle to attract top-notch tech talent to the area.
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Manufacturing and Logistics Important for Crafting Indiana’s Future Economy

Posted 8:37 PM by
In the first of what will be 14 different studies on the economic environment of Indiana, the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) this summer analyzed active Indiana industries’ historical growth and future potential with the goal of determining a strategy for long term economic growth in Indiana.
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Increased Importance on IT Security in the Healthcare Industry

Posted 4:00 AM by
We hear news reports almost daily of data security breaches from companies, both large and small, that can seriously affect the lives of consumers who frequent these companies. While breaches among retailers, schools and other entities may have drastic consequences, the private nature of information held by healthcare organizations increases the importance of their data security.
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Manufacturers Impacted by Stolen Software

Posted 6:14 PM by
If you are like me, then you assume that software piracy only affects software development companies and the software industry. You don't associate it with manufacturing, much less think about it negatively impacting the manufacturing industry as a whole. I was therefore surprised when I saw a recent study completed by Harvard Business School (HBS) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) which discussed the impact that stolen software has on U.S. manufacturing.
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