The Innovation Showcase
On July 12th, the 4th Annual Innovation Showcase will take place at DeveloperTown and the Speak Easy. Hosted by the Venture Club of Indiana and Verge , this conference is an opportunity for IT, life sciences, medical devices, industrial products, and alternative energy startups (and entrepreneurs with ideas in those fields) to connect with resources (investors, contacts, potential clients, future employees, etc). This event takes place from 3-7pm. The Innovation Showcase is a fantastic opportunity for the Central Indiana Venture Community to continue its forward momentum, providing entrepreneurs a vehicle to show their stuff while connecting them with resources to make their dreams a reality.
The Other Events
There are two other important events associated with the Innovation Showcase that help bring in investors, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders from around the United States. The Midwest E3 Summit hosted by Stepstone Angels runs from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning. It will educate potential stakeholders about the process and dynamics of angel investing and is open to both potential investors and entrepreneurs. On Friday, the Hoosier Healthcare Innovation Challenge will provide a platform for entrepreneurs to discuss three identified challenges that healthcare systems face while starting to develop possible solutions. Though these events have separate registration and locations, they draw in the same kinds of people from other parts of the US and help turn the Innovation Showcase from a 1-day powerhouse to a 3-day venturepalooza.
The Blog Series
Over the next two weeks, DeveloperTown will be publishing a blog series about the Innovation Showcase. Look out for posts by a variety of DeveloperTown employees and community leaders (including Speak Easy’s Denver Hutt and The Venture Club’s Todd Saxton) on numerous topics all centered around the Innovation Showcase. Over the next two weeks, you’ll learn how last year’s Innovation Showcase changed the life of DT Associate Partner Andrew Robinson III, how this year’s showcase differs from past ones, and what the Innovation Showcase means for the Indy Startup community.
As someone who has never been to the Innovation Showcase, I’m hoping that this series will help prepare me for next Thursday. For others, these posts may help build excitement or serve as a reminder about things they need to accomplish before the day of the Showcase. Hopefully there will be at least one post that you will find interesting or informative!
If you are interested in being a Guest Blogger and have an idea for a post on the Innovation Showcase, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you all at the Innovation Showcase!
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