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Entrepreneur rents special-occasion children's clothing online

Around this time two years ago, Fishers resident Emma Hostetter was a stay-at-home mom who had put her career as a physician on pause to take care of her young daughter. Then she bootstrapped a non-medical online business that went on to generate $100,000 in revenue in its first year—without an actual website.

2016 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Kristen Cooper

Wondering why there were so few women members—and even fewer business owners—at Launch Fishers, Cooper created free Startup Study Halls to provide community and camaraderie to help grow startups. Out of that grew The Startup Ladies. After more than 25 events, the organization is expanding to other markets.

ANING: Leveraging diversity to fuel innovation

The relationship between diversity and innovation is often hard to define. Most leaders accept that there are benefits to having a diverse workforce, but proving and quantifying direct impact is difficult. Yet, several studies show diverse groups are more innovative than homogenous ones.

Co-Founder Discusses Tech Firm Sticksnleaves' Success

Tech firm Sticksnleaves has launched more than 70 web and mobile apps in its first few years for big enterprises and startups alike. We introduce you to one of the co-owners, a Rose-Hulman alum and former Orr fellow.

Power Breakfast Series - Technology

The Indianapolis Business Journal hosts a quarterly Power Breakfast, bringing together experts to discuss a wide range of topics in the Tech Industry. This year, Sticksnleaves Cofounder Yaw Aning was invited to be a panelist and share insights on Indy’s growing tech sector.

Starting up strong: From restrooms to boardrooms, Startup Ladies empowering women in business

When Kristen Cooper started a new job with web and mobile product developer Sticksnleaves and began working out of Launch Fishers in the spring of 2014, she decided she’d try to meet as many new people as possible — no matter which part of the building she found herself in...

Local firm tells NFL honchos at Super Bowl its product can change game

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos weren’t the only big winners last weekend in San Francisco.

Indy’s Tech Ten            

Of the thousands of technology businesses tinkering in Indy right now, these are generating the most buzz.

Meet The Finalists For The NFL’s 1st And Future

It’s here! 1st and Future, the startup pitch hosted jointly by the NFL, Stanford and your favorite tech blog, TechCrunch, is tomorrow! We’ve scoured fields, courts, arenas and stadiums around the world to find the most promising startups bringing technology to sports. These companies help athletes move faster, stay safer and ultimately perform better...

The Dolphin Tank                      

Indiana Conference for Women turns the tide for women-owned businesses...

Research shows benefit of women in startup management teams

Recent research has found that high-growth startups with women on their management teams outperform those with all-male teams—a discovery that has spurred several central Indiana organizations to step up efforts to boost gender diversity...

From CoatChex to Chexology

CoatChex, the Shark Tank-featured company that transformed the coat checking industry, has closed a $1.2 million seed round for Chexology: the holding company that will apply its groundbreaking check-in, check-out platform to a dizzying array of new items.

Upbeat Baggott boosts funding, tweaks ClusterTruck for rollout

Chris Baggott, the ExactTarget co-founder who launched food-tech startup ClusterTruck this May, has boosted the company's seed-funding round from $1.25 million to $2 million and tweaked its business model.

Eight young, powerful execs show what's next for Indy tech

None were born before 1985. Three made “30 Under 30” lists in Inc. and Forbes. All lead some of the most promising companies and organizations in Indy’s burgeoning tech space...

Not a Nerd? There's an App for That

Santiago Jaramillo is bringing the benefits of mobile apps to not so tech savvy market segments with his start-up BlueBridge Digital.

How This Startup Stumbled onto Its Genius Bootstrapping Strategy

How a student government project became a national effort to improve transportation systems.

CLIENT FEATURE: PRECISE PATH - January 2015, Indianapolis Business Journal

Robotic lawn mower developer acquired by Ohio company

Precise Path Robotics Inc., the locally based maker of robotic lawn mowers co-founded by entrepreneur Scott Jones, has been sold to one of the country's largest manufacturers of outdoor power equipment, the companies announced Wednesday.

JetBlue's CoatChex service allows you to leave your heavy coat at the airport when you fly to warmer climates

It's starting out in the JetBlue Terminal at JFK and only costs $2 a day. Most fliers don't realize this is an option.

Annual Ranking of the fastest growing technology companies in North America

3xLOGIC Inc., a leading innovator of security technology for 15 years, is known for providing complete, easy-to-use surveillance and business intelligence solution that seamlessly integrate audio, video, access control and disparate data sets such as ATM, Point-of-Sale (POS), analytics, and more.

23-Year-Old Turns Down Big Money From Mark Cuban

When Derek Pacque was a student at Indiana University, he'd often go to the bars. As the weather turned colder there was always a decision that weighed heavily on his mind:Should he wear a coat out at night or brave the cold?There were no coat checks in the bars, so if you wore one you risked it being spilled on or stolen.

January 2011, Indianapolis Business Journal

Indianapolis startup scene gains momentum

One night each month, the sanctuary of a downtown church/community center fills to the brim with 20- and 30-somethings. Dressed in jeans and button-downs, they snack on party-size sub sandwiches and drink keg beer while talking about their latest business and technological endeavors...