HCC has been a long-time sponsor of TechPoint. TechPoint is a nonprofit organization that brings together Indiana’s tech companies, philanthropies, government, universities, and talent to create opportunity. They provide resources like talent, innovation, companies, capital, community, promotion, research, and policy to the community.
Recently, TechPoint hosted an event called, VC Social and VC Speed Dating, which drew a total of 40 venture capital firms from 16 different states and 43 Indiana-based startups and scale-up companies seeking potential investment. VC Speed Dating works like, well, dating. Venture capital firms from around the country to come to Indianapolis to meet with its venture-ready member companies. A handful of VCs from other states and a few locals attended that first year of presenting vetted, investable Hoosier companies to targeted investors.
“Getting this level of talent and experience into the same space to talk about their strategies and successes, as well as their fears and failures, is not something that happens very often — if it happens at all,” said Lauren Petersen, senior director of relationship management. “The trust and respect our member companies have in and for one another has created this environment where even competitors can talk openly and honestly and share best practices that help everyone to achieve more together.”
HCC had the wonderful opportunity to sponsor this event and we were honored to be a part of the day. We hope to catch you at some of their future events and look forward to seeing what TechPoint will do to shape our tech community.
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