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VaultWorthy Helps You Keep Your Documents Safe, Even in Emergencies

By | Jan 10, 2013 at 11:00 am

Still storing as “paper only?” Even storing your digital files on your one external hard drive at home is not only risky, but dangerous. There are many effective, free, cloud-based storage options available (Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, Dropbox, Apple iCloud, and several others), but it can…

Social Good

Trensy Uses Competition to Drive Volunteerism

By | Dec 26, 2012 at 9:00 am

Last year, around 64.3 million people volunteered in the U.S.  But with massive social, environmental, and economic problems facing our country, these millions of hours only make a dent in creating the change needed to improve our society. So,Trensy cofounder Bryan Naas decided to…

B2B

Adproval Aims to Revitalize Advertising by Working with Bloggers

By | Nov 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm

“The current display ad market is oversaturated and losing effectiveness.“ -Matthew Anderson, CEO of Adproval Ad networks were originally built in order to easily coordinate the flow between publishers and advertisers. As advertisers are looking to target more niche environments and tap into the…

Entrepreneur

RunUp Labs: New Accelerator Launches for Travel Startups

By | Nov 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm

A new accelerator program for travel startups launched yesterday in Bloomington, Indiana, called RunUp Labs. The program, run by SproutBox and Cornerstone Information Systems, will offer startups 10 weeks of mentorship and training along with up to $20,000 in funding. The first class runs…

Sports

TeamMash Delivers a Daily Sports Newsletter to Fans

By | Nov 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm

The last item on the morning routine for many people is checking in on sports news and updates. A lot of people do not even read up until lunch rolls around. The problem here is that not enough time invested in the latest on…

Snappening Makes Event Planning a Snap in Indy

By | Oct 26, 2012 at 9:00 am

Indianapolis-based Snappening‘s mission is simple:  to be the most comprehensive listing service and database tool in Central Indiana (and eventually beyond) for all special events and private functions. After only a little over a year of active site time, the young startup is well…

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FoundOPS and the Life of Student Entrepreneurs

By | Oct 24, 2012 at 11:00 am

A year and a half ago at Purdue University, Jon Perl and Oren Shatken were student entrepreneurs holed up in a spare bedroom at their fraternity house, pulling all-nighters programming and designing. The space was so small they could turn and bump elbows; and…

Entertainment

Ink’d Offers a Digital Facelift for Comic Strips

By | Oct 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Comic strips are the best thing still embedded in the seemingly archaic Sunday paper. For some, it’s the first thing they flip to for their daily dose of chuckles from Family Circus and Peanuts. While webcomics currently represent a high-quality form of content in…

Startups & Apps

Midwest Startups “Combine” in Bloomington for Tech Cocktail

By | Oct 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Guest author Betsy Trotzke is a Tech-Savvy Marketing Chick, Communications Director @iuvarsityclub, and Tech Cocktail Coordinator for @thecombineorg where we showcased midwest startups. For the third year in a row, Tech Cocktail was a featured event at Bloomington, IN’s Combine Conference. This three-day conference, which took place…

Startups & Apps

Who is Bloomington’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [POLL]

By | Sep 20, 2012 at 9:00 am

As part of next week’s The Combine conference in Bloomington, IN, Tech Cocktail is hosting a Mixer to shine a light on a dozen up-and-coming Bloomington-area startups < register here >. But before the event begins, we want to know what you think – who is Bloomington’s Hottest Showcasing…

Software

Indianapolis Startup MyJibe Acquired Just Nine Months After Launch

By | Nov 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Personal finance startup MyJibe, which demoed at our first Bloomington mixer, just announced their acquisition by Utah-based MoneyDesktop. MyJibe helps you set aside spending money while still reaching your finance goals, and connect with financial advisors in real-time. Its cofounders, Mike Langellier and Brandon…

Events

Connect with Your Audience Using Social Polling Platform Quipol

By | Nov 8, 2011 at 11:00 am

When you are a startup working on your MVP (minimum viable product) in alpha, or getting ready to launch out of private beta, or executing your carefully crafted marketing plan, you need to know what your target market wants, needs, and thinks about your…

Events

Sustainably Cut Your Electric Bill in Half at PlotWatt

By | Nov 1, 2011 at 10:00 am

Now that some parts of this country have experienced bizarre October snowstorms, the heat has been turned on – and there goes the electric bill.  If you want to reduce your energy bill once and for all, check out Durham, NC-based PlotWatt, which recently…

Events

Manage Your Career or Find That New Employee at CareerScribe

By | Oct 31, 2011 at 11:00 am

Still searching for that perfect job?  One of the showcased startups at our Tech Cocktail Bloomington event might just be able to help you out.  CareerScribe is a self-described “personal, life-long, career support system.”   The platform allows to you organize, develop, market, brand and…

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