Now is Indiana’s moment to become
the Innovation Capital of the WorldTM

Now is Indiana’s moment to become
the Innovation Capital of the WorldTM

Today there is a phenomenon called The Productivity Boom. This phenomenon is the disruption of data and technology across all industries, and it is predicted the epicenter will be in the middle corridor of the United States due to the proximity of industries with one another and cost structure strategic advantages.

The seven ingredients below are critical to powering cross-sector innovation. Indiana’s rankings within these categories show why we are primed to become the Innovation Capital of the WorldTM.

Infrastructure

Talent

  • #1 Most Innovative School in Midwest – Butler University (USNews)
  • #1 Agricultural and Biological Engineering School – Purdue University (USNews)
  • #1 Online Masters Program Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering School – Purdue University (USNews)
  • #1 Largest Medical School – Indiana University (Inspira)
  • #1 Total Engineering Degrees Awarded to Foreign Nationals – Purdue University (ASEE)
  • #2 Total Engineering Degrees Awarded to Women – Purdue University (ASEE)
  • #2 Number of Undergraduate Engineers (ASEE)
  • #6 Growth State in the US (U-Haul Growth Index)
  • Top Ranked Engineering, Business, Healthcare, Legal, Innovative and Journalism schools in the US

Mission Critical Industries

Technology

  • #1 Best State to Start a Business (Forbes)
  • #1 Best Place to Start Your Tech Company (Women’s Business Daily)
  • #1 in Cell Coverage (CNet)
  • #2 Best City to Start a Business Right Now – (Inc)
  • $7B+ in Technology Exits in Last 10 years
  • 2nd Largest Salesforce Physical Presence in the World (Forbes)
  • #4 Best City for Women in Tech – (SmartAsset)
  • #5 Cities Creating the Most tech Jobs (Forbes)
  • Next Big Startup City (Inc)
  • Hot Startups to Watch (Full Scale)
  • Sample Technology Players – Salesforce | Genesys | Home Advisor | ServiceNow | Corteva | Veeva | Infosys | Edify

Lifestyle

  • #1 Safest Place to Live – Zionsville (Movoto)
  • #1 Best Place to Live – Fishers (Money Magazine)
  • #1 Largest Children’s Museum in the World (USA Today)
  • #1 Best Places for Career Opportunities – West Lafayette (Smart Asset)
  • #2 Best Cities for Mid-Career Professionals – Indianapolis (Forbes)
  • Beaches – 45 Miles on Gorgeous Lake Michigan | Over 8 Lakes
  • Lakes & Rivers – over 35,000 miles of rivers and streams, 100,000 acres of lakes, and 50 miles of Great Lakes Shoreline (Water Sense)

Cost of Living

  • #1 Best Market for First Time Home Buyers (StorageCafe)
  • #1 Best Places for Renters (Forbes)
  • #1 Most Affordable City – Fort Wayne (Forbes)
  • #1 Personal Income Growth 2015 to 2022 vs. Bordering States (Governor Address)

Regulatory Environment

Innovation Tech Ecosystems

People of Note from Indiana

  • Ida Harper 
  • Madame Walker
  • Steve McQueen 
  • Gus Grissom 
  • Eli Lilly 
  • Jim Davis 
  • Michael Jackson 
  • Larry Bird 
  • Jimmy Stewart 
  • James Whitcomb Riley 
  • President Benjamin Harrison 
  • President William Henry Harrison 
  • John Wooden 

We invest in high-potential cross-sector innovative companies with a minimum $1B TAM at the pre-seed, seed, and early stages.