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Hardtech Indiana Series: Inaugural Kick-off

March 2 @ 4:45 pm - 7:15 pm


With its leadership and dominance in manufacturing and the advanced industries, Indiana is uniquely positioned to lead the U.S. in hardtech startup creation and growth. This may come as no surprise: Indiana is the most manufacturing intense state as measured by percentage of GDP and 1 in 5 Hoosiers are employed by an advanced manufacturing or logistics company.

To maintain this competitive edge, a thriving entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem is crucial. While robust infrastructure exists to support software startups, no convening mechanism or founder network exists for our hardtech entrepreneurs. The Hardtech Indiana Series aims to fill the gap and showcase key resources within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Join us on March 2, 2023, from 4:45 p.m to 7:15 p.m. ET to hear from entrepreneurship support organizations, learn more about resources available to you, and network with your hardtech peers. This is the inaugural kick-off to the series. Future events and topics will be determined by participation at the kick-off.


4:45-5:30 p.m., Registration & Networking
Registration, food and beverage

5:30-6:30 p.m., Kick-off & Panel Discussions
Panel Discussion 1: Innovation Spaces & Accelerator Programs
Panel Discussion 2: Venture Capital & Grant Funding
Wrap-up & What’s Next

6:30-7:15 p.m., Networking with Purpose
Collaboration with Pack-away Hunger

The Hardtech Indiana Committee

Conexus Indiana, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, AgriNovus, HG Ventures, 16 Tech Innovation District, IU Ventures, Elevate Ventures and TechPoint have partnered to convene Indiana hardtech entrepreneurs and highlight resources that support company growth, talent, funding, mentorship and more.

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March 2
4:45 pm - 7:15 pm


Hardtech Indiana


The AMP at 16 Tech
1220 Waterway Boulevard
Indianapolis,IN46202United States
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