Southern Indiana Road Trip Discovers The Combine

Southern Indiana Road Trip Discovers The Combine



In late March, Launch FishersISBDC and TechPoint staff had the opportunity to take a two-day road trip through Southern Indiana to learn about innovative and entrepreneurial activities going on in that part of the state and to share information on Launch Indiana. One of our stops included Bloomington where we had lunch with local entrepreneurs at Nick’s before visiting Sprout Box and Cowork Btown. Over lunch we chatted about about The Combine that will be held April 11-13 in Bloomington.

The Combine will gather the top thinkers and doers to celebrate community, culture, capital and code. The highlight of the 3-day event will be keynote speaker, Jimmy Wales, the founder and CEO of Wikipedia, the fifth most valued website worldwide. Wales, a U.S. internet entrepreneur, is one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and ranked by Forbes Magazine as a “Web Celeb.”

One unique feature of The Combine is LobbyCon, a daytime hangout space where people can network with others while checking out the latest games, demos, start-ups, and business support opportunities!

As the weekend comes to a close The Combine offers attendees a look into the future, with a site tour of Bloomington’s Certified Tech Park (CTP). The CTP is currently under construction; however the vision of this work in progress will shine through to attendees.

The Combine will bring together successful entrepreneurs and business goers. So Get in the Ring and reserve your spot for the weekend!