Networking: Prime 47 Downtown
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Networking: Prime 47 Downtown

Join us for our final networking happy hour of 2017 where it all kicked off - Prime 47! Celebrate the momentum of the past year and join us in celebrating the holidays!

This event is FREE if you're Plus member. Want to become a Plus member and attend more FREE happy hours? It's easy: https://www.ypci.net/join/

We look forward to seeing everyone!

 

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Higher Perspectives: Lessons from Local Leaders
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Higher Perspectives: Lessons from Local Leaders

Young Professionals of Central Indiana (YPCI) is proud to present the fourth installment of our annual series Higher Perspectives: Lessons from Local Leaders. We’ve assembled a great Leader panel this year with diverse backgrounds and experiences! The evening will kick-off with open networking time with our guests (with beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres included!). The discussion will follow where we will hear from each leader as they share their thoughts on various topics from career success and failures, leadership and coaching, and other great insights from their careers. You will be sure to walk away with some food for thought!

The evening will offer a unique opportunity to connect with Indy’s leaders in a private setting reserved for YPs. We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Schedule:

  • 5:30 - 6:00: open networking for attendees

  • 6:00 - 7:15: panel discussion

  • 7:15 - 7:45: event wraps-up

Our Panelists:

Greg Ballard, Former Mayor of Indianapolis

After a twenty-three year career in the Marine Corps and retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, Greg Ballard returned home to Indianapolis in 2001. In 2007, he ran a successful campaign to become the 48th Mayor of Indianapolis, subsequently serving two terms. While Mayor, he became a Trustee for the US Conference of Mayors and was known for his boldness and innovation by his fellow mayors. He is a graduate of Indiana University, holds a Masters in Military Science, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Butler University. A Persian Gulf War veteran, he continues to be active in veteran causes and was recently named to Indiana's Veteran Affairs Commission. He is currently a Visiting Fellow for Civic Leadership and Mayoral Archives at the University of Indianapolis. Greg and his wife, Winnie, have been married for 34 years and have two children, Erica and Greg Jr.

Ting Gootee, Founding Member and Chief Investment Officer at Elevate Ventures

Ting Gootee has over a decade experience in alternative investment. She spent three years at an international hedge fund on the private placement side, before moving into venture capital in 2009. She was part of the founding team of Elevate Ventures, a top five most active venture capital firms in the great lakes region. Elevate has seven funds under management with assets allocated between direct investment funds and fund-of-funds programs. Elevate focuses on investing in pre-seed, seed and early-stage companies across multiple sectors, and has built a portfolio of over 220 companies since 2010.

Ting received her MA from Purdue University and MBA from Indiana University. She's also a holder of Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement.

Ilya Rekhter, Co-Founder and CEO at DoubleMap, Inc.

A first-generation immigrant from Russia and Indiana University grad, Ilya is also the founder of DoubleMap, which provides transit software to clients ranging from the city of Dallas to Facebook's corporate campus. DoubleMap has been recognized on back-to-back Inc. 5000 lists of fastest growing private companies in America (#93 and #1812), while Ilya has been selected to Inc's 30 under 30 list and IBJ's 40 under 40 list. Ilya has also been as a board member at TechPoint Foundation for Youth since 2014, and currently serves as their asset development chair - raising over $1mm year-over-year.

**This is event is only for persons twenty-one (21) years of age and older**

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Powderkeg Pitch Night at The Hi-Fi
Oct
26
5:30 PM17:30

Powderkeg Pitch Night at The Hi-Fi

Indy’s tech and startup scene has been making headlines more than usual lately. Now’s your chance to see why…

Don’t miss your chance to experience this epic Powderkeg Pitch Night at the Hi-Fi in Fountain Square.

Three of Indy's up-and-coming tech start-ups will be pitching to a fantastic panel of advisers.  Plus the evening will be hosted by Santiago Jaramillo (a former YPCI Higher Perspectives Panelist and a leader in Indy's start-up community)

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Tailgate for Wishes
Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

Tailgate for Wishes

Help support a good cause and join Indiana Children's Wish Fund on Sunday, October 22 to Tailgate for Wishes prior to the Colts' game!

Tickets to Tailgate for Wishes include admission to the tailgate, 2 Tow Yard beer tickets, and complimentary liquor and food tasting. In need of a couple more beer tickets? We've got you covered - just grab a Tailgate VIP ticket to receive 4 Tow Yard beer tickets! Make sure to get your tickets in advance to save yourself a few dollars (pre-sale is good through October 21)!

Make sure to join us after Tailgate for Wishes to cheer on our Indianapolis Colts as they take on our division rival, the Jacksonville Jaguars! Kickoff is at 1pm. Note: Tickets to the event do not include tickets to the Colts' game.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to benefit The Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. The Indiana Children’s Wish Fund's sole mission is to grant as many wishes as possible to Indiana children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or terminal illness.

**This is event is only for persons twenty-one (21) years of age and older**

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The Indianapolis Masquerade Gala presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka
Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

The Indianapolis Masquerade Gala presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka

You are cordially invited to The Indianapolis Masquerade Gala presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka, hosted by YPCI and Agave.

Details. Eiteljorg Museum. Open Bar. Hors D'oeuvres. Live Band. Cigar Bar.

Open Bar. Get the party started and enjoy complimentary craft cocktails from Tito's Handmade Vodka, Maker's Mark, and Tin Cup Whiskey; wine from Gallo Spirits; or craft beer from Monarch Beverages!

Hors D'oeuvres. Feast on mouthwatering hor d'oeuvres from Kahn's Catering.

Live Band. Rock out to some LIVE music performed by Indianapolis' own, The Doo! Band (http://www.thedooband.com/).

Cigar Bar. Need a break from all the action? Check out our Cigar Bar and enjoy a complimentary cigars from Elite Beverages.

Theme. Come ready for an evening of magic and mystery with this year's Masquerade Ball theme! (And, of course, masks will be provided as the door).

VIP Tickets. Get your VIP tickets and enjoy early access to the Gala beginning at 6:30 pm! Details on the VIP reception to come!

Tickets

VIP: $75 for Plus Members and $100 for all others

General Admission: $50 for Plus Members and $75 for all others

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Saturdays are F.O.R. the Kids
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Saturdays are F.O.R. the Kids

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, Friends of Riley will be hosting its annual event, Saturdays are F.O.R. the Kids.

Join F.O.R. for the evening at Hotel Tango Whiskey’s newest event space, Tinker House Events. The event will feature live music by The Flying Toasters, local food, an open bar featuring Hotel Tango spirits, and an extensive silent auction!

 

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Powderkeg Pitch Night at The Athenaeum
Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

Powderkeg Pitch Night at The Athenaeum

Looking for an opportunity to experience Indy’s growing start-up and entrepreneurial scene first-hand?  Join YPCI as we partner with Powderkeg for their monthly version of Indy’s Shark Tank!

The evening begins with a networking reception with Indy’s tech and start-up community.  Three start-ups from across the Midwest then take to the stage to pitch their business and field hard-hitting questions from the evening’s guest panelists.  The evening will be capped off with conversations aimed at raising awareness of the challenges that women and minority-owned businesses face and how the professional community in Indianapolis can foster further improvements.  

Here’s what you need to know to sign-up:

When: September 27, 5:30 – 8:00

Where: The Athenaeum

Cost: YPCI members can get a FREE ticket by entering a promo code at check out (please check your email with respect to this event for the promo code). But hurry - tickets are limited to the first 50 YPs to sign-up!

Oh yeah, and as an added bonus, your ticket includes a FREE YPCI T-Shirt that you can pick-up at the door and wear to the event!

Just follow the link to sign-up and learn more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/powderkeg-pitch-night-at-the-athenaeum-tickets-37762351209

 

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Offscript Kickoff Event
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Offscript Kickoff Event

Celebrate the launch of IRT’s new Young Professionals Group, Offscript! Our kick-off event will be at Hotel Tango from 6-8pm on Thursday, August 17th!  Mingle, enjoy delicious cocktails and learn more about the group. You do not need to be a member to attend this FREE event. Please RSVP to epetermann@irtlive.com.

For more information about Offscript, check out their website!

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Building Tomorrow's 5th Annual Indy Burger Battle
Aug
5
1:00 PM13:00

Building Tomorrow's 5th Annual Indy Burger Battle

  • Georgia Street, West Block Indianapolis, Indiana (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Check out this great event by our friends over at Building Tomorrow!

The Indy Burger Battle is a grilling competition between 15 local restaurants. Enjoy burgers, beer, and music as restaurants grill their signature burgers on site in hopes of earning the title of Indy’s Best Burger!

All proceeds from Building Tomorrow’s Indy Burger Battle will be put to work to achieve our mission of catalyzing communities and individuals in support of access to quality education for students in East Africa. 

 

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Happy Hour: Tavern on South
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour: Tavern on South

Join us for our July networking happy hour at Tavern on South! Tavern on South has that modern bar feel and features breathtaking views of the Indianapolis skyline - especially from the second floor patio. If you enjoy meeting young professionals, great-tasting beer, growing your network, and mouthwatering apps (http://tavernonsouth.com/menu/), this event is for you!

This event is FREE if you're Plus member ($15 for all others). Want to become a Plus member and attend more FREE happy hours? It's easy: https://www.ypci.net/join/

 

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YPCI Life Skills Panel
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

YPCI Life Skills Panel

We know YPCI’ers are already focused on building their professional networks and finding success from 9 - 5, but are you prepared for the major decisions that life throws at you outside of the office?  We know you’re amazing already, but you can’t be an expert on everything, so you’ll need a strong personal network of resources to help you navigate these life events to ensure the hard work you put in at the office translates into the life you desire outside of it. 

 Come join us for a discussion panel with some of Indy’s best from Valeo Financial Advisors, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, and the Indy Scene Real Estate team to learn more about how to build your personal network and get some tips and tricks on everything from successful financial planning strategies to understanding real estate transactions and ultimately being prepared for the legal challenges along the way.

 Plus foods and drinks will be available, so what’s not to love!

For more information on our panelists, check out their bios:

$15 for both Plus and Basic Members

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YPCI Golf Outing
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

YPCI Golf Outing

"Sun's out, funs out." We're giving you plenty of notice so you coordinate your team of four (but you can also be assigned to a foursome) for this year's golf outing at Plum Creek Golf Course! If you've never been golfing before, no worries – this event will house a healthy mix of amateurs, dabblers, and semi-pros. 

Don't forget: you can pick teammates OR be assigned to a foursome. This event will be a scramble which means:

Four players form a team, with the rules emphasizing fun without the pressure of players keeping individual scores. Each player hits a tee shot on each hole, but everyone plays from the spot of the best shot, subject to certain criteria.

Most of all, be prepared to have fun. You'll enjoy a fun afternoon out on the green while golfing, networking, food and drinks, door prizes, and a raffle at the post-golf reception – so plan on sticking around afterwards. It's why this is one of our favorite events and we don't mind if we say so :)

Registration → 10:00 AM

Shotgun start (tee-off) → 12:00PM

$65 for Plus members

$75 for all others

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Tito's Vodka Presents: Philanthropy Night with Friends of Riley
May
5
7:00 PM19:00

Tito's Vodka Presents: Philanthropy Night with Friends of Riley

We're so excited we can FINALLY give you the scoop on this year's Philanthropy Night! Here we go!

The details. First Friday. Fountain Square Theatre. Unlimited duckpin bowling. Local pop-up shopping. Open Bar. Mouth-watering hors d'oeuvres. A fun, philanthropically-focused First Friday experience with the most amazing group of young professionals. There's more, but we reserve the right to help you contain your excitement :)

The who. Our title sponsor (and presenting sponsor for this event) is the copper kettle distilled handmade vodka maker, Tito's Vodka.

The beneficiary. Although we do put a lot of thought into the organization we choose to benefit, it didn't take long for us settle on Friends of Riley (F.O.R.). And we couldn't be happier about supporting such a wonderful organization. Friends of Riley supports the Riley Children's Foundation projects: Riley Hospital for Children, Camp Riley for Youth with Physical Disabilities and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home. They help raise awareness and resources for the hospital while inspiring lifetime involvement. We think that's pretty cool. Learn more about them here.

The who else. Our friends at Yelp Indy – the one's who put on amazing events each year – are partnering with us to bring you Indy's best food, beverage, and local shop vendors. If you've been to Yelp's Totally Bazaar, you know they do nothing but bring their A+ game.

The why. As Indy's next generation of emerging leaders, we hope to inspire our community of young professionals to be about giving back to the community. Philanthropy is a way for us to help make a difference in our community – to help make our community a better place for all to live, work, and play.

Tickets

Early Bird Pricing: $30 for Plus Members and $40 for all others

General Admission Pricing: $35 for Plus Members and $45 for all others

Last Minute Pricing: $40 for Plus Members and $50 for all others

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Happy Hour: Four Day Ray Brewing (Northside)
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour: Four Day Ray Brewing (Northside)

Join YPCI for our April Networking event at Four Day Ray in Fishers! We will have a space large enough for everyone to join, so grab a co-worker or friend and sign up! The weather is starting to cooperate, and hopefully it is nice enough and we can spill over into the patio area. As always, we will have the 2 most important things for any happy hour – drinks and food. 2 drink tickets come with every ticket, good for Four Day Ray beers, and appetizers will be provided for everyone.

FREE for Plus Members

$15 for all others

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YPs & Craft Brews: Tour of Sun King Brewery
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

YPs & Craft Brews: Tour of Sun King Brewery

Have you ever been curious about the craft beer-making process? What do you know about making the malt? Milling the grain? The mash tun? The lauter tun? The boil? Wort separation? We'd go on, but we'll leave Sun King to educate you. (They'll explain it so much better than we ever could.)

Come hang out with us at Sun King Brewery, learn how they make their craft brews, get a tour of their amazing facility, network with craft beer enthusiast YPs, eat good food, and, of course, sample some amazing beer. We're already thinking about that Sunlight Cream Ale.

We only have 50 spots available so be sure to claim your ticket fast!

Tickets: $15

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Networking Happy Hour: Prime 47 Downtown
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Networking Happy Hour: Prime 47 Downtown

Join us for our first networking happy hour of 2017 at Prime 47 Downtown! We will have appetizers, and specialty cocktails from Westfork Whiskey Company, Effen Vodka & Woodford Reserve for everyone to sample free of charge. There will also be a cash bar open for everyone following the specialty drinks. We look forward to seeing everyone to kick off the YPCI 2017 event calendar!

FREE for Plus Members

$15.00 for all others

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