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YPCI: Scaling up Tech Entrepreneurism in Indy, pres. by Kerauno


In YPCI's second installment of the 2019 Higher Perspective series, where we focus on talking about topics that have a direct impact on the community we all live in, we will be talking about scaling up tech entrepreneurs in Indy. Join us as we talk with some of Indy's best tech founders, community advocates, and thought leaders in the space as we dive into three separate topics over a 45 minute panel focusing on three topics: Indianapolis’ governmental impact on building successful organizations, the challenges tech entrepreneurs are facing in today’s ecosystem & what it takes to be a successful tech entrepreneur. We encourage people in all sectors to join in on this discussion as growing Indy is the responsibility of everyone.

As a way for YPCI to continually be giving back, if you are a student of either Kenzie Academy or Eleven Fifty Academy, we will be granting a group free tickets to both groups. We will also be bringing two surprise startups in the local Indy area to inform members of their services and give free opportunities to some amazing services!

When / Where:

This event will be held in conjunction with the Columbia Club's YP group: Harrison Society and will be held at the Crystal Terrace Ballroom.

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm; Check-in, networking & appetizers + two drink tickets.
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm; Panel begins, 15 minute Q&A at the end for the audience. 
7:45 pm - 8:30 pm; Networking & Opportunity to meet other amazing Young Professionals (and maybe the speakers!)


We are fortunate enough to have an amazing list of speakers!

Mark Caswell: CEO: KSM Consulting

Mark believes that continuous learning, driven by deep curiosity, is critical to the success of any organization. This is evident in his own learning path, but also in his passion to teach and coach others. Mark is part of the Edge Mentoring program, helping young professionals across Indianapolis develop their careers and leadership. He also frequently speaks at conferences, sharing thought leadership on a broad range of topics. Finally, he has made it a personal mission to train as many people as possible in Design Thinking, from K-12 students to seasoned professionals.

Scott Jones: Founder, Chairman, President: Eleven Fifty Academy

A veteran of early-stage entrepreneurship, an inventor, a strategist, and a venture capitalist are a few labels that Jones has earned. In addition, he holds degrees from Indiana University and MIT. He’s founded Boston Technologies, Gracenote, ChaCha, Precise Path Robotics, Powerfile, Escient, Galaxia Lighting, and Eleven Fifty Academy – to name a few. Jones is a quintessential community champion of disruption.

Sunny Lu Wlliams: President: Techserv Corporation

Sunny has spent fifteen years in business management, new venture formation, and program sustainability. She has over fifteen years in business management, new venture formation, and program sustainability. In 2015, Sunny was named Indiana Business Journal’s 40 under 40. Her personal philanthropy focus is on education and women's health. Sunny earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Purdue University, was a Hansard Scholar at the London School of Economics and received an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Robin Fleming: CEO & Co-Founder: ANVL

Robin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Anvl. Prior to co-founding Anvl, she served as Entrepreneur in Residence at High Alpha, a venture studio that builds and invests in startups. She has also held technology leadership roles at Angie's List (now ANGI Home Services), Teradata’s Marketing Applications Division (formerly Aprimo),, Worksoft and i2 Technologies (acquired by JDA). Robin is a 2015 TechPoint Tech 25 winner, a Tobias Fellows Alumni, a 2016 Leading Light Award Nominee, a 2017 Ouachita Baptist University Milestone Award Recipient and a past board member of the Women & Hi Tech and Clear Software.

David Boyce (moderator): Sales Director: Presidio

David has been in the technology field for 18 years. Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, he worked with the Indiana Pacers scouting team integrating new-age technologies during the organizations move from Market Square Arena to Conseco Fieldhouse. After that, he specialized in discovering and integrating technologies assisting in the ease of M&A’s bringing data and teams together. In the latter part of his career, he has served as a Data Center Architect focused on business outcomes and solution-set selling. He now runs a $130m sales organization for all of Indiana & Louisville territory.

Presented By Kerauno

Kerauno, who recently raised over 25 million dollars in one of Indy's largest tech series A, and as a YPCI sponsor has graciously presented this event. Kerauno is a global Communications Software as a Service (SaaS) provider that powerfully connects people, process, software and systems. They have recently announced their goal to invest more than $5 million to establish its official headquarters in Indy and create up to 112 jobs by 2022. Interested in careers here? They've got 15 job openings as of this posting!