Drink deep of the culture around you this week with Mike Langellier.

TechPoint is developing our tech ecosystem through the leadership of Mike Langellier. Mike grew up on a farm in rural Illinois, learning the work ethic he still executes today. Depauw University expanded his view to new ideas, particularly how economics “can explain real life.”

While searching for a three-week internship, he found Angie’s List. Although only there for a short time, he had the conviction to pitch a new business structure idea to Angie Hicks and Scott Brenton. This moment was career-changing because Angie and Scott liked his plan, so he recognized that he had the power to make a difference.

“Indianapolis is really good for people who are place builders… [people] who want to make an impact where they are. They want to be bigger than themselves.” – Mike Langellier, TechPoint

The same conviction led him to the Orr Fellowship, to marry his wife, and to start his own business with two young children after the stock market crash. Within 18 months, he built and sold MyJibe to return to Indianapolis as the leader of TechPoint. Now, TechPoint has nearly 1,000 people that they’ve placed into internships and job opportunities, as well as many programs for companies and employees to boost their tech expertise and resources.

Tune in to learn about how to make quick business decisions to grow your company, about the resources TechPoint has for our tech community to grow, and about the Red Carpet Experience that TechPoint created to attract talent to Indianapolis. Drink deep of the culture that surrounds you with Mike Langellier of TechPoint.

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Hayley Brown

Hayley Brown

Co-host & Chief Marketing Wizard, Drink Culture Podcast.

Hayley is a Co-host and the Chief Marketing Wizard for the Drink Culture Podcast. She’s currently obsessed with the Bottleworks project on Mass Ave, asking questions worth answering, and snuggling with her Holland Lop bunny, Bella.