Combine Blog

From Intrapraneur to Entrepreneur: Leveraging the Combine for New Career Path

Posted on Apr 6, 2018

Sometimes you have to leave a great thing to find the right thing. After six successful years as an economic development professional, Dana Palazzo recently left her position of Vice President at the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) to follow her passion in technology. Once she made the decision to pivot her career, she dove […]

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Jay Baer to speak at the Combine 2018

Posted on Apr 4, 2018

Word-of-mouth is the most effective form of marketing today, according to Jay Baer, founder of Convince & Convert, New York Times best-selling author – and Saturday Combine Mainstage presenter. “It doesn’t matter the size of your business,” said Jay. “But in order to make word-of-mouth happen, you have to do something noticeably remarkable and then […]

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Civic Code & Design Challenge: Code for Your Community!

Posted on Mar 27, 2018

Participants at this year’s Civic Code + Design Challenge (Saturday Workshop, 10am – 12pm) will help refresh the City of Bloomington’s web-based issue reporting tool and have a chance of winning up to $1,000 in prize money, courtesy of the City’s Innovation Fund. The Challenge is hosted by the City of Bloomington’s Information & Technology […]

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Ignite Bloomington 18 – The Combine Edition

Posted on Mar 23, 2018

Included this year with your Combine ticket is admission to Ignite Bloomington 18. The 18th episode of this Bloomington community event will be the closing event for The Combine on Saturday, April 7, at The Bishop. The event is also open to the public with an entry fee of $5. Ignite is a series of 5-minute presentations, […]

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Paul Singh Tech Tour to Hold Combine Office Hours for Local 15 Startups

Posted on Mar 22, 2018

Local startups will have a chance to wow a top angel investor during The Combine 2018. Perhaps one or more could even become the next Cheddar – one of the first tech companies in Bloomington to secure venture capital from outside the Midwest. Former Silicon Valley startup founder Paul Singh has been driving across North […]

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Innovation Grows Here: Student Entrepreneurship at the Combine

Posted on Mar 16, 2018

Wes Wagner, a senior at Indiana University studying entrepreneurship and international business, first attended the Combine his sophomore year. Wagner’s passion for technology and entrepreneurship began in high school. “Most high school kids would get to school and talk about the big game from the night before. I would go to school and talk about […]

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Innovation Starts Here: The Combine

Posted on Feb 12, 2018

Mike Trotzke is a co-founder of The Combine, and vice president of the Humanetrix Foundation, Inc. This is the first blog in a series about The Combine. The Combine is an annual Midwest event with the core purpose of fostering the growth of creatives and tech innovators with good ideas. We poke fun at ourselves […]

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