Keynote: Taking Hoosier Tech to the Next Level
Indiana has a lot of the raw ingredients needed to be a major force in tech job creation now and in the future.
This past summer, Nick set out on a 3-month national tour with a goal of learning what more than a dozen cities across the United States are doing to push their
technical communities to the next level. Nick will share the unique perspective he gained from the tour, highlighting key observations about how Hoosier technical
communities compare to those in cities such as Chicago, Kansas City, and Seattle, among others, and discuss what Indiana can do to accelerate growth and remain competitive
with other innovative cities.
Nick is a serial EdTech entrepreneur committed to building and elevating Hoosier technical communities.
He is a co-founder of Eleven Fifty Academy, an Indianapolis-based coding bootcamp, and
an online learning platform for digital skills. He has also worked with Powderkeg, a tech community platform,
helping them scale their operations into new cities across the U.S. In 2017, he was a nominee for TechPoint's Rising Star award.
He has emceed Powderkeg's Pitch Night events, been featured in publications like the Indianapolis Business Journal and VentureBeat,
and spoken at events like March for Science Indianapolis and FailFest. He is a graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and outside of his work in
startups and technology,
Nick also spends time coaching high school baseball and playing hockey competitively.