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Kate Swanson
Executive Director

info@zworks.org
317-732-7096

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85 East Cedar St.
Zionsville, IN 46077

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It was a grand opening

We had a great turnout for our Grand Opening yesterday! Thanks to everyone who attended. We have been truly blessed with support from around Zionsville – particularly the Town of Zionsville and Mayor Tim Haak, the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce and the Boone EDC.

Shout out to Nameless Catering for providing some delicious bacon-wrapped Brussel sprouts, meatballs, mac-and-chees and more.

One week until Grand Opening!

Let’s ride the entrepreneurial wave together at our Grand Opening Celebration.

The grand opening for zWORKS on Pine will be on Thursday, April 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. We will have a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. and there will be food from Nameless Catering! Come join us to celebrate the new Meet + Startup Space for our 200+ members. Members and the public are welcome to attend.

zWORKS on Pine features five more conference rooms in addition to our two at the zWORKS hub on Cedar Street. There are also three more startup offices which all have tenants already!

Wanted: women’s suits!

Ladies, have a suit you don’t wear or need anymore? zWORKS is hosting a suit donation drive in conjunction with the annual Dress for Success Send One Suit week – the non-profit’s annual suit donation week. Local business and zWORKS member Hostetler Public Relations is sponsoring SOS at zWORKS and invites you to stop by to support women in our community.

Members can donate throughout the week and zWORKS will be open to the public on Wednesday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Susan Brooks visits zWORKS

zWORKS was honored to host Congresswoman Susan Brooks on Monday, March 26th. She participated with local entrepreneurs in a roundtable discussion about how the new tax bill is affecting business.

She was also able to stop in and visit with 120WaterAudit CEO and Founder, Megan Glover in their new graduate space office above Rosie’s.

Featured Startup: Brackets For Good

Brackets For Good raises millions for charities nationwide

March Madness is in full steam and so is a zWORKS startup whose mission is to use March basketball fever to help non-profits.

Brackets For Good kicked off in 2012 and replaced the term March Madness with Fundraising Madness. It started with an idea from locals Matt McIntyre, Matt Duncan and Dave Cornelius who worked at Zionsville-based MOBI. One tournament has grown to 13 different tournaments across the nation, four full-time and one part-time staff.

The basic setup pits charities of similar sizes against each other based on how much money they raise. For each dollar donated, the charities get one point. The charities go through a registration process in the winter then take part in a tryout in January.

Featured Partner: Barnes & Thornburg

Barnes & Thornburg partners with zWORKS

We are thrilled to announce that Barnes & Thornburg is our newest gold partner and will offer office hours on the first and third Thursday of the month at zWORKS.

Five attorneys – Brian McGinnis, David Pryzbylski, Travis Stegemoller, Eric Williams, and David Wong – will be rotating every first Thursday during the mornings and third Thursday during the afternoons to offer advice on formation, fundraising, trademarks, patents, labor, privacy, cyber security, and more.

“We have several attorneys that are very interested in supporting entrepreneur startups,” Wong said.

zWORKS launches new website

zWORKS has a new website! It’s big and it’s bold.

The new setup will help enrich our community of members by keeping them updated on different news and events at zWORKS, as well as things happening in our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Everything is easier to find.

  • Want to find out what’s happening? Check out the event page and the blog.
  • Want to see members in the news? Check out the news page.
  • Want to know partner and member office hours? Check out the members page.

Check out the FREE AT&T IoT Hackathon!

If you’re a developer, designer, project manager, or just interested in tech, register for the third annual AT&T IoT Civic Hackathon on April 20 and 21 in Fishers!

The Hackathon is centered around public safety. Attendees will help create apps and hardware solutions for first responders. The judging will be based on articulation, originality, creativity, implementation, and applicability to public safety theme.

Shark Tank returns to zWORKS

It’s back. zWORKS is partnering with Zionsville Community High School for the second annual Shark Tank.

ZCHS students with the Zionsville Business Professionals of America will pitch their business ideas to zWORKS member “sharks.” Bring the whole family and invite friends to come watch . . . there will be pizza!

Pitches will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 5 at zWORKS (85 E. Cedar St.) and last for an hour. zW member judges include Andy Clark (250ok), Matt Prasek (Safekeeping), Megan Glover (120WaterAudit), Jacob Schpok (Elevate Ventures), and Paul McCoy (ActionCoach).

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