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Featured Startup: Maker Factory

At zWORKS, we’ve seen how beneficial collaboration can be. One zWORKS startup is looking to bring collaboration to the engineering world in Indy. Brian Hull is one of the founders of Maker Factory and his goal is to start a maker space in Indianapolis. A maker space is coworking for engineers and builders. It providesRead more

Featured Startup: Parker Gwen

zWORKS startup redefines online shopping experience The cacophony of a typical shopping experience can be overwhelming. From hundreds of different TVs at Best Buy to 12,000 Amazon results to the endless pages of Google. One zWORKS entrepreneur is changing the online shopping landscape. Matt Phillips has worked in the retail industry over a decade. HeRead more

Polo in Zionsville recap

Thanks to everyone involved with Polo in Zionsville for making it such a success! A big shoutout to our sponsors as well as our volunteers for making this sold-out event happen. We enjoyed partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Boone County and together we raised over $12,000 for our organizations! And lastly weRead more

zWORKS startup builds houses in Haiti

A former pastor has turned her mission work into a non-profit startup called Zanmi Fondwa. Zanmi is the Creole word for “friend” and Fondwa is the area in Haiti in which they build houses. Jamalyn Peigh Williamson and her husband, David, met in a graduate school at Duke Divinity School. Jamalyn ended up taking aRead more

Featured Partner: The Growth Coach

Zionsville resident and zWORKS member Bob Paden is now the owner of The Growth Coach Indianapolis North franchise. He and his team are focused on supporting Boone and Hamilton County business owners grow their companies while maintaining balance. Paden was operating an independent firm called Tier321. “Becoming a Growth Coach franchise allowed me to throwRead more

Featured Startup: BestQuote

Lifelong entrepreneur heads new startup He’s been interested in startups since middle school. Jeff Wraley’s very first foray into the world of entrepreneurship involved harvesting pachysandra in middle school. That effort evolved into a full-fledged landscaping business in high school. “I have ideas all the time and sometimes too many ideas,” Wraley said. After helpingRead more

Featured Startup: Perfit

The Perfit solution to in-store shopping It all started at American Eagle in Circle Center Mall. Jason Fordham’s wife was trying on jeans. As is the popular question for most issues now-a-days, Jason wondered if there was an app that made the fitting room experience less cumbersome. Different size? Different brand? Shoes to go withRead more

Featured Startup: Predictive Wear

Burgeoning startup combines textiles and technology Their mission is in their name. Predictive Wear focuses on making connected clothing that monitors your health. Dane Albaugh, the CEO, and Pablo Argote, the CTO, are Purdue graduates and are working together with six other graduates to make their mission a reality. The team of eight met whileRead more

Featured Partner: Indiana University

zWORKS partners with IU entrepreneurship program Jason Whitney has always lived amongst small businesses and startups. His grandfather was a typical Indiana Main Street shop manager and Whitney worked closely with him. Whitney ended up owning several small businesses in Richmond, Indiana including a pizza restaurant. “Through those experiences I learned the value of knowingRead more

Featured member: Lindsey Bullinger

Atlanta professor calls zWORKS home One zWORKS member doesn’t commute across town, she commutes across the country. Lindsey Bullinger flies to Atlanta, Georgia about once a week and is technically considered a super-commuter. Bullinger does public policy research and teaches at Georgia Tech. Her education route included an undergrad at Miami University, a master’s atRead more