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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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Holiday Walk To Lunch Day

Date:
Dec 6, 2019

Time:
12 PM
Location:
The Friendly Tavern

Category:
zWORKS

We are headed to The Friendly Tavern to celebrate the holiday season! We’re changing from our normal Fourth Friday for the holidays.

Happy Hour

Date:
Nov 21, 2019

Time:
5 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Join us in welcoming our future neighbor Black Acre Brewing at our November Happy Hour! Samples will be provided. The fun starts at 5 pm on Nov. 21.

Pride IN Tech presents Tech Roles: Data Science

Date:
Oct 24, 2019

Time:
6 - 8 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Meet a panel of data scientists and learn about their journey into the field, what the role entails, and how the industry is evolving.

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Happy Hour

Date:
Oct 17, 2019

Time:
5 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Join zWORKers after work on Thursday, October 17 for some quality networking time at Cedar street. Friends and family are welcome!

Lunch & Learn: 5 Ways to Grow a Business

Date:
Oct 9, 2019

Time:
12 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:

Bob Paden with Growth Coach will be leading a Lunch & Learn about 5 Ways to Grow a Business! Lunch generously provided by Sub16.

Pitch Night

Date:
Oct 3, 2019

Time:
6 PM
Location:
Zionsville Underground, The Carter Building

Category:

Pitch Night is a competition for entrepreneurs to present their business plans to gain exposure in front of investors and the local community. This interactive and fun pitch event will allow five entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their ventures to a panel of experts for valuable feedback and prizes.

Each startup will pitch their idea to the audience and panel, and the winner will receive free work-space an entire yearApplications are due September 11, 2019. All applicants will be notified the week of September 18.

Tickets are $25 and include admission, parking and heavy appetizers. A cash bar is also available. Proceeds from ticket sales are re-invested in programming for Boone County entrepreneurs offered by zWORKS and the Boone EDC.

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Happy Hour: 9/19

Date:
Sep 19, 2019

Time:
5 - 7 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Enjoy zWORKS company and wine samplings at our September Happy Hour! Friends and family are welcome.

Happy Hour

Date:
Aug 15, 2019

Time:
5 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Learn more about IU Philanthropic Venture Fund, the future of smart homes and more at our August Happy Hour! Friends and family are welcome. Nameless Catering dinner provided.

Polo in Zionsville

Date:
Jul 26, 2019

Time:
5 PM
Location:
Hickory Hall Polo Club

Category:
zWORKS

You won’t want to miss this community event benefiting both zWORKS and the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County at Hickory Hall Polo Club. Car loads are $20, gates open at 5 PM and the match starts at 6. There will be an airplane flyover at halftime with a candy drop! Mark your calendars for July 26!

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Member Walk To Lunch Day

Date:
Jul 26, 2019

Time:
12 PM
Location:
Greek's Pizzeria

Category:
zWORKS

Happy Hour

Date:
Jul 18, 2019

Time:
5 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

We’ll be having a pretty normal Happy Hour with a bit of a twist this month. There will be a polo education segment for any interested or any headed to our Polo in Zionsville event on July 26!

Member Walk To Lunch Day

Date:
Jun 28, 2019

Time:
12 PM
Location:
Bub's Burgers

Category:
zWORKS

Join us as we walk down to Bub’s for some quality zWORKing lunch time.

Happy Hour

Date:
Jun 20, 2019

Time:
5 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Professional headshots and a Nacho Bar with Margaritas from Chuy’s (coming soon to 106th and Michigan Road) will be available at the June Happy Hour! Either head to or stay at zWORKS for our 5 PM Happy Hour.

This summer, Chuy’s  the Austin-based Tex-Mex restaurant known for its made-from-scratch dishes and fun-loving, eclectic atmosphere, will be opening its newest location in Carmel, just south of 106th Street on N. Michigan Rd. Follow Chuy’s Carmel on Facebook to keep up to date with their progress.

Meet the Interns Lunch

Date:
Jun 7, 2019

Time:
12 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

As part of our Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for our summer interns, we will be having a meet-and-greet luncheon on June 7 with free subs! All members are welcome.

Member Walk To Lunch Day

Date:
May 24, 2019

Time:
12 PM
Location:
Sub 16

Category:
zWORKS

Walk to Sub 16 in South Village with us on our #fourthfriday Member Walk To Lunch Day. All members are welcome. Meet in the zWORKS lobby at 12. This is a great way to connect with your zWORKS coworkers!

Happy Hour

Date:
May 16, 2019

Time:
5 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Happy Hour Spolight this month will be on a recent zWORKS addition, Perfit. Come hang out, hear a little bit about a new zWORKS startup and network!

Member Walk To Lunch Day

Date:
Apr 26, 2019

Time:
12 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

It’s pizza time! Our #fourthfriday Member Walk To Lunch Day will be headed to Zionsville Pizzeria. All members are welcome. Meet in the zWORKS lobby at 12. This is a great way to connect with your zWORKS coworkers!

Happy Hour

Date:
Apr 18, 2019

Time:
5 - 7 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

It takes two to tango. Join us at our monthly happy hour on April 18 where there will be cocktails and conversation aplenty! Hotel Tango will be sampling and there will be a tango dance off. Jk. But seriously, let’s network and bring in the spring on a strong note!

Lunch & Learn: Your Message, Your Brand

Date:
Apr 10, 2019

Time:
12 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

It can take up to seven times for a person to hear about your company to truly understand and take action. Your message is your brand. Does it work for you? Is it strategically and consistently woven into your communications? Think social media, news releases, websites, blogs, newsletters, pitches and more. Join Rae Hostetler, president of Hostetler Public Relations, for an interactive session. Learn how to make your message work for you and your public relations plan.

Member Walk To Lunch Day

Date:
Mar 22, 2019

Time:
12 PM
Location:
Rush on Main

Category:
zWORKS

Got Zionsville questions? Join us for Member Walk To Lunch Day along with the Town’s Director of Planning and Economic Development, Wayne DeLong.

Happy Hour

Date:
Mar 21, 2019

Time:
5 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

It’s going to be a hoppin’ Happy Hour this month! We’ve partnered with Zionsville Chamber Emerging Professionals to bring you a March Madness networking event, complete with a liqueur tasting from zWORKS friend Eric Stamm.

Community Think Tank

Date:
Mar 13, 2019

Time:
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Help zWORKS member and Best Quote founder, Jeff Wraley, with a Brainstorming & Feedback Session facilitated by zWORKS member Eric White – a Jobs To Be Done guru. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to lend your opinions and insight as Jeff launches his new business.

In addition, Bier Brewing will be having a beer sampling. Attendees can help decide zWORKS next keg!

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Member Walk To Lunch Day

Date:
Feb 22, 2019

Time:
12 PM
Location:
The Lemon Bar

Category:
zWORKS

Let’s walk to The Lemon Bar on February 22! Members are welcome to bring friends! We will be joined by the Town’s Director of Planning and Economic Development, Wayne DeLong.

Happy Hour

Date:
Feb 21, 2019

Time:
5 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Beer. Networking. zWORKS. There will also be professional headshots available for anyone who needs to update!

Digital Marketing Essentials

Date:
Feb 13, 2019

Time:
12 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Digital Marketing Essentials for Startups & Small Businesses will focus on SEO, Google Ads, Email and more! Join the &Marketing team, partnering with zWORKS in a Lunch & Learn at NOON on February 13. Food will be provided by Sub 16.

Member Walk To Lunch Day: 1/25

Date:
Jan 25, 2019

Time:
12 PM
Location:
Cobblestone

Category:
zWORKS

Let’s hobble to the cobble! We’re heading to Cobblestone to kick off this year’s Walk To Lunch Days. Any member and friends of members are welcome to join.

Book Swap Happy Hour: 1/17

Date:
Jan 17, 2019

Time:
5 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

We’re bringing back books one happy hour at a time. Bring a hard copy of your favorite book and let’s swap them! Or, just come to get some great new book recommendations!

Holiday Happy Hour: 12/20

Date:
Dec 20, 2018

Time:
5 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

It’s time for the holidays! Let’s celebrate with cocktails and candy canes on Thursday, December 20.

Finding Patrons: Podcasting 12/12

Date:
Dec 12, 2018

Time:
5:30 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Join zWORKS Resident Podcaster, Sean Sullivan, in exploring the art of podcasting. He will give an overview of podcast equipment, interview techniques and more! These will be offered every other month on the second Wednesday. Learn more about Sean’s podcast company, Converge Coffee. Members can also sign up for his weekly podcast sessions on Fridays.

Member Walk To Lunch Day: 12/7

Date:
Dec 7, 2018

Time:
12 PM
Location:
Rosie's Place

Category:
zWORKS

Due to the holiday season, we will be headed to Rosie’s on Friday, December 7 for our #holidayseason Walk To Lunch Day. Feel free to bring your friends!

Happy Hour: 11/15

Date:
Nov 15, 2018

Time:
5 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

It’s an Open Mic Storytelling night! Bring your best stories whether that be something crazy, something inspirational, something outrageous. Each person will have 3-5 minutes each.

Walk To Lunch Day: 9/26

Date:
Oct 26, 2018

Time:
12 PM
Location:
The Friendly Tavern

Category:
zWORKS

We’re delighted to welcome Wayne DeLong, the Director of Planning and Economic Development with the Town of Zionsville, to this month’s Walk To Lunch Day. Bring questions about economic development or just come and enjoy some Friendly food and company.

Happy Hour: 10/18

Date:
Oct 18, 2018

Time:
5 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Come hear some Startup War Stories with Travis Stegemoller, Director of Entrepreneurial Services at Barnes & Thornburg, a zWORKS Gold Partner.

Workshop for Podcasting Beginners: 10/16

Date:
Oct 16, 2018

Time:
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Join zWORKS Resident Podcaster, Sean Sullivan, in exploring the art of podcasting. He will give an overview of podcast equipment, interview techniques and more! Learn more about Sean’s podcast company, Converge Coffee. Members can also sign up for his weekly Podcast sessions on Fridays.

MemberFest 2018 CANCELED

Date:
Sep 28, 2018

Time:
6 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

In light of the tragedy that our community experienced last Friday, we are canceling MemberFest this Friday.

Nameless Catering will be providing lunch at our Cedar Street location on Friday from 11 AM – 1 PM. This will still allow a chance for members to get together and network. Event programs will be printed and distributed around the facility, and a caricature artist will be on-site for some fun! We are working with those individuals who had purchased booth sponsorships and hope to have some of them present for Friday’s luncheon, as well. Tshirts will be for sale all day on Friday and online sales coming soon.

If you have purchased a ticket, you will receive your zWORKS T-shirt (a $15 value). You have the option of donating the additional $10 to zWORKS (a nonprofit 501(c)(3) or contact Kate Swanson kswanson@zworks.org and she will happily refund your $10.

MemberFest is our only fundraiser of the year and we depend on the contributions made during this event to keep membership prices low. Please consider a donation to zWORKS.

Happy Hour: 9/20

Date:
Sep 20, 2018

Time:
5 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Curious how to get your story in the news? Join our meet the media panel at 4 pm just before Happy Hour to hear directly from local reporters about what they’re looking for in their stories. The session will be led by zWORKS partner Rae Hostetler, owner of Hostetler Public Relations. If you have questions for our panelists, let Rae know in advance. Or just join us and ask.

Partner Dinner

Date:
Aug 22, 2018

Time:
6 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Join zWORKS partners, members and startups and economic development teams as we look back over the past 3 years and demonstrate what a place like zWORKS can do for the local economy.

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Happy Hour: 8/16

Date:
Aug 16, 2018

Time:
5 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

We’re combining two of your favorite things: bacon and beer. Nuff said.

Walk To Lunch Day

Date:
Jul 27, 2018

Time:
12 PM
Location:
Greek's Pizzeria

Category:
zWORKS

Join the zWORKS team in our first Walk To Lunch Day! We’ll be heading over to Greek’s Pizzeria at noon. It’s a casual way to get to know each other and enjoy what Zionsville has to offer.

Habitat Build Day

Date:
Jul 20, 2018

Time:
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

zWORKS members will be joining in The House That Beer Built 2018 with Habitat For Humanity Boone County. We will head over to Whitestown for a day dedicated to the community on July 20.

Happy Hour: July 19

Date:
Jul 19, 2018

Time:
5 - 7 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

All are welcome to join Angel Morales with ZIO and the summer interns at 4:30 p.m. to hear about artificial intelligence!

Grill & Chill

Date:
Jul 13, 2018

Time:
5 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Join zWORKS members for a Grill & Chill rain or shine on Friday, July 13 starting at 5 PM. Family & Friends are welcome.

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SpeedPitch Happy Hour: June 21

Date:
Jun 21, 2018

Time:
5 - 7 p.m.
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Listen to zWORKS members in elevator pitch mode at SpeedPitch Happy Hour! It’s a great opportunity for members to practice pitching while also hearing about the cool businesses working from zWORKS.

Entrepreneurial Bootcamp

Date:
Jun 1, 2018

Time:
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Summer Internship students will take part in an entrepreneurial bootcamp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 1. Activities include an entrepreneurial 101 session, inspiring startup stories and helpful tips from Apprenace to make your internship successful.

PNC Business Topic – Using Business Credit

Date:
May 23, 2018

Time:
10 a.m.
Location:
zWORKS

Category:

Using Business Credit will cover pros and cons of different lending options like lines of credit, installment loans, etc. and what different financial institutions look for.

Happy Hour: May 17

Date:
May 17, 2018

Time:
5 - 7 p.m.
Location:
zWORKS

Category:

Get to know your fellow zWORKers at Happy Hour every third Thursday! Meet at 85 East Cedar and enjoy a beer on us while networking with Zionsville entrepreneurs.

Startup Showcase

Date:
May 15, 2018

Time:
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Students and startups will listen to what each have to offer for our Summer Internship program. There will be 5-minute startup presentations about the company and their internship duties. The students and companies will then rank their top 5 choices.

Happy Hour: 4/19

Date:
Apr 19, 2018

Time:
5 - 7 p.m.
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Meet your fellow zWORKers at the April 19 Happy Hour!

Grand Opening: April 12

Date:
Apr 12, 2018

Time:
3 - 5 p.m.
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

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.

Send One Suit Week

Date:
Apr 9, 2018

Time:
April 9 - 13
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Thank you to Hostetler Public Relations for sponsoring the Dress For Success drive at zWORKS from April 9 – 13. Drop off any gently worn women’s suits at zWORKS during the week. Dress for Success is a national program which strives to empower women to achieve self-sufficiency and success in career and in life.

Make sure to tell your friends about Community Day on April 11. Anyone can bring in their suits to zWORKS (85 East Cedar) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Susan Brooks Round Table

Date:
Mar 26, 2018

Time:
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Congresswoman Susan Brooks, R-5th District, will be visiting zWORKS on Monday, March 26 to discuss startups and the Zionsville entrepreneurial ecosystem. She last visited zWORKS in 2016.

Happy Hour: March 15

Date:
Mar 15, 2018

Time:
5 - 7 p.m.
Location:
zWORKS

Category:

Come hear about the upcoming Dress For Success event in April – Send One Suit Week. Executive Director Barb Ellsworth will be talking about this national event inviting people to donate suits they do not wear. This is the second year the firm is hosting a Suit Drive at and for zWORKS members. Indy Classic Cleaners is a sponsor and will pick up/clean donated suits.

April 8-13 is the annual Send One Suit Week event. Women who are job seeking receive appointments and are “suited” via a personal shopper. Cash donations also are welcome and will be used to purchase clothing for the DFSI boutique on Meridian St.

 

Shark Tank

Date:
Mar 5, 2018

Time:
6 - 7 p.m.
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

We’re bringing Shark Tank to Zionsville for the second year in a row!

zWORKS will be hosting the ZCHS entrepreneurial club Shark Tank event on Monday, March 5. Watch aspiring high school entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to the seasoned zW judges.

Judges include Andy Clark (250ok), Matt Prasek (Safekeeping), Megan Glover (120WaterAudit), Jacob Schpok (Elevate Ventures), and Paul McCoy (ActionCoach).

Happy Hour: Feb. 15

Date:
Feb 15, 2018

Time:
5-7 p.m.
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Let’s explore the zWORKS expansion space!

zWORKS will be adding a 1,700-square-foot space to their operations at 75 E. Pine St. The new space is two blocks south of their current location, between the The Lemon Bar by Flying Cupcake and Ganache Chocolatier.

Come check out the meeting space and conference rooms.

Lunch & Learn – 2017 Tax Bill

Date:
Jan 26, 2018

Time:
12:00 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Join zWORKS for lunch on Friday, January 26, with Shelley Johnson of Allman Johnson to talk about entity structure to make the most of the new tax law.  What income qualifies for the new 20% reduction?  Hear what hoops you may need to jump through to claim your 20% income reduction under the 2017 Tax Reform.  If time permits, personal tax changes will also be covered. Sub 16 is generously providing lunch.

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#zWORKing Happy Hour

Date:
Jan 18, 2018

Time:
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Holiday Happy Hour

Date:
Dec 21, 2017

Time:
5-7pm
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Come join us for our Holiday Happy Hour.

Many thanks to Nameless Catering and Fountain Square Brewery for their continued support of zWORKS!

1 Million Cups

Date:
Nov 8, 2017

Time:
8:00 AM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

1 Million Cups, developed by the Kauffman Foundation, is a free national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. You won’t want to miss this Indy-area event when it travels to Zionsville, Wednesday, November 8 at 8 AM.

Happy Hour

Date:
Oct 26, 2017

Time:
5:00 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Join 120WaterAudit in celebration of their big Rise of the Rest Win!

zWORKS 3rd Annual MemberFest

Date:
Sep 29, 2017

Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Join fellow members to celebrate zWORKS. Loads of Family Fun and great barbecue from Nameless Catering and ice cream from The Scoop. Buy your ticket today!

Happy Hour August 17th

Date:
Aug 17, 2017

Time:
5:00 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Grill & Chill

Date:
Jul 28, 2017

Time:
5:00 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Join zWORKS in recognizing the hard work of our interns this summer. See you Friday evening, July 28th for the zWORKS Grill & Chill.

Grill & Chill

Date:
Jun 16, 2017

Time:
5 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Celebrate summer with zWORKS members Friday, June 16th.

Marketing Small Group

Date:
May 24, 2017

Time:
5:30 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Join Douglas Karr of DK New Media at zWORKS on Wednesday, May 24th. Be a part of this group focused on marketing for startups and small business at zWORKS.

Dress For Success Suit Drive

Date:
Apr 17, 2017

Time:
4/17/2017 - 4/21/17
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Thank you to Hostetler Public Relations for sponsoring the Dress For Success drive at zWORKS from April 17 – 21. Drop off any gently worn women’s suits at zWORKS during the week. Dress for Success is a national program which strives to empower women to achieve self-sufficiency and success in career and in life.

The Coming Productivity Boom

Date:
Apr 13, 2017

Time:
9:00 am
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Join us Thursday, April 13th at 9am when Bret Swanson will draw from his recent research report to explain that the key to faster growth is to apply technology to the “non-technology” industries that make up 75% of the economy.

Unleashing breakthrough business models in the traditional physical sectors can yield the types of explosive innovations and radical price reductions enjoyed by much of the digital economy.

Startup Study Hall

Date:
Apr 5, 2017

Time:
7:30 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
Indy Tech

Join Hyde Park Ventures and Start Up Ladies at his month’s Startup Study Hall Wednesday, April 5th at 7:30 PM.

 

Shark Tank with ZCHS

Date:
Mar 20, 2017

Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

On Monday, March 20th from 6:00-7:00 pm, zWORKS will host several students from the Zionsville High School Entrepreneurship Program who will pitch their business ideas to our zWORKS member “Sharks”.

Shark Line-up Will Be:

  • Riley Gibbs
  • Dan Moyers
  • Andy Clark
  •  Paul McCoy
  • Ellie Brown

Shark Tank Flyer

Marketing Panel Coffee

Date:
Mar 15, 2017

Time:
9:00 am
Location:
zWORKS

Category:
zWORKS

Join zWORKS members and PR professionals on Wednesday, March 15th at 9am to learn how to maximize your digital media and public relations efforts.

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