With free pizza and beer, two pitches and a speech from a seasoned entrepreneur, Thursday’s Verge event packed a mostly standing room only crowd into DeveloperTown’s Broad Ripple headquarters. Both The NY Slice and Remember.com took the stage at the monthly event for start-up enthusiasts to shed light on their developing projects.
The founder of The NY Slice, which now operates a food truck that was parked at the event and delivering free pizza, said his company is bound for success. “Overhead is low and profits are insane,” John Ban said. “That’s our plan.”
Jason Becker, co-founder of Remember.com, showed similar enthusiasm with his project that allows users to store experiences by posting memories of events. Becker said his group is embracing the likely competition with the newly launched Facebook timeline.
“Facebook just told 600 million people that memories matter,” Becker said.”We want to capture all the memories of the world.”
The speeches of the night wrapped up with encouraging words from John Wechsler, partner and venture coach at DeveloperTown. To Wechsler, making Indianapolis a better hub for start-ups isn’t a problem of opportunity, it’s an issue with confidence. “We need to have more successes [in Indianapolis],” Wechsler said. “And get over the inferiority complex.”
The typically free event will charge admission for a special event Oct. 20 at the Kessler Mansion. Described as a “gallery of start-ups,” the event will provide a variety of activities in addition to the showcase of entrepreneurs. Verge will be donating $5 of the admission fee on each ticket sold to United Way.
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