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Hey zWORKers,

Thanks to everyone involved with Polo in Zionsville! We have some pictures below and on our blog for everyone to enjoy.

We also wanted to add a reminder for those interested in supporting a zWORKS startup to head to The Innovation Showcase on August 22 where Safekeeping is making their pitch!

Lastly, our Happy Hour this month will be featuring topics like the IU venture fund and the future of smart homes - bring your friends!

Don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or if we can be helpful in any way.

Onward,
zWORKS Team

Polo Pix!

Top photo: From left, Caiden Stewart, Ethan Woodall, Isaac Woodall, and Brantley Stewart
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 we wanted to thank Ryan Woodall for taking the pictures.
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Upcoming Events

Happy Hour
Thursday, Aug. 15 |  5 PM

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.

Featured Startup: Zanmi Fondwa

The Zanmi Fondwa board and employees at their first home dedication in February of this year.
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 a trip to Haiti where she got some advice that would change their lives.

The professor on the trip suggested to live outside the country before leading churches (they wanted to become pastors).

Jamalyn and David moved to Haiti in 2003 and lived there for two years – she was an administrator at the school and he taught English. Ever since, they have been taking trips down to Haiti.
 
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Space Update

Welcome New Members!

Troy Hege
Austin T. Robbins
Jeff Carter
Thanks to our summer startups and interns!

We appreciate everyone who was involved in our summer internship program this year! We hope you learned what you do and don't want to do in the future. Let us know if you have any feedback, stories or projects that we could highlight for our next newsletter.
#zWORKers have spoken!

The question of the month this month was "Who is your favorite artist to listen to while zWORKing?" Answers included The Beatles, Cardi B, Bhad Bhabie, Rex Orange County, Midland, Brandi Carlisle, Keiko Matsvi, Rick Astley, Josh Ritter and more... Stay tuned for the next question of the month in the Cedar middle room. Hint: calling all film fanatics.
Startup Office Available

The back office at the Cedar Street location is available for those interested in either starting up a business at zWORKS or moving your startup to zWORKS. Contact info@zworks.org if interested! Cost is $1,500 per month and it's available on a month-to-month basis.

Community Involvement

Zionsville Street Dance
Saturday, Aug. 3 | 6 - 11 | Main Street


This is the Zionsville Chamber’s biggest fundraiser. Eat, drink and have fun while you are contributing to the community. $13 pre-sale, $18 at the door.
Buy Tickets

Tech Events Around Town

Robotics Workshop & Battle
Saturday, Aug. 3 | 2 - 4 PM | 250 N 5th St, Zionsville

Robot building workshop and battle at the Zionsville Library. They will build a few robots and attach balloons them. Try to see if you can pop your opponents in the battle ring!

Register Here
Powderkeg Pitch Night: CX & The Customer Journey
Tuesday, Aug. 13 | 5 - 8 PM | VisionLoft, 235 N Delaware St, Indianapolis

Here’s your opportunity to catch 3 exciting tech companies in the Midwest focused on customer experience (or CX). Each tech company will have just 5 minutes on stage to present their company—no exceptions. It’s sort of like the hit TV show Shark Tank, but without the ego and showbiz. Cost is $20.

Register Here
The Innovation Showcase
Thursday, Aug. 22 | 11:30 AM - 7:30 PM | The Center, 6320 Intech Way

Companies, business executives, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs from the Midwest will attend the event, validating Indiana’s vibrant and diverse startup community. In addition to networking opportunities, there will be an expo of fundable startups and a pitch contest with selected regional winners from across Indiana. Tickets are $125.

In addition, make sure to catch a zWORKS original - Safekeeping - do their pitch!

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FirstNet Hackathon: The Road to 5G
Friday, Sept. 13 - 14 | 5 PM Fri. - 8 PM Sat. | Indianapolis Motor Speedway

On Friday, September 13 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; hundreds of developers, builders, entrepreneurs and students will gather to have an amazing “Frontline Experience” with first responders and spend 24-hours competing and building technology solutions to help those who keep us safe! 5G networks on the horizon will completely change the world as we know it. No cost.

Register Here

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