Hey zWORKers,

Be sure to check out upcoming office hours on Monday, Sept. 9 - for zWORKS partner Growth Coach as well as gBETA Indiana. Scroll down for more info.

A big shoutout to zWORKS startup Safekeeping and Doug Wilcox for their pitch at the The Innovation Showcase last week!

Lastly, join us at Happy Hour on Sept. 19!

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


Upcoming Events

Happy Hour
Thursday, Sept. 19 |  5 PM

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

Pitch Night
October 3 | 6:30 pm | Applications due 9/11

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 year! Applications 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.
Startups Apply Here
Buy Tickets
NEW Office Hours
Sept. 9  |  Growth Coach & gBETA

GROWTH COACH - Bob Paden, with Growth Coach, will be offering office hours on the first Mondays of the month from 8 am - 9:30 am. Due to Labor Day, they will begin on Monday, Sept 9.

gBETA - Meet with the gBETA Indiana team during office hours to talk about your startup on Sept. 9, learn more about the program, and get help on your application! gBETA is a free accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots. ( This fall they are running two programs in Indy: an industry agnostic program and a program focused on AgBioSciences. Participating teams receive seven weeks of individualized coaching and mentorship, connections with the gener8tor network of mentors and investors, and deals and perks valued at over $1M.
Sign Up for gBETA

Featured Startup: The Maker Factory

Coworking for engineers and builders

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 provides the tools and supplies needed like lasers, welders, 3D printers, design software, tools, etc.

“I’m a part of zWORKS because I think it’s similar,” Hull said. “It’s a coworking space and I think the next generation of workers are experimenting with coworking.”
Read Full Feature

Space Update

Welcome New Members!

Calvalyn Day
Aaron Cecil
Eric Sendelbach
Dana Doan
Jay Wasson
Amy Phillip
Brandon Landes
Shoutout to Jeff Wraley with BestQuote and Brian Hull with Maker Factory who presented at this month's 1 Million Cups!
Conference room reminder!

Our conference rooms have been very busy, so just a friendly reminder to keep an eye on the booking calendar within the member portal or on the zWORKS monitors (bar at Cedar and back table by printer at Pine)! Please be respectful of others' meeting times and if you have any questions on how to book a conference room, email us.
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 if interested! Cost is $1,500 per month and it's available on a month-to-month basis.

Community Involvement

Attention: Boone County Residents

Help the Community Foundation assess the needs and opportunities of our county. Take this quick survey to help our community.

CFBC Survey
66th annual Zionsville Fall Festival
Sept. 6 - 8 | Downtown Zionsville

Hosted by the Zionsville Lions Club. Theme this year is "Be A Superhero 2:Return of the Lions"! Check out a video here.
More Info

Tech Events Around Town

FirstNet Hackathon: The Road to 5G
Sept. 13 - 14  |  5 PM - 8 AM | Indianapolis Motor Speedway

24-hour hackathon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to build solutions for first responders. AR/VR, IoT, Big Data, Mobile Applications and Community Engagement challenges as we prepare for a world of 5G advancements. Free food, technology workshops, and cash prizes.
2019 Indiana Breakout Tech Cultures Awards
Sept. 18  |  4 - 8:30 PM | 545 Kentucky Ave, Indianapolis

Gerry Dick will be announcing the winners for the 2019 Tech Culture Awards.
More Info
Exploring the Titanic Effect within Your Startup
Sept. 19  |  12 - 1:30 PM | Matchbox Coworking Studio

This workshop will help startups identify and limit the damage from decisions they will make early in the ideation stage and formation of their ventures. Cost is $5.
Buy Tickets

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