Listen to Indy-based entrepreneurs and business-people, their experience and expertise. Have some laughs and learn along the way on this episode of Off the Circle. Your hosts are Douglas Karr and Ryan Grimes. We're sharing motivating stories, newly discovered businesses, exceptional leaders, and other topics associated with the great city of Indianapolis.
Upper Hand: A Suite of Tools for Sports Organizations to Tech-Enable and Manage Their Business Online
April 9th, 2019 | 26 mins 14 secs
business, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, kevin maccauley, myles grote, online tools, software, sports, sports technology, technology, upper hand
On this episode, we interview Kevin MacCauley and Myles Grote, co-founders of Upper Hand. Upper Hand offers sports organizations a suite of online tools to effectively manage their businesses.
April 9th, 2019 | 53 mins 20 secs
business, hoosiers, hunckler, indiana, indianapolis, indy, innovation, matt hunckler, midwest, orr fellowship, pitch competition, powderkeg, tech conferences, technology
On this episode, we interview Matt Hunckler, founder of Powderkeg.
March 31st, 2019 | 41 mins
blood cancers, boy of the year, business, fundraiser, girl of the year, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, katelyn sussli, leukemia, leukemia and lymphoma society, lls, lymphoma, man of the year, tim houterloot, woman of the year
On this episode, we interview Tim Houterloot, a ten year survivor of Hairy Cell Leukemia. Tim is a candidate for the Man of the Year award. And we have both this year's boy and girl of the year on the show...
March 31st, 2019 | 32 mins 5 secs
author, book, business, energy, greg ballard, hoosiers, indiana, indiana university press, indianapolis, indianapolis mayor, indy, less oil or more caskets, politics
On this episode, we interview Indianapolis' former Mayor Greg Ballard. Mayor Ballard has written a new book, Less Oil or More Caskets: The National Security Argument for Moving Away From Oil.
March 31st, 2019 | 24 mins 39 secs
business, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, iphone case, matt foley, mobile phone case, scooch, scooch case, smartphone case
On this episode, we interview ScoocH President and Co-founder Matt Foley on his journey to rival the PopSocket by creating the No. 1 phone case for video streaming.
March 31st, 2019 | 33 mins 10 secs
broad ripple, business, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, indytech, innovatemap, marketing, mike reynolds, product marketing, product roadmap, technology
In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Mike Reynolds, founder of Innovatemap, a digital product agency. Mike has been ideating and delivering digital products to market for over 20 years.
Episode 44: Brian Rowe of Perceivant: An Active Learning Interface and Reporting Platform for Higher Education
March 31st, 2019 | 42 mins 54 secs
brian rowe, business, college, higher education, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, interactive learning, perceivant, reporting, technology, university
On this episode, we interview Brian Rowe of Perceivant. Perceivant is an Indianapolis-based educational technology company serving the higher education marketplace.
February 11th, 2019 | 46 mins 29 secs
attorney state, business, business climate, emily schoenbaechler, hoosier, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, wes zirkle, women in business, women in technology
On this episode, we speak with attorney Wes Zirkle who was part of a sports talent representation firm that went international and Emily Schoenbaechler, who worked extensively in the State House and is passionate about female representation in our technology space.
Episode 42: Richard Banta of Lifeline Data Centers Explains the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
January 8th, 2019 | 31 mins 30 secs
business, compliance, data center, defense acquisition regulation supplement, dfars, electromagnetic pulse, emp, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, lifeline data centers, national institute of standards and technology, rich banta, richard banta
On this episode, we interview Rich Banta, founder and Chief Compliance Officer of Lifeline Data Centers. Rich leads the country in compliance and certifications and has been instrumental at driving innovation in the Data Center industry.
Episode 41: Steve Sanner: Growing People Through Work - The Hoosier Jiffy Lube Story You've Never Heard
December 11th, 2018 | 35 mins 37 secs
automotive industry, business, franchising, growing people through work, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, jiffy lube, jiffy lube history, steve sanner
On this episode, we interview Steve Sanner, President of Hoosier Automotive Services. In 1985, Steve Sanner and his partners started what is now known as Jiffy Lube of Indiana. Find out how employees are at the center of their success with their Growing People Through Work program.
November 14th, 2018 | 36 mins 53 secs
business, home studio, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, robert bogue, studio, thor projects, video studio
On this episode, we interview Robert Bogue. Robert has a driving passion for delivering solutions through both teaching and learning.
October 29th, 2018 | 32 mins 19 secs
5g, broadband, business, fiber, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, internet access, lieutenant governor, nick thomas, scott rudd
On this episode, we interview Scott Rudd, who works for Indiana's Lieutenant Governor's office as the Director of Broadband Opportunities. We discuss how Indiana is leading the country in driving innovation with broadband access.
September 28th, 2018 | 33 mins 51 secs
business, freelance, gig economy, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, marketing, outsource, susan marshall, torchlite
On this episode, we interview Susan Marshall, a 20-plus year technology veteran who's been deeply involved in the rapid evolution of digital marketing, video, audio, mobile, social and data management technologies.
Episode 37: How the King Park Development Corporation and the Build Fund are Transforming Central Indiana
September 19th, 2018 | 35 mins 3 secs
build fund, business, cdc, cdfi, community development, community development corporation, community development financial institutions, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, king park, non-profit
On this episode, we interview Evan Tester and Steven Meyer of King Park and discuss how Community Development Financial Institutions are helping to play a key role in developing underserved parts of our community.
September 10th, 2018 | 46 mins 25 secs
amplify your value, business, chief information officer, cio, digital transformation, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, it leadership, it transformation, jeff ton, jeffrey s ton, jeffrey ton, leadership, strategic vision
On this episode, we interview Jeffrey Ton, a Hoosier native who has worked in IT for over 35 years. Jeff has written hundreds of blog posts about technology and technology leadership and most recently published his first book, Amplify Your Value: Leading IT with Strategic Vision.
Episode 35: Harry Howe: Our Wise Indianapolis Business Mentor Who Is Developing Grit in Entrepreneurs
August 29th, 2018 | 53 mins 34 secs
business, grit, harry howe, hoosiers, howe leadership, indiana, indianapolis, indy, leadership, mentoring
On this episode, we interview Harry Howe. Harry has mentored hundreds of young people, entrepreneurs, and businesses in the community. As soon as you meet him, you'll understand why.