A New Chapter Begins
May 19th, 2016
Nextech Announces Plans for New Office Location as part of Partnership with The Speak Easy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nextech, along with Butler University and the Bruce A. Bodner Company, are founding partners of The Speak Easy Downtown, the second location for the member based non-profit organization that brings established businesses and entrepreneurs together in the spirit of growth and acceleration. As part of the partnership, Nextech will move its office to the new facility located within the Mile Square in the historical Morrison Opera House building at 47 S. Meridian St. Doors are scheduled to open July 2016.
Founded in 2011, The Speak Easy has graduated over 170 new companies from its Broad Ripple location. The approximately 300 active members of The Speak Easy range in size from small to medium sized locally owned businesses, to high-growth startups and established enterprise companies.
Like its Broad Ripple location, the Speak Easy Downtown will provide an inspirational and collaborative environment for entrepreneurs; however, its strategic focus will extend beyond early-stage companies and offer resources and programs to fuel the success of companies in the growing and scaling stages. With the support of founding partners Nextech and Butler, the focus will expand beyond the current community of entrepreneurs to also include Indy’s next generation of innovators and business leaders.
“The opening of The Speak Easy Downtown is a huge win for Indy and entrepreneurs throughout our city,” said Scott Dorsey, High Alpha Managing Partner and Nextech Board Chairman. “I am particularly thrilled about the Morrison Opera Place location, as this amazing building served as ExactTarget’s home from 2002 to 2005. It seems perfectly fitting that Nextech (the former ExactTarget Foundation) is helping to get this important initiative off the ground.”
“In our quest to fuel the next generation of tech pioneers, Nextech seeks every opportunity to connect today’s K-12 students to Indianapolis’ thriving tech community,” said Nextech President Karen Jung. “Place is such a critical piece of the equation. Joining forces with The Speak Easy and Butler provides the perfect environment to spark students interest in technology and provide ample opportunity for meaningful interactions and workplace experiences.”