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NEXT Studios Launches NEXT Up Program to Advance Indiana’s Rising Startups

Venture studio helps launch ideas into companies with accelerated NEXT UP program INDIANAPOLIS, April 21, 2021 – NEXT Studios, a Midwest venture studio designed by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, with entrepreneurs, announced today the launch of the NEXT UP program.  The program is launching its inaugural cohort starting Monday, May 3, 2021 with women-led startups from around the Midwest chosen to take … Continue reading NEXT Studios Launches NEXT Up Program to Advance Indiana’s Rising Startups

Why Are Venture Studios Popular?

It is estimated by Enhance Ventures that there are now over 550 studios in operation around the world, having grown by 625% since 2013. This growth may come from several factors: Due to the rapid growth of large cloud-based platforms like Google, Amazon and Microsoft, there has been a reduction in the availability of venture … Continue reading Why Are Venture Studios Popular?

How Do Venture Studios Work?

The new engine of intentionality in the world of startups and innovation Sometimes called “startup studios,” venture studios are organizations designed to create new startup companies. They do this either by generating new ideas for startups or by recruiting founders with ideas, and then they apply significant amounts of time and capital to the process … Continue reading How Do Venture Studios Work?

John McDonald of NEXT Studios: 5 Things I Need To See Before Making A VC Investment

An Interview With Orlando Zayas This interview was originally posted on Medium. Can you generate more than a financial return? All successful things require both selfish and altruistic motivations. If you’re only altruistic, you won’t have the stamina to succeed, but if you’re only selfish, no one will want to work with you. Successful companies … Continue reading John McDonald of NEXT Studios: 5 Things I Need To See Before Making A VC Investment

Ladies, Be Careful Not to Silence Yourself

Shelley Klingerman | Managing Entrepreneur for NEXT Studios and CEO & Founder of Stiletto Agency Building a company with partners is a whole different experience than building a company by yourself. Ask me how I know. Both are rewarding and challenging, but they are different journeys. When you build a company yourself, you are 100% in control of the … Continue reading Ladies, Be Careful Not to Silence Yourself

The “gig” is up.

John McDonald | Managing Entrepreneur at NEXT Studios Sitting at home one evening feeling hungry, you pop out your phone and flip through the specials on DoorDash, looking for something you like. As you scroll, you remember that you’re out of napkins and paper plates, as there’s been a lot of takeout meals delivered to your … Continue reading The “gig” is up.

NEXT Studios Adds Two New Studio Companies to Portfolio

Pulse Analytix and Voxi partner with fellow entrepreneurs to begin journey to build and shape their startups INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 15, 2021 – NEXT Studios, the Midwest’s newest venture studio, designed by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, with entrepreneurs, today announced it has added two new Central Indiana-based startups to its portfolio. Joining NEXT Studios are Pulse Analytix, … Continue reading NEXT Studios Adds Two New Studio Companies to Portfolio

SELFLESS.LY ADDS NEW BOARD MEMBERS | JOINS NEXT STUDIOS

Indianapolis, IN: Selfless.ly announces the addition of two new Directors to their Board and their inclusion as a portfolio company with NEXT Studios. Jay Love, founder of Bloomerang, and Vicki Bohlsen, CEO of Bohlsen PR, were recently added to the Selfless.ly Board. Selfless.ly is now a member of NEXT Studios’ portfolio of companies. Selfless.ly is focused … Continue reading SELFLESS.LY ADDS NEW BOARD MEMBERS | JOINS NEXT STUDIOS

NEXT Studios Partners with Crossroads Education to Innovate Education

Venture studio teams with education disruptor to bring about new innovations in education technology INDIANAPOLIS – Sept. 21, 2020  – NEXT Studios, an Indiana-based venture studio and corporate innovation partner, and Crossroads Education (CRE), an Indiana-based organization focused on innovating education and providing equitable access to quality education for all, today announced a partnership to infuse innovation and … Continue reading NEXT Studios Partners with Crossroads Education to Innovate Education

NEXT Studios Establishes Home at 16 Tech

New venture studio to fuel tech talent at HqO, 16 Tech’s Innovation Hub INDIANAPOLIS – Aug. 12, 2020  – NEXT Studios, Indiana’s newest venture studio and corporate innovation partner, announced a partnership to become the first venture studio located in the 16 Tech Innovation District in downtown Indianapolis. “As Indiana’s newest and most exciting technology center, it’s natural that Indiana’s … Continue reading NEXT Studios Establishes Home at 16 Tech

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