Carmel startup uses technology developed by NASA in 1960s to turn heat into electricity

January 12, 2020

Inspired by a physics teacher at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Ian Hamilton began as a teenager to seriously contemplate ways to create alternative energy sources. Today, he is CEO of Atlas Energy Systems, a VisionTech portfolio company.


January 2, 2020

VisionTech Angels Leads Successful Seed Investment Round in Atlas Energy Systems, Exceeding Goal by Nearly 35 Percent

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (January 2, 2020) – VisionTech Angels closed 2019 by leading a Series A seed round investment in Carmel, (continued…)


Cyber Threat Detection Startup Stamus Networks Commands the Last Spot for October Pitch Week

Talking with Stamus Networks CEO Ken Gramley is like talking with an old friend. He’s been a successful tech entrepreneur (continued…)


Giving Parkinson’s Patients a Voice: Meet October Pitch Company SpeechVive

VisionTech Angels is mixing up our blog a bit, inviting sponsor Gretchen Bowker, CEO of Pearl Pathways, to preview pitch (continued…)


September 17, 2019

VisionTech Angels Reap Rewards as Salarius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Completes Merger with Flex Pharma

VisionTech Angels’ portfolio company Salarius Pharmaceuticals completes merger, gives the Indiana angel investing group a quick liquidity event.


September 10, 2019

VisionTech Portfolio Company Toralgen Closes $1.9M Seed Funding Round

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 10, 2019) – – Toralgen, Inc., an Indiana-based biotechnology company, announced the closure of its seed funding (continued…)


Realplay Completes VisionTech Angels’ August Pitch Week and It’s a Homerun!

VisionTech Angels’ Executive Director Ben Pidgeon recently sat down with Justin Real, CEO of Realplay and former collegiate baseball player, (continued…)


20 Startups Are Ready to Pitch for Prizes and Investment Capital at the 11th Annual Innovation Showcase

Among my responsibilities as executive director of VisionTech Angels is screening startup companies. Each year, my committee members and I (continued…)


Onboard Dynamics’ Green Natural Gas Fuel Solution Headlines VisionTech Angels’ August Pitch Week

VisionTech Angels’ Executive Director Ben Pidgeon recently sat down with Rita Hansen, CEO of Onboard Dynamics, to learn more about (continued…)


What Do The Innovation Showcase Speakers Have in Common? A Passion for Startups

Excitement is growing as the Venture Club of Indiana counts down to its premier, carefully curated startup pitch event, The (continued…)


Want to Connect with Capital? Don’t Miss the Inaugural Next Level Fund Summit

The Venture Club of Indiana’s annual Innovation Showcase includes the state’s largest pitch event, with some 20 companies vying for (continued…)


The Road to the Showcase: Searching for Indiana’s Most Investable Companies

The Innovation Showcase is Indiana’s largest curated event for entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters of the state’s vibrant ecosystem and includes (continued…)


Brickell Biotech Added to June Pitch Week Line-up

As VisionTech Angels know, I hate to turn away interesting investment opportunities. That’s why our selection committee reviews some 400 (continued…)


Insights from an Angel Investor: Patterns and Core Values

I technically started angel investing in 2012, but I wasn’t serious about investing until I became a managing partner of (continued…)


IBJ’s May Power Breakfast on Life Sciences to Feature VisionTech’s Ben Pidgeon

April 14, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (April 15, 2019) – – The Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) has selected VisionTech Partners I VisionTech Angels Executive Director (continued…)


Atlas Energy Systems: Heat to Electricity, No Moving Parts

  VisionTech Angels’ Executive Director Ben Pidgeon recently sat down with Ian Hamilton, founder and CEO of Atlas Energy Systems, (continued…)


Don’t Panic: React Mobile Is Keeping Hospitality Industry Workers Safe

VisionTech Angels’ Executive Director Ben Pidgeon recently sat down with Robb Monkman, co-founder and CEO of React Mobile, to learn (continued…)


February Pitch Week Preview: Glutenostics Redefines Celiac Disease Diagnostics and Monitoring

VisionTech Angels’ Executive Director Ben Pidgeon recently sat down with David Winternheimer, co-founder and CEO of Glutenostics, to learn more (continued…)


February Pitch Week Preview: Roomored Brings TV Magic to New Home Construction

VisionTech Angels’ Executive Director Ben Pidgeon recently sat down with Farrukh Malik, founder and CEO of Roomored, to learnmore about (continued…)


5 Steps for Avoiding Risk-Related Accidents, Mistakes and Mishaps

After 25 years of helping more than 450 clients in the life sciences industry, I have plenty of war stories (continued…)


SIMBA Chain: Blockchain’s Next Blockbuster?

VisionTech Angels’ Executive Director Ben Pidgeon recently sat down with Joel Neidig, CEO of SIMBA Chain, to learn more about (continued…)


A Conversation with Kim Frazier of TEC Dayton, VisionTech’s Newest Angel Chapter

VisionTech Partners Executive Director Ben Pidgeon recently sat down with Kim Frazier, Director of Growth Initiatives for The Entrepreneurs Center, (continued…)


VisionTech Angels Injects $2.6 Million in Eight Promising Startups in 2017

February 27, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (February 27, 2018) – – VisionTech Angels, Indiana’s largest and most active angel investing group with five chapters (continued…)


PPC Pro and Hero Conference Founder Is Also VisionTech Angels’ PPC Expert

VisionTech Angels’ bi-monthly pitch weeks have a stealth expert in the audience listening to startup companies present their case for (continued…)


Former FDA regulatory scientist joins Pearl Pathways, a VisionTech Sponsor

January 18, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – January 18, 2018— Pearl Pathways announces the hiring of Robert Seevers, PhD as senior advisor to serve biopharmaceutical companies. Seevers brings (continued…)


Numbers Guy Steve Sehy Knows How to Position Companies for Capital Raises

In his first job out of college, Steve Sehy earned his CPA while at former Big Eight accounting firm Arthur (continued…)


Don’t Wine About the FDA Regulatory Pathway: A Special VisionTech Event

If you’re an angel investor, this has probably happened to you. You’re sitting through a startup company’s pitch and they’ve (continued…)


VisionTech Partners, Pearl Pathways Form Alliance to Fuel Growth in Indiana’s Life Sciences Startup Community

August 30, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (August 30, 2017) – – VisionTech Partners, the parent of Indiana’s most active angel investing group, and Pearl (continued…)


June 27, 2017

Purdue Foundry’s Gibb Named President of VisionTech Angels’ Greater Lafayette Chapter

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (June 27, 2017) – Riley Gibb, director of collaborations for the Purdue Foundry, has added a role to (continued…)


VisionTech Angels Adds Tenant Tracker to Its Expanding Investment Portfolio

May 24, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 24, 2017) – VisionTech Angels, one of Indiana’s most active angel investing groups, has invested in Indianapolis-based (continued…)