Celebrating Construction Kick-off of the 16 Tech Innovation Hub
On January 23, 16 Tech President and CEO Bob Coy welcomed design and construction partners as well as funders to mark the beginning of Innovation Hub construction. Guests gathered on the second floor of Innovation Building 1, overlooking the +/- 90,000-square-foot adaptive reuse project that will transform the former Indianapolis Water Company headquarters into the Innovation Hub to serve 16 Tech tenants and visitors to the district.
Innovation Hub Facts
16 Tech Welcomes New Community Investment Fund Advisory Committee Members
Richard Bray
Y ecenia Tostado
16 Tech is excited to announce the addition of two new members to the 16 Tech Community Investment Fund Advisory Committee. The Rev. Richard Bray, community partnership manager for the IUPUI Office of Community Engagement, and Yecenia Tostado, executive director of the Project Azul Foundation, joined the 11-member advisory committee effective January 1, 2020.

The advisory committee includes residents as well as talent development, community development and educational representatives who have been active in creating programs and initiatives that support the Near West, Near Northwest and surrounding communities.

“We welcome Richard and Yecenia to our advisory committee and are thankful for the additional community relations, education and workforce development expertise they bring to the committee,” said Bob Coy, president and CEO of 16 Tech Community Corporation.

More about the 16 Tech Community Investment Fund
16 Tech Community Corporation received more than 60 grant applications from neighborhood and nonprofit service organizations as well as individuals who want to make an impact in the neighborhoods that surround the innovation district. Grant awards will be announced this spring, and applications for the second round of grants will be available later this year. Up to $1 million in grants will be awarded to neighborhoods in support of workforce training, business support, education, infrastructure and neighborhood beautification, and neighborhood capacity building in 2020. In subsequent years, at least $350,000 in funding will be available annually for community investment.

To learn more about the 16 Tech Community Investment Fund, visit our website.
16 Tech Quarterly Community Meetings: 2020 Schedule
For more than three years, 16 Tech has hosted quarterly community meetings to provide updates on the progress of the innovation district. Please mark your calendar for the 2020 meetings, all of which start at 8:30 a.m.

Our first meeting of 2020 will be held at the Eskenazi Fine Arts Building. We look forward to hosting additional 2020 meetings at 16 Tech once our first building is open.

Additional information about meeting locations will be available on our website and newsletter in the coming months.
2020 Meeting Schedule:
8:30 a.m. start time


Date: Friday, March 27, 2020
Location : Eskenazi Fine Arts Building
1410 Indiana Avenue

Date : Friday, June 26, 2020
Location: TBD

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
Location: TBD

Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: TBD .
Opportunities at 16 Tech
16 Tech Community Corporation is searching for its newest team member. If you enjoy writing, storytelling and building partnerships, the newly created Communications Manager role may be perfect for you.

For a full job description and to apply, please visit our website .
Thanks for your input
A special shout out to everyone who responded to our makerspace survey and who attended our first makerspace meetup in December. The insights we gathered have helped us choose tools, design the space and select programming to meet the needs of Central Indiana makers.

We randomly selected five people who responded to the survey to receive a $200 credit for use at our makerspace for classes, memberships, tool fees or any of our other products.
Please join us in congratulating Nathan Shellhammer, Melanie Negrin, Jacob Ayers, Nancy Rasche and Arianna Grazzianni.

Follow us on Twitter to find out about the next makerspace meetup.
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