the combine april 7th - 8th, 2017

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CELEBRATING ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION

The Combine is a conference exploring the spark at the intersection of community, culture, creativity, capital, and code.

Laura Gómez

@laura
Previously leading Twitter’s expansion into 50 languages and dozens of countries, Laura is now Founder and CEO of venture-backed Atipica and a founding member of Project Include.
MAIN STAGE

  • Community 100%
  • Culture 90%
  • Creativity 60%
  • Capital 10%
  • Code 10%

Shane Mac

@shanemac
An entrepreneur, investor, and musician, Shane is the CEO and Co-Founder of Assist, a platform that is automating messaging for businesses.
MAIN STAGE

  • Community 80%
  • Culture 90%
  • Creativity 60%
  • Capital 80%
  • Code 10%

Jo White

@mediamum
A Human Computer Interaction researcher at Willis Towers Watson, Jo explores user experience and Agile environments for testing and rapid product development.
MAIN STAGE

  • Community 40%
  • Culture 60%
  • Creativity 80%
  • Capital 10%
  • Code 90%

Pete Yonkman

@cookmedical
An alum of Indiana University and the IU Maurer School of Law, Pete is the President of Bloomington-based Cook Group Inc., one of the largest global medical device companies with over 11,000 employees worldwide.
MAIN STAGE

  • Community 100%
  • Culture 90%
  • Creativity 60%
  • Capital 10%
  • Code 10%

Max Yoder

@MaxYoder
Named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2016 Forty under 40, Max is the founder and CEO of Lessonly, an Indy-based company focusing on learning software for businesses.
MAIN STAGE

  • Community 60%
  • Culture 90%
  • Creativity 40%
  • Capital 70%
  • Code 20%

Kurtis Beavers

@kjbeavers
The Creative Director for Stack Overflow, a questions and answers platform used by 46 million developers monthly, Kurtis will be leading a workshop on being a designer in a developer world.
WORKSHOPS

  • Community 60%
  • Culture 70%
  • Creativity 100%
  • Capital 10%
  • Code 70%

Emily Veach

@editemily
As a professional storyteller, Emily has worked with thought leaders in industries from tech to footwear. Previously based in Hong Kong as Wall Street Journal Asia’s editing desk chief, Emily is now content marketing lead at Feedly.
WORKSHOPS

  • Community 75%
  • Culture 40%
  • Creativity 90%
  • Capital 0%
  • Code 0%

Blake Grotewold

@groteworld
With 8 years and 17 programming languages of enterprise software experience, Blake is a true renaissance developer. As a senior software engineer at Foxio, he has a lot to say about how developers work.
WORKSHOPS

  • Community 70%
  • Culture 90%
  • Creativity 60%
  • Capital 10%
  • Code 90%

Joe Kratzat

@joekratzat
As partner and development lead at Foxio, Joe has made the transition to “the boss” after 15 years of being the coder. This life-hacker now searches for the best ways to hire, manage, and understand developers.
WORKSHOPS

  • Community 40%
  • Culture 80%
  • Creativity 50%
  • Capital 20%
  • Code 90%

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Do you want to present at one of the workshops for the Combine 2017? We’re seeking the nation’s best and brightest to facilitate our workshop tracks, create and grow.

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