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First Seen on IBJ.com: Indiana names 14 ‘Companies to Watch’

The state honored 14 innovative and entrepreneurial firms as Indiana Companies to Watch in Indianapolis on Thursday night.

Companies to Watch recognizes high-performing, second-stage businesses that are developing innovative products and business practices, contributing to their communities and creating quality jobs, the Indianapolis Economic Development Corp. said.

This year’s companies represent Elkhart, Hamilton, Marion, Monroe, Posey, Steuben, St. Joseph, Vigo and Whitley counties. They operate in a number of industries, including advanced manufacturing, life sciences, logistics and tech.

Indiana Companies to Watch awardees must be based in Indiana, privately held, advanced beyond the startup phase, employ six to 150 full-time employees and have between $150,000 and $100 million in annual revenue or capital from investors or grants.

The firms were selected by a panel of judges convened by the state, the Indiana Economic Development Foundation and the Edward Lowe Foundation.

This year’s winners:

— Cornerstone Information Systems (Bloomington): a technology and services provider focused on the travel industry.

— CuroGens (Carmel): a tech firm that specializes in developing, implementing and supporting custom software solutions that help motor vehicle manufacturers and their dealer networks.

— DemandJump (Indianapolis): a developer of an Artificial Intelligence Marketing Platform.

— Genius Phone Repair: offers computer and smartphone repair services at multiple retail locations.

— Hoosier Crane Service Co. (Elkhart): services and provides new bridge cranes, overhead crane kits, electric chain hoists, wire rope hoists, parts and accessories.

— Lesson.ly (Indianapolis): provides learning automation software for more than 300 companies.

— Marion Manufacturing (Terre Haute): offers precision machining with state-of-the-art, tech-enabled manufacturing equipment.

— Nanovis (Columbia City): develops regenerative technology platforms, such as anti-microbial capabilities, that are used in medical devices like surgical screws and implants.

— Nix Companies (Poseyville): offers metal fabrication, metal sales, mobile welding, equipment repair, powder coating, painting, heavy equipment refurbishing and industrial coatings.

— Prosolia (Indianapolis): develops, manufactures and markets life sciences tools that expand the use of mass spectrometers for translational and preclinical research and chemical analysis.

— Sharpen (Indianapolis,): provides a cloud native contact center platform for customer experience teams.

— Smart Temps (Mishawaka): provides a patented temperature management system that aids in the management and safekeeping of foods and medical products, such as vaccines, medications and blood.

— Spot (Indianapolis): utilizes technology to improve the logistics process.

— Torchlite (Indianapolis): helps marketers and other businesses keep up with online marketing activities.

Original article from IBJ.com: http://www.ibj.com/articles/60133-indiana-names-14-companies-to-watch

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