Helen Levinson & Jamie Fiedler Encourage Female Developers at SheHacksChi

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It is important to mentor women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. As not only a woman-owned business, but home to several women team members, Indigo Interactive finds it imperative to help encourage women into the technology field.

Jamie Fiedler and Helen Levinson were asked to participate at Cleverbridge's (Chicago, IL) first hackathon. As business mentors, Helen and Jamie worked with over 10 teams to help build a product that would encourage more women to participate in STEM. The teams worked Friday to Saturday night on conception, execution and presenting their ideas and development.

Featured among Jellyvision and Cleverbridge CEO’s, Jamie participated as a judge on the SheHacksChi panel. Awarded projects included a female-friendly take on Browserstack, a coding application built into Tumblr and CreateHER- a mobile app that depicts STEM-friendly projects for young girls and students to complete and share.

The Announcement of finalists featured Indigo Interactive is a minority and woman-owned business that is "pushing the standard of education into the digital age." This year, the provider of workflow management solutions released the Jura Platform, the first-ever SaaS model built specifically to the accreditation industry.

Indigo is featured in the Ed-Tech category and was featured here: Indigo Interactive creates certification and accreditation management systems for the education industry through SaaS software that overhauls the largely manual process. Their product, the Jura Platform, is the first ever Saas model specific to the accreditation industry, and allows clients to customize management systems. It's subscription-based, reduces need for staff support, and includes data collection and business intelligence. Indigo Interactive is led by Helen Levinson, who was a finalist for ITA's 2015 City Lights Prominent Woman In Tech Award. Under her leadership, Indigo Interactive made over $1.2 million in revenue with a 30 percent profit margin in 2014, its first full year. They estimate a 40 percent growth for 2016, and even more growth as Jura rolls out.

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