High Alpha calls itself a venture studio. That's a combination incubator, early-stage investor, and startup consultancy. But it might better be called a venture catapult. Last year, the Indianapolis company showed its Midwestern can-do-ness in the midst of a raging pandemic by flinging out 10 startups--double the number to its credit in 2019. High Alpha did this in part by converting some challenges created by Covid-19 into businesses. "Where we start is with problems," says Kristian Andersen, a High Alpha co-founder. "And 2020 presented no shortage of problems."