INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2013) — Santiago Jaramillo says he humbly stands on the shoulders of giants as he accepts the TechPoint Young Professional of the Year Award during the 14th annual Mira Awards.
TechPoint Young Professional of the Year Award (Santiago Jaramillo, founder and CEO of BlueBridge Digital): Santiago Jaramillo is a true entrepreneur. From his earliest business venture, where he delivered fresh water to his neighbors in South America, through his graduation from Indiana Wesleyan University as class valedictorian with a perfect GPA, to the founding of an industry-leading customized mobile apps development firm, Santiago embodies the relentless spirit of a true Hoosier technological innovator. As the founder of three businesses before ever graduating from college, while simultaneously holding a demanding internship at ExactTarget, Santiago impressed the judges with his accomplishments as well as his vision for the future of his fast-growing, profitable business, BlueBridge Digital.
TechPoint Honors The Best of Tech in Indiana at The Mira Awards
TechPoint, Indiana’s technology growth initiative, honored Indiana’s best companies, entrepreneurs and educators for their technology excellence and innovation at the 14th annual Mira Awards gala presented by BKD CPAs & Advisors at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.
"We had the largest class of Mira Awards finalists ever this year. It's a sign of the increasing activity and growth in the tech and entrepreneurial communities," said TechPoint CEO Michael Langellier. The Mira Awards had a record 91 finalists this year chosen by an expert panel of 39 judges.”
TechPoint’s Mira Awards is a celebration and a prime opportunity to raise the visibility for new innovations and to help grow Indiana companies.
Santiago Jaramillo accepts the TechPoint Young Professional of the Year Award with (left) Greg Rexing of BKD and TechPoint President and CEO Mike Langellier during the 14th annual Mira Awards celebration.
TechPoint is Indiana’s statewide technology initiative focused on growing Indiana’s tech sector by promoting the successes of technology companies and professionals; supporting the formation of capital, expansion and attraction of technology companies; and advocating appropriate public policy. For more information, please visit www.techpoint.org.
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