From 180 applications, independent judging panels selected 90 companies, schools, organizations and individuals to advance as Mira Award Nominees!

The Mira Awards bring us together as a community to celebrate the state’s tremendous tech success stories and amplify them to media, investors and technology buyers nationwide. This year’s black-tie gala celebration will be held Saturday, April 29, at The Westin — Indianapolis.


Thickets will sell out before the March 31, early-bird deadline.

More than an event. It’s a season!

The Mira Awards season begins in December and January with applications, followed by the judging process and nominees announcement in February. The awards gala in April is like the “Oscars for Tech” and the Winners Circle in May/June revs up even more opportunities.


A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Community Activation Manager Lauren Petersen before everything is sold out.



Thank you to our presenting sponsors Angie’s List, Genesys and Salesforce for joining us for a second consecutive year making the Mira Awards possible for our community!

2017 Mira Award Categories


Investor of the Year
For an angel investor or investment firm principal who brings money plus exceptional connections, advice and attention to Indiana companies.

Community Champion of the Year
For a person or organization who, though maybe not in tech themselves, has gone above and beyond to support the advancement of Indiana’s tech community.

Tech Educator of the Year
For an individual doing an exceptional job of inspiring, educating and preparing the future members of Indiana’s tech sector.

Rising Star Award
For an individual under 30 with achievements beyond their years and potential for significant future success.

Trailblazer in Technology Award
This bold visionary, hand-picked by the board of directors, takes significant risks in order to create lasting impacts on the tech community in Indiana.


Best New Tech Product
A highly innovative and ground-breaking commercially available tech product that burst onto the scene and took it by storm in the last year.

Tech Service of the Year
This game-changing solution combines technology with professional services to solve a specific problem, disrupt the market or anticipate demand.

Innovation of the Year
Research and development created a brand new way of doing things that revolutionizes, advances, or creates new tech industries and fields.


Corporate Innovator of the Year
The strategic Indiana innovator who has dramatically impacted the value, development and success of their company.

Company Culture of the Year
This company gets two thumbs up from it’s employees. With a collaborative, productive, and creative environment, who wouldn’t want to work here?

New Start-up of the Year
The new company that’s kicking butt and taking names this year. They’ll be the one to watch in the future.

Scale-up of the Year ($100K-$5M Revenue) and ($5M-$20M Revenue)
These innovative, growing businesses are thinking big and they want to be Indiana’s next big breakout tech companies.

Tech Company of the Year ($20M+ Revenue)
This booming company may be thinking nationally, but they haven’t forgotten their Hoosier roots. They’re helping to put Indiana on the map in the technology world.


Best Tech T-Shirt or Swag
The graphic T is the quintessential tech community uniform whether worn with a blazer, a pencil skirt or skinny jeans. These are the tech community’s favorites.

Best Tech Event
Whether focused on learning, collaborating, celebrating or hacking, events bring our community together face-to-face, keep us connected and drive positive networks.

Best Tech Space
Tech firms know how to put their best foot forward and it shows in their workplaces. These are the coolest, most striking and unusual tech spaces in our community.