Every spring, TechPoint’s Tech Thursday event presented by WGU Indiana and hosted by Faegre Baker Daniels becomes Mira Pitch Night. We invite all of the companies, schools, organizations, teams and startups competing for the state’s top tech honors in the Mira Awards to jump up and give a 60 second pitch about their cool tech-related ventures.
Mira Pitch Night proved, once again, to be a fun way to learn about a wide variety of technologies, products and services, new companies, and of course, the interesting people behind all of this innovation activity. It all leads up to the Mira Awards gala coming up May 2nd at the JW Marriott. Tickets are selling out fast, so get your tickets soon.
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Twenty-five nominees signed up for this entertaining, fast-paced Mira preview, which was held at The Patform — a new one-of a-kind hub for people and organizations working to revitalize neighborhoods that was created in partnership with the City of Indianapolis and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and located in the west wing of the historic Indianapolis City Market.
Our master of ceremonies, Nick Mathioudakis, kept things moving and attendees said it was inspiring and motivating to hear about all of the remarkable tech activity here in Indiana. Learn more about the nominees who participated in the brief descriptions included below.
Following all 25 pitches, our honorary judges for the night — Chuck Switzer, corporate attorney with Feagre Baker Daniels, and TechPoint’s Mike Langellier — selected six semi-finalists. They were:
- Rook Security
- Teradata Applications
- AniDyn: Animated Dynamics
- pi lab: Edwin the Duck
Next, the crowd chose Rook Security, Teradata Applications and pi lab as their favorites, and then by way of the loudest applause, pi lab was crowned the winner of Mira Nominees Pitch Night!
WATCH more pitches from Mira Pitch Night on TechPoint’s YouTube Channel.
Thank you to all of the 2015 Mira Award nominees who participated and helped make Mira Pitch Night at Tech Thursday such a fun, interesting event!
|Volair Sim||Volair Sim is a Carmel, Indiana company specializing in design and development of affordable flight and racing cockpit simulator systems.|
|Rook Security||Rook Security’s advisory and managed security services deliver visibility, intelligence, and response in security operations.|
|Telamon, Medical Solutions||Telamon is focused on technology enablement in Telehealth, PCMH, and the new Community Partnerships in Population Health (CPPH) model.|
|Diagnotes||Diagnotes has a HIPAA-compliant mobile communication system for medical groups to improve communication among providers, patients and staff.|
|hc1.com||Combining the best healthcare CRM, real-time analytics, and secure collaboration capabilities in one HIPAA-compliant, private cloud solution.|
|Periodic||Periodic’s technologies make it easy to deploy booking sites and service marketplaces with real-time inventory.|
|Teradata||Teradata Applications provides software and services that advance the productivity and performance of marketing organizations.|
|Pi lab||From napkin sketch to creation, the pi lab team are experts in the steps necessary to produce special and engaging product lines.|
|Eleven Fifty Academy||Changing the way we think about developing, recruiting, and hiring technical talent in order to accelerate the growth of Indiana companies.|
|Mesh Systems||Mesh Systems are experts the design and deployment of turnkey ˜Internet of Things” (IoT) systems for Smart products.|
|Medeolinx, LLC||MedeoLinx integrates genomics, cloud computing, machine learning, and molecular models to significantly enhance drug discovery and repurposing.|
|Blue Pillar||Power management software platforms that connect, control and centralize critical and complex facilities.|
|3BG Supply Company||Distributor of power transmission parts that allows customers to browse and order parts from multiple manufacturers in a matter of seconds.|
|AniDyn: Animated Dynamics||Animated Dynamics’ innovative Biodynamic Imaging allows them to look inside living tissues to measure the effectiveness of drug treatments.|
|Didgebridge||Didgebridge enables marketing communication while providing immediate, in-depth real time analytic measurement of actual consumer impact.|
|TinderBox||TinderBox makes it faster to create and deliver sales proposals, contracts and even presentations entirely online.|
|NextGear Capital||The world’s leading independent inventory finance company, providing flexible lines of credit for dealers to purchase inventory.|
|Sticksnleaves||Sticksnleaves provides a solid foundation for founders, executives and managers to execute on technology and business strategy.|
|Hubstaff||Providing a SaaS solution for employee productivity, time tracking and payroll. Over 7,000 companies run their remote teams on Hubstaff.|
|DATTUS||At DATTUS, we are building and delivering solutions that will change the future of industrial facilities.|
|Fortress Data Control Inc||Helping businesses protect themselves against the risks of gathering, storing, using and disposing of confidential business information.|
|Shop Your Spot||A ground-breaking approach to the free mobile deal app, offering merchants a digital marketing voice and consumers a resource for finding deals.|
|InnovateMap||A product agency that helps companies dream, design, and deliver outstanding software products that delight their customers.|
|Lesson.ly||Focused on unlocking human potential by creating the most user-friendly way to build, share, and track training materials for your team.|
|MostBeastlyStudios LLC||17-year-old high school junior Brandon Boynton is the CEO of MostBeastlyStudios, a mobile app development company.|
— TechPoint (@TechPointInd) April 16, 2015