BE BOLD. Enter Indiana’s top tech awards!
TechPoint is accepting applications for the 2020 Mira Awards honoring ‘the best of tech in Indiana.’ Now in its 21st year, the Mira Awards are like Indiana’s Oscars for technology with award categories recognizing the cities, people, products and companies that make our community and state so special.
Applications are due January 17th. APPLY NOW.
What’s new for the 2020 Mira Awards?
If you’re a TechPoint Index subscriber, chances are good that you personally know a handful of people, places, companies or products that deserve to be considered for a Mira Award.
This year, we added a nomination option to our process that is super easy. All you have to do is enter the person’s name and email address and we’ll reach out to them to have them fill out the application form. NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR AN AWARD.
Several categories have been changed this year to loosen restrictions that may have prevented some people from entering in the past. For example, the Rising Entrepreneur Award category no longer has any age restrictions and will recognize promising startup founders of all ages and experiences.
The Tech Product of the Year category is also no longer restricted to products launched during the past 12 months, but is open to all new technology products that achieved significant milestones in calendar year 2019, regardless of an official launch date or development timeline.
Service Partner of the Year (formerly Tech Service of the Year) now includes the development of tech products or other professional services for a tech company. Services may be related to IT/cyber, design/branding, marketing/PR, legal/accounting, consulting, data science or other.
The Startup of the Year category eligibility date has been extended to include startups that are two-years-old or newer (founded after January 1, 2018), and both the Tech Education Award and Community Impact Award have been changed to include the contributions of individuals or organizations.
PEOPLE – Rising Entrepreneur Award, Investor of the Year, and the Trailblazer Award
PLACE – Community Impact Award, Tech Education Award, and the Rising Tech City Award
PRODUCTS – Tech Product of the Year, Service Partner of the Year, and Innovation of the Year
COMPANIES – Exceptional Employer Award, Startup of the Year, Scale-up of the Year, and Large Enterprise of the Year
For brief descriptions of each category, you may want to check out the 2020 Mira Awards Category One-Sheet. DOWNLOAD ONE-SHEET.
Why should you enter the awards?
Being a Mira Award nominee is a big deal. Past nominees and winners alike have secured new venture capital, signed new customers, and hired exceptional new employees because of the exposure that comes with participating in the Mira Awards.
The Mira Awards bring us together as a community to celebrate the state’s tremendous tech success stories and amplify them to the rest of the world. This year’s black-tie gala celebration will be held Saturday, April 18, at the JW Marriott – Indianapolis.
You can learn more about this year’s upcoming 2020 Mira Awards from the official awards program launch press release.
WATCH VIDEO: Get a real feel for what it’s like to attend the Mira Awards gala by watching our special event coverage on YouTube.
If you are interested in sponsoring the 2020 TechPoint Mira Awards, contact Lauren Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For nomination or application process questions, contact Joshua Hall at email@example.com or call 317-464-5416.