INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2013) — James Rischar, vice president event operations & IT at BidPal, accepts the Mira Award for Emerging Tech Company of the Year during the TechPoint Mira Awards at the JW Marriott.

Emerging Technology Company of the Year (BidPal, Inc.): Indianapolis-based BidPal, Inc. improves charitable fundraising by helping nonprofits use technology to more efficiently run their charitable events. BidPal’s event management solutions, mobile auctions, payment processing, ticketing, online fundraising and consulting services, help make charitable events more fun and more profitable. BidPal was chosen because of the results it delivers to its clients – often charities – helping them significantly increase fundraising and ultimately “cause” outcomes. The judges also believe BidPal has a very sound growth strategy that is bearing positive results.

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.

About TechPoint
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

About BKD
BKD, LLP is a national CPA and advisory firm that delivers its experience and service with a deep understanding of your business, your needs and what it takes to improve your business performance.  BKD’s approximately 2,000 personnel, including approximately 250 partners, serve clients in all 50 states and internationally. To learn more, visit Praxity, AISBL, a global alliance of independent firms, enhances BKD’s ability to serve the dynamic needs of multinational clients. Praxity provides the gateway to tax, assurance and consulting services delivered by alliance firms committed to the highest standards required in international business.

WATCH VIDEO: Learn more about the TechPoint Mira Awards and the role they play in economic development and the growth of Indiana's tech sector.