Nominations open today for TechPoint’s 25th annual ‘Best of Tech’ Mira Awards
Tickets are on sale now; capacity has doubled with the April 26, 2023, event now at the Old National Centre
TechPoint today opened nominations for its highly anticipated 25th-anniversary Mira Awards honoring the “Best of Tech” in Indiana. Named after the brightest star that can be seen from Earth, the Mira Awards gala recognizes excellence and innovation in 18 different award categories.
Since 1999, the Mira Awards have been pivotal in promoting and celebrating the state’s top technology innovators, disruptors, business leaders and game-changers. They are a testament to the incredible technological achievements coming out of multiple industries, as well as the spirit of innovation that characterizes the digital innovation landscape in Indiana.
TechPoint announced a new location and format for the awards last month, which includes doubling the number of people who will be able to attend the gala to 2,400.
“We’ve broadened just about everything in our approach to the Mira Awards because tech is essential to driving growth across all business sectors in Indiana and we want to open this event to more people. ,” said TechPoint President and CEO Ting Gootee. “Collaboration with organizations like AgriNovus Indiana and Conexus Indiana is a top priority for our continued community-building effort as we believe it will help us draw nominations and participation from all corners of the state.”
Nominations from across all industries throughout the state are welcome, including technology, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics, agbioscience, academia and more.
The award categories reflect TechPoint’s dual focus on talent pathways into tech careers and the digital innovation that continues to drive disruptive change on a global scale. The following are the 2024 Mira Award categories:
Talent & Pipeline Awards
- Talent Impact Award (Company or Organization)
- Nextech K-12 Computer Science Teacher of The Year (Individual Educator)
- TechPoint Foundation for Youth Bridge Builder Award (Individual)
- Innovation Team of The Year (Team or Small Group)
- Student Entrepreneur of The Year (Individual)
- Rising Entrepreneur Award (Individual)
- Mission41k Exceptional Employer Award (Company or Organization)
- TechPoint Trailblazer Award (Individual)
- TechPoint Resilience Award (Individual)
Digital Innovation Awards
- Digital Transformation Award (Company)
- Tech Innovation of The Year (Company)
- Conexus Manufacturing Innovation Award (Company)
- AgriNovus HungerTech Challenge Winner (Company or Team)
- Deal of the Year (Company and Investor)
- Community Impact Award (Organization)
- Innovation Service Partner of The Year (Company)
- Startup of the Year (Company)
- Tech Company of the Year (Company)
The 2024 Mira Awards gala—known as the “Oscars of Tech in Indiana”—will be held on Friday, April 26, 2024, at Old National Centre in Indianapolis. TechPoint and its sponsors and partners will take over the entire venue with the awards show in the Murat Theatre and a community celebration and afterparty in the Egyptian Room. Tickets to the ball gown and black tie event are $150 each and may be purchased online. Additional opportunities to attend the gala are available via volunteering. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available. View the 2024 Mira Awards Prospectus for details on becoming a sponsor.
About TechPoint: TechPoint, is the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership’s industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy and overall tech ecosystem. The team is focused on working with public, private and industry partners to expand tech talent pipeline, enhance resource connectivity for enterprise organizations and startups alike, and elevate the industry by activating the community and amplifying stories of success. For more information, please visit www.techpoint.org.
About the Mira Award process: More than 50 independent and diverse subject matter experts evaluate and rank the award entries to determine the nominees, which will be announced on February 13, 2024. Next, nominees deliver presentations and answer questions in front of a panel of judges on March 6, 2024. Following the interviews, the judges deliberate and select the winners. The process culminates in the gala on April 26, 2024. Go to miraawards.com for more detail.
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