Mark Hill, a founding board member of the TechPoint Foundation for Youth and longtime supporter of education innovation, received the Bridge Builder Award during TechPoint’s 18th annual Mira Awards honoring the best of tech in Indiana. 

Mark was instrumental in launching TechPoint Foundation for Youth’s largest Greenhouse Initiative 10 years ago — New Tech High @ Arsenal Tech. Hill’s commitment and support will continue to impact thousands of students for years to come.

The Bridge Builder Award was created in 2002 to recognize meritorious service to Indiana’s underserved student populations. The award is given to individuals,programs or organizations whose leadership, vision, and support ensure all students have access to experiential learning opportunities that inspire the pursuit of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers.

TechPoint Foundation for Youth is thrilled to present the 2017 Bridge Builder Award to Mr. Mark Hill, founding board member of the Foundation and longtime supporter of education innovation.

Mr. Hill was instrumental in launching TechPoint Foundation’s largest Greenhouse Initiative to date, New Tech High @ Arsenal Tech, which is now in its tenth year of successful operation.

In addition to Mr. Hill’s extensive leadership experience in Indiana’s technology sector, he has served as a community champion through board memberships including CICP, CICF, Teach for America, United Way of Central Indiana, TechPoint, and TechPoint Foundation for Youth.

Mark Hill’s commitment to the Indianapolis community through service and support will continue to impact thousands of students for years to come.

TechPoint, the growth initiative for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, honored the successes and innovation of Indiana companies, entrepreneurs, educators, and other leaders at The Westin Indianapolis during the 18th annual Mira Awards gala presented by Angie’s List, Genesys, and Salesforce.

A total of 15 award winners and three honorable mentions were chosen from the 90 outstanding companies, organizations, and individuals who were selected as nominees this year out of the 180 applications received highlighting achievements during the 2016 calendar year.


Fifty independent, volunteer judges spent more than 850 total hours reviewing and ranking applications, interviewing nominees, and selecting this year’s winners. Judges included company founders, CEOs and presidents; CTOs, CIOs and software developers; professors and chancellors from Indiana universities; design, human resources and sales professionals, and a variety of other subject matter experts.


The Mira Awards are named after the first of the brilliant variable stars to be discovered – the Mira Star. It is also the Latin root meaning “worthy of admiration, wonderful, marvelous.” The awards represent the best of tech in Indiana each year.