Creative production partners bring “Gatsby” theme to life

Indiana’s tech sector took center stage on May 3, as another sold out Mira Awards crowd came together to celebrate the year’s many tech success stories and honor the nominees and winners in 14 award categories.

“The media coverage alone reached a total combined audience of more than 191 million, and that doesn’t even include social media or the television exposure through our unique partnership with Inside INdiana Business this year,” said Mike Langellier, president and CEO of TechPoint. “This is why we say the Mira Awards are Indiana’s biggest stage for tech, and of course, it wouldn’t be possible without the support of sponsors like our longtime presenting sponsor BKD and the TechPoint Pillar Partners.”

Numerous nominees, winners and sponsors distributed press releases — some over national news wires that feed into every newsroom in the U.S. — and TechPoint’s own stories were picked up and shared across many news sites. (Data provided by Meltwater media monitoring.)



You can follow the links here to watch clips from the May 4, Inside INdiana Business TV show, read the business section cover story feature from The Indianapolis Star, and read coverage in the Indianapolis Business Journal. You can also view the special edition Inside Edge newsletter featuring an exclusive interview with each winner by Gerry Dick from Inside INdiana Business. This first-of-its-kind video newsletter was sent to all Inside Edge and TechPoint subscribers combined!

Huge and heartfelt thanks to our amazing production partners who once again generously contributed to the increased energy and fun atmosphere of the Mira Awards. It was the creative and dedicated production partners who were instrumental in bringing to life the “Gatsby” theme that was new this year, making the Mira Awards even more fun while still remaining authentic and credible.

TechPoint’s 2014 Mira Awards production partners include:

Banayote Photography (
BLASTmedia (
Impact Group Scenic Arts Services (
Markey’s Rental and Staging (
Print Resources (
Stan’s Sign Design (



Here are more links to watch some of the videos created by BLASTmedia for the Mira Awards embedded in the full winners story, and visit the TechPoint Youtube channel to see more of their work from the Mira Awards, including the lively Roaring Twenties inspired nominee introduction videos. Browse some of the wonderful professional photos from the event on Flickr, and visit the Banayote Photography site to see ALL of the photos from the entire event, which are also available for purchase. Be sure to select a few photos to share with your friends and staff members!

The combined impact of the Mira Awards and the tremendous amount of content and media exposure generated and distributed throughout Indiana and nationwide, has a significant and lasting impact on the tech community. Recognizing the achievements of the state’s top tech performers inspires creativity and the determination to advance excellence throughout the sector, and the Mira Awards definitely reinforce the growing perception that Indiana is a top tier tech hub where startups flourish and tech businesses thrive.



Links to content, videos, photos, media coverage and more:

Inside INdiana Business Coverage
Inside Edge Video Newsletter
Indianapolis Star Story
Indianapolis Business Journal Story
FULL STORY Mira Award Winners
TechPoint YouTube Channel
Mira Awards Photos Flickr
ALL Mira Awards Photos Banayote