MIRA AWARDS

Honoring the best of tech in Indiana.

Join us at the next Mira Awards gala in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

The TechPoint Mira Awards bring us together as a community to celebrate the state’s tremendous tech success stories and amplify them to media, investors and technology buyers nationwide.

Launch Fishers and Indiana IoT Lab Founder John Wechsler takes his obligatory “stage selfie” while accepting the Trailblazer Award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Meghann York, director of product marketing at Salesforce, accepts the Tech Company of the Year Mira Award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Rod Reasen, co-founder and CEO of Springbuk, accepts the Scale-up of the Year ($100K-$5M) Mira Award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Ellie Symes, founder and CEO of The Bee Corp, accepts the Rising Star Mira Award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett accepts the Corporate Innovator of the Year Mira Award on behalf of the ShiftIndy initiative. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Christine McDonnell, co-founder & CEO of Codelicious, accepts the Tech Service of the Year Mira Award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Kristen Cooper, founder and CEO of The Startup Ladies (right), accepts the Community Champion of the Year Mira Award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Scott Dorsey, managing partner of venture studio High Alpha, accepts the Investor of the Year Mira Award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
SupplyKick Founder Chris Palmer accepts the Mira Award for Scale-up of the Year – ($5M-$20M). Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Lauren Howard, vice president of client success for FreightRover, accepts the Mira Award for Best New Tech Startup. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Springbuk Director of Experience Kristy Bittles accepts the Company Culture of the Year Mira Award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Ivan Ball, co-founder and CTO of Heliponix, accepts the Best New Tech Product Mira Award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Howard Bates (president & CEO), Rick Wehrle (co-founder and CTO) and Mike Seidle (co-founder and COO) of WorkHere accept the Innovation of the Year Mira Award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
The 2018 Mira Awards trophies are displayed at the event.
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Introducing the 2018 Mira Award Winners

We received a record-breaking 205 applications for this year’s TechPoint Mira Awards. Our 52 volunteer judges — leading independent subject matter experts — selected the 100+ individuals, products, services and companies that advanced as nominees, and then chose the prestigious winners following in-person interviews.

NOMINATIONS OPEN NOVEMBER 2018

More than an event: it’s a season.

The Mira Awards season begins in November through January with applications and nominations, followed by the judging process and nominees announcement in February and March.

The awards gala at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis is like the “Oscars for Tech” on April 13, 2019, and Winners’ Circle celebrations in May and June create even more opportunities.

Past Winners

Learn about ‘Best of Tech’ honorees from the past 19 years of celebrating Indiana’s growing and thriving tech community!

Past Mira Award winners
People’s Choice

Vote for your favorites in our People’s Choice categories – Best Tech Space, Best Tech Event, and Best Tech T-shirt or Swag.

See past People’s Choice winners
Cagetories & Criteria

Download the Mira Awards Categories & Criteria Guide for everything you need to know about applying for this year’s awards.

Download guide
Watch videos

Browse more than 100 videos of acceptance speeches, tributes, and gala openings, as well as TV interviews by Inside INdiana Business.

Watch videos
2018 Judges

Fifty-two independent volunteers review applications, interview nominees, and select the Mira Award winners.

Meet the judges
Sponsorship

Limited number of available. Contact Senior Director of Relationship Management Lauren Petersen at lauren@techpoint.org to learn more about sponsoring the MIra Awards.

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2018 Award Winners

Products

Best New Tech Product

A highly innovative and ground-breaking commercially available tech product that burst onto the scene and took it by storm in the last year.

Heliponix

Heliponix™ provides consumers an innovative yet sustainable way to produce food on their property with the minimal amount of land and water.

Tech Service of the Year

This game-changing solution combines technology with professional services to solve a specific problem, disrupt the market or anticipate demand.

Codelicious

Codelicious provides instant access to interactive, comprehensive, full-semester curriculum for educators teaching grades 3-8.

Innovation of the Year

Research and development created a brand new way of doing things that revolutionizes, advances, or creates new tech industries and fields.

WorkHere

WorkHere is the first social app that instantly connects local workers and local employers.

Companies

Corporate Innovator of the Year

The strategic Indiana innovator who has dramatically impacted the value, development and success of their company.

City of Indianapolis

The Information Services Agency is the provider of IT service, strategy and solutions for City of Indianapolis & Marion County government.

Company Culture of the Year

This company gets two thumbs up from its employees. With a collaborative, productive, and creative environment, who wouldn’t want to work here?

Springbuk

Springbuk is a health analytics tool that simplifies employer data into a single warehouse for 1:1 engagement and predictive insights.

Best New Tech Startup

The new company that's kicking butt and taking names this year. They’ll be the one to watch in the future.

FreightRover

With our streamlined mobile app and web platform, FreightRover is the intersection between transportation and technology.

Scale-up of the Year ($100K-$5M Revenue)

These innovative, growing businesses are thinking big and they want to be Indiana’s next big breakout tech companies.

Springbuk

Springbuk is a health analytics tool that simplifies employer data into a single warehouse for 1:1 engagement and predictive insights.

Scale-up of the Year ($5M-$20M Revenue)

These innovative, growing businesses are thinking big and they want to be Indiana’s next big breakout tech companies.

SupplyKick

Your Stress-Free, Brand-First Amazon Solution! Growing brands to their full potential through lasting partnerships.

Tech Company of the Year ($20M+ Revenue)

This booming company may be thinking nationally, but they haven’t forgotten their Hoosier roots. They’re helping to put Indiana on the map in the technology world.

Salesforce

Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way.

People

Investor of the Year

For an angel investor or investment firm principal who brings money plus exceptional connections, advice and attention to Indiana companies.

High Alpha

We are a venture studio that conceives, launches, and scales next-generation enterprise cloud and SaaS companies.

Community Champion of the Year

For a person or organization who, though maybe not in tech themselves, has gone above and beyond to support the advancement of Indiana’s tech community.

Kristen Cooper, CEO & Founder, The Startup Ladies

Tech Educator of the Year

For an individual doing an exceptional job of inspiring, educating and preparing the future members of Indiana’s tech sector.

Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce (iDEW), IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI

Rising Star Award

For an individual under 30 with achievements beyond their years and potential for significant future success.

Ellie Symes, CEO, The Bee Corp

Trailblazer Award

This bold visionary, hand-picked by the board of directors, takes significant risks in order to create lasting impacts on the tech community in Indiana.

John Wechsler, Founder, Launch Fishers and Indiana IoT Lab

TechPoint Foundation for Youth Bridge Builder Award

student populations in Indiana gain access to experiential learning opportunities that inspire the pursuit of STEM careers. TechPoint Foundation for Youth is committed to inspiring the state’s underserved K-12 students to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Foundation believes that youth should be equipped to address Indiana’s growing demand for a skilled workforce.

Jeffrey C. Musgrove Jr., Digital Development Lead at Eli Lilly and Company

People's Choice

Best Tech T-Shirt or Swag

The graphic T is the quintessential tech community uniform whether worn with a blazer, a pencil skirt or skinny jeans. These are the tech community’s favorites.

Upper Hand

Upper Hand sports software partners with sports organizations to help manage and grow their business.

Best Tech Event

Whether focused on learning, collaborating, celebrating or hacking, events bring our community together face-to-face, keep us connected and drive positive networks.

Kronos

Kronos Incorporated is a U.S.-based multi-national workforce management software and services company headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts

Best Tech Space

Tech firms know how to put their best foot forward and it shows in their workplaces. These are the coolest, most striking and unusual tech spaces in our community.

DeveloperTown

DeveloperTown helps leaders validate, design, and build new products.

Products

Innovation of the Year

Research and development created a brand new way of doing things that revolutionizes, advances, or creates new tech industries and fields.

Arrhythmotech

Arrhythmotech is the world leader in non-invasive detection and analytics of 'fight-or-flight' nervous system activity.

Best New Tech Product

A highly innovative and ground-breaking commercially available tech product that burst onto the scene and took it by storm in the last year.

DemandJump

Traffic Cloud™ - The Customer Acquisition platform. Simply put, DemandJump doubles marketing performance for our customers, across channels.

Products

Tech Service of the Year

This game-changing solution combines technology with professional services to solve a specific problem, disrupt the market or anticipate demand.

Fizziology

A social media research firm that uses real-time information from social media to provide meaningful business intelligence.

Companies

Corporate Innovator of the Year

The strategic Indiana innovator who has dramatically impacted the value, development and success of their company.

ClusterTruck

We are using technology to change the way food is delivered to the customer; making sure that food is hot, fresh and just out of the kitchen

Companies

Company Culture of the Year

This company gets two thumbs up from it’s employees. With a collaborative, productive, and creative environment, who wouldn’t want to work here?

One Click

One Click is on a mission is to be the world's most people-focused eyewear company.

Companies

New Start-Up of the Year

The new company that's kicking butt and taking names this year. They’ll be the one to watch in the future.

ClusterTruck

We are using technology to change the way food is delivered to the customer; making sure that food is hot, fresh and just out of the kitchen

Companies

Scale-up Company of the Year ($100K-$5M)

These innovative, growing businesses are thinking big and they want to be Indiana’s next big breakout tech companies.

DoubleMap

DoubleMap provides transit software that enhances the rider experience and improves operational efficiency.

Companies

Scale-up Company of the Year ($5M-$20M)

These innovative, growing businesses are thinking big and they want to be Indiana’s next big breakout tech companies.

ClearObject

IoT Systems Innovator connecting your bold ideas to the Internet of Things.

Companies

Tech Company of the Year ($20M+)

This booming company may be thinking nationally, but they haven’t forgotten their Hoosier roots. They’re helping to put Indiana on the map in the technology world.

MOBI

MOBI is a mobility management platform enabling enterprises to centralize, comprehend, and control their device ecosystems.

Products

Best New Tech Product

A highly innovative and ground-breaking commercially available tech product that burst onto the scene and took it by storm in the last year.

DATTUS

At DATTUS, we are building and delivering solutions that will change the future of industrial facilities.

Products

Innovation of the Year

DemandJump

Traffic Cloud™ - The Customer Acquisition platform. Simply put, DemandJump doubles marketing performance for our customers, across channels.

Products

Innovation of the Year (Scientific Breakthrough)

Mira Awards

Companies

Company Culture of the Year

MOBI

MOBI is a mobility management platform enabling enterprises to centralize, comprehend, and control their device ecosystems.

Companies

Corporate Innovator of the Year

Schneider Geospatial

A Mira Award winner for providing cutting edge and industry leading solutions to local and state governments across the US.

Companies

New Start-up of the Year

DemandJump

Traffic Cloud™ - The Customer Acquisition platform. Simply put, DemandJump doubles marketing performance for our customers, across channels.

Companies

Scale-up Company of the Year ($100K-$5M)

pi lab

An elite team to bring their collective product visions to life, pi lab goes beyond making consumer electronics for simple entertainment.

Companies

Scale-up Company of the Year ($5M-$20M)

Geofeedia

Search & analyze real-time social media content coming from any location in the world. Helping 100s of organizations today.

Companies

Tech-enabled Company of the Year

First Internet Bank

Modern online bank. Timeless banking principles.

Companies

Tech Company of the Year ($20M+)

Appirio

Appirio, a Wipro Company provides outcome-oriented consultants to help customers improve Worker & Customer experience using cloud technology

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