MIRA AWARDS

Honoring the Best of Tech in Indiana

TechPoint will announce the 2020 Mira Award winners on June 18, 2020, beginning at 8 p.m., during a special live broadcast of its 21st annual gala, with presenting sponsors Eli Lilly and Company, Genesys, Infosys, Raytheon Technologies and Salesforce.

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.
MEET THE 2020 NOMINEES!

Experience the Mira Awards gala from last year! Watch this video produced by BitLoft. Ivy Tech Community College Ivy Works Director Ariel Crawley accepts the Tech Educator of the Year award.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb accepts the Trailblazer Award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Launch Indy Executive Director Katie Birge accepts the Community Champion of the Year award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Viral Launch Founder and CEO Casey Gauss and President and COO Mitch Black accept the Scale-up of the Year award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Allos Ventures Managing Director Don Aquilano accepts the Investor of the Year award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Mayor Scott Fadness accepts the Rising Tech CIty award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Cummins Executive Director - IT Strategy and Planning Gulsu Law accepts the Large Enterprise of the Year award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Raytheon Engineering Lead Kate Maxwell accepts the Tech Service of the Year award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Viral Launch Founder and CEO Casey Gauss accepts the Rising Entrepreneur Award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
SIMBA Chain CTO Ian Taylor accepts the New Tech Product of the Year award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Innovative Neurological Devices CEO Bart Waclawik accepts the Innovation of the Year award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
GEICO Director Katie Sauls accepts the Exceptional Employer Award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.
Encamp Co-founder and CEO Luke Jacobs accepts the New Tech Startup of the Year award. Photo by Paul D'Andrea.

The Impact of Indiana's Top Tech Honors

Winning a Mira Award attracts new customers and increases sales, boosts recruiting efforts, opens doors with investors, analysts and media, and has a positive impact on brand awareness. Use the links below to find out how winning helped past honorees grow their businesses, and learn about past winners.

APPLICATIONS & NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED.

LIVE Broadcast Scheduled for June 18, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event is being transformed into an interactive, live-streaming broadcast on June 18, beginning at 8 p.m. The live-stream will be available to the general public to watch live for free on social media platforms, and it will be recorded and posted to the TechPoint website for future viewing.

Nominees won’t know if they have won a coveted “Best of Tech” Mira Award until they are announced live on the broadcast. When announced, the winners’ Zoom feeds will be broadcast live so that they can give acceptance speeches and be recognized by the community.

Details about participating in the live-streaming broadcast will be shared with sponsors and nominees in the coming weeks and information about how and where to watch will be posted on TechPoint Index and social media platforms as soon as it is available.

Live Broadcast, June 18

Details about participating in the live-streaming broadcast will be shared directly with sponsors and nominees. Information about how and where to watch the broadcast will be available soon.

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Meet the Judges

Forty-eight independent volunteer subject matter experts read and evaluate applications, interview nominees, and select the Mira Award winners.

2020 Judges
Past Winners

Learn about ‘Best of Tech’ honorees from the past 20 years of celebrating Indiana’s growing and thriving tech community! Check back for new stories every week.

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Explore Categories

The 2020 Mira Awards categories are separated into four divisions: people, place, products and companies. Review the categories flyer for highlights and changes.

Categories Flyer
Categories & Criteria Guide

The application form for the Mira Awards is straightforward with one main required essay and blanks for supporting information and data. In order to prepare the best application, review the Categories & Criteria Guide for your chosen category.

Categories & Criteria Guide
Sponsorship

Limited number of sponsorships 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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2019 Award Winners

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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 computer science curriculum for elementary and middle school educators

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.

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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 Ventures

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

Digital transformation company highly specialized in IoT Engineering Managed Services, Analytics and Connected Product Development.

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.

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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)

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Companies

Company Culture of the Year

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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People

Rising Entrepreneur Award

This award recognizes a young person who is both an entrepreneur and a contributor to the tech community. The emphasis for this award is on the impact made and demonstrated outstanding, continuous achievement.

Casey Gauss, Co-founder and CEO, Viral Launch

Tech Educator of the Year Award

This award recognizes educators who inspire students to learn and whose creative, innovative application of technology in the classroom or other learning environments has had a positive impact on student achievement.

Ariel Crawley, Ivy Works Director, Ivy Tech Community College

Investor of the Year

This award category recognizes all types of investors who bet on Indiana tech companies and serve as critical mentors and connectors beyond the financial instrument.

Allos Ventures – Don Aquilano, Managing Director

TechPoint Foundation for Youth Bridge Builder Award

The TechPoint Foundation for Youth Bridge Builder Award recognizes visionary leaders who are helping Indiana’s underserved, K-12 student populations gain access to experiential learning opportunities that increase STEM knowledge and inspire STEM career exploration.

Stephen J. Dutton, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg

Trailblazer Award

The Trailblazer Award recognizes visionaries whose contributions have had lasting and significant impact on the state and its technology ecosystem. Trailblazers are among the state’s most inspiring and influential players. They are innovative risk-takers whose achievements and bold leadership are catalysts for tech growth and success.

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb

Place

Community Champion of the Year

This award category celebrates and thanks people who have championed the advancement of Indiana’s tech community.

Katie Birge, Executive Director, Launch Indy at Union 525

Rising Tech City Award

This award category recognizes a city, town, region or community within the state of Indiana and celebrates the projects and the people behind them who have championed the location’s advancement with particular emphasis on tech friendliness.

The City of Fishers

City of Fishers is a Government entity.

Products

New Tech Product of the Year

This award category recognizes innovative new commercially available, technology-based products (hardware or software).

SIMBA Chain

SIMBA Chain is a completely new category of product that solves an increasingly important global security problem while literally reducing something incredibly complex down to just four simplified steps.

Tech Service of the Year

This award category recognizes the year’s best solution, which is defined as including delivery to a client of technology product(s) and professional services to solve a particular problem or take advantage of a specific opportunity.

Raytheon

Raytheon is a U.S.-based defense and industrial contractor.

Innovation of the Year

This award category recognizes scientific achievements, the results of R&D efforts and other trailblazing, market disrupting new technologies, which may include completed products.

Innovative Neurological Devices

Innovative Neurological Devices LLC, the maker of the Cervella CES system, is a medical device company located in Carmel, Indiana.

Companies

Exceptional Employer Award

This category recognizes tech companies that are doing an exceptional job of hiring and developing talent, cultivating workspaces and workplace culture, and deliberately increasing diversity. Special attention is paid to employers that recognize their role in the workforce development pipeline and place value on recruiting, training and ongoing professional development.

GEICO

Housed in the Center of Excellence, GEICO IT in Indy ensures GEICO is on the bleeding edge of the newest technologies.

Large Enterprise of the Year

This award category recognizes exceptional innovation and market position that is helping Indiana to become a recognized technology leader.

Cummins

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology.

New Tech Startup of the Year

The New Tech Startup of the Year category recognizes startups with great potential that demonstrate the creative, strategic and innovative entrepreneurial spirit of Indiana’s technology industry.

Encamp

Encamp is an environmental software company that helps companies save time, minimize risk, and protect human and environmental health.

Scale-up Company of the Year

This award category recognizes high-growth, innovation-driven companies that provide technology products or services (or are a highly tech-enabled business), are gaining traction and could be Indiana's next big success stories.

Viral Launch

Software and services platform helping brands on Amazon source, launch, and dominate.

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Questions?

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