2018 Mira Awards

Honoring the Best of Tech in Indiana

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.

This year’s black-tie gala celebration will be held
Saturday, April 28, at The JW Marriott — Indianapolis.

Introducing the 2018 Mira Awards Nominees

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 individuals, products, services and companies that are advancing in the awards program.

Visit the 2018 Showcase to vote on your favorite nominees competing in the People’s Choice Awards, learn more about nominees in all categories, and share your favorites on social media!

Meet the Nominees Browse the Showcase

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 28, and Winners’ Circle celebrations in May and June create even more opportunities.

Categories & Criteria

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

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2018 Judges

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

MEET THE JUDGES

Past Winners

Learn about ‘Best of Tech’ honorees from the past 18 years of celebrating Indiana’s growing and thriving tech community!

PAST WINNERS

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

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.
VOTING IS NOW OPEN!

VOTE NOW

Sponsorship

A limited number of sponsorships are available. Contact Director of Events & Community Engagement Lauren Petersen at lauren@techpoint.org before everything is sold out.

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Buy Tickets

Tickets to the Mira Awards gala always sell out. Make your plans now and buy tickets before the March 30, 2018 early-bird deadline.

PURCHASE HERE

Tickets sales begin in January 2018.

2018 Mira Awards Categories

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.

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.

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.

COMPANIES

Corporate Innovator of the Year

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

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?

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.

Scale-up of the Year ($100K-$5M Revenue) and ($5M-$20M Revenue)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rising Star Award

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

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.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

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.

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.

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.

OUR SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsors

Salesforce

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

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ANGI Homeservices/Angie’s List

Angie’s List helps consumers do business with top-rated providers of hundreds of local services, from home improvement to health care.

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Platinum Sponsor

Ice Miller

Built on a 100+ year foundation of legal service, Ice Miller LLP is committed to helping our clients stay ahead of a changing world.

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Mira Awards/Inside Indiana Business Studio Sponsor

Comcast Business

Comcast Business provides a variety of enterprise solutions from network connectivity to managed services in the face of dynamic innovation.

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Gold Sponsors

Appirio

Appirio is a global services company that helps customers compete and win in the cloud.

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AT&T

Our mission is to connect people with their world, everywhere they live and work, and do it better than anyone else.

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Ball State University

At Ball State, we’re more than just educators—we are educational entrepreneurs.

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BLASTmedia

BLASTmedia is a national, B2B PR agency specializing in media relations, content creation and amplification.

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Comcast Business

Comcast Business provides a variety of enterprise solutions from network connectivity to managed services in the face of dynamic innovation.

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Cummins

Cummins serves customers through our network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and over 7,400 dealer locations.

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Eli Lilly and Company

Lilly is a global health care leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world.

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Generation Moonshot

Moonshot is a digital technology and marketing agency that serves top brands internationally, as well as the Indianapolis community.

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Indiana University

A public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts & sciences, & a leader in professional, medical, & technological education.

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Infosys

Infosys, a global leader in tech services/consulting, enabling clients in 45 countries to create/execute digital transformation strategies.

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Ivy Tech Community College

Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system.

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Kronos Incorporated

Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud software solutions.

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LightBound

“We take care of technology, so you can take care of business.”

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NextGear Capital

The industry’s leading independent inventory finance company, providing flexible lines of credit for dealers to purchase inventory.

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Print Resources

Print Resources is a full service printing and promotional products company with a reputation for deadline deliveries and tight turnarounds.

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Purdue University

Purdue is a vast laboratory for discovery, known not only for technology and engineering programs, but also for imagination innovation.

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

The mission of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is to provide our students with the world’s best undergraduate science, engineering, and

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Wabash College

Wabash is the liberal art college for men, it educates men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely.

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WGU Indiana

WGU Indiana, indiana.wgu.edu, is an online university for the 21st century.

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Photo Sponsor

Ginovus

Provider of national site selection, community comparative analysis and economic development incentive procurement and management services.

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Award Sponsors

ClearObject

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

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Katz, Sapper & Miller

Katz, Sapper & Miller, one of the top CPA firms in the nation, provides tax, accounting and consulting services.

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Drink Ticket Sponsors

DeveloperTown

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

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Nominee Supporters

Insperity

We provide everything you need to grow your business, from large company benefits to payroll processing, employer liability and compliance.

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Other Sponsors