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.

Apply by January 19, 2018, and you could be taking home the state’s top tech honors!

Why should you apply?

Because 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.

What kind of impact will winning a Mira Award have on your company?


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.

Apply & Nominate

Nominate a person, product or company that you think should apply for a "Best of Tech" Mira Award by clicking the nominate button below.

Start your application now at Reviewr. The application deadline for the Mira Awards is Friday, January 19, 2018.

Categories & Criteria

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


2018 Judges

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


Past Winners

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


Watch Videos

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


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.



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


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.


Tickets sales begin in January 2018.

2018 Mira Awards Categories


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.


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.


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.


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.


Gold Sponsors


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Print Resources

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Photo Sponsor


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