Mira Awards Nominees

TechPoint Announces 25th Annual Mira Awards Nominees

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 20, 2024) — TechPoint, the industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy, today announced the nominees for its 25th annual Mira Awards program presented by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Salesforce and a host of the state’s most innovative companies, universities and organizations.     “We look forward to celebrating the 25th anniversary of […]
Indiana Tech Jobs

TechPoint Report: Indiana’s 25 Most In-Demand Tech Roles (and how to get them) 

In an era where technology evolves at breakneck speed, staying ahead can seem daunting. How can anyone keep up with this rapid pace of change, especially in the tech industry?   TechPoint releases roadmap to those seeking to join and advance in the tech sector. “Indiana’s Top 25 Tech Careers and the Skills and Competencies Needed […]
Tech Venture Report

TechPoint Report: 2023 VC activity in Indiana edges national performance in a sluggish economy 

TechPoint’s annual analysis of the state’s annual venture capital (VC) landscape shows Indiana made slight gains in a slow economy and is poised to take advantage of an expected upturn in 2024. Chelsea Linder, TechPoint’s Vice President for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, points out that in March, world economists feared the collapse of the California’s Silicon Valley […]

Could a 100 year old Opera House in Camden, Ind. become a hard-tech mecca? This farmer thinks so, and you can help   

My small town of Camden, Ind. doesn’t even have a stoplight. Some residents still drive horse-powered buggies. But that’s not an impediment to our plans to make this north central Indiana community the HardTech capital of rural America—one where our kids and families have equitable access to 21st Century opportunity while simultaneously developing the infrastructure […]

Jake Miller: 2024 Technology Predictions 

1. Evolving Human-Computer Interactions & Interactive AI  How humans interact with computers will gradually shift in 2024. This change will involve increased comfort with digital humans, leading to more personal interactions with AI entities.  At The Engineered Innovation Group (EIG), we are already working on several projects that combine natural language processing (NLP), vision, speech […]

Will Indiana make Computer Science a Graduation Requirement? Nextech Hopes so 

As part of his preview of 2024 administrative and legislative priorities, Governor Eric Holcomb this week announced one of his objectives is to “give students the skills they need to meet modern workforce demands by requiring a computer science (CS) course to graduate from high school.”   If enacted, Indiana would be the ninth state to require a […]

Planning your 2024 calendar? Add these ‘Can’t Miss’ Tech Events 

The new year is upon us and it’s time to update your calendar. Trust us, these are the Indiana tech-related events you’ll most want—dare we say need—to attend, so it’s best to already have them down in digital ink.  Below are our top picks based on current information. That’s not to say there aren’t other […]

Indiana’s Unfair Competitive Advantage at the Tech Frontier

An October 2023 Burning Glass Institute (BGI) report identifying and assessing “Cities on the Tech Frontier,” makes the case that a proper evaluation of regional economic competitiveness cannot rely only on measurements of workforce size and earnings. Instead, evaluations should also focus on the quality of the workforces based on their communities’ concentration of leading-edge […]