During the past two weeks, two major awards programs announced honorees for their 2020 rosters of high-achieving Indianapolis area professionals under the age of 40 and the best places to work in Indiana. TechPoint Index readers won’t be surprised to learn that large percentages of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” rising stars and Indiana Chamber’s “Best Places to Work” are well-known in the tech community.

Many of the honorees in both awards programs are also 2020 TechPoint Mira Award nominees vying for the title of ‘Best of Tech in Indiana’ in 12 different people, place, products and companies categories. This year’s nominees and winners will be honored at the Mira Awards gala on April 18.

Indianapolis Business Journal: Forty Under 40

Fully 40% of the Forty Under 40 are people working for tech and tech-enabled companies (most of which are also TechPoint members) and tech community allies. The Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) unveiled this year’s class with a special printed supplement as well as videos that are included on the IBJ website.

Tech community familiar faces include:

  1. Stacy Atkinson, Ivy Tech Community College
  2. Candice Bineyard, Rolls-Royce
  3. Fernanda Beraldi, Cummins
  4. Stephanie Bothun, Ascend
  5. Conner Burt, Lessonly
  6. Meggie Dials, Salesforce
  7. Joshua Driver, Selfless.ly
  8. Christina Fugate, Ice Miller
  9. Aaron Hurt, Butler University
  10. Kai Johnson, Salesforce
  11. Vincent Kovatch, KAR
  12. Breanca Merritt, IUPUI
  13. Blair Milo, State of Indiana
  14. Doneisha Posey, Ivy Tech Community College
  15. Mat Waggoner, JLL
  16. Muhammad Yasin, PERQ

IBJ President and Publisher Greg Morris had this to say about the 2020 Forty Under 40: “This year’s class offers yet more examples of the seemingly endless pool of young, highly successful and diverse talent working in our community today. We’re excited to share their inspiring and unique stories with you.”

For more information on the IBJ Forty Under 40 program, visit www.ibj.com/forty-under-40-2020.

Indiana Chamber of Commerce: Best Places to Work in Indiana

Out of the 125 small to medium and large to major companies named to the 2020 ‘Best Places to Work in Indiana’ list, 40 total (or 32%) are tech or tech-enabled companies, many of which are companies that have also appeared on the Inc. 5000 ‘Fastest Growing Companies in America’ list.

Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar said the chamber continues, “to be impressed with the quality of employers, their strong workplace cultures and best practices they have in place that both strengthen the company and the employer-employee relationship.”

To determine the ‘Best Places to Work in Indiana’, companies from across the state entered a two-part survey process. The first aspect consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience and accounted for some 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings.

Here are the tech and tech-enabled companies that have made it past the initial round of evaluation in the ‘Best Places to Work in Indiana’:

Small Companies (15-74 U.S. employees)

  1. BLASTmedia / Fishers
  2. BlueSky Technology Partners / Noblesville
  3. Brite Systems / Indianapolis
  4. DemandJump / Indianapolis
  5. Edify / Carmel
  6. eimagine / Indianapolis
  7. Greenlight Guru / Indianapolis
  8. Leaf Software Solutions / Carmel
  9. Luther Consulting, LLC / Carmel
  10. netlogx LLC / Indianapolis
  11. Schneider Geospatial, LLC / Indianapolis
  12. SupplyKick / Indianapolis
  13. Terminus / Indianapolis
  14. Ultimate Technologies Group / Carmel
  15. Vibenomics, Inc. / Fishers
  16. Zylo, Inc. / Indianapolis

Medium Companies (75-249 U.S. employees)

  1. Bloomerang / Indianapolis
  2. E-gineering / Indianapolis
  3. Emarsys North America Inc / Indianapolis
  4. Envelop Group / Indianapolis
  5. Formstack / Fishers
  6. GadellNet Consulting Services / Carmel
  7. IDSolutions / Noblesville
  8. Indesign, LLC / Indianapolis
  9. MemberClicks / Indianapolis
  10. Moser Consulting / Indianapolis
  11. OneCause, Inc. / Indianapolis
  12. Renaissance Electronic Services / Indianapolis
  13. Scale Computing / Indianapolis
  14. SEP / Carmel
  15. Springbuk / Indianapolis

Large Companies (250-999 U.S. employees)

  1. Conga / Indianapolis
  2. Impact Networking, LLC / Multiple locations
  3. Onebridge / Indianapolis
  4. Ontario Systems, LLC / Muncie
  5. Zotec Partners, LLC / Carmel

Major Companies (1,000+ U.S. employees)

  1. Comcast / Fort Wayne
  2. Kronos Incorporated / Indianapolis
  3. Microsoft Corporation / Indianapolis
  4. Salesforce / Indianapolis

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Indiana program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkIN.com.