updated: 3/22/2011 11:27:37 AM
TechPoint has unveiled the list of finalists for its annual Mira Awards. Companies, schools and individuals competing for the state's top technology honors will make final presentations to independent judging panels Thursday and Friday. The winner in each category will be revealed in May.
March 22, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS — TechPoint, a statewide initiative to grow the technology sector, has announced the finalists for its 12th annual Mira Awards presented by BKD CPAs & Advisors. Finalists will deliver presentations and answer questions in person to one of five independent judging panels later this week. The winner in each category will be revealed at the Mira Awards Gala on May 7th.
TechPoint Mira Awards recognize excellence and achievement of Indiana’s outstanding technology industry performers and contributors, and focuses attention on the broader issue of the important role technology plays in Indiana’s economy.
“Narrowing down the field of nominees to just a handful of finalists in each category is always a difficult process for our judges,” said Jim Jay, president and CEO of TechPoint. “We have 32 subject matter experts with diverse backgrounds serving as judges and we are grateful that they value the Mira Awards and sacrifice a significant amount of time to the process.”
The Finalists for the 2011 TechPoint Mira Awards presented by BKD are as follows. The “gazelle” designation indicates that a company has been in business less than three years in the IT category or five years in the life sciences category:
· TechPoint Young Professional of the Year Award
o Yaw Aning
o Janneane Blevins
o Matt Hunckler
o Kyle Lacy
o Mike Langellier
o Neil Mylet
· Clean Technology/Energy Innovation
o EnerGenuity, LLC
o Hoosier Energy REC, Inc.
o Xylogenics, Inc.
· TechPoint Innovation of the Year Award
o Relation Automation System for Auto Dealerships
· Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics Company
o Integrated Distribution Services (IDS)
o Vela Gear Systems
· Health & Life Science Company
o AMD Lasers, LLC.
o Nanovis, LLC Onsite
o Occupational Health & Safety, Inc.
· Health & Life Science Gazelle
o Freedom One Mobility
o I-DENTI-FIED, Inc.
· Health Care Information Technology (HIT)
o MedeoLinx, LLC
o PolicyStat LLC
o Progeny Software, LLC
o Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
o Strategic Healthcare Group LLC
· Educational Contribution to Technology — Department/Program/Team
o Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program - Purdue University
o Indiana Aspirations in Computing
o Information Technology at Purdue/Informatics
o Rose-Hulman Ventures
o Surprising Possibilities Imagined and Realized Through Information Technology (SPIRIT)
· Educational Contribution to Technology — Individual
o Vinayak Tanksale
o Brian Tanner
· Excellence in Corporate Information Technology
o Harrison College
o Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS
o Ontario Systems, LLC
o WebLink International
· Information Technology Company
o RICS Software
o Scale Computing
o Slingshot SEO
· Information Technology Company Gazelle
o BidPal Network, LLC
o Secure FTP Hosting, LLC. DBA: SmartFile
o TinderBox LLC
· New Media Excellence and Innovation
o Anacore, Inc
o Invisions Technical Arts LLC
o One Click Ventures
o Scotty's Brewhouse
The 2011 Mira Award winners will be announced at an “Oscars-style” award ceremony being held Saturday, May 7, at the new JW Marriott Indianapolis. TechPoint will again honor past Mira Award winners and finalists attending the ceremony with a special “Winner’s Circle” VIP reception.
Individual tickets are available for purchase from TechPoint’s website. Take advantage of the special $175 early-bird ticket price before the individual ticket price goes up to $200 after April 12th. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available, such as food station, bar and seating sponsorships. Visit http://www.techpoint.org/mira for more information about the activities and special features of the 2011 Mira Awards Gala.
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TechPoint is Indiana’s statewide technology initiative focused on growing Indiana’s tech sector by promoting the successes of technology companies and professionals; supporting the formation, expansion, and attraction of technology companies; and advocating appropriate public policy. For more information, please visit www.techpoint.org.