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Finalists Chosen For Mira Awards

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Sixty finalists have been announced for the 2010 TechPoint Mira Awards presented by BKD. Finalists are competing in 15 areas, including the new "Excellence and Innovation in New Media" category. TechPoint says it received a record number of nominations for this year's program. Winners will be announced at a ceremony May 15.



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Press Release

April 12, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS — Five independent panels of judges have chosen 60 finalists to compete for the state’s top technology honors — the TechPoint Mira Awards presented by BKD.

Judges chose from a record number of nominations in 15 categories this year, including the new “Excellence and Innovation in New Media” category. Now in its 11th year, TechPoint’s Mira Awards recognize the achievements of Indiana’s outstanding technology performers and contributors, and focuses attention on the broader issue of the important role technology plays in Indiana’s economy.

Jim Jay, president and CEO of TechPoint, said that more people are participating in the Mira Awards this year than ever before. He attributes the program growth to a new “Excellence and Innovation in New Media” category, the states thriving health care information technology community, and Indiana’s robust tech industry at large.

“More than 1,500 technology companies are operating in the state of Indiana and no other state can reasonably claim to have the leadership positions in new media “measured marketing” or health care IT that we do,” Jim Jay said. “Tech companies based in Indiana realize greater overall business value than those located on the coasts because of our superior tech workforce, educational resources and lower infrastructure costs. I think that’s reflected in receiving a record number of nominations for Mira Awards following the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.”

Mira Awards judges evaluated and scored each submitted nomination, and the scoring determined which nominees became finalists. Finalists will deliver presentations and answer questions in person before one of the five independent panels of judges during the next few weeks.

The winners will be announced at the Mira Awards Gala, an “Oscars-style” award ceremony being held Saturday, May 15, at The Westin Indianapolis. TechPoint will again honor past Mira Award winners and finalists attending the ceremony with a special “Winner’s Circle” reception. Visit http://www.techpoint.org/Mira/Pastwinners.htm for a complete list of previous Mira Awards winners and finalists.

Nominees, finalists and the general public can purchase Individual tickets for the gala at the event’s website — www.techpoint.org/mira. Ticket packages and some sponsorship opportunities are also available.

The nominees for the 2010 TechPoint Mira Awards presented by BKD are as follows. The “gazelle” designation indicates that a company has been in business less than three years:

• Innovation of the Year
o OrthoX
o Stellarwind Bio Energy LLC
o Truck Emission Control Technologies, Inc. (TECT)
o Signals – Purdue University
o Double-Take Software
o Ontario Systems
o Sonar Studios, Inc.

• IT Company
o ExactTarget
o FormStack
o WebLink International
o Scale Computing
o eImagine Technology Group, Inc.
o Aprimo, Inc.
o IASTA

• IT Gazelle
o ENthEnergy, LLC
o Prevel Technology
o BlueLock, LLC
o Compendium
o Marketpath, Inc.
o The Basement Design + Motion, LLC

• Excellence in Corporate IT
o T2 Systems, Inc.
o FORUM Credit Union
o Hill-Rom
o McClure Services Inc.

• New Media Excellence & Innovation
o Indianapolis Motor Speedway/IndyCar.com
o ExactTarget
o Anacore, Inc
o Cantaloupe.tv LLC
o ONCARS.COM
o INNOVATIVE
o IMAVEX

• Health Care Information Technology
o St. Vincent Health (in collaboration with Zanett, Inc.)
o My Health Care Manager, Inc.
o eProtex
o Hill-Rom
o MedeoLinx, LLC
o Medical Animatics
o BioSentinel Solutions, LLC

• Health & Life Sciences Company
o HealthLINC
o Cook Biotech Incorporated
o Focus Surgery, Inc.
o Safis-Solutions, LLC

• Health & Life Sciences Gazelle
o BioPoly, LLC
o Nano-Rad, LLC
o NICO Corporation

• Distribution, Transportation & Logistics
o Redcats USA
o Sports Licensed Division, The adidas Group

• Advanced Manufacturing Company
o XADS, Inc.
o EnerDel, Inc.

• Advanced Manufacturing Gazelle
o Stratosphere Quality LLC

• Education Contribution to Technology - Program/Department/Team
o Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
o Surprising Possibilities Imagined and Realized Through Information Technology (SPIRIT)
o Alessandro Vespignani and the Indiana University Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (CNetS)
o Center for Media Design – Ball State University
o Ivy Tech Community College
o Research Park Entrepreneurship Academy
o Orbis Education

• Education Contribution to Technology – Individual
o Thomas Mason, Ph.D. – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
o Brian Tanner – Space Port Indiana
o Rodger W. Smith, Ph.D. – Ball State University

Visit http://www.techpoint.org/Mira for more information about the 2010 TechPoint Mira Awards presented by BKD.

About BKD
BKD, LLP, (www.bkd.com) the 10th largest CPA and advisory firm in the U.S., helps people and businesses realize their goals. Our more than 2,000 dedicated professionals offer solutions to clients in all 50 states and internationally. BKD and its subsidiaries offer clients a variety of services in accounting, audit and assurance, tax, risk management, technology, corporate finance, forensic and valuation services and wealth management. We combine the insight and ideas of multiple disciplines to provide solutions to a wide range of industries, including financial services, not-for-profit, manufacturing, distribution, health care, construction and real estate. BKD is based in 32 offices within 12 states in the central United States. Praxity, AISBL, a global alliance of independent firms, enhances BKD's ability to serve the dynamic needs of multinational clients. PraxityTM is your gateway to tax, assurance and consulting services delivered by alliance firms committed to the highest standards required in international business.

About TechPoint
TechPoint is Indiana’s only statewide technology initiative, representing industry stakeholders including publicly-traded companies, private businesses, colleges and research universities, and local economic development organizations. The mission of TechPoint is to accelerate Indiana’s emerging and vibrant information technology sector by: promoting the successes of IT companies and professionals; supporting the formation, expansion, and attraction of IT companies; and advocating appropriate public policy. Visit www.techpoint.org.

Source: TechPoint

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