Mira Award Nominees Cover Wide Range

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Nominees for the awards honoring "The Best of Tech in Indiana" have been revealed. This year's Mira Award winners will be announced at a black-tie ceremony April 29 at The Westin Indianapolis. Categories for the 90 companies, schools, organizations and individuals include the Rising Star Award, Best New Tech Product and Corporate Innovator of the Year.

Additional individual industry honors include Investor of the Year Award, TechPoint Foundation for Youth BridgeBuilder Award and TechPoint Trailblazer in Technology Award.

Independent judging panels pared the lists down from 180 applications this year. The program TechPoint is in its 18th year and is presented by Angie’s List, Genesys and Salesforce.

TechPoint Chief Executive Officer Mike Langellier says "in just over a decade, Indiana has seen more than $6.5 billion in acquisitions and IPOs from our tech community. More recently, in 2016, two-thirds of all the venture capital dollars and three-quarters of all the deals raised in Indiana went to tech companies. The Mira Awards exist to celebrate our state's tremendous tech success stories and amplify them to media, investors and technology buyers nationwide."

Nominees will meet later this month for presentation and questions and answer sessions an independent judging panels to inform the selection of winners, which will be unveiled at the April 29 gala.

This year's nominees are:

PEOPLE

Rising Star Award

  • Anurag Garg, DATTUS
  • Casey Gauss, Viral Launch
  • Lindsay Siovaila, Salesforce and Girl Develop It
  • Max Brickman, GLC Ventures
  • Nick Birch, PropelUp
  • Patrick Sells, Sells Group
  • Prahasith Veluvolu, Mimir
  • Tim Balz, Freedom Chairs
  • Tyler Foxworthy, DemandJump
  • Victor Gutwein, M25 Group

Community Champion of the Year

  • Mike Asem, M25 Group, The Anvil and Purdue Foundry
  • DirectEmployers Institute
  • Douglas Rapp, Cyber Leadership Alliance
  • Eleven Fifty Academy Outreach Team
  • Joshua Driver, Open for Service

Tech Educator of the Year

  • Don Wettrick, Noblesville High School and Think Forward Foundation
  • Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce (iDEW), Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI
  • Information Technology at Purdue University, Teaching and Learning Technologies
  • Jennifer Palilonis and Brad King, Center for Emerging Media Design & Development, Ball State University
  • Julie Alano, Hamilton Southeastern High School
  • Paul O'Connor, Eleven Fifty Academy
  • Penguin Innovations
  • Peter Williams, Butler University and ClearScholar
  • Rubicon Agriculture

PRODUCTS

Best New Tech Product

  • ClusterTruck
  • DemandJump
  • Doxly
  • FATWIN Web Engagement by PERQ
  • FUZIC
  • Hydro Grow
  • PactSafe
  • Performance Assessment Network (PAN)
  • Scale Computing
  • StoreFront by SmarterHQ

Innovation of the Year

  • Aprimo
  • Arrhythmotech
  • ClusterTruck
  • DemandJump
  • Hydro Grow
  • IndyVitals by The Polis Center at IUPUI
  • Prehensile Technologies
  • Rook Security
  • Salesforce Einstein
  • The ROY G. BIV Math System by Team Storm

COMPANIES

Company Culture of the Year

  • Allegient
  • Appirio
  • BLASTmedia
  • DemandJump
  • eimagine
  • Fizziology
  • Flexware Innovation
  • Formstack
  • Lessonly
  • Moser Consulting
  • NextGear Capital
  • One Click

Corporate Innovator of the Year

  • Adjunct Professor Link
  • Angie’s List
  • ClusterTruck
  • NCAA
  • NextGear Capital

New Startup of the Year

  • Adranos Energetics
  • Bolstra
  • ClearScholar
  • ClusterTruck
  • Fuzic
  • JUA Technologies International
  • Lumavate
  • Market Wagon
  • versityU
  • Zylo

Tech Company of the Year ($20M+)

  • Healthx
  • Kinney Group
  • MOBI
  • Renaissance Electronic Services
  • TCC Software Solutions

Scale-up of the Year ($100K-$5M)

  • Aunalytics
  • Curvo Labs
  • DemandJump
  • DoubleMap
  • Fizziology
  • greenlight.guru
  • Innovatemap
  • Lessonly
  • PactSafe
  • Sigstr
  • Springbuk
  • Torchlite
  • Trek10
  • Viral Launch

Scale-up of the Year ($5M-$20M)

  • Archway Technology Partners
  • ClearObject
  • hc1.com
  • Pondurance
  • SmarterHQ

Tech Service of the Year

  • Aunalytics
  • ClusterTruck
  • Emplify
  • Fishers Police Department
  • Fizziology
  • greenlight.guru
  • mAccounting
  • MS Companies
  • Pondurance
  • Viral Launch

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