Mira Award Nominees Cover Tech's Wide Spectrum

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More than 100 nominees have been announced for TechPoint's 2018 Mira Awards. More than 200 applications for individuals, companies and organizations -- a record total -- were submitted in categories including New Startup of the Year, Innovation of the Year and Rising Star. Inside INdiana Business creator and host Gerry Dick is a nominee in the Community Champion of the Year category.

The April 28 awards ceremony and gala at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis will mark the 19th year of the program. The Mira Awards are presented by Angie's List and Salesforce and will honor "The Best of Tech in Indiana."

TechPoint Chief Executive Officer Mike Langellier says "this year's record class of Mira Award nominees further demonstrates that growth. The 55 total nominees competing for top honors in the six different companies categories have collectively hired 1,150 people and very nearly doubled their revenue from $3.9 billion to $6.8 billion over just the past three years! We look forward to celebrating them during the Mira Awards gala on April 28th with the rest of the tech community."

In addition to the awards gala, Mira Award-related events include public voting for the People’s Choice Awards for Best Tech Space, Best Tech Event or Best Tech T-Shirt or Swag until March 15 and the Winners' Circle event, which allows current and past Mira Award Winners to meet face-to-face with venture capital and private equity firms.

The 2018 nominees are:


New Startup of the Year

  • 120WaterAudit
  • Canvas
  • Coactive
  • Digital Health Solutions
  • Emplify
  • FreightRover
  • Peoplocity
  • Quantifi
  • SnapShyft
  • tend.ly
  • Vemity

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

  • Bolstra
  • Cimcor
  • ClusterTruck
  • DemandJump
  • Go Electric
  • InGen Technologies
  • Mimir
  • myCOI
  • Perceivant
  • Sigstr
  • Skyepack
  • Springbuk
  • Trek10
  • Vibenomics

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

  • Formstack
  • Lessonly
  • Levementum
  • OneCause, formerly BidPal
  • Passageways
  • PFL.com
  • Probo Medical
  • SmarterHQ
  • SupplyKick

Tech Company of the Year ($20M+)

  • Aprimo
  • Healthx
  • Kinney Group
  • Renaissance Electronic Services
  • Salesforce

Company Culture of the Year

  • EduSource
  • Element Three
  • Formstack
  • Kronos Incorporated
  • SEP
  • Seven Corners
  • Springbuk
  • SupplyKick
  • TCC
  • Upper Hand

Corporate Innovator of the Year

  • City of Indianapolis-Marion County, Information Services Agency
  • Genesys
  • Indiana Management Performance Hub
  • MOBI
  • NCAA
  • OurHealth


Best New Tech Product

  • 120WaterAudit
  • Boardable
  • Canvas
  • Crossroads Education
  • DemandJump
  • Greenlight Guru
  • Heliponix
  • RestUp
  • Viral Launch
  • Zylo

Innovation of the Year

  • eimagine
  • Greenlight Guru
  • hc1.com
  • Holostream
  • Kinney Group
  • Pierce Aerospace
  • Raytheon Virtual Reality Training
  • Regenstrief Institute, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Indiana University Health
  • Springbuk Insights Stream
  • Viral Launch
  • WorkHere

Tech Service of the Year

  • ClusterTruck
  • Codelicious
  • DemandJump
  • Heliponix
  • Innovatemap
  • Peoplocity
  • Pondurance
  • SnapShyft
  • Trek10 - Serverless Consulting
  • Vibenomics
  • Viral Launch


Rising Star Award

  • Virginie Adams, Sr. Technical Program Manager, Salesforce
  • Nick Birch, Co-Founder, PropelUp
  • Max Brickman, Managing Director, Heartland Ventures
  • Mat Gangwer, CTO, Rook Security
  • Casey Gauss, CEO, Viral Launch
  • Stu Harvey, Founder, Foreknow
  • Joe Ignatius, Client Executive, Matrix Integration
  • Eva Jackson, Senior Marketing Manager, Emplify; Co-Founder, Agile Marketing Indy
  • Scott Massey, Co-Founder and CEO, Heliponix
  • Jeremy Miller, President, Inspired Blue Media
  • Jon Moore, Senior Design Partner, InnovateMap
  • Shenyo'a Napiya Nubuya, Founder and CEO, The Next IT Girl; Desktop Support Analyst, T2 Systems
  • Ellie Symes, CEO, The Bee Corp

Tech Educator of the Year

  • Javier Barrera, Executive Director, Latino Youth Collective
  • Dr. Kevin Berkopes, Founder and CEO, Crossroads Education
  • Travis J. Brown, Assistant Dean, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, & Commercialization, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University
  • Matt Etchison, Vice President of Information Technology for Workforce Alignment, Ivy Tech Community College
  • John Fillwalk, Senior Director of Hybrid Technologies, College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University
  • Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce (iDEW), IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI
  • Alexandra Liggins, Co-founder, South Bend Code School
  • David Mutchler, Professor of Computer Science & Software Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Jennifer Palilonis, Director, Center for Emerging Media Design & Development, Ball State University
  • Penguin Innovations – Purdue University College of Pharmacy Faculty, Steve Abel and John Hertig
  • Zachary A. Weber, Director of Interprofessional Education and Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Community Champion of the Year

  • Kristen Cooper, CEO and Founder, The Startup Ladies
  • Dionne Cross Francis, Associate Professor, Mathematics Education Director – Indiana University P-16 Center for Research and Collaboration
  • Gerry Dick, Creator and Host, Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick
  • Julie Moorehead, Executive Director, TCC Gives
  • Tim Peoples, Managing Director, Purdue Foundry

Additionally, the TechPoint Trailblazer Award will be selected by the TechPoint board of directors and an Investor of the Year Award will be chosen by the Mira Awards judges.

You can connect to more about the events and nominee process by clicking here.

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