TechPoint Mira Award Nominations Open

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Indiana's technology initiative has opened nominations for the 20th Annual Mira Awards. TechPoint says the next round of awards honoring the "best in tech" features a new category and two new awards recognizing the achievements of communities.

The Mira Awards celebrate "Indiana's cities, companies, entrepreneurs, educators, and other leaders for their tech achievements and innovations." Applications for the awards are being accepted through January 18. 

"Over the past 20 years, the Mira Awards have shined a bright light on Indiana’s growing tech ecosystem, highlighting the exceptional companies, products, talent and influential leaders who call our state home," said Mike Langellier, chief executive officer of TechPoint. "In 2018, several monumental developments pushed our tech community further into the national spotlight and we look forward to recognizing those successes along side the individual and company achievements of the past year."

This year's awards features a new "Place" category that will include the Community Champion of the Year award and two new awards: the Rising Tech City Award and the Outside INspiration Award. The latter will be chosen by the TechPoint Board of Directors.

The applications will be evaluated and ranked by 52 judges and the rankings will determine the nominees. The nominees will then deliver presentations and answer questions in-person with one of the independent judging panels. The judges will then deliberate and select the winners.

The 2019 Mira Award categories include:

PEOPLE

  • Rising Entrepreneur Award – NEW
  • Tech Educator of the Year
  • Investor of the Year
  • Trailblazer Award (chosen by TechPoint Board)

PLACE

  • Community Champion of the Year
  • Rising Tech City Award – NEW
  • Outside INspiration Award – NEW (chosen by TechPoint Board)

PRODUCTS

  • New Tech Product of the Year
  • Tech Service of the Year
  • Innovation of the Year

COMPANIES

  • Exceptional Employer Award – NEW
  • New Tech Startup of the Year
  • Scale-up of the Year
  • Large Enterprise of the Year – NEW

The winners will be announced at the 20th Anniversary Mira Awards ceremony and gala on April 13. You can learn more about the awards and submit an application for nomination by clicking here.

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