More than 850 Indiana tech and community leaders celebrated at the industry’s premier awards event Saturday. Among the big winners at TechPoint’s Mira Awards were Carmel-based DemandJump LLC, which earned Innovation of the Year and New Startup of the Year honors, and Indianapolis-based Appirio, which was named Tech Company of the Year.

The winners were chosen from among 98 individual, product and company nominations in 14 categories. Honors announced before Saturday’s event included Salesforce Marketing Cloud Chief Executive Officer Scott McCorkle as the Trailblazer in Technology and former Speakeasy Executive Director Denver Hutt, who was named Community Champion of the Year in memoriam.

Inside INdiana Business Television will feature exclusive interviews with Mira winners during the weekend of April 29-May 1.


Rising Star AwardTeresa Becker, Owner, TKB Consulting
          Runner-Up: Tom Hanley, Founder and Executive Director, Nine13sports

Rookie of the Year AwardZack Baker, CEO, PassWhiz
          Runner-up: Tim Balz, President, Founder, Freedom Chairs

Tech Educator of the YearDr. Kylie Peppler, Associate Professor of Learning Sciences, Indiana University
          1st Runner-up: Duke Realty Corporation
          2nd Runner-up: Dr. David Fisher, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Investor of the YearBill Godfrey, Managing Director, 4G Ventures

Community Champion of the YearDenver Hutt, in Memoriam

Trailblazer in TechnologyScott McCorkle, CEO, Salesforce Marketing Cloud

TechPoint Foundation for Youth Bridge Builder AwardRick Crosslin, Scientist in Residence, MSD of Wayne Township


Innovation of the YearDemandJump

Innovation of the Year (Scientific Breakthrough)Monon Bioventures
          Runner-up: Raytheon

Best New Tech ProductDATTUS


Company Culture of the YearMOBI
          Runner-up: Moser Consulting

Corporate Innovator of the YearThe Schneider Corporation

New Start-up of the YearDemandJump

Scale-up Company of the Year ($100K-$5M)pi lab – Edwin the Duck
          Runner-up: SmarterHQ

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

Tech-enabled Company of the YearFirst Internet Bank

Tech Company of the Year ($20M+)Appirio