Nearly 1,000 industry and business leaders came together to celebrate the best in tech in Indiana Saturday at the 18th Annual Mira Awards. Mobility management software provider MOBI won Tech Company of the Year, while ClusterTruck took home Corporate Innovator of the Year and New Startup of the Year honors. At the ceremony at The Westin Indianapolis, Governor Eric Holcomb also surprised TechPoint Chief Executive Officer Mike Langellier with a Sagamore of the Wabash award.
A panel of 50 judged selected 15 winners and three honorable mentions from 90 companies, organizations and individuals that were nominated for the awards. TechPoint says the panel spent more than 800 total hours reviewing and ranking applications.
Inside INdiana Business and TechPoint will this week send out a special e-newsletter featuring all of the Mira winners. Several of the winner interviews will also be a part of Inside INdiana Business Television next weekend.
In March, TechPoint named the winners of its inaugural People’s Choice Mira Awards. The Best Tech Event went to ClearObject’s IndyIoT symposium, Upper Hand’s headquarters is Best Tech Space, and Best Tech T-Shirt or Swag went to WebLink’s "Fight of the Century" t-shirt.
The winners at the 18th Annual Mira Awards were:
Rising Star Award: Lindsay Siovaila, Lead Solutions Developer, Salesforce; and Founder, Girl Develop It – Indianapolis
Tech Educator of the Year: Julie Alano, Computer Science Department Chair, Hamilton Southeastern High School
Investor of the Year: Jeff Barry, Partner, Plymouth Growth Partners
Community Champion of the Year: Joshua Driver, Founder, Open for Service
Trailblazer in Technology: Angie Hicks, Founder and CMO, Angie’s List
TechPoint Foundation for Youth Bridge Builder Award: Mark Hill, Former CEO, Baker Hill; Founding Board Member, TechPoint Foundation for Youth
Innovation of the Year: Arrhythmotech
Honorable Mention: The ROY G. BIV Math System by Team Storm
Best New Tech Product: DemandJump
Tech Service of the Year: Fizziology
Honorable Mentions: Viral Launch and the Fishers Police Department
Corporate Innovator of the Year: ClusterTruck
Company Culture of the Year: One Click
New Start-up of the Year: ClusterTruck
Scale-up Company of the Year ($100K-$5M): DoubleMap
Scale-up Company of the Year ($5M-$20M): ClearObject
Tech Company of the Year ($20M+): MOBI
Girl Develop It Indianapolis founder and Rising Star Award winner Lindsay Siovaila talks about getting more women into tech.