Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) was named Tech Company of the Year and Indianapolis-based Springbuk earned Scale-Up of the Year and Company Culture of the Year honors at Saturday’s sold-out 19th Annual Mira Awards in Indianapolis. A panel of 52 judges selected the winners from a pool of more than 200 nominations for individuals, companies and organizations representing the best in tech in Indiana. Inside INdiana Business will publish a special e-newsletter this week and feature interviews on this weekend’s television show showcasing the winners.
This year’s winners are:
Trailblazer Award – John Wechsler, Founder, Launch Fishers and Indiana IoT Lab
TechPoint Foundation for Youth Bridge Builder Award – Jeffrey C. Musgrove Jr., Digital Development Lead, Eli Lilly and Co.
Tech Educator of the Year – Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce (iDEW), IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI
Rising Star Award – Ellie Symes, Chief Executive Officer, The Bee Corp.
Investor of the Year – High Alpha – Scott Dorsey, Managing Partner
Community Champion of the Year – Kristen Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, The Startup Ladies
Corporate Innovator of the Year – City of Indianapolis-Marion County, Information Services Agency
Innovation of the Year – WorkHere
Best New Tech Product – Heliponix
Tech Service of the Year – Codelicious
Company Culture of the Year – Springbuk
Best New Tech Start-up – FreightRover
Scale-up of the Year ($100K-$5M) – Springbuk
Scale-up of the Year ($5M-$20M) – SupplyKick
Tech Company of the Year ($20M+ Revenue) – Salesforce
The second annual People’s Choice Mira Award winners include:
Best Tech Space– DeveloperTown’s Tiny House Village
Best Tech Event– Kronos Incorporated’s Indianapolis Tech Center Interview Blitz
Best Tech T-shirt or Swag– Upper Hand’s Oakley Brand Icon Performance Shirt