Top Story: Mira Awards – RxLightning – Tech Product of th eYear & Start-up of the Year

Julia Regan, CEO & Co-founder, RxLightning 

Indianapolis-based TechPoint announced the winners of its 2022 Mira Awards. New Albany, Ind.-based startup RxLightning is disrupting the fast-growing specialty medications market with its platform that connects prescribers, specialty pharmacies, manufacturers, hubs, payers and foundations all in one place. Julia Regan explains how the process, which was previously paper-based, is now completely digital, cutting wait times for life-altering therapies. 

Mira Awards – Community Impact Award (Individual) 

Akilah Darden, Founder and President, The Darden Group 

Akilah W. Darden has accomplished on the construction jobsite what few, if any, others have: 100% diverse participation. Learn how Darden artfully leverages technology to disrupt the industry and augment opportunities for under-represented groups. 

Mira Awards – Tech Education Award  

Jake Simons, 5th Grade Teacher and Director of Robotics, Wa-Nee Community Schools 

Six years ago, Jake Simons started a robotics team of 10 fifth grade students at Woodview Elementary, a rural Amish community in Nappanee. Two years later, his program beat out 6,000 teams from 40 different countries to be crowned World Champions. 

Mira Awards – Rising Entrepreneur of the Year 

Darrian Mikell, CEO & Co-founder, Qualifi 

Noblesville resident and serial entrepreneur Darrian Mikell didn’t draw a salary for six months while launching his latest venture, Qualifi, an on-demand screening platform that allows recruiters to phone interview hundreds of candidates in minutes. Since those lean early days, Qualifi has signed key customers, secured $3.3 million in venture capital and now employs more than 20 people. 

Around INdiana: Saab Facility West Lafayette & Boeing Saab T-7A Rollout  

Mary-Rachel Redman, Inside INdiana Business 
Robert Ulibarri, Vice President and General Manager, Saab 

Indiana aerospace innovation takes flight. Details on the rollout of the Air Force’s newest test plane… as we go inside Saab’s new manufacturing operation in West Lafayette.  

Business of Health: Dr. Low Pluvicto 

Dr. Philip Low, Presidential Scholar for Drug Discovery, Purdue’s Department of Chemistry 

What is expected to be a blockbuster drug for prostate cancer is now on the market. And it was discovered by the legendary Dr. Philip Low at Purdue University. In the Business of Health, we look at his latest FDA approval and rich legacy.   

(i) on Education: University HS Habitat for Community Learning 

Stacey Summitt-Mann, Assistant Head of School 

Looking beyond traditional teaching methods, University High School places value on its surrounding environment and encourages students to learn from the world around them. Stacey Summitt-Mann explains how the Habitat for Community Learning is turning the outdoors into a classroom. 

Inside Indiana Sports: Building Tomorrow Chevrolet 

Ed Carpenter, Driver & Owner, Ed Carpenter Racing 

An INDYCAR team is driving to make a better life for children in Uganda. As we go Inside INdiana Sports, we’ll have more on Ed Carpenter Racing’s partnership with Building Tomorrow.

Inside This Week’s IBJ 

Greg Weaver, Managing Editor, IBJ 

Eli Lilly CEO Dave Ricks says Indiana must improve education, reduce health care costs to stay competitive. Our partners at the IBJ are looking at what Indiana needs to do to compete and a preview of the primary and more. 

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