TechPoint’s 2014 Mira Awards presented by BKD CPAs & Advisors

      

ABOUT THE AWARDS

 
The Mira Awards Gala and Awards Ceremony is one of the tech sector’s most anticipated annual events. The evening includes cocktails and an interactive dining experience before the awards ceremony, followed by an after party with live music and entertainment. This year's theme is "Gatsby," a Roaring Twenties, Jazz Age vibe with some 21st Century twists!
 
 

 
Nominees will be honored and award winners in 14 different categories will accept the state's top technology honors during the awards ceremony on Saturday, May 3rd at the JW Marriott in Downtown Indianapolis.
 
Above all, this event is about recognizing excellence and innovation and celebrating the many successes of Indiana’s high-tech community, including the contributions of businesses, startups, organizations, schools, departments, teams and individuals from all over the state. 

 

AGENDA FOR THE 2014 MIRA AWARDS GALA

5:45 – 6:30 PM 
Winners Circle Reception, by invitation only

6:30 – 8:00 PM
Interactive Dinner and Silent Auction Benefiting the TechPoint Foundation for Youth

8:00 – 9:15 PM
Mira Awards Ceremony

9:15 – 11:30 PM
After Party and Silent Auction Benefiting the TechPoint Foundation for Youth

   
2014 MIRA AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

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Eighty-eight companies, schools and startups, and 25 individuals selected by independent judging panels from record-breaking number of applicants

Winners will be announced during “Gatsby-themed,” black-tie awards ceremony and gala on May 3, at the JW Marriott

TechPoint received a record-breaking 170 applications, which is a 40 percent increase in applications over just last year, and nearly half of the applications this year came from first-time companies, schools, organizations and individuals who had never before entered the Mira Awards. Mike Langellier, president and CEO of TechPoint, said that the dramatic increase is another positive indicator of the strength and momentum of Indiana’s tech sector.

More than 40 independent subject matter experts, who serve as judges, evaluated and scored the 170 applications, which determined the official 2014 class of Mira Awards nominees. Nominees will deliver presentations and answer questions in-person with one of the independent judging panels later this month, and then the judges select the winners following their deliberations.

The official 2014 TechPoint Mira Awards nominees are:

PRODUCT OR TEAM ACHIEVEMENT

Tech Innovation of the Year
Accutech Systems
AlGalCo, LLC
Animated Dynamics, Inc.
DoubleMap
ECO Lighting Solutions / Horner Lighting Group
Emerging Threats
F Cubed, LLC
LumenCache
MedeoLinx, LLC
PrecisionHawk
Revive Electronics, LLC
SnapFix by Angie's List
Social Net Watcher
SteadyServ Technologies

Tech Services Award
Allied Payment Network
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
CloudOne
Diverse Tech Services
One.IU development team
Polleo Systems, Inc.
Rector Communications
RICS Software
Scubaba.com LLC
Sticksnleaves
Sustainability Dashboard Tools, Inc. 
T2 Systems, Inc.
The Schneider Corporation
Transworks 

Tech Sales and Marketing Award
Bluebridge Digital
Interactive Intelligence Group Inc.
LeadJen
Scubaba.com LLC
Site Strategics
Teradata Corporation

COMPANY SUCCESS

Tech Startup of the Year
Allied Payment Network
Bloomerang
Bluebridge Digital
bookacoach
DoubleMap
INDY AUDIO LABS, LLC
Lesson.ly
Perceivant
PrecisionHawk
Scubaba.com LLC
Snappening.com
Sonation
SteadyServ Technologies
Targamite
WordSentry

Emerging Tech Company of the Year
Accutech Systems
Axia Technology Partners
Blue Pillar, Inc.
CloudOne
Fathom Voice
Fizziology 
Formstack
hc1.com
Olympia Media Group
PolicyStat, LLC
Rook Security
Salesvue
Scale Computing
Ticketracker
TinderBox

Tech Company of the Year
Apparatus
BidPal, Inc.
Cigital, Inc. 
Electronic Commerce, Inc.
ExactTarget, a salesforce.com company
Interactive Intelligence Group Inc.
Orbis Education
Smithville Communications Inc.

INDUSTRY SPECIFIC EXCELLENCE

Marketing Tech Award
Conversion In A Box by Sonar Studios
ExactTarget, a salesforce.com Company
Firebelly Marketing
Formstack
Husk, LLC
NitroMojo
PERQ
Salesvue

Mobile Tech Award
Allied Payment Network
Archon Apps
BidPal, Inc.
DoubleMap
eGov Strategies 
FatStax from Red Funnel Consulting
Firefli 
Givelify
MOBI
Sonar Studios
SteadyServ Technologies
TransWorks

Health Tech Award
Aspire Indiana, Inc.
CarexTech, Inc.
From The Case Files
hc1.com
Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services
Nutrabiotix, Inc.
PolicyStat, LLC
Social Health Insights

Education Tech Award
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
eMATH.com
Evanced Games
From The Case Files
Herff Jones
Luminary Digital Media
Purdue Center for Medication Safety Advancement
Social Net Watcher
Standard For Success

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT

Tech Educator of the Year
James Aldridge, chief technology officer, MSD of Warren Township
Jake Chen, associate professor, bioinformatics and computer science,
          Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Jonathan Blake Huer, director of emerging technologies,
          Ball State University
Pete Just, chief technology officer, MSD of Wayne Township
Karthik Ramani, professor of mechanical engineering, Purdue University
Philip Repp, vice president of information technology, Ball State University

TechPoint Rising Star
Teresa Becker, director of marketing, hc1.com
Evan Burns, CEO, Olympia Media Group
Matt Goebel, partner and executive vice president,  Polleo Systems
Myles Grote, chief revenue officer, bookacoach
Matt Hunckler, founder and CEO, VERGE
Denver Hutt, executive director, The Speak Easy
Jesse Kurth, director of client success, TinderBox
Patrick Lohman, chief operating officer, PrecisionHawk
Kurtis Moss, executive director, Launch Fishers
Chris Palmer, founder and CEO, BoxFox
Gregory Papesh, music teacher, Saints Francis and Clare
Ilya Rekhter, CEO, DoubleMap
Peter SerVaas, president, DoubleMap
Oren Shatken, product manager, Angie's List
Lauren Weatherall, senior marketing manager, TinderBox
Chris Wilkey, co-founder and CEO, Hosskey Consulting LLC
Max Yoder, co-founder, Lesson.ly

In addition to the competitive Mira Awards categories, two special industry recognitions — TechPoint Foundation for Youth BridgeBuilder Award and TechPoint Trailblazer in Technology Award — are selected by the TechPoint Foundation for Youth and TechPoint boards of directors respectively. Last year, former Indianapolis Colts Pro-Bowl offensive tackle Tarik Glenn and his wife Maya received the Bridge Builder award, and the Trailblazer in Technology Award was presented to Dr. Donald Brown, chairman, president and CEO, Interactive Intelligence.
   

SPONSORSHIP & SPONSORS

Become a sponsor of the Mira Awards Gala and get noticed. Corporate Sponsorship is an effective and affordable way to gain recognition amongst your peers, customers partners and prospects, and offer your employees and other stakeholders an opportunity to attend this fun and elegant event. Contact Annie Grinstead at annie@techpoint.org or call 317-490-4727.

  

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joshua Hall is editor of techpoint.org. He writes about Indiana tech companies, jobs, people & events. @joshua2349