Published On: 02/15/2022Categories: Agbiosciences, AgTech, Economic Development, Entrepreneurs, Industry News

TechPoint announces nominees for 23rd annual Mira Awards honoring ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’

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Following two years of virtual events, award winners will be announced during an in-person gala at the JW Marriott on Saturday, April 23, 2022

TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, today announced the nominees for its 23rd annual Mira Awards program presented by Salesforce. The Mira Awards are the state’s largest, best known and most prestigious technology awards, and the annual gala celebrates the “The Best of Tech in Indiana.” The last time it was held in person, all 1,400 gala tickets were sold out six weeks before the event.

The nominees include individuals, community organizations, investors, educators, entrepreneurs and tech employers with remarkable achievements in the prior year. In aggregate, the 76 company nominees that provided data, employ more than 52,000 people in the state of Indiana and represent nearly $23 billion in annual revenue (excluding Salesforce).

Also represented are newly launched startups and fast-growing scale-ups with tech solutions targeting industries ranging from healthcare, transportation and logistics, security and law enforcement, business intelligence and operations, construction, agriculture, education and human resources.

“The Mira Awards gala is not only the biggest tech event in the state, it’s also the barometer of Indiana’s tech industry growth, strength and dynamism,” said Mike Langellier, president and CEO of TechPoint. “The robustness of this year’s class of nominees bodes well for our tech community’s future, and we’re excited to finally, hopefully, celebrate together in person after two years of remote galas during the pandemic.”

Nominees were selected by 52 independent judges who evaluated and ranked the applications. In early March, nominees will present their cases and be interviewed by judging panels, after which the judges will deliberate and select the winners. Judges include company founders, CEOs and presidents, CTOs, CIOs and other community leaders and subject matter experts.

The 2022 TechPoint Mira Award nominees are:

Tech Product of the Year – (Highly innovative and ground-breaking tech products that burst onto the scene or achieved a major milestone in 2021)

  • ArcticRx by ChefsFridge Co.
  • Chuqlab
  • Elate
  • Emarsys
  • Encamp
  • Groundwork
  • Karyosoft
  • MakeMyMove
  • OnBoard
  • Qualifi
  • Realync
  • RxLightning Specialty Enrollment Platform
  • Socio
  • Zylo

Service Partner of the Year – (The year’s best service provider delivering remarkable, impactful service to clients— external or internal)

  • Elanco
  • FullStack
  • Fusion Alliance
  • GhostRanch Communications
  • High Alpha Innovation
  • Innovatemap
  • LiftBridge CXO
  • Resultant (formerly KSM Consulting)
  • Revelant Technologies
  • Zotec Partners
  • Zylo

Innovation of the Year – (A brand new way of doing things that revolutionizes, advances, or creates new tech industries and fields)

  • ArcticRx by Chefsfridge Co.
  • Ateios Systems
  • Casted
  • Cummins
  • Harena Data
  • Indiana Learning Lab
  • Indigo BioAutomation
  • Karyosoft
  • Neurava
  • True Essence Foods
  • Zylo

Rising Entrepreneur Award – (A class of passionate and creative entrepreneurial leaders thriving in Indiana)

  • Ravi Bhatt, founder and CEO, Folia
  • Nick Carter, CEO and co-founder, Market Wagon
  • Akilah W. Darden, founder and president, The Darden Group
  • Chase Flashman, co-founder and CEO, ShipSigma
  • Stuart Lowry, co-founder, ArcticRx by ChefsFridge Co.
  • Alicia Mckoy, founder and CEO, Peak Mind
  • Darrian Mikell, CEO and Co-founder, Qualifi
  • Cory Nation, president, Embark EMR
  • Julia Regan, CEO and co-founder, RxLightning
  • Lindsay Tjepkema, CEO, Casted
  • Matt Weirich, co-founder, CEO, Realync
  • Phil Wright, founder and CEO, Accent Consulting

Tech Education Award – (Celebrating educators and education innovators who inspire and have a positive impact on student achievement)

  • FIRST Indiana Robotics
  • Five Star Technology Solutions
  • Franklin College
  • Gerry Hays, Founder/CEO, Doriot (Fantasy Startup)
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Jake Simons, Wa-Nee Community Schools, Nappanee, Ind.
  • Dr. Fred Kitchens, associate professor of Information Systems and Operations Management, Ball State University
  • Skyepack
  • Dr. Anna Stumpf, coordinator, Ball State University Center for Information and Communication Sciences
  • Verizon

Investor of the Year – (The venture firms or angel investors who bring capital plus outstanding connections, advice and attention to Indiana companies)

  • High Alpha
  • Inoca Capital Partners
  • JMI Equity
  • Sixty8 Capital

Community Impact Award – (Individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to support the advancement of Indiana’s tech community)

  • Linda Calvin, vice president, School of IT, Ivy Tech Community College
  • Akilah W. Darden, founder and president, The Darden Group
  • gener8tor
  • Indiana Executive Council on Cybersecurity (IECC)
  • Indy Women in Tech
  • Lilly Information and Digital Solutions (IDS)
  • MBXax, MatchBOX Coworking Studio Acceleration
  • Spark, MatchBOX Program
  • The Polis Center at IUPUI
  • Tipton County Chamber of Commerce
  • Rupal Thanawala, change leader, Trident Systems
  • Sunny Lu Williams, president, TechServ

Exceptional Employer Award – (Companies doing an exceptional job of hiring and developing talent, cultivating workspaces and workplace culture and deliberately increasing diversity)

  • ActiveCampaign
  • Atrium
  • BLASTmedia
  • Bloomerang
  • Formstack
  • GadellNet Consulting Services
  • Greenlight Guru
  • Ironclad (formerly PactSafe)
  • myCOI
  • OnBoard
  • Qualifi
  • Realync

Talent Impact Award (Initiatives and programs that are influencing Indiana’s critical recruiting, attracting and hiring talent pipelines as well as training and retaining efforts)

  • BCforward
  • Celigo
  • Eleven Fifty Academy
  • GadellNet Consulting Services
  • Indiana Office of Technology
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Kainos
  • MakeMyMove
  • Qualifi
  • Recruit Rooster
  • Republic Airways
  • Salesforce Pathfinder Program
  • Veryable

Startup of the Year – (Startups with great potential that demonstrate the creative, strategic and innovative entrepreneurial spirit of Indiana’s technology industry)

  • Alleo
  • Demandwell
  • Elate
  • Groundwork
  • Pillar
  • RxLightning Inc
  • Saaslio
  • Smart Guided Systems LLC
  • The Juice
  • Vsimple

Scale-up of the Year – (High-growth, innovation-driven companies that provide technology products or services, are gaining traction and could be Indiana’s next big success stories)

  • ActiveCampaign
  • Authenticx
  • Encamp
  • Formstack
  • Greenlight Guru
  • Ironclad, Inc. (formerly PactSafe)
  • Market Wagon
  • OnBoard
  • Resultant (formerly KSM Consulting)
  • ShipSigma
  • Solinftec
  • Wunderkind

Large Enterprise of the Year – (Companies with exceptional innovation and market position that are helping Indiana to become a recognized technology leader, putting Indiana on the map in the technology world)

  • Allegion PLC (c/o Schlage Lock Co LLC)
  • Elanco
  • IU Health
  • SMC Corporation of America

In addition to the 12 adjudicated categories, two special industry recognition awards—the TechPoint Trailblazer Award and the TechPoint Foundation for Youth Bridge Builder Award—are selected by the TechPoint and TechPoint Foundation for Youth boards of directors. Both awards are announced prior to the Mira Awards gala in April.

Nominees may purchase tickets now using their purchase codes and tickets will go on sale to the general public on March 15, pending availability. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities, which include gala tickets, are available for the event. For more information, view the 2022 Mira Awards Sponsor Prospectus. The gala will sell out and the best way to ensure that you have tickets is to become a sponsor.