The Indy Star reported the TechPoint Mira Award nominations and LeadJen is excited to announce that they have been nominated for a TechPoint Mira Award in the category of IT Services Excellence and Innovation.
TechPoint Mira Awards Reflect, Growth, Prosperity of Indiana’s Tech Focused Businesses, Schools, and Professionals.
Largest nominee class in program’s 13-year history – 122 nominees in seven categories
Referred to by insiders as “Indiana’s Technology Oscars,” Mira Award Winners will be announced at a Black-Tie Gala on Saturday, May 12th at the JW Marriott
TechPoint, Indiana’s technology growth initiative, has announced the nominees for its 13th annual Mira Awards presented by BKD CPAs & Advisors. According to TechPoint President and CEO Jim Jay, the Mira Awards grew by more than 50 percent this year, besting its previous record for a total of 122 total Mira Awards nominees.
TechPoint Mira Awards recognize excellence and innovation through the achievement of Indiana’s outstanding technology industry performers and contributors, and focuses attention on the broader issue of the important role technology plays in Indiana’s economy.
Independent Mira Award judges evaluate and score each submitted nomination, and the scoring determines which nominees become finalists. Finalists will be announced by March 12. Mira Award finalists will deliver presentations and answer questions in-person to one of seven panels of judges.
The 2012 Mira Award winners will be announced at a black-tie, “Oscars-style” award ceremony being held Saturday, May 12, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. TechPoint will again honor past Mira Award winners and finalists attending the ceremony with a special “Winner’s Circle” VIP reception at the Gala. Visit http://www.techpoint.org/mira for more information about the activities and special features of the 2012 Mira Awards Gala.
“I am not all that surprised by this year’s record-smashing number of nominees,” Jim Jay said. “The tech sector has been a bright spot in our economy throughout the recession, and recent national exposure for cutting edge, innovative Indiana tech firms has really energized the community. I think we’re on the threshold of another great technological growth spurt in Indiana.”
In addition to the six competitive Mira Award categories, three special industry recognitions — TechPoint Foundation for Youth BridgeBuilder Award, TechPoint Young Professional of the Year, and TechPoint Trailblazer in Technology Award — are selected by the TechPoint Foundation for Youth and TechPoint boards of directors respectively.
The nominees for the 2012 TechPoint Mira Awards presented byBKD are as follows:
New Media Excellence & Innovation
DK New Media
Erich Douglas Stauffer
Fat Atom Internet Marketing
Hanapin Marketing LLC
HCC Medical Insurance Services LLC
My Mobile Fans
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Scale-out Steve – Scale Computing
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Health Information Technology Excellence & Innovation
Communication Disorders Technology, Inc.
hc1.comÂ® (a Bostech innovation)
Health Systems International, LLC
Indiana Health Information Exchange, Inc.
MMY Consulting, Inc.
Purdue University Healthcare Technical Assistance Program (Purdue HealthcareTAP)
Young at Heart Pharmacy
Corporate IT Excellence & Innovation
FORUM Credit Union
POLARIS Laboratories LLC
The Finish Line, Inc.
IT Services Excellence & Innovation
Brownfield Grant Writers’ Tool, Center for Business and Economic Research, Ball State University
CIM Technology Solutions
Ethos Prime, LLC
Hogan Consulting Group INC
Hudson Satellite Positioning, Corp.
MMY Consulting, Inc.
Netwise Resources, LLC
Polleo Systems, Inc.
Purdue University: Visual Analytics for Command, Control and Interoperability Environments, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security International Center of Excellence
Sensory Technologies, A Markey’s Video Images Company
Technology Partnership Group, Inc.
Technology in Education Excellence & Innovation
Ali Jafari, Ph.D.
Andrew B. Markel
Brackets For Good
Career Services – IU School of Informatics & Computing
Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program – Purdue University
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Jason Smith, Creative Media Designer
Dr. Les Nunn
Harrison College KnowU Team
Holy Cross College Education/ENL Department
Indiana Aspirations in Computing
Innovative Learning Environments initiative at IU
IU Serve IT: Technology for Social Good
Julian T. Peebles
Paul Gestwicki and Ronald Morris
Purdue University Computer Science for Education (CS4EDU) Team
Scott County School District 2
SPIRIT (Surprising Possibilities Imagined and Realized through Information Technology)
The PRISM Project
Thomas J. Snyder
Transmedia Indiana: Brad King & Jennifer George-Palilonis
Vinayak J Tanksale
IT Startup of the Year
Connect Think, LLC
My Best Friend’s Hair
Swarm Events, LLC
IT Company of the Year
Angie’s List, Inc.
Axia Technology Partners
Cornerstone Information Systems, Inc.
IT Solutions, Inc.
Smarter Remarketer, LLC
T2 Systems, Inc.
Weeks Communications, LLC
Innovation of the Year
Freedom One Mobility, LLC – Travis Underwood, President
Indiana Interactive, LLC
PatentStatus – Virtual Patent Marking Service
Signature School Inc.
Smarter Remarketer, LLC
TechPoint Young Professional of the Year
Lori Byrd Phillips
Kayce N. Reed-Buechlein
Visit http://www.techpoint.org/mira for more information about the 2012 TechPoint Mira Awards presented by BKD. Tickets will be available for purchase by March 12.
Sponsorship opportunities are available in a wide variety of levels. Sponsors receive tickets to the Mira Awards Gala as well as numerous marketing deliverables and benefits. Contact Patsy Lentz, director of corporate partnerships, at email@example.com, or all 317-275-2087 .
About BKD CPAs & Advisors
BKD, LLP, the 10th largest CPA and advisory firm in the U.S., helps people and businesses realize their goals. Our more than 2,000 dedicated professionals offer solutions to clients in all 50 states and internationally. BKD and its subsidiaries offer clients a variety of services in accounting, audit and assurance, tax, risk management, technology, corporate finance, forensic and valuation services and wealth management. We combine the insight and ideas of multiple disciplines to provide solutions to a wide range of industries, including financial services, not-for-profit, manufacturing, distribution, health care, construction and real estate.
TechPoint is Indiana’s statewide technology initiative focused on growing Indiana’s tech sector by promoting the successes of technology companies and professionals; supporting the formation, expansion, and attraction of technology companies; and advocating appropriate public policy. For more information, please visit www.techpoint.org.
Joshua Hall is Director of Marketing for TechPoint.