February 5, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – TechPoint, the voice and catalyst of Indiana’s tech ecosystem, has announced the nominees for its 16th annual Mira Awards presented by BKD CPAs & Advisors, which recognize and celebrate the best of tech in Indiana each year.

Winners will be announced at a masquerade-themed, black-tie awards ceremony and gala on Saturday, May 2 , at the JW Marriott. Note that May 2, is rescheduled from the previously announced date of March 21.

For the second consecutive year, more than half of the applications 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 high participation-rate by newcomers is a reflection of the growth of tech in the state and a healthy startup scene.

“When you’re recognizing excellence and innovation and half of the field is made up of brand new companies year after year, it’s a sign that the tech ecosystem in Indiana is growing and thriving,” Langellier said. “The Mira Awards is our opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate these tremendous success stories and amplify them to thousands of people, including media, investors and technology buyers.”

Social Net Watcher, the cloud-based anti-bullying software startup and last year’s Education Tech Mira Award winner, secured more than $250,000 in venture capital from four new investors as a result of exposure from the Mira Awards. Other past winners reported signing $1 million in new business, closing a deal with a new billion-dollar customer, getting profiled by national media and even being invited to the White House.

Nominees were selected by more than 40 independent subject matter experts who evaluated and ranked the applications. Next, all nominees will deliver presentations and answer questions in-person with one of the independent judging panels, and then the judges will select the winners following their deliberations. The official 2015 TechPoint Mira Awards nominees are:

PRODUCT OR TEAM ACHIEVEMENT

Tech Innovation of the Year
3BG Supply Co.
Angie’s List
Animated Dynamics Inc.
Blue Pillar, Inc.
DoubleMap Inc.
eCeptacle
Expected Behavior
MedeoLinx, LLC
Mesh Systems
Mobile Enerlytics, LLC
Novilytic, LLC
PactSafe
Scale Computing
SensorHound
y!kes

Tech Services Award
Balance Digital Marketing
Bell Techlogix
CloudOne
Compliancedashboard
Indiana University Kumo platform
KSM Consulting, LLC
Langham Logistics
Level Up Development
Megaputer Intelligence Inc.
MMY Consulting
NextGear Capital
One.IU development team
Squaremouth, Inc.
Sticksnleaves
Vennli

Tech Sales and Marketing Award
Didgebridge
Great Fermentations
LeadJen
Stringcan
TinderBox
WebLink International

COMPANY SUCCESS

Tech Startup of the Year
bookacoach
CPrecisely Inc.
DATTUS Inc
Fortress Data Control Inc.
Go Electric Inc.
Hubstaff
InnovateMap
Lesson.ly
PactSafe
Perceivant
pi lab
Shop Your Spot
Vennli

Emerging Tech Company of the Year
Bluebridge
CloudOne
DoubleMap Inc.
Emerging Threats
hc1.com
Healthiest Employer, LLC
Healthx, Inc.
Mesh Systems
Olympia Media Group
RICS Software
Rook Security
SmarterHQ
Squaremouth, Inc.
Stringcan
TinderBox

Tech Company of the Year
Apparatus
Extension Healthcare
T2 Systems

INDUSTRY SPECIFIC EXCELLENCE

Marketing Tech Award
Brandwidth
Didgebridge
Firebelly Marketing
Geofeedia
Hanapin Marketing
MeBox Media, Inc.
Periodic
Teradata Marketing Applications
Vennli

Mobile Tech Award
Archon Apps
Bluebridge
Bonfire
DoubleMap Inc.
fanSync by Fanimation
FatStax from Red Funnel Consulting
Givelify
GoServicePro
MOBI
Net Irrigate
pi lab
Shop Your Spot
TCC Software Solutions (Category: Mobile Tech Award)
The Traveler, Ball State University
y!kes

Health Tech Award
BioPoly
Diagnotes, Inc.
Eli Lilly and Company
Extension Healthcare
GRACE Team Care
hc1.com
Indiana Health Information Exchange, Inc.
Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services and CORE
IV Diagnostics
KinaSense LLC
LifeShare Technologies
Periodic
Regenstrief Institute
Tactic
Telamon Corporation, Medical Solutions Division

Education Tech Award
Active Lesson LLC
Ball State Achievements, Ball State University
David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA), Ball State University
Haiku Learning
IU University Information Technology Services’ virtual PC (vPC) team: eLearning Design & Services,
IUanyWare, and Enterprise Systems
Mimir LLC
Openwords LLC
Periodic
Purdue University College of Pharmacy Center for Medication Safety Advancement
Scientifically Speaking
Social Net Watcher, LLC
SPEAK MODalities LLC
Standard For Success
Vimme Learning, LLC
Volair Sim

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT

Tech Educator of the Year
Apprentice University
Bloomington Code School
Eleven Fifty
Jake Chen Ph.D., Associate Professor, Computer Science and School of Informatics, IUPUI
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division

TechPoint Rising Star
Brandon Boynton, CEO, MostBeastlyStudios LLC
Tom Hanley, Executive Director, Nine13sports
Jon Hubartt, Design Lead, KA+A
Matt Speer, Co-Founder & CEO, rippl
Wesley Pennington, Technology Manager, IURTC
Ilya Rekhter, CEO, DoubleMap Inc.
Max Yoder, CEO, Lesson.ly (Founder, The First Fund)

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, Robert L. Kizer, president and CEO of Starfish Initiative — one of the most successful college access mentoring programs in the country — received the Bridge Builder Award. The 2014 Trailblazer in Technology Award was presented to Bobby Schnabel, dean of the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing.

The masquerade-themed, black-tie awards ceremony and gala at the JW Marriott on May 2, features an interactive dinner, live music and an after party with a live band and other fun, energized activities. Early-bird and “Under 30” tickets are on sale now at www.techpoint.org .

Sponsorship opportunities, such as platinum, gold or silver level packages that include group tickets, are also available. Creative sponsorships including ice sculptures, live entertainment, specialty drinks, candy and cupcake buffets and more are possible by contacting Annie Grinstead at annie@techpoint.org or call 317-490-4727.

About TechPoint

TechPoint is the voice and catalyst for Indiana’s technology companies and overall tech ecosystem. The team is focused on:
1. Connecting the community through events
2. Sharing the stories of companies and people on techpoint.org
3. Attracting valuable talent
4. Connecting our most promising companies with capital and customers.

For more information, please visit www.techpoint.org .

Source: TechPoint

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