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Finalists Announced for TechPoint’s 13th Annual Mira Awards for Technology Excellence & Innovation

TechPoint, Indiana’s technology growth initiative, has announced the Finalists for its 13th annual Mira Awards presented by BKD CPAs & Advisors. Mira Award Winners will be announced at a Black-Tie Gala on Saturday, May 12th at the JW Marriott.

 
PRLog - Mar. 13, 2012 - INDIANAPOLIS -- TechPoint, Indiana’s technology growth initiative, has announced the Finalists for its 13th annual Mira Awards presented by BKD CPAs & Advisors. Finalists in seven different technology categories will deliver presentations and answer questions during interviews with independent judging panels later this week.

This year’s Mira Awards finalists criss-cross the marketplace from established corporations and preeminent research institutions to fledgling startups, and from creative agencies to high-tech laboratories and emerging technologies.

The winner in each category will be revealed at a black-tie, “Oscars-style” award ceremony being held Saturday, May 12, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. 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.

“Narrowing down the field to finalists was particularly difficult for the Mira Award judges this year because we had nearly double the number of nominees in just about every category,” said Jim Jay, president and CEO of TechPoint. “This is the largest class of nominees and finalists that we have had in the 13 years that TechPoint has been conducting the Mira Awards, and I think that says a great deal about the strength and resilience of Indiana’s tech sector.”

In addition to the seven 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 finalists for the 2012 TechPoint Mira Awards presented by BKD are as follows:


New Media Excellence & Innovation

BidPal, Inc.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Hanapin Marketing
MillerWhite Marketing
My Mobile Fans
Raidious
Scale Computing
SmallBox


Health Information Technology Excellence & Innovation

Communication Disorders Technology, Inc.
hc1.com (a Bostech innovation)
Indiana Health Information Exchange, Inc.
MedeoLinx
OpenMRS LLC
PolicyStat
Purdue University Healthcare Technical Assistance Program
Young at Heart Pharmacy


Corporate IT Excellence & Innovation

The Finish Line, Inc.
FORUM Credit Union
Passageways
POLARIS Laboratories LLC


IT Services Excellence & Innovation

Apparatus
BidPal, Inc.
CIM Technology Solutions
Doxpop, LLC
Hudson Satellite Positioning, CORP
LightBound
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 in Education Excellence & Innovation – Individual

Ali Jafari, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Information Technology and Director, IUPUI CyberLab
Jay Bagga, Professor of Computer Science, Ball State University  
Andrew B. Markel, Technology Director, Crothersville Community Schools
Jason Smith, Creative Media Designer, Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Vinayak J Tanksale, Instructor of Computer Science, Ball State University


Technology in Education Excellence & Innovation – Team, Department or Program

Courseload
Morgan’s Raid: Professors Paul Gestwicki and Ronald Morris of Ball State University
The PRISM Project, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Scott County School District 2
Transmedia Indiana: Professors Brad King and Jennifer George-Palilonis of Ball State University


IT Startup of the Year

Connect Think, LLC
GreenSuite LLC
My Best Friend's Hair
SmartFile
Swarm Events
TinderBox


IT Company of the Year

Angie's List, Inc.
Archway
BidPal, Inc.
ExactTarget
IASTA
iGoDigital
Scale Computing
T2 Systems


Innovation of the Year

Anacore, Inc.
BidPal, Inc.
Freedom One Mobility, LLC
IVM, Inc.
PatentStatus - Virtual Patent Marking Service
Scale Computing
Smarter Remarketer, LLC
TinderBox


TechPoint Young Professional of the Year

Ann Freese, Design Strategist, Point Brake  
Stacey Hendrix, Faculty Resource Center Coordinator, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College  
Matthew Hunckler, President and Founder, Verge  
Michael Langellier, Chief Evangelist & VP Business Development, MoneyDesktop
Lori Byrd Phillips, Wikipedian in Residence, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis  
Kayce N. Reed-Buechlein, Interaction Designer and Researcher, Cornerstone Information Systems  

Visit http://www.techpoint.org/mira for more information about the 2012 TechPoint Mira Awards presented by BKD CPAs & Advisors. 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 plentz@techpoint.org, 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.  

About TechPoint
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.

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CONTACT: Joshua Hall of TechPoint, 317-464-5416 or jhall@techpoint.org  

EDITOR’S NOTE: Finalists are now welcome to use the TechPoint Mira Awards Nominee Badges at will in digital or print capacities (i.e. websites, blogs, social media, brochures, business cards, sales presentations, vehicle wraps, and other marketing/communications).

Visit the Mira Awards Flair Badges Download page for high-resolution images:
http://www.techpoint.org/flair-badges

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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.

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