2019 Mira Awards
Submission Deadline01/18/2019
Description

The Mira Awards bring us together as a community to celebrate the state’s tremendous tech success stories and amplify them to media, investors and technology buyers nationwide.

The awards celebrate technological innovation, personal achievement, and business success in the state of Indiana. Mira Award nominees and winners are among the highest achieving and most innovative cities, businesses, organizations, schools, departments, teams or individuals from across the state.

TechPoint firmly believes that recognizing achievements, celebrating successes and highlighting significant contributions that the tech sector has made to Indiana’s overall economy are critical to fostering more of them.

All 2019 TechPoint Mira Awards are given for achievement during calendar year 2018 (except for a couple categories that allow for earlier development).

Rules

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

QUESTION: Can my company apply for more than one award?

ANSWER: Yes, you may apply for more than one award. HOWEVER, you should typically only apply for ONE company award and ONE product award.

For example, a company should choose to apply as a Startup, Scale-up, or Large Enterprise of the Year, but not more than one of these categories with the same application. It is perfectly acceptable to apply for the Exceptional Employer Award as well as one of the other company awards.

In the product categories, you should apply for the New Tech Product, Tech Service, or Innovation categories, but not more than one of these categories with the same application.

QUESTION: Can a company that is headquartered out-of-state be eligible for a Mira Award?

ANSWER: To qualify for Large Enterprise of the Year, Scale-up of the Year, New Tech Startup of the Year, or Exceptional Employer Award, a company must have a comprehensive set of business functions located in Indiana, and Indiana employees must have been central to the businesses accomplishments or culture.

For example, a company with only sales and marketing offices in Indiana would not qualify, but a company with product development, sales, marketing, and services likely would. Revenue and growth results should focus on the Indiana-relevant business unit results, not just the corporate whole.

To qualify for the Exceptional Employer Award, the application must focus on the cultural elements present in Indiana, with particular focus on those elements initiated in Indiana and executed by Indiana employees.

To qualify for New Tech Product of the Year, Tech Service of the Year, or Innovation of the Year awards, the product, service, or innovation must have been primarily developed in Indiana by Indiana employees of the company.

2019 TECHPOINT MIRA AWARDS CATEGORIES

PEOPLE
Rising Entrepreneur Award – NEW
Tech Educator of the Year
Investor of the Year

PLACE
Community Champion of the Year
Rising Tech City Award – NEW

PRODUCTS
New Tech Product of the Year
Tech Service of the Year
Innovation of the Year

COMPANIES
Exceptional Employer Award – NEW
New Tech Startup of the Year
Scale-up of the Year
Large Enterprise of the Year – NEW

APPLICATION PROCESS & NOMINEE INTERVIEW DATES

Mira Award applications are reviewed and ranked by independent panels of company founders, CEO/presidents, CIOs, VPs and a variety of other subject matter experts. The rankings determine which applicants will be included in the 2019 class of Mira Award nominees.

Next, Mira Award nominees are required to deliver brief presentations and participate in 20-minute in-person interviews with the judging panel from their specific category on February 27th or February 28th**, and should be prepared to answer questions and discuss their application in further detail.

** We recommend making note of both of these interview dates in your calendar immediately to avoid conflicts that may prevent you from being available to present.

** MARK YOUR CALENDAR: REQUIRED IN-PERSON NOMINEE INTERVIEWS TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 OR THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28. PLEASE RESERVE BOTH DATES, AS APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MADE FOLLOWING THE FEBRUARY  12, 2019 NOMINEE ANNOUNCEMENT.

Because the volunteer judges are busy professionals themselves, it is impossible to reschedule missed interview appointments.

Mira Award nominees will be announced on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Mira Award winners will be announced during the Mira Awards Gala on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

CONFIDENTIALITY

TechPoint and the TechPoint Mira Awards judges agree to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality with respect to information that is not in the public domain regarding organizations, individuals, or technologies nominated for the TechPoint Mira Awards.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the nomination form or process, please contact Joshua Hall at joshua@techpoint.org or call 317-464-5416.

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