FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
QUESTION: Can I nominate someone for more than one award?
ANSWER: Yes, you may nominate people or companies 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 Tech Product, Service Partner, or Innovation categories, but not more than one of these categories with the same application. It may be appropriate for some to apply for two Product Division category awards, but it would be rare.
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, 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 Tech Product of the Year, Service Partner 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.
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 2021 class of Mira Award nominees.
Next, Mira Award nominees are required to deliver brief presentations and participate in virtual interviews (20 minutes total) with the judging panel from their specific category on March 10th or March 11th**, 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 NOMINEE INTERVIEWS TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10TH OR THURSDAY, MARCH 11TH. PLEASE RESERVE BOTH DATES, AS APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MADE FOLLOWING THE FEBRUARY 16, 2021 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 16, 2021. Mira Award winners will be announced during the Mira Awards Gala in April 2021.
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.
If you have any questions about the nomination form or process, please contact Joshua Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-464-5416.