22 students to share $25,000 prize purse in TechPoint’s 2021 S.O.S. Challenge 

2021-08-04T08:35:43-04:00August 2, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS — August 2, 2021 — Twenty-two students from a dozen universities and colleges will share in the $25,000 Summer Opportunities for Skills Challenge (S.O.S. Challenge) prize purse and an opportunity to participate in Elevate Ventures’ Fall 2021 Regional Nexus Pitch Competition. The event was the culmination of six weeks of work that involved 170 students and recent coding graduates from Eleven Fifty Academy working on 39 teams with 81 coaches from 42 Indianapolis area tech companies. The objective was to create solutions for challenges communities across Indiana (and the world) are currently facing as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Learn about the student developed technologies below. S.O.S. Challenge participants were asked to devise a solution to current challenges in five categories and build a portfolio worthy project. Indy area tech companies supported the program through volunteer coaches who dedicated time [...]

TechPoint honors ‘Best of Tech’ Mira Award winners during 22nd annual gala

2021-05-05T06:34:52-04:00April 23, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (April 22, 2021) — TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth accelerator for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, honored 122 nominees and 16 award winners during a live broadcast of the organization’s 22nd annual Mira Awards gala, with presenting sponsor Salesforce. “Community matters, not only in the challenging times, but also the times of celebration and hope,” said Mike Langellier, president and CEO of TechPoint. “Now is one of those times and the Mira Awards gala is our tech community’s rallying point to come together, share stories of success, and look to the future with hope and determination.” The Mira Awards, which is the state’s largest and longest running technology awards program, recognizes the “Best of Tech” in Indiana. This year, 16 award winners and honorees were chosen from a record-breaking 211 applications. Fifty-two independent, volunteer judges spent more than 850 total hours [...]

BCforward CEO and Founder Justin Christian to receive TechPoint’s Trailblazer Award during Mira Awards gala

2021-04-08T18:11:37-04:00April 6, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (April 6, 2021) — TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, will honor entrepreneur and business leader, philanthropist, “girl dad” and arbiter of cool Justin Christian, with the Trailblazer Award, during a live broadcast of the 22nd annual Mira Awards gala (Thursday, April 22, beginning at 8 p.m. EDT). Christian co-founded IT consulting firm BCforward in 1998, which he has since grown into the state’s largest Information Technology solutions and staffing corporation and one of the top ten largest black-owned companies in the country. The Mira Awards—with presenting sponsor Salesforce—celebrate the best of tech in Indiana each year, including people, products, companies and places. The Trailblazer Award recognizes visionaries whose contributions have had lasting and signifxicant impact on the state and its technology ecosystem. Trailblazers are among the tech community’s most inspiring and influential players. They [...]

Bloomington to receive Rising Tech City Award during TechPoint’s 22nd annual Mira Awards gala

2021-04-11T11:48:30-04:00March 30, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (March 30, 2021) — TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, will recognize the City of Bloomington with a prestigious Rising Tech City Award during the 22nd annual Mira Awards gala on Thursday, April 22, beginning at 8 p.m. EDT. The awards are being held virtually again this year due to the pandemic and the public may watch the live broadcast for free online at https://techpoint.org/riseup. The Mira Awards—with presenting sponsor Salesforce—celebrate the best of tech in Indiana each year, including people, products, companies and places. The Rising Tech City award honors a city, town, region or community within the state of Indiana and celebrates the projects and the people behind them who have championed the location’s advancement and tech friendliness. The emphasis is on developing compelling places where diverse, tech-skilled people want to live. While [...]

TechPoint announces nominees for 22nd annual Mira Awards Honoring ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00February 16, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 16, 2021) — TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, announced the nominees for its 22nd annual Mira Awards program presented by Salesforce. The Mira Awards is the state’s largest and longest-running technology excellence and innovation recognition program, and the annual gala celebrates the “The Best of Tech in Indiana.” Last year, an estimated 5,000+ people watched the first-ever virtual live broadcast of TechPoint’s Mira Awards gala. WATCH VIDEO recap of the Mira Awards gala virtual live broadcast from 2020. The nominees include individuals, community organizations, investors, education institutions and tech employers with remarkable achievements in the prior year. In aggregate, the 53 company nominees that provided data employ more than 18,600 people in the state of Indiana and they represent nearly $8.54 billion in annual revenue (excluding Eli Lilly and Company, Verizon, UKG, and [...]

Nominations and applications now open for TechPoint’s 22nd annual ‘Best of Tech in Indiana’ Mira Awards

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00December 1, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (December 1, 2020) — TechPoint has officially launched the nominations and applications process for the 22nd annual Mira Awards, Indiana’s largest, best known and most prestigious technology awards program. People are encouraged to apply for awards in more than a dozen categories, or they can nominate others in all four “Best of Tech in Indiana” award divisions including people, place, products and companies. “RISE UP” is this year’s theme, which encourages the community to seize opportunities and look to the future with hope and resolve to overcome the turbulence and tragedy suffered during 2020. “As the nucleus of Indiana’s tech ecosystem, TechPoint reflects both the triumphs and challenges of our members and the tech industry at large,” said TechPoint President and CEO Mike Langellier. “The Mira Awards is largely about celebrating our state’s tech successes, but it’s also a [...]

TechPoint expands popular Xtern talent program to Muncie

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00October 27, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS — (Oct. 27, 2020) —TechPoint’s coveted Xtern program, deemed the “ultimate summer internship experience” for the tech sector, is expanding beyond Indianapolis to Muncie, Ind. The popular program, which began in Indianapolis in 2014, has consistently broken application records each year.  College students from across the country vie for spots in the 10-week, summer internship program that gives them access to the city’s tech and civic leaders, provides them with paid internships at top tech companies, all while living in the city for the summer. More than 2,000 students from 222 universities and 43 home states applied to be in the summer 2021 Xtern class.  Now, a portion of those students will be getting that same experience in Muncie next summer. “We are really proud of the Xtern program’s reputation as one of the country’s top internship programs for college [...]

TechPoint announces 2020 Class of Tech 25 winners

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00August 19, 2020|

August 19, 2020 — TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth accelerator for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, has announced the Tech 25 Class of 2020. Now in its sixth year, the Tech 25 Awards honor a prestigious selection of twenty-five individuals who are critical and exceptional performers helping to grow Indiana’s tech and tech-enabled companies, but who—not being the CEO or other top executive—don’t get celebrated publicly as often. A panel of 18 independent judges, including past winners and tech community leaders, selected this year’s class from three main job role categories: tech product/R&D, tech sales & marketing, and tech professional services. Winners were chosen from a very competitive class of nominees based on criteria including professional contributions, energy and attitude, and community commitment. In addition to being star performers at their companies, winners are committed team players who build others up through [...]

TechPoint S.O.S. Challenge Winner to be announced Friday

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00July 28, 2020|

July 28, 2020 — On Friday, July 31, TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth accelerator for Indiana’s technology companies, and Governor Eric Holcomb will announce the winners of the TechPoint Summer Opportunities for Students Challenge (S.O.S.). The Challenge, provided up to 500 students from Indiana colleges and universities a five-week summer internship experience, helping them strengthen their resumes, demonstrate skills, make professional connections and develop potential solutions to a number of COVID-19-related problems. The student teams were assigned “coaches” from a pool of 200 volunteers from the Indiana tech community. Nine real-world, COVID-19-related challenge topics were identified: workplace & work-from-home environments, tourism, schools & colleges, restaurants & small businesses, COVID-19 outbreak detection, community organizations, telehealth, transportation and sports & entertainment. “The students came up with a stunning array of ideas and products,” said Mike Langellier, TechPoint president and CEO. “Our judges [...]

TechPoint honors ‘Best of Tech’ Mira Award winners during first-ever virtual gala

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00June 18, 2020|

June 18, 2020 — TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth accelerator for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, honored the successes and innovation of Indiana people, companies, places, and products during a live broadcast of the organization’s 21st annual gala, with presenting sponsors Eli Lilly and Company, Genesys, Infosys, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Salesforce. Early indications show that nearly 4,000 people tuned into the first-ever virtual event, making it the largest Mira Awards gala celebration in history. The Mira Awards, which is the state’s largest and longest running technology awards program, recognizes the “Best of Tech” in Indiana. This year, 15 award winners and honorees were chosen from 129 nominees. Forty-eight independent, volunteer judges spent more than 850 total hours evaluating applications, interviewing nominees, and selecting this year’s winners. Judges included company founders, CEOs and presidents, CTOs, CIOs, and other subject matter experts. [...]

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