Kristian Andersen to receive Trailblazer Award during TechPoint’s first-ever virtual Mira Awards gala

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

June 18, 2020 — TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, will recognize designer, innovator, entrepreneur and investor Kristian Andersen with the Trailblazer Award during a live broadcast of TechPoint’s 21st annual Mira Awards gala tonight (Thursday, June 18 beginning at 8 p.m. EDT). The awards are being held virtually for the first time and the public may watch at https://techpoint.org/bebold or on social media. The Mira Awards—with presenting sponsors Eli Lilly and Company, Genesys, Infosys, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and 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 significant impact on the state and its technology ecosystem. Trailblazers are among the tech community’s most inspiring and influential players. They are innovative risk-takers whose achievements and bold leadership are [...]

Bridge Builder Award announced for TechPoint’s Mira Awards

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00June 11, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (June 11, 2020) — The STEM Connection and its founder, Vera Vander Kooy will receive the TechPoint Foundation for Youth (TPF4Y) Bridge Builder Award during TechPoint’s 21th annual Mira Awards gala honoring the best of tech in Indiana. Also at the virtual gala, the Foundation will remark on the organization’s activities and cap off its annual fundraising drive. The Bridge Builder Award recognizes visionary leaders who are helping underserved student populations in Indiana gain access to experiential learning opportunities that inspire the pursuit of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. TPF4Y is supported by several large donors, but also relies on the annual Mira drive to support its programming. Those wanting to donate can text “STEM” to 55433 or visit  https://www.techpointyouth.org?form=MIRA2020 Ms. Vander Kooy founded the STEM Connection in 2014, with the mission of encouraging diversity, inclusion and [...]

TechPoint launches $250,000 S.O.S. Challenge for 500 students who lost summer internships due to COVID-19 

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

INDIANAPOLIS (May 27, 2020) — Thousands of college students from across the U.S. have lost on-site summer internships due to COVID-19, but 500 of those college students from Indiana are getting some help thanks to a new challenge being launched by TechPoint, Indiana’s industry-led, nonprofit tech sector growth initiative. The Summer Opportunities for Students (S.O.S.) Challenge will provide up to 500 students from Indiana colleges and universities a five-week summer experience, helping them strengthen their resumes, demonstrate skills, and make professional connections. Students will work in teams on a COVID-related challenge. Additionally, each student who completes the program will receive a $500 stipend, plus a chance at additional prizes. The student teams will be assigned “coaches” from a pool of 200 volunteers from the Indiana tech community. Nine real-world, COVID-19 related challenge topics have been identified, including workplace and work-from-home [...]

TechPoint’s ‘Best of Tech’ Mira Awards gala to be broadcast live and open to the public for the first time ever on June 18 

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00May 5, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (May 5, 2020) — TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, will announce the 2020 Mira Award winners live on a special broadcast of its 21st annual gala, with presenting sponsors Eli Lilly and Company, Genesys, Infosys, Raytheon and 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 a sell-out crowd of 1,400 people attended the black-tie affair. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event is being transformed into an interactive, live-streaming broadcast including Zoom VIP rooms for sponsors and nominee representatives to watch together. The live-stream will be available to the general public to watch live for free on social media platforms, and it will be recorded and posted to the TechPoint website for future viewing. Nominees won’t know if [...]

TechPoint names new executive committee members to board of directors representing tech sector

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00April 23, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (April 23, 2019) — TechPoint, the non-profit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, today announced the 2020 executive committee of its board. TechPoint’s membership consists of Indiana’s largest tech employers, most high-potential scale-ups, most important universities, and most innovative technology and talent developers. The TechPoint board is composed of executives from each of those organizations, and the executive committee represents the board and tech community in matters of strategic direction and governance. See the entire 2020 advisory board roster at: techpoint.org/board. The 2020 executive committee members are: Sherry Aaholm, chair of TechPoint board and vice president and chief information officer, Cummins; Scott Dorsey, managing partner, High Alpha and former co-founder/CEO of ExactTarget; Richard Cardwell, vice president and head of Midwest Region, Infosys; Mary Kay Huse, COO, Salesforce Marketing Cloud; Aman Brar, CEO, Jobvite; David Johnson, president and CEO, Central [...]

Nominees selected for 21st annual TechPoint Mira Awards honoring ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00February 11, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 11, 2020) — TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, announced the nominees for its 21st annual Mira Awards presented by Eli Lilly and Company, Raytheon and 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 a sell-out crowd of 1,400 people attended the black-tie affair at the JW Marriott. WATCH VIDEO recap of the 20th anniversary TechPoint Mira Awards from 2019. This year’s diverse class of nominees includes people, products, companies and places that crisscross the state from Evansville, Jasper, and Bloomington, to Muncie, West Lafayette, Delphi, New Paris, and South Bend. Of course, Central Indiana is also well represented with nominees located in Greenwood, Plainfield, Lawrence, Fishers, Carmel and Indianapolis. Among the [...]

Investments in Indiana tech companies increased by triple digits in 2019

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00January 14, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 14, 2020) – Indiana’s tech ecosystem ended 2019 with one of the best years in the history of the state, with total 2019 venture capital (VC) and other types of funding investments, increasing 260 percent over 2018, according to TechPoint, Indiana’s non-profit tech growth accelerator, which tracked the economic information via publicly available announcements. In 2019, 62 Indiana tech companies publicly announced VC investments, grant funding, M&A deals, private equity and debt financing for total investments of more than $358 million. According to the data, 2019’s fourth quarter included 12 VC raises and three grants for more than $151 million (at least two shared investments did not include dollar amounts raised). The fourth quarter total was higher than all four quarters of investment combined in 2018. Additionally, TechPoint tracked 33 mergers and acquisitions within the tech sector in 2019. [...]

TechPoint opens nominations and applications for the 21st annual Mira Awards honoring the ‘Best of Tech in Indiana’

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00December 10, 2019|

INDIANAPOLIS (December 10, 2020) — TechPoint is challenging Hoosiers to “BE BOLD.” and enter the 21st 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 for their achievements. This year’s theme is “BE BOLD.” “Our state’s tech community has produced many successes over the years, and the Mira Awards is in large part about celebrating successes,” said TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier. “However, it’s also the largest gathering of the tech community and an opportunity to remind our community that we are in a global competition for talent, capital, and companies. Let’s use the Mira Awards platform to inspire the pursuit of big bets, major market opportunities, community commitments, rapid growth, and ‘acquirer over acquired’ mentality. We need not be braggarts, [...]

TechPoint wins national award for initiative that helps fill in-demand tech jobs 

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00August 5, 2019|

INDIANAPOLIS – August 5, 2019 – TechPoint, Indiana’s tech ecosystem growth accelerator, won the inaugural Talent Pipeline & Workforce Innovation Award at the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) summer conference. TECNA represents about 50 IT and Technology trade organizations that, in turn, represent more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America. TechPoint won the award for its Jobs in Tech 101 product. Launched in October 2018, Jobs in Tech 101 educates and informs students and career changers about which jobs exist in tech, what they are like, and what skills and experience are required. Located within the TechPoint website, the product also includes links to jobs posted on TechPoint’s Job Board that are currently open and available for application. “Indiana is in an enviable position right now in that we have a lot of opportunity in the tech ecosystem. [...]

TechPoint and TMap Team up to go Talent Hunting

2021-04-05T16:52:10-04:00June 20, 2019|

INDIANAPOLIS – June 20, 2019 – As employers across the country struggle to find and keep employees, TechPoint has a simple message for Hoosiers who’ve gone out of state to ply their tech talents: “Come home.” The state’s tech ecosystem growth accelerator isn’t stopping with those two words. Using its deep reach into Indiana’s tech community and partnering with a company breaking new ground in talent recruitment, TechPoint is scouring the country to find former Hoosiers who are currently working in tech across state lines. The organization is asking interested prospects to explore job options via the TechPoint Job Board and to apply for a special weekend of networking for the 25 top applicants. TechPoint will choose the top 25 applicants based largely on those that match the most pressing needs of the tech community. They and their guests will [...]

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