TechPoint announces 2025 Mira Awards gala date and venue

2024-07-23T04:42:48-04:00July 11, 2024|

Annual gala moves to notable venue and will be held in February INDIANAPOLIS (July 11 or 17, 2024) — TechPoint, the industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy, today announced its annual Mira Awards gala will be held Thursday, February 27, 2025, at The Palladium in Carmel. The event known as “the Oscars of Indiana Tech,” has traditionally been held in April in Indianapolis. “Elevating Indiana’s digital innovation industry is one of our key community-building strategies,” said TechPoint President and CEO Ting Gootee. “The Mira Awards gala is a proven platform to engage stakeholders across talent and innovation, across all tech-driven sectors and across all regions in Indiana.” The 2024 Mira Awards had record-breaking participation of nearly 2,000 stakeholders. “We were intentional in engaging audiences new to Mira, such as educators, early-in-career professionals and students,” Gootee said. “The [...]

TechPoint announces 25th annual Mira Awards winners  

2024-04-29T12:47:20-04:00April 26, 2024|

Annual gala attracted nearly 2,0000 celebrants of the best in Indiana tech and innovation INDIANAPOLIS — TechPoint, the industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy, today announced the winners of its 25th annual Mira Awards program presented by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Salesforce and a host of the state’s most innovative companies, universities and organizations. “Our collective vision is to transform Indiana from an emerging tech hub into a global leader in digital innovation, and tonight was a showcase of amazing innovation and leadership across all of Indiana’s major sectors,” said TechPoint President and CEO Ting Gootee. “Mira’s 25-year-track record provides a valuable innovation awards platform for the highly deserving winners but also for our amazing tech and innovation community overall.” The 2024 TechPoint Mira Award winners are: Talent Impact Award: Skyepack, West Lafayette: The Career+™ Ecosystem platform [...]

TechPoint wins stage one of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition 

2024-04-26T10:54:48-04:00April 26, 2024|

TechPoint, through the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, was awarded $50,000 in prize money for equitable access to entrepreneurship INDIANAPOLIS –The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced TechPoint, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership’s (CICP) branded growth initiative for the state’s digital innovation economy, as a Stage One winner for the 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC). TechPoint, through CICP, will receive a $50,000 cash prize for its impactful and inclusive approach to nurturing a collaborative national innovation ecosystem to advance small business research and development (R&D) from ideas to market. Also winning a cash prize from the GAFC was Evansville-based Indiana Center for Emerging Technologies. TechPoint won the award for its plans to launch an Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovator network for Indiana-based companies and organizations. Those interested in joining or following this effort should visit "AI is the most dynamic [...]

TechPoint Report: Indiana kicks off 2024 by outpacing national VC investment activity

2024-04-15T12:36:38-04:00April 11, 2024|

In the first quarter of 2024, the national venture capital (VC) landscape presented a mixed picture, with investment levels at a five-year low based on PitchBook data, despite a slight uptick in valuations and exit activity compared to last quarter. In contrast, Indiana emerged as a bright spot, displaying growth in VC activities across various metrics at the highest level since at least 2015. TechPoint, the tech initiative for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), has released its Q1 2024 Indiana Tech Venture Report. READ MORE (Source: TechPoint)

TechPoint announces new partners to help broaden reach and impact of its Leadership Academy  

2024-03-06T13:23:22-05:00March 6, 2024|

25 Emerging Leaders have already graduated from program, which is currently seeking participants for first cohort of 2024 INDIANAPOLIS — TechPoint, the industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy, today announced the Shafer Leadership Academy and Evolve HR Group as new operational partners for its lauded Leadership Academy tech talent development program. “We are so pleased to level up our program with the help of these industry leaders,” said TechPoint Senior Vice President, Talent, Strategy, and Partnerships Dennis Trinkle. “Each have deep reach into top level leaders and great expertise that we can bring to bear for our Academy participants.” TechPoint’s Leadership Academy was created to help Indiana companies overcome the global issue of tech talent shortages by helping them develop talent from within. To-date, 25 people have bolstered their leadership and managerial skills through the program. The Academy’s first 2024 cohort group will be [...]

TechPoint’s Dennis Trinkle to Receive Global Leadership in Tech Award 

2024-02-29T08:37:47-05:00February 28, 2024|

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 28, 2024) — Dennis Trinkle, PhD, TechPoint’s Senior Vice President of Talent, Strategy and Partnerships, will receive the Internet 2.0 Conference Outstanding Leadership Award for helping shape the global landscape of technology and education. He will receive the award and speak at the conference during its three-day run (March 18–20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. "Dennis' dedication to innovation, inclusivity, and leadership within technology and education aligns perfectly with what we celebrate at The 2.0 Conferences. By spearheading the Mission41K initiative, he has significantly contributed to expanding Indiana’s tech workforce, and his work in advancing Ball State University's IT Graduate Program has set new standards in tech education. These achievements not only embody the values we admire but also distinctly positioned Dennis as the deserving recipient of our award," commented Amrita Das, Head of Media & Public [...]

TechPoint announces 25th annual Mira Awards nominees

2024-02-21T15:04:31-05:00February 20, 2024|

Record number of Innovation of the Year & Rising Entrepreneur entries underscores vibrancy of Indiana’s tech sector INDIANAPOLIS — TechPoint, the industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy, today announced the nominees for its 25th annual Mira Awards program presented by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Salesforce and a host of the state’s most innovative companies, universities and organizations. “We look forward to celebrating the 25th anniversary of Indiana’s most prestigious tech and innovation awards at a new venue,” said TechPoint President and CEO Ting Gootee. “Even more exciting is the level of excellence, innovation and resilience outlined in each entry and even more so by those whose efforts elevated them to status as a Mira Award nominee. It is truly Indiana’s biggest night for innovation.” Gootee noted that the organization’s 50 Mira Awards judges had the difficult task [...]

IEDC to support TechPoint’s 25th annual ‘Best of Tech’ Mira Awards

2023-12-21T01:04:24-05:00December 19, 2023|

Nominations are open now and tickets are on sale for the gala event at the Old National Centre on April 26 INDIANAPOLIS — TechPoint today announced a partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) for the highly anticipated 25th anniversary Mira Awards gala honoring the “Best of Tech” in Indiana as the first-ever marquee presenter. Leading up to the Mira Awards gala, IEDC is co-sponsoring IDEA Week with TechPoint and the innovation festival’s creator, the University of Notre Dame. The Mira Awards program recognizes excellence and innovation in 18 different award categories that highlight organizations and individuals who represent the best and brightest innovators across the state. Simply being a Mira Award nominee has garnered honorees the attention of investors and potential partners and employees who want to work with exciting enterprises. IEDC’s support will also help Hoosier startup founders [...]

TechPoint launches network designed to lighten the load on state’s tech founders and help them succeed 

2023-12-06T11:19:56-05:00November 17, 2023|

Network perks include free co-working space and steep discounts INDIANAPOLIS – Starting a new business, service or product is a daunting task, but inventors, innovators and founders have long been described as courageous, audacious and brave. Less often acknowledged and rarely addressed are other attributes these trailblazers share: loneliness, brutal stress and even fear. In Indiana, that lack of attention on the psychological price of entrepreneurship stops today with the launch of the Indiana Founders Network, an organization supported by  but led by members. “No Indiana organization focused on the tech sector has coached more startups than TechPoint’s leadership and venture support teams,” said TechPoint President and CEO Ting Gootee. “And as we discussed how best to execute on new strategies designed to further strengthen Indiana’s digital innovation economy, we realized we couldn’t fully do that if we don’t address [...]

Nominations open today for TechPoint’s 25th annual ‘Best of Tech’ Mira Awards

2023-11-07T08:55:19-05:00November 7, 2023|

Tickets are on sale now; capacity has doubled with the April 26, 2024, event now at the Old National Centre  INDIANAPOLIS — TechPoint today opened nominations for its highly anticipated 25th-anniversary Mira Awards honoring the “Best of Tech” in Indiana. Named after the brightest star that can be seen from Earth, the Mira Awards gala recognizes excellence and innovation in 18 different award categories. Since 1999, the Mira Awards have been pivotal in promoting and celebrating the state's top technology innovators, disruptors, business leaders and game-changers. They are a testament to the incredible technological achievements coming out of multiple industries, as well as the spirit of innovation that characterizes the digital innovation landscape in Indiana. TechPoint announced a new location and format for the awards last month, which includes doubling the number of people who will be able to attend [...]

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