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’s 20th annual Mira Awards honor ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’

2021-04-05T16:52:11-04:00April 13, 2019|

INDIANAPOLIS (April 13, 2019)— TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth accelerator for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, honored the successes and innovation of Indiana people, companies, places, and products at the JW Marriott Indianapolis during the 20th annual Mira Awards gala presented by Angie’s List, Infosys, and Salesforce. With a sold-out crowd of 1,400 attendees, this was the largest Mira Awards in the program’s 20-year history. The Mira Awards – Indiana’s largest and longest running technology awards program – this year celebrates 14 award winners and honorees chosen from 109 nominees. Fifty-two 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. “For 20 years, the Mira Awards stage has been the platform across which Indiana’s biggest tech successes and most [...]

Stephen J. Dutton, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP to Receive TechPoint Foundation for Youth Bridge Builder Award at TechPoint Mira Awards

2021-04-05T16:52:11-04:00April 11, 2019|

Stephen J. Dutton, partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP INDIANAPOLIS (April 11, 2019) — TechPoint Foundation for Youth is pleased to announce that ​its Board of Directors has selected Stephen J. Dutton, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, ​as the 2019 Bridge Builder Award recipient​. The award will be presented to Mr. Dutton during the TechPoint Mira Awards gala at the JW Marriott on April 13th. The Mira Awards gala, recognizing individual and organizational success in the Indiana technology industry, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary to a sold-out crowd. The Bridge Builder Award is given annually to an individual, program, or organization that has transformed science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for Indiana students who are typically underrepresented in those same industries. Stephen J. Dutton was selected in recognition of his nearly two decades working to help form [...]

Nominees announced for 20th Anniversary TechPoint Mira Awards honoring ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’

2021-04-05T16:52:11-04:00February 12, 2019|

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  (February 12, 2019) — TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, announced the nominees for its 20th annual Mira Awards presented by Angie’s List and Salesforce. The Mira Awards gala—the biggest tech awards event in the state—celebrates the people, products, companies, and places chosen as ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’. Last year a sell-out crowd of 1,300 people attended the black-tie affair. Indiana’s tech ecosystem is on the rise. According to the TEConomy study commissioned by CICP, Clusters & Disruptors: Envisioning Central Indiana’s Economic Future in a Time of Change, IT companies generated by far the fastest employment growth from 2010-2016 (67%). Further, in 2017, LinkedIn and Zillow ranked Indianapolis No. 1 in America’s Sweet Spots: Cities where Job Opportunity and Housing Affordability Intersect. The growth is evident among Mira Awards nominees. Only a [...]

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