INDIANAPOLIS — Celebrating its silver anniversary next year, TechPoint’s Mira Awards gala—known as the “Oscars of Tech in Indiana”—will be held on Friday, April 26, 2024, at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis. TechPoint and its sponsors and partners will take over the entire venue, including an awards show in the Murat Theatre followed by a community celebration and afterparty in the Egyptian Room.
With the event attracting sold-out crowds over the past 10 years, this new location enables doubling attendance at the gala from 1,200 to 2,400 people. Extra seating capacity is also important as the organization recognizes digital innovation statewide across all industries. Additionally, TechPoint will reduce the general admission ticket price by at least $100 to make it more affordable for startup teams and traditionally underrepresented groups in tech.
“Digital innovation is the key to keeping our companies, our workforce and our economy competitive across all industries,” said TechPoint president and CEO Ting Gootee. “For 25 years, the Mira Awards program has lifted up the ‘Best of Tech in Indiana.’ This will continue next year with the added dimension of celebrating the most impactful technological achievements in software, analytics and AI, of course, as well as in tech applications like agtech, edtech, fintech, hardtech, healthtech, sportstech and others.”
Gootee said TechPoint will focus on bringing in award entries from all parts of the state, and she highlighted a regional partnership with the University of Notre Dame in South Bend-Elkhart. A portion of the school’s 2024 IDEA Week innovation festival will be held in Indianapolis in conjunction with TechPoint’s Mira Awards gala.
“We’re excited at the early interest from like-minded organizations to join our efforts to celebrate and raise awareness of the exciting advances being made in all areas of Indiana’s tech economy,” Gootee said. “This is a highly inclusive process with many opportunities for participation including nominating, entering, competing, judging and volunteering throughout the six-month awards season.”
Entries for the 25th annual Mira Awards will be accepted beginning November 7, 2023, and tickets will go on sale the same day. Visit the 2024 Mira Awards Prospectus to express your interest in becoming a judge, volunteer, partner or sponsor.
About TechPoint: TechPoint, part of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, is the industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy and overall tech ecosystem. The team is focused on working with public, private and industry partners to expand tech talent pipeline, enhance resource connectivity for enterprise organizations and startups alike, and elevate the industry by activating the community and amplifying stories of success. For more information, please visit www.techpoint.org.