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ABOUT THE 2021 MIRA AWARDS


TechPoint’s Mira Awards are the state of Indiana’s largest and longest running technology awards program. A grand total of 260 people, products, companies and places have been honored with coveted Mira Awards over 22 years, and they’ve gone on to become our state’s most promising up-and-comers as well as our greatest tech successes.

Our theme for the 2021 Mira Awards gala is RISE UP. It's both an acknowledgement of the losses we suffered last year and a call to action to look to the future with hope and resiliency, which is embodied by past award winners and especially this year's nominees.

Known as the “Oscars of technology,” The Mira Awards bring us together as a community to celebrate the state’s tremendous tech success stories and amplify them to media, investors and technology buyers nationwide.

Bookmark and share this page (https://techpoint.org/riseup). It will be updated regularly.


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GET TO KNOW THE 2021 MIRA AWARDS NOMINEES

Read more about the mission-driven people, companies and organizations that have helped propel our tech community forward.


MEET THE NOMINEES



HOW ARE THE 2021 NOMINEES AND WINNERS SELECTED

Fifty-two independent, volunteer judges reviewed and ranked all 211 applications—the most received in the 22-year awards program history. Next, 122 were selected to advance as nominees and present their achievements to four-person panels during live interviews. Following their deliberations, the judging panels chose the winners for each category.


MEET THE JUDGES

VIRTUAL ATTENDEE KIT

SOCIAL MEDIA RESOURCES

Let’s get this party started! Join the conversation early with this social media kit so we can all stay connected via social media regarding the Oscars of tech in Indiana.

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PHOTOBOOTH

Get creative with our virtual photobooth! Via Canva, these templates allow you to drop in your own photos. (You'll need a Canva account to use!) Snap a pic, use the template, save, and use #MiraAwards and #RiseUp to share pics of how you’re celebrating the best of tech!

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DO IT FOR THE 'GRAM!

Do you do it for the ‘Gram?

Headover to our Instagram account to use our 2021 Mira Awards filter.
Open up IG
Search for TECHPOINTIND
Look for the FILTER option from our profile (it’s the little dude with the stars on his forehead)
Open it up and let the magic happen

Tag @TECHPOINTIND in your story

#RISEUP PLAYLIST

FAQ


No. Anyone can watch the live broadcast using the free streaming tools and links included at the top of this page.



Yes! Nominees, sponsors and judges will receive instructions from the TechPoint team on how to register for the official watch party. If you are not a nominee, sponsor or judge, you can still register to receive the latest gala event information and Mira Awards updates. If you are a nominee, sponsor or judge and need help getting registered, please contact Anna Rauh at anna@techpoint.org.


No. The winners are announced live during the broadcast. They find out that they have won at the same time that viewers do and you get to see their genuine, real-time reactions.



There are 52 independent subject matter experts who evaluate and score each application based on unique criteria for this year’s competitive categories. From 211 applications, judges selected 122 to advance as nominees. Following live presentations and interviews with category judging panels, 15 winners will be announced during the gala on April 22.


The live stream will be recorded and available in full for anyone to watch in the future. Individual winner acceptance speeches for each category will also be published on the TechPoint YouTube channel. However, we strongly encourage you to watch LIVE starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 22.



If you are announced as a winner, our technicians at Markey’s will pull you and your team members in the Zoom Room to the main screen, and then your designated representative will have up to 60 seconds to give an acceptance speech (do not feel like you have to fill that entire time). Your representative must be logged into the official Zoom watch party with their video and audio on to accept the award.


Visit this Best Practices for Virtual Mira Awards Gala Presenters doc for tips on how to put your best foot forward if you are going to be seen or if you are speaking on screen.



If you click the question mark button in the bottom left of this page, you can chat directly with a technician from Markey’s Rental & Staging who will help you solve the problem.


Dress code is completely up to you this year. Feel free to dress it up from the waist up, or opt for your PJs or company swag for a comfier option to fit the occasion.



We know that some of you have already (safely) reunited in the office with your teams and may opt to watch the show together. That’s great, but we would still love to see you! If you are a nominee or sponsor and you’re hosting an in-person watch party together, please still have someone log into the Zoom party so that we can include you in the broadcast.

SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR

MIRA WINNERS STUDIO WITH INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS

GOLD SPONSORS

INDIVIDUAL AWARD SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSORS

NOMINEE SUPPORTERS