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February 17, 2021

Fight for Life Nominated For 2021 TechPoint Mira Award!

Fight for Life, Indianapolis, IN

We are pleased to announce that we are a nominee for the 2021 #MiraAwards! Winners will be announced during a virtual live broadcast on Thursday, April 22. We are nominated in the category of Innovation Of The Year!

From a record-breaking 211 total entries, independent judging panels selected 122 companies, universities, organizations and individuals to advance as nominees.

— TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, announced the nominees for its 22nd annual Mira Awards program presented by 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, an estimated 5,000+ people watched the first-ever virtual live broadcast of TechPoint’s Mira Awards gala.

The nominees include individuals, community organizations, investors, education institutions and tech employers with remarkable achievements in the prior year. In aggregate, the 53 company nominees that provided data employ more than 18,600 people in the state of Indiana and they represent nearly $8.54 billion in annual revenue (excluding Eli Lilly and Company, Verizon, UKG, and non-Indiana generated revenues). Also represented are newly launched startups and fast-growing scale-ups that achieved three-digit and even four-digit percentage revenue growth in calendar-year 2020.

The 2021 Mira Awards nominee class is the most diverse in the program’s 22-year history with 36% of all nominees (44 entries total) being women, people of color, immigrants or more than one of these intersectional groups in an owner, founder or CEO/president role.

“The Mira Awards perennially celebrate remarkable growth and achievement by Hoosiers across our tech community. This year’s nominee stories also demonstrate inspirational and remarkable creativity, resilience, and persistence amidst the challenges of a pandemic,” said Mike Langellier, president and CEO of TechPoint. “We invite Hoosiers across the state to tune in the night of April 22nd to hear these stories and celebrate with us.”

Nominees were selected by 52 independent judges who evaluated and ranked the applications. In early March, nominees will present their cases and be interviewed by judging panels, after which the judges will select the winners following deliberations. The Judges include company founders, CEOs and presidents, CTOs, CIOs, and other community leaders and subject matter experts.

Here are all of the nominees in our category of Innovation of the Year. Congratulations on their achievements as well.

Innovation of the Year – (A brand new way of doing things that revolutionizes, advances, or
creates new tech industries and fields)

  • 120Water – Wastewater Monitoring for COVID-19
  • 3Oe Scientific – IGGY™
  • Benegraft – Rapid Dicer
  • Fight for Life Foundation – Building Dreams App
  • HySonic Technologies
  • InsightTRAC™ – Robotic Mummy Removal
  • NearWave Imager
  • OneCause – Virtual Event Center
  • Photon Automation – Pulse Spread Technology
  • SAAM – S-Series Air Quality Monitoring Device

WATCH VIDEO recap of the Mira Awards gala virtual live broadcast from 2020.