Fight for Life Nominated for 2023 MIRA Award

Source: IBJ | Repost Fight for Life Foundation 2/16/2023 –

Indianapolis-based TechPoint on Tuesday unveiled the nominees for its 24th annual Mira Awards, honoring the “Best in Tech” in Indiana.

The not-for-profit advocate for Indiana’s technology sector said the 78 nominees were chosen from a record number of entries and represent almost all regions of the state.

The winners will be announced April 22 during the Mira Awards Gala at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

The nominees include individuals, educators, community organizations, state agencies, investors, entrepreneurs and tech employers. TechPoint said the company nominees employ more than 57,000 Hoosiers and represent more than $20 billion in annual revenue.

CEO Ting Gootee said the number of nominations and entries show how much is going on in Indiana’s technology ecosystem.

“These nominees include familiar tech companies, for sure, but also highly tech-enabled industries like healthcare, life sciences and public safety; advanced manufacturing and logistics; agribiosciences; banking and finance; academia and more,” Gootee said in written remarks. “We’re very pleased to see the amount of cross-sector activity in this age of digital 4.0.”

The nominees were chosen by 56 independent judges. They will present their cases and be interviewed by judging panels in March at the new Infosys facility at the former Indianapolis International Airport terminal.

In addition to the 14 categories, TechPoint will also announce the winners of its special industry recognition awards – the TechPoint Foundation for Youth Bridge Builder Award, and the Nextech K-12 Computer Science Teacher of the Year Award, the Deal of the Year Award and the TechPoint Trailblazer Award – at a later date.

The Fight for Life Foundation was nominated in the “Education Impact Award” category. We want to congratulate all of the MIRA nominees.

Education Impact Award – Recognizes STEM educators, organizations, coaches, programs and platforms that inspire and open doors for learners of any ages, create economic opportunities and have an undeniably positive impact on student achievement and the future workforce.

  • Ascend Indiana / Modern Apprenticeship (Indianapolis)
  • Ball State Digital Corps (Muncie)
  • Fight For Life Foundation (Indianapolis)
  • FIRST Indiana Robotics (Indianapolis)
  • Five Star Technology Solutions (Jeffersonville)
  • Franklin College (Franklin)
  • JobWorks Education & Training Systems (Fort Wayne)
  • Junior Achievement of Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
  • Orr Fellowship (Indianapolis)
  • Rupal Thanawala, CEO, Trident Systems (Fishers)
  • Sarah Ackerman, Business & Innovations Teacher, Speedway Schools (Speedway)
  • Tactile Engineering (Lafayette)


Read the full article to see the complete MIRA nominees across all categories!

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