Mira Event and FAQ Page

Honoring the Best of Tech in Indiana

JW-Marriott-2TechPoint created Indiana’s technology excellence and innovation awards and named them after the first of the brilliant variable stars to be discovered – the Mira Star, which is Latin for miraculous.

TechPoint is thrilled to once again have BKD CPAs & Advisors join us as the presenting sponsor for the Mira Awards Gala on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the beautiful JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

Every spring, tech sector professionals attend the black-tie Mira Awards Gala to find out who will win top honors in more than a dozen technology award categories.

Applications are reviewed and scored by panels of recognized subject matter experts and industry leaders. Nominees participate in live interviews with judges, and the winners are revealed at the “Oscars-style” gala in March.


About the Gala

DSC_5638The Mira Awards Gala is one of the tech sector’s most anticipated annual events. The evening includes cocktails and an interactive dining experience before the awards ceremony, followed by an after party with live music and entertainment.

All nominees will be honored and award winners in 14 different categories will accept the state’s top technology honors during the awards ceremony.

Above all, this event is about recognizing excellence and innovation and celebrating the many successes of Indiana’s high-tech community, including the contributions of businesses, startups, organizations, schools, departments, teams and individuals from all over the state.

Mira Awards Gala
JW Marriott — Indianapolis
Saturday, May 2, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.


About TechPoint Foundation for Youth


The TechPoint Foundation for Youth (TPF4Y) is a venture philanthropy organization incubating select science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs that have the potential for high student impact in the state. Working closely with TechPoint, TPF4Y strives to provide human and financial resources from the community and corporate partners to help promising programs achieve scale.



6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Interactive Dinner & Drinks
8:00 – 9:15 p.m. Presentation of Awards & Tech 25 Recognition
9:15 – 11:00 p.m. Masquerade After Party with Drinks, Cupcakes & Candy Buffet
10:00 p.m. TechPoint Foundation for Youth Raffle Winners Announced


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I purchase a table for the Mira Awards? How many people sit at a table?

The Mira Awards is a fun, high-energy and different experience from the typical gala, we don’t actually have seated tables. There’s plenty of seating, but the dinner is interactive with food stations all over the place mixed in with specialty bars and sushi walls!

We do offer SPONSORED SEATING, which includes reserved group tickets so that your team can sit together in the Mira Awards Theatre for the awards presentation ceremony. Contact Annie Grinstead about sponsorship.

Do I have to wear a ball gown or a tuxedo?

There is no requirement to wear formal wear. About half of attendees wear tuxedos and formal gowns, there are also a lot of suits and ties and cocktail dresses. It is definitely a formal event and people do go all out, but we are the tech community so Chuck Taylor’s with a tux and tuxedo T-shirts under a sports coat can also be found.

Will you mail me my tickets?

All Mira Awards gala tickets are will-call tickets that you pick up at on-site registration. You do not need to print out anything, but please be preapred to show ID.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

ID is required to pick up tickets at will-call. While we do not have an age limit for the gala, anyone under 21 must wear a “no serve” wrist band.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is ample parking within a short walking distance to the JW Marriott if the JW Marriott parking garage is full and you do not wish to valet park. Click here for suggested parking options.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Yes, tickets are transferable. Contact Annie Grinstead at annie@techpoint.org or call 317-490-4727 right away.

What is the refund policy?

Full refunds are available until midnight on Friday, April 24. After the refund deadline, no refunds will be given, but tickets will still be transferable.


Contact Annie Grinstead or Joshua Hall or call 317-275-2080.