The 21st annual event had been scheduled to take place April 18 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, but TechPoint postponed it due to the pandemic and decided to hold it virtually Thursday night.
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Kristian Andersen will be recognized Thursday night during a live broadcast of TechPoint’s 21st annual Mira Awards, which are being held virtually for the first time, due to the pandemic.
An April survey by Indiana INTERNnet, an online portal that matches students with employers seeking interns, found that 37% of the 181 employers surveyed no longer planned to hire interns this summer, while 48% still planned to but with program changes.
The Mira Awards—Indiana’s largest and longest-running technology awards program—is going virtual. The change will cost TechPoint $80,000 in ticket revenue, but most sponsors are sticking with the event.
Novus Capital Corp. formed last month and is seeking to acquire companies “that are at the forefront of high technology.”
Indiana tech companies made a major haul in venture and growth funding in 2019, scoring a 260% increase over 2018, according to TechPoint, a statewide tech industry advocacy group and accelerator.
The goals for the Indiana Technology and Innovation Association—which includes members from more than 100 companies, from startups to major players such as Salesforce and AT&T—boil down to getting more high-skill workers here and finding more venture capital dollars for companies.
TechPoint officials say the new Xtern Semester program will begin to change local tech companies’ hiring processes and the way local universities prepare students to enter the workforce.
Forty venture capitalists from 12 states will descend on Indianapolis Sept. 12 and 13 to network and hear pitches from some of the region’s most promising young tech companies.
The Mira Awards’ top individual honor—the Trailblazer Award—went to John Wechsler, the founder of Launch Fishers and the Indiana IoT Lab.
A House committee voted Thursday to fulfill half of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s request: It would exempt “software as a service” from sales tax for businesses, but individuals would have to pay a fare.
Those in the trenches say structural barriers—the most significant seems to be teacher training and quality—must be solved before basic classes that explain how computers work and more advanced coding and web-development courses can flourish throughout Indiana’s secondary schools.
Advocates say removing Indiana’s sales tax on many service-based software transactions would be a step in the right direction for the state’s growing tech industry.
TechPoint, a not-for-profit advocacy group, plans to use the money on two programs to nurture young tech talent.
The not-for-profit tech advocacy group has passed the board torch to Scott McCorkle and added two other software executives to the ranks.
Several local companies and people presented at South by Southwest in Texas this week, sharing their Hoosier experiences and products with a variety of audiences at the world-renowned tech and arts confab.