Snappening nominated for 2014 Tech Startup of the Year

TechPoint, Indiana’s technology growth initiative, announced the nominees for the 15th annual Mira Awards presented by BKD CPAs & Advisors. was included as a Tech Startup of the Year nominee.

Mira—Latin for miracle and a variable star thousands of times brighter than the sun—represents the best of tech in Indiana each year. TechPoint received a record-breaking 170 applications, which is a 40 percent increase in applications over just last year. 2014 marked Snappening’s first application and nomination for the prestigious honor.

Mike Langellier, president and CEO of TechPoint, said that the dramatic increase is another positive indicator of the strength and momentum of Indiana’s tech sector. “The Mira Awards are the biggest stage for tech in Indiana and a harbinger of future growth as much as they are a celebration of recent achievements,” Langellier said. “Every year the community comes together through TechPoint’s awards program to recognize excellence, innovation and success, and it’s worth noting that almost all of the major tech companies in Central Indiana that were acquired or went public since 2007, are also past Mira Award nominees and winners. That’s the particular brand of strength and momentum that the Mira Awards represent.” Twelve homegrown Indiana tech companies have been acquired or gone public since 2007, creating $4.5 billion in market value and more than 3,700 Indiana jobs.

More than 40 independent subject matter experts, who serve as judges, evaluated and scored the 170 applications, which determined the official 2014 class of Mira Awards nominees. Nominees will deliver presentations and answer questions in-person with one of the independent judging panels, and then the judges select the winners following their deliberations.

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