Monday, April 12, 2010

The Basement Announced as a 2010 Mira Award Finalist

The Basement Design + Motion Announced as Finalist for Prestigious Mira Awards Program

Five independent panels of judges have chosen 60 Indiana companies, including
The Basement Design + Motion, to compete for state’s top technology honors

INDIANAPOLIS (APRIL 12, 2009) — Five independent panels of judges have chosen 60 finalists to compete for the state’s top technology honors — the TechPoint Mira Awards presented by BKD.

The Basement Design + Motion was named as a finalist for the second year in a row. The Basement Design + Motion is a finalist in the IT Gazelle category. Jacob Leffler, president of The Basement said, “We are honored and humbled to once again be named a finalist for Techpoint Mira Awards. It is an honor to be placed alongside such a prestigious group of nominees and finalists.”

Jim Jay, president and CEO of TechPoint, said that more people are participating in the Mira Awards this year than ever before. He attributes the program growth to a new “Excellence and Innovation in New Media” category, the states thriving health care information technology community, and Indiana’s robust tech industry at large.

“Tech companies based in Indiana realize greater overall business value than those located on the coasts because of our superior tech workforce, educational resources and lower infrastructure costs. I think that’s reflected in receiving a record number of nominations for Mira Awards following the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.”

Mira Awards judges evaluated and scored each submitted nomination, and the scoring determined which nominees became finalists. Finalists will deliver presentations and answer questions in person before one of the five independent panels of judges during the next few weeks.

The winners will be announced at the Mira Awards Gala, an “Oscars-style” award ceremony being held Saturday, May 15, at The Westin Indianapolis.

Nominees, finalists and the general public can purchase Individual tickets for the gala at the event’s website — Ticket packages and some sponsorship opportunities are also available.

The nominees for the 2010 TechPoint Mira Awards, IT Gazelle category, are as follows:

• IT Gazelle
o ENthEnergy, LLC
o Prevel Technology
o BlueLock, LLC
o Compendium
o Marketpath, Inc.
o The Basement Design + Motion, LLC

About the Basement Design + Motion
The Basement Design + Motion is a digital design studio squarely focused on designing and developing cutting edge design and production for interactive and motion-based media. The Basement routinely delivers progressive interactive media, motion graphics, online games and 3D/2D animated content for the web, digital signage and broadcast. Visit

About TechPoint
TechPoint is Indiana’s only statewide technology initiative, representing industry stakeholders including publicly-traded companies, private businesses, colleges and research universities, and local economic development organizations. The mission of TechPoint is to accelerate Indiana’s emerging and vibrant information technology sector by: promoting the successes of IT companies and professionals; supporting the formation, expansion, and attraction of IT companies; and advocating appropriate public policy. Visit

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