Indiana tech companies will be recognized for their commitment to culture at September event

Powderkeg, a digital community for tech companies, investors, and professionals located between the coasts, today announced that they will be hosting the 2019 Indiana Breakout Tech Cultures Awards on September 18. The purpose of the new awards event is to identify and recognize the most highly-rated company cultures in tech in Indiana.

The finalists and winners were selected after their participation in the 2019 Tech Census: Tech Cultures Edition, a survey that gathered information from technology-powered software, hardware, product, and services companies across the state about the culture within their workplace. Employees rated their companies and employers on several topics that contribute to company culture, including leadership, management, workplace, compensation, benefits, community involvement, social responsibility, diversity and inclusion, career path, and company mission. Awards are based on survey rankings by each company’s employees. There were more than 267 tech companies nominated, and over 1,200 individual responses to this census.  

This year’s focus on company culture is the result of the data from Powderkeg’s 2018 Tech Census study, which surveyed markets in Colorado, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. Data across these markets showed that company culture is the number one reason why tech professionals join tech companies.

“Talented employees are the oxygen that is fueling our tech community’s growth,” said Matt Hunckler, CEO of Powderkeg. “They’re looking for the best companies to work for that will help them pursue a fulfilling career in tech, connect with their calling and reach their full potential, no matter where they live. These awards highlight some of the most exciting companies in the state of Indiana, connecting them with Powderkeg’s network of tech professionals in the heartland and beyond.”  

Companies will be recognized in the following categories:

  • Top-Rated Leadership  
  • Top-Rated Workplace
  • Top-Rated for Social Impact
  • Top-Rated for Health + Balance
  • Top-Rated Mission, Purpose, Values
  • Top-Rated Career Path
  • Top-Rated Product Team
  • Top-Rated Customer Experience (CX) Team  
  • Top-Rated Sales and Marketing Team
  • Top-Rated Emerging Culture
  • Top-Rated Overall Culture

Selected companies are located in regions across the state of Indiana, including Southwest Indiana, the Bloomington area, Central Indiana, Indiana’s Technology Corridor, and Northeast Indiana.

The 50 companies chosen as finalists for awards include: 3BG Supply Co., ADVISA, Archon Tech, Atlas World Group, AuthentiCx, BlackInk IT, BLASTmedia, Blue Burro, Boardable, Bolstra, Cloudseal, Counterpart, Covideo, Cyclone Social, DemandJump, Doxly, DriverReach, Element Three, enVista, Flexware Innovation, Formstack, FullStack PEO, Galvin Technologies, Genesys, Greenlight Guru, Leaf Software Solutions, Lessonly, mAccounting, Marketpath, Motivating Systems, Olio, OneCause, PactSafe, Parker Technology, Passageways, Peoplocity,, PERQ,, SEP, Share Your Genius, Sigstr, Six Feet Up, Skyepack, SnapShyft, Socio, Springbuk, SupplyKick, Torchlite and Woven.

“Our commitment to culture is a top priority at DemandJump,” said Christopher Day, Co-Founder and CEO at DemandJump. “It’s great to see so many tech companies recognized for their commitment to something that’s ever-evolving in our industry. Powderkeg has long been a champion for tech throughout the state, and the data from this census and the awards ceremony happening in September help shine a light on the incredible working environments that companies in our state offer.”

The event will be held at INDUSTRY and hosted by Gerry Dick of Inside Indiana Business. Finalists will be announced per category, and each category will have one winner. In addition, one winner will be named as the Overall Top Culture Winner in Indiana.

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About Powderkeg

With more than 10,000 active members in cities across the middle of the country, Powderkeg helps high-growth tech companies connect with the resources they need to grow in scale in areas beyond the coasts. The Member Platform connects tech professionals with a suite of resources to help them make their next career moves through curated connections with some of tech’s biggest players. For more information, visit