Socio took home the prestigious ‘Scale Up of the Year’ award at TechPoint’s 22nd Annual Mira Award Gala, Indiana’s largest and longest running technology awards program which recognizes the “Best of Tech” in Indiana.
“Last March, most people thought that Socio, an event tech company focused on in-person events, would never make it through, but the Socio team didn’t let that happen. We pivoted fast, made some tough decisions, and took big swings forward. I’m really proud of our team and extremely thankful to have the privilege to serve such resilient teammates,” said Yarkin Sakucoglu, Socio CEO and Co-Founder.
Socio re-engineered its event management platform in less than three months to power virtual and hybrid events, stood up a Professional Services team, and continued hiring to keep up with the explosion in demand for virtual events during the pandemic and more than 1,200 customers in 80 countries. Today, Socio is profitable and preparing to double in size and revenue again this year, all while maintaining its award-winning company culture at locations in Indianapolis and Istanbul, Turkey, plus a growing remote-first team.
This year, award winners and honorees were chosen from a record breaking 211 applications. Fifty-two independent, volunteer judges spent more than 850 total hours evaluating Mira Award applications, interviewing nominees, and selecting this year’s winners.
Since its founding in 2016, Socio has become a leading choice for event professionals and organizers worldwide, with end-to-end software including a virtual event suite, mobile event app, event registration, lead retrieval, best-in-class streaming, and a community platform.
“Looking at the data from thousands of Socio customers, we know virtual isn’t going anywhere. We believe that event planners, event marketers, and organizers will flex that muscle whenever there is a good fit and the next generation of events will include the best of both virtual and in-person events. We are building the hybrid event platform of the future as we speak,” Sakucoglu said.
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View the full list of Mira Award winners.