August 1, 2018
Purdue alum Lee Morgan honored in Class of 2018 Tech 25 winners
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A senior customer solutions engineer with Mimir, a Purdue-affiliated company assisting and cultivating the software engineering industry, has been recognized as a top tech performer in Indiana.
Lee Morgan was selected for this prestigious honor within TechPoint’s Tech 25 Class of 2018, recognizing exceptional professionals in the technology industry who help grow the community, despite not being top executives. More than 60 people were nominated for the recognition.
"Our team is passionate about meeting customers where they are and being their ally rather than their vendor," said Prahasith Veluvolu, CEO of Mimir. "Lee Morgan's attitude, perseverance, and tact make him a valuable and cherished member of our team at Mimir and the Indianapolis tech community."
Veluvolu, Jacobi Petrucciani and Colton Voege, former students in Purdue’s College of Science, co-founded Mimir in order to commercialize a cloud-based tool assisting computer science professors automate and scale their curriculum delivery without compromising quality for students.
Morgan, a Purdue graduate, serves on Mimir’s Outreach and Engagement Team as a senior customer solutions engineer and holds graduate degrees in business and technology. Mimir internal teammates nominated Morgan for TechPoint’s Tech 25 Class of 2018 nominees.
A judging panel chose Morgan and his fellow recipients for their professional performance and contributions and their commitment to the tech community.
“A hybrid with the ability to speak the language of business and the language of technology well while delivering for the benefit of stakeholders,” TechPoint said on its website.
Mimir is a software company that grows the software engineering workforce. This is accomplished in three product channels: Mimir Classroom, which helps computer science instructors scale and automate curriculum without compromising quality for students; Mimir Workforce, a channel built to house a technical assessment tool for evaluating and hiring engineers; and Mimir Academy a way to support individualized learning through camps, classes and development. For more information about Mimir, call 317-449-3517 or visit www.mimirhq.com.
TechPoint is the nonprofit, industry-led growth accelerator for Indiana’s technology companies and overall tech ecosystem. The team is focused on attracting talent, accelerating scale-up companies, activating the community, and amplifying stories of success. For more, visit www.techpoint.org.
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