By Dan Domsic
According to TechPoint, the young professional of the year in Indiana’s technology sector can be found at Launch Fishers.
Santiago Jaramillo, founder and CEO of mobile developer BlueBridge Digital, received the Young Professional of the Year Award at the Mira Awards, which honors the best businesses and leaders in Indiana’s tech industry. TechPoint, the award’s organizer, is a statewide initiative for furthering the technology sector.
BlueBridge Digital also nabbed an honorable mention for Tech Startup of the Year.
BlueBridge and Jaramillo had competition from ExactTarget, CoatChex LLC (which was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank entrepreneurial contest show and has worked with another Launch Fishers business, Mantid Interactive) and more.
Jaramillo said he was honored and humbled to be one of the finalists for the young professional award.
“I went into it just already really humbled that I was even chosen in the group,” he said.
Jaramillo worked as an intern at ExactTarget during college, and he said he’s grateful the company has been helpful, as well as generous with time and support, to other startups trying to make it in Indiana.
“They’ve set a great example for what to do when you’re successful,” Jaramillo said.
When asked what’s next, Jaramillo said his focus with BlueBridge hasn’t changed and executing the business model still remains key moving forward.
“There’s a lot of work to be done for sure,” he said.
Jaramillo said he’s thankful that TechPoint hosts the event that uplifts and recognizes the talent in Indiana’s technology sector, as well as pushes it forward.
The 23-year-old entrepreneur said the emotional outcome is a humbling realization of being mentioned in the same conversation as other startups and people in the state.
“It’s funny how the result from this ends up being that you’re just humbled to be in the company of just ridiculously talented candidates,” he said.