Emerging Company of the Year

This award acknowledges an emerging company demonstrating outstanding performance and growth potential. This company is one that has growing revenues, is on track according to its business plan, and has the potential of becoming a leader in its market.

Who Should Apply?

This award is open to companies that are:

  • At a growth-stage in the company lifecycle
  • Typically over 3 years old, employing approx. 30 people, and earning revenue in excess of $3MM
  • Producing a technology-related product or service
  • BC-based (head office and/or full-time presence in BC)

Evaluation Criteria

The application process will require that the following questions are answered. Please use the information below to help prepare your application prior to submission.  

  1. Company Description - A summary of the company, similar to what would be used at the end of a press release. 100 words maximum. 
  2. Company History - Describe the origin and founding of the company, including key dates. 300 words maximum.
  3. Company Impact - Describe the impact your organization has made on your customers and employees, the community where you are located, and/or the BC economy in general. 500 words maximum.
  4. Revenue Growth 
    Please provide information from your financial statements for the past 3 years of business including:
    • Revenue
    • Gross profit ($)
    • Gross profit (%)
    • Net income
    • Gross profit per employee
  5. Business Plan (300 words maximum)
    • Provide specific examples that demonstrate the company is on track with its business plan.
  6. Product Innovation (500 words maximum)
    • Describe the company's products or services and how they are differentiated.
    • How has the technology been recognized (technology awards, publications, etc.)?
    • Where is the product going in the near future and in the long-term?
    • What benefit/advantage does the product bring to your customers?
  7. Market Opportunity and Market Acceptance (500 words maximum)
    • What are the key attributes of your target market (size, segmentation, buying criteria/behaviour, etc.)?
    • What are the market trends and the nature of the competitive landscape?
    • How have you validated your market (own or industry research, analyst comment, etc.)?
    • Describe your customer base.  Provide a list of 3-5 marquee/reference customers.
  8. Entrepreneurship and Leadership (500 words maximum)
    • Describe your management team's capabilities.
    • How have you demonstrated leadership in your space (participation on industry councils, partnering, etc.)? 

All information provided in the application is kept confidential.

Preparing Your Application

To apply for this award, please fill out our online application form. 

Applications cannot be saved. All sections must be completed in one sitting. Refreshing the page mid-application will cause your data to be lost. 

We recommended preparing your responses ahead of time using the Evaluation Criteria outlined above, then copy & paste them into the form.

Applications

Applications for the 2017 TIAs are now closed.

Finalists will be announced at TechBrew on May 4th, and winners will be announced at the Technology Impact Awards Gala on June 22nd.

Nominations

Nominations for the 2017 TIAs are now closed.

Please note that nominations are not required. All companies can apply for all awards without a nomination.

Questions about the Technology Impact Awards? Email events@wearebctech.com.