VANCOUVER, BC, May 4, 2017 – The BC Tech Association (BC Tech) today announced the finalists for the 2017 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). This will be the TIAs 24th year of celebrating the best of BC’s tech industry.
As the longest running and largest technology awards program in the province, the awards honour companies in ten categories, recognizing outstanding technology, companies, and individuals. This year, the finalists represent a multitude of sectors, including software, financial technology (fintech) and cleantech, as well as the cutting edge field of health and medical technology.
“This has been an outstanding year for our industry and our 2017 TIAs finalists are a reflection of the incredible calibre and diversity of tech companies in BC,” said Bill Tam, BC Tech President and CEO. “These companies are a clear demonstration of the strength of the tech sector and the incredible innovation that is taking place across the province.”
The 2017 Technology Impact Award Finalists are:
Adoption of Technology
- Copperleaf Technologies Inc. (www.copperleaf.com) and
Government of BC (www.gov.bc.ca)
- Corvus Energy (corvusenergy.com) and
Seaspan Ferries Corporation (www.seaspan.com)
- MediaValet Inc. (www.mediavalet.com) and
Canadian Blood Services (blood.ca)
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology
- ARTMS Products Inc. (www.artmsproductsinc.com)
- Akimbo Creations (akimbocreations.com
- Minesense Technologies Ltd. (www.minesense.com)
Excellence in Product Innovation
Team of the Year
Most Promising Startup
- Biba Ventures Inc. (bibaventures.com)
- Semios Technologies Inc. (semios.com)
- TSO Logic (tsologic.com)
Emerging Company of the Year
- RentMoola Payment Solutions Inc. (rentmoola.com)
- Trulioo (www.trulioo.com)
- Two Hat Security Ltd. (twohat.com)
Person of the Year
- Manny Padda, Founder, New Avenue Capital
- Laurie Schultz, President & CEO, ACL
- Shafin Diamond Tejani, Founder, Victory Square Labs
Company of the Year
- Clio (www.goclio.com)
- Electronic Arts Inc. (www.ea.com)
- STEMCELL Technologies Inc. (www.stemcell.com)
Other awards to be presented at the Technology Impact Awards Gala include:
Bill Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award: Recognizing a lifetime of achievement, this award is presented by the BC Tech Board of Directors to celebrate an individual who has served as a leader in BC’s technology industry throughout his or her business career, and who has served as a model and mentor for others.
People’s Choice Award: This award will be presented to the 2017 Technology Impact Award Finalist Company that the tech community feels best exemplifies “The Spirit of BC Tech”. Voting is open to the public. To learn more, and to cast your vote, visit www.wearebctech.com/vote.
All winners will be announced on June 22nd, at the 2017 Technology Impact Awards gala, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre – West. Tickets to the gala are now on sale. The Early Bird Deadline is Thursday, May 25th at 5PM PT. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit www.thetias.com.
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About the BC Tech Association
The BC Tech Association is guided by our mission to make BC the best place to grow a tech company. For more than 20 years, BC Tech (formerly the BCTIA) has been providing opportunities for the tech industry to collaborate, learn, and grow together. We are dedicated to connecting companies, developing talent, sharing stories, and advocating on behalf of tech companies to keep our industry thriving.
Since our founding in 1993, the tech industry has quintupled to nearly $25 billion in revenue. In that time, we have played a privileged role in supporting the growth of the tech community that now includes over 9,000 companies, employing more than 90,000 people, and that has been one of the strongest contributors to BC’s economic growth over the past decade.
We serve as a platform to grow the tech ecosystem, building programs and initiatives that uphold our core values: Be of Service, Succeed Together, Pay it Forward. www.wearebctech.com
Cristina Pagnucco, Marketing Manager
BC Tech Association