2023 Technology Impact Awards Finalists Announced for the 30th Anniversary Celebration

VANCOUVER, B.C. June 15, 2023 – BC Tech is proud to announce the finalists across 9 Technology Impact Award categories who achieved exceptional success in the past year.  As BC Tech celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Technology Impact Awards, this year’s awards celebrates 30 years of innovation in BC.

“This year marks a big milestone for BC Tech, as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary alongside the companies who have made it their mission to make BC the best place to grow and scale a tech company.” shared Jill Tipping, CEO of BC Tech, “It is exciting to see the impact that technology is having across industries and on the future of BC’s economy.”

A notable moment during the event, was the announcement of 5 finalists for the Excellence in Industry Innovation award. “We are thrilled to support this award, which recognizes the impact technology innovation can have across industries,” shared Jenna Nowson, Office Managing Director for Accenture Vancouver, “The finalists for this award showcase how technology can have a positive impact on company performance and competitiveness.”

The announcement was hosted in downtown Vancouver at The Den at Bentall Centre with a live online audience. “We were thrilled to host the announcement and recognize that this is a milestone year for the association,” shared David Haugen, Senior Director of Leasing at Hudson Pacific Properties, “It is amazing to see the innovation and accomplishments that have been achieved by BC’s tech sector over the past 30 years and this year’s finalists are a part of that legacy.”

The Company of the Year Anchor category also was a highlight, with four impressive local anchors honoured as finalists. “It is a testament to the strength of BC’s tech sector that we have home-grown anchors of this calibre to celebrate,” shared Troy Lehman, Partner at Blakes, “We are thrilled to partner with BC Tech to present this award category and are proud to support local tech companies of all sizes on their journey to become the anchor companies of tomorrow.”

Winners in each category will be announced at the TIAs gala to be held on Sept 29th, 2023 at Parq Vancouver. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Company of the Year – Startup

The 2023 Company of the Year – Startup Award is presented in partnership with Microsoft

Company of the Year – Growth

The 2023 Company of the Year – Growth Award is presented in partnership with Osler

Company of the Year – Scale

The 2023 Company of the Year – Scale Award is presented in partnership with Clio

Company of the Year – Anchor

The 2023 Company of the Year – Anchor Award is presented in partnership with Blakes

Gamechanger – Climate Leadership

The 2023 Gamechanger – Climate Leadership Award is presented in partnership with MDA

Excellence in Industry Innovation

The 2023 Excellence in Industry Innovation Award is presented in partnership with Accenture

Gamechanger – Diversity & Inclusion

The 2023 Gamechanger – Diversity & Inclusion Award is presented in partnership with PwC

Excellence in Company Culture

The Excellence in Company Culture Award is presented in partnership with SAP

Gamechanger – Ambition

The Gamechanger – Ambition Award is presented in partnership with AbCellera.

BC Tech Scholarship

High School Scholarship recipients

  • Manuel Boada
  • Ari Mesrob Cholakian
  • Daniel Mangmang

University Scholarship Recipients

  • Aislinn Dressler
  • Katrina Jewell
  • Carmina Rocheleau

The 2023 TIAs sponsors include Amazon, the Province of British Columbia, CIBC, Digital, Hudson Pacific, KPMG, Launchpad, Low Tide Properties, Switchboard PR, AbCellera, Accenture, Blakes, Clio, MDA, Microsoft, Osler, PwC, SAP, BC Business, BetaKit, Business in Vancouver, Daily Hive, Techcouver and Vancouver Tech Journal

About BC Tech Association

BC Tech is the largest member-led tech non-profit in BC, and we’re dedicated to turning startups to scaleups.  Our work supports members to grow and diversify their talent pool, acquire new customers, access capital and accelerate their scaleup journey. Technology is a key industry for BC’s future and builds resiliency in every industry. Today, every company is a tech company.