05 Mar 2021 Applications for the 2021 Technology Impact Awards are now open!
Each year, the Technology Impact Awards connects to a theme that reflects who we are as an industry at that point in time. Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic brought huge challenges to BC. We were tested in unprecedented ways and we all had to tap into our inner reserves of resilience to pivot and adapt. In the face of adversity, we came together as a community united in the purpose of building back better, which is why we are proud to announce that the theme for the 2021 Technology Impact Award is Resilience.
Applications for the 2021 Technology Impact Awards are now open!
The 2021 Technology Impact Award categories are:
Spirit Of BC Tech: Resilience
This award recognizes those who have demonstrated the Spirit of BC Tech through their ability to adapt amidst the challenges of the past year and contribute their energy and their innovation to building the resilience of British Columbia and Canada itself.
Person Of The Year
This award celebrates an individual who is a recognized icon in the BC technology ecosystem. An acknowledged leader who has demonstrated business success in multiple settings, is a mentor and role model to others and who actively engages with the community to build a stronger future for tech in BC.
Gamechanger – Diversity & Inclusion
This award recognized an individual, team or organization/company in the tech sector who has gone above and beyond to make a positive – indeed game changing – difference on Diversity & Inclusion.
Company Of The Year – Anchor
This award acknowledges a company that is an established leader in the BC technology industry. Winners of this award exemplify financial, strategic, and product or service excellence, and are widely recognized as anchors of BC’s tech ecosystem.
Company Of The Year – Scale
This award acknowledges a scaleup success tech company that is an emerging leader and role model in the BC technology industry. Winners of this award will likely continue to grow to become the next anchors of BC’s tech ecosystem.
Company Of The Year – Growth
This award acknowledges a high growth company demonstrating outstanding performance and potential to grow further. With revenue and employee count growing year on year it is exceeding expectations of its investors and has the potential to become a leader in its market. It is a growth role model for BC’s tech ecosystem.
Company Of The Year – Startup
This award acknowledges an early-stage technology company that has brought something novel and impactful to the market, that is generating revenue, attracting team members and creating significant buzz in BC’s tech ecosystem.
Company Of The Year – Export
This award acknowledges a technology company that is succeeding on the world stage through the export of technology developed in BC.
Tech Culture Of The Year
This award acknowledges a company whose culture is fundamental to the success of their business, accelerating growth and profitability and deepening the positive impact they have on the ecosystem and community. Nominees in this category may be at any stage of lifecycle (startup, growth, scale, anchor).
Excellence In Technology Innovation
This award acknowledges a company whose technology clearly demonstrates next-level innovation and a breakthrough solution with significant market impact. Nominees in this category may be at any stage of the lifecycle (startup, growth, scale, anchor).
Excellence In Technology Adoption
This award acknowledges the impact technology adoption can have to significantly improve performance, competitiveness, productivity and employee engagement. Nominees are likely to be companies, but applications are welcome from municipalities, government departments, non-profits and post-secondary institutions. The winner of this award will show how technology improved results and had a positive impact on the whole organization.
2021 BC Tech Scholarship
Investing in the future of tech talent is one of the keys to success for the BC technology sector. Established in 2005, the industry-funded BC Tech Scholarship Program is proud to provide grants to students who have a proven passion for technology, a desire to leave a mark in the tech sector and are pursuing a post-secondary education in a technology-related program.
Deadline to submit is April 15, 2021.