Applications for the 2022 Technology Impact Awards are now open!

The TIAs celebrate outstanding companies and individuals who have made a significant impact on the BC tech industry. Each year, the Technology Impact Awards connects to a theme that reflects who we are as an industry at that point in time. From big raises to hiring sprees, acquisitions to IPOs, BC’s ecosystem is showing what is possible when they raise their ambitions and reach for the stars. The aspiration and determination of BC’s tech ecosystem gives us high hopes for our future, which is why we are proud to announce that this year’s theme: Ambition.

We are also thrilled to welcome a new award category for GameChanger – Climate Leadership and the addition of a pitch night competition & $10,000 BC Tech cheque to be awarded to the Company of the Year – Startup winner.

The 2022 Technology Impact Award Categories are:

Spirit of BC Tech: Ambition
The winner of this award will showcase how they were unapologetically ambitious and how it paid off in the past year, as well as how their spirit, innovation, team and culture all played a part in leveling up their business.

GameChanger – Climate Leadership
This award recognizes a company, team, partnership, or individual who has gone above and beyond to make a positive – indeed game changing – difference to advancing Climate Solutions in British Columbia.

GameChanger – Diversity & Inclusion
This award recognized an 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 – 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 – 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 – Export
This award acknowledges a technology company that is succeeding on the world stage through the export of technology developed in BC.

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 – 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.

Excellence in Company Culture
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.

Excellence in Industry Innovation
This award acknowledges the impact technology innovation 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.

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. 

2022 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.

View the categories and apply today. Applications close May 6th at 11:59pm PT!