15 Jun BC Tech Announces the 2022 Technology Impact Awards Finalists
VANCOUVER, B.C. June 16, 2022 – BC Tech is proud to announce the 48 finalists across 12 Technology Impact Award categories who achieved exceptional success in the past year. With ambition as the theme for this year’s awards, the award finalists showcase the incredible accomplishments of BC’s tech companies.
“What is thrilling about this year’s 48 finalists is that they represent exceptional ambition in so many ways, from climate leadership to diversity and inclusion to using technology to solve challenges in traditional industries,” shared Jill Tipping, CEO of BC Tech. “It is inspiring to see how technology is transforming BC’s economy and creating new opportunities in every community in BC.”
The announcement was hosted as the inaugural event at the Hudson Pacific Properties innovation pavilion, with a live audience joined by many more via Zoom to celebrate the announcements from around the Province. “Bentall Centre’s newly opened pavilion was designed to encourage our vibrant community to gather and collaborate, and we are thrilled that the pavilion’s first event is celebrating those who have made a significant impact on the tech industry in British Columbia. BC Tech is a valued partner, and we are proud to support the growth and scale of tech companies here in Vancouver,” commented Shawn Punton, Director of Operations at Hudson Pacific Properties.
One of the most celebrated announcements during the event was the new format for the Company of the Year – Startup category presented in partnership with Microsoft. 10 finalists were announced who will come together for a live ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event in September to narrow the field down to the final 3. One exceptional winner will be announced at the TIAs gala on 6 October and awarded a prize of $10,000 from BC Tech to fuel their growth.
Another key moment was the announcement of the finalists for the new 2022 award category presented in partnership with Vancity – GameChanger in Climate Leadership. “I’m honoured to celebrate the finalists for the Gamechanger Climate Leadership award,” shared Kirsten Sutton, Vancity’s Chief Technology & Information Officer. “Vancity believes that becoming net-zero means doing things differently, and their spirit of innovation is critical in addressing the climate crisis.”
Winners in each category will be announced at the TIAs gala to be held on October 6th, 2022 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Tickets can be purchased online here.
The 2022 Technology Impact Award Finalists are:
Spirit of BC Tech – Ambition
The 2022 Spirit of BC Tech – Ambition Award is presented in partnership with TELUS.
GameChanger – Climate Leadership
The 2022 GameChanger – Climate Leadership Award is presented in partnership with Vancity
GameChanger – Diversity & Inclusion
The 2022 GameChanger – Diversity & Inclusion Award is presented in partnership with PwC
Excellence in Industry Innovation
The 2022 Excellence in Industry Innovation Award is presented in partnership with Accenture
Excellence in Technology Innovation
The Excellence in Technology Innovation Award is presented in partnership with MDA
Company of the Year – Startup
- Arya Health
- Carbin Minerals
- Kopahi Manufacturing
- Perfectly Snug
The 2022 Company of the Year – Startup Award is presented in partnership with Microsoft
Company of the Year – Growth
The 2022 Company of the Year – Growth Award is presented in partnership with OSLER
Company of the Year – Export
The 2022 Company of the Year – Export Award is presented in partnership with EDC
Company of the Year – Scale
The 2022 Company of the Year – Scale Award is presented in partnership with Clio
Company of the Year – Anchor
The Company of the Year – Anchor Award is presented in partnership with Deloitte
Excellence in Company Culture
The Excellence in Company Culture Award is presented in partnership with SAP
Person of the Year
- Joy Johnson
- Josh Nilson
- Pascal Spothelfer
The 2022 Person of the Year Award is presented in partnership with Amazon.
The 2022 TIAs sponsors include Amazon, CIBC, TELUS, Finning, Accenture, Clio, Deloitte, EDC, MDA, Microsoft, Osler, PwC, SAP, Vancity, Hudson Pacific Properties, Switchboard PR, Canaccord, Weir Motion Metrics, Launchpad, Low Tide Properties, KPMG, BC Business, Betakit, Business in Vancouver, Daily Hive, Techcouver, and Vancouver Tech Journal.
About BC Tech Association
BC Tech is the largest member-led technology non-profit in British Columbia. We are dedicated to making BC the best place to grow and scale a tech company. Our work accelerates growth by helping members expand and diversify their talent pools, acquire new customers, and access capital. Tech is a key industry for BC’s future and builds resiliency in every sector. Today, every company is a tech company.