Technology Impact Awards

Celebrating 25 years of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship.

The TIAs celebrate the change makers, the up-and-comers, the innovators, and the bold—those who are transforming our industry and building the fabric of BC’s vibrant tech ecosystem. We’re passionate supporters of the companies, entrepreneurs, and people who make up our community and believe that their contributions should be recognized. 

Join us for the 25th anniversary of BC Tech’s Technology Impact Awards. This year we will celebrate the legends of our past and raise our glasses to the future of tech in BC.

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2018 TIAs Schedule

Date: June 1st, 2018
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre – West

  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Reception & Cocktails
  • 7:00pm – 9:30pm – Dinner and Awards Gala
  • 9.30pm – 12:00am – After Party with Live Entertainment

Introducing Riaz Meghji - TIAs Co-Host

With this year marking the 25th Anniversary of the TIAs, we wanted to refresh the experience. We felt it important to have someone who is born and raised in BC, passionate about technology, and who has wide breadth of experience covering a variety of topic. Riaz is the perfect fit.  

Award Categories

The TIAs celebrate outstanding companies and individuals who have made a significant impact on the BC tech industry. This year we will be recognizing the achievements of our province’s best minds and companies with awards in eleven different categories.
 Applications are now closed.  

To learn more about an award, click on a category below:

Vote Now for Spirit of BC Tech

The ‘Spirit of BC Tech’ award goes to company that most exemplifies the true spirit of BC Tech. Entrepreneurial to the core, the winner’s story is one of bold goals and remaining bold in executing on those goals. Determined to succeed, the winner has pursued a particular kind of success—one that is grounded in a strong sense of purpose and succeeding together as a team. Instantly recognizable as a role model for others, the winner exemplifies BC Tech’s vision of technology as a powerful force for good in society.

TIAs Partners

The Technology Impact Awards are made possible thanks to the support of our incredible partners.  

2018 Platinum Partners: CIBC and TELUS
2018 Gold Partners: KPMG and Sierra Wireless
2018 Silver Partner:

See a complete list of our TIAs Partners.

If you are interested in a TIAs Partnership, email

Future Anchors of BC Program

The 25th anniversary of the Technology Impact Awards will bring together the best and brightest of BC’s tech community.We understand that for growth stage companies, the cost of the TIAs can be significant. This is why we created the Future Anchors of BC Program. With the support of our gracious Program Partners, we are inviting fifteen lucky Growth-stage companies to join us at the TIAs. 

To see a full list of Future Anchors Partners, click here.

Winners' Circle

Recognizing excellence for more than 20 years.

The TIAs have a rich history of celebrating cutting-edge technology, and the companies, people and innovation that put British Columbia on the map. Past winners include BC tech giants like MDA, Sierra Wireless, Microsemi, D-Wave,  CA Technologies, Avigilon, Global Relay, and more.

Company of the Year: STEMCELL Technologies
Bill Thompson Award: Dr. Alan Winter
Person of the Year: Shafin Tejani, Victory Square Labs
Emerging Company of the Year: Trulioo
Most Promising Startup: Semios
Adoption of Technology: Copperleaf & BC Government
Excellence in Product Innovation: Corvus Energy
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology: ARTMS Products
Team of the Year: Clio
Community Engagement: Allocadia
People’s Choice: Traction on Demand
BC Tech Scholarship: Cameron Hutchcroft, Hamza Kamal, Kittie Lam, Stanford Lin, Joshua Sam, Hannah Charnock, Kevin Zhang

Company of the Year: Global Relay
Bill Thompson Award: Keith Spencer, Fasken Martineau
Person of the Year: Shahrzad Rafati, BroadbandTV
Emerging Company of the Year: Copperleaf Technologies
Most Promising Startup: Aspect Biosystems
Adoption of Technology: ResponseTek & Westminster Savings Credit Union
Excellence in Product Innovation: Freightera Logistics
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology: Ronin8 Technologies
Team of the Year: Traction on Demand
Community Engagement: Left
People’s Choice: Buyatab Online
BC Tech Scholarship: Abdelwahad-Bebo Elhosary, Vivien Hui, Ken Lin, Steven Richter, Sterling Smith, Ryan Wright, Maryam Mobini, Eva Yu

Company of the Year: Sierra Wireless
Person of the Year: Jeff Booth
Emerging Company of the Year: Cooledge Lighting
Most Promising Startup: Optigo Networks
Excellence in Product Innovation: iQmetric
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology: Axine Water Technologies
Adoption of Technology: Traction on Demand & Canlan Ice Sports
Team of the Year: ACL
Community Engagement: Left of the Dot Media
BC Tech Scholarship: Christopher Bolton, Nicholas Hu, Samia Kamal, Alice Zheng, Michelle H, Jessica Peare

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This offer expires May 24, 2018. 

Countdown to the 2018 TIAs


Media Contact

For media inquiries specific to the Technology Impact Awards (TIAs), please contact Kathleen Reid via or phone at 604-724-1242.