Technology Impact Awards

Celebrating 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. 

Watch the 2018 TIAs

Watch all of the biggest moments from the 2018 Technology Impact Awards. Find out who won and experience the incredible energy of the TIAs.

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:

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:
 PwC

See a complete list of our TIAs Partners.

If you are interested in a TIAs Partnership, email partnership@wearebctech.com

Future Anchors of BC Program

The Technology Impact Awards 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.

2018 TIAs Photo Gallery

Company of the Year: ACL
Bill Thompson Award: Dr. Gerri Sinclair
Person of the Year: Judi Hess, Copperleaf
Startup of the Year: Klue
Growth Company of the Year: Buyatab
Excellence in Technology Adoption: Teck
Excellence in Technology Innovation: Finn AI
Tech Culture of the Year: Clio
Community Engagement: iQmetrix
Spirit of BC Tech: Ayogo
BC Tech Scholarship: Johanna Jucutan, Stephanie Nguyen, Kaylan Wang, Brianna Carrels, Kieran Halliday, and Giulia Mattia
Bill Tam Scholarship: Kaylan Wang and Giulia Mattia 

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: iQmetrix
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

Media Contact

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