Technology Impact Awards

Thank you for staying engaged with the BC Tech community during these challenging times – it is great to see the community come together to support one another. We are determined to proceed with the TIAs, but when it is appropriate to do so. However, this will not be possible on the original date of 11 June. We are working with the venue to explore an alternative date, likely later in the year. We will continue to honor all commitments made to sponsors and ticket-holders and thank you for bearing with us while we rearrange the plans. For any queries about the event, please email

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.

Applications are now closed

Thank you to all of those who have applied

28 April 2020: This year’s field of applicants was stronger than ever, and we’d like to thank every company who took the time to put themselves forward. We are very excited to announce this year’s Technology Impact Awards finalists and celebrate our amazing BC tech community and its values of purpose, positivity, and a relentless drive for solutions

2020 Awards 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 the following categories:

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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.

2019 Winners

Company of the Year – Startup Success: Precision OS
Company of the Year – Growth Success: Freshworks Studio
Company of the Year – Scale Success: AbCellera
Company of the Year – Anchor Success: Clio
Excellence in Global Export: Galvanize
Spirit of BC Tech – True Grit: LightIntegra Technology
Tech Culture of the Year: SAP Vancouver
Excellence in Technology Adoption: Newmont Goldcorp
Excellence in Technology Innovation: Novarc Technologies
Person of the Year: Greg Malpass

2018 Winners

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

2017 Winners

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

2016 Winners

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

2015 Winners

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

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