About this Award

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.

Note that the Application Deadline for this award is March 15, 2024. The top startups will be short-listed to pitch at a live Dragons Den Pitch Night to determine the finalists who go on to pitch at the 2024 TIAs gala.

Who Should Apply?

Nominees in this category must be:

  • Revenue positive
  • Employees of 1 to 10
  • Selling a technology-related product, service, solution, system or platform
  • BC-based

Evaluation Criteria – please complete the following:

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1. Tell us about your company in a video - max 1 min ‘founder elevator pitch’ - 25% *

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2. Tell us about your startup! (500 words max) – 25%

  • Explain the problem your startup solves and the size of the market.
  • Explain how your tech is unique and proven.
  • Explain how your solution will be most successful and attract revenue/customers.

3. Why should you be the BC Tech startup of the year? (500 words max) - 25% *

  • What are 3 key KPIs that showcase your company’s success and set it apart from others?
  • What are the wider and future implications of your startup success?

4. Have someone else tell us about your business. Please include 1 letter of reference (For example: mentor, investor or customer). 250 words max - 25% *

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5. Attach your pitch deck - max 12 slides *

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Please confirm that your company representative will be available to pitch live at a TechConnect Dragons on March 14 or May 2 2024 *