Meet the Finalists for ‘Excellence in Company Culture’

The Finalists for the “Excellence in Company Culture” award at the 2022 TIAs are making culture fundamental to their business’s success, accelerating growth and profitability, and to deepening their positive impacts on the B.C. tech ecosystem and community. The award is presented in partnership with SAP.

Dapper Labs

One of Vancouver’s tech unicorns, Dapper Labs uses blockchain technology to bring non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and new forms of digital engagement to fans around the world. With a mission of paving the way for a more open and inclusive digital world, using games and entertainment such as CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot as the starting place, Dapper Labs emphasizes equity and diversity by introducing people to the benefits of blockchain and through empowering team members to envision Web3 technology in a more inclusive way.

Key stats: Over 600 Dapper team members are humble and curious entrepreneurs, builders, and tinkerers who share a passion for demystifying blockchain technology and tapping its potential to change the world.

Freshworks Studio (now EY Design Studio)

FreshWorks Studio (now EYDS) collaborates with the public sector to build powerful and highly functional apps for the web and mobile (digital solutions). It creates strategic partnerships with clients looking to create social impact and value through remarkable and easy-to-use digital interfaces. Notable work includes supporting the design and build of apps like BC’s Vaccine Card Verifier and Espri by TELUS Health, in addition to leading the Capital Assets Planning System modernization for the BC Ministry of Education. By nurturing a culture that highlights empathy, engagement, leadership, loyalty and communication, the Victoria-based company supports its team of innovators, product owners, business analysts, designers, developers, and consultants in making an impact on the lives of their friends, families and communities.

Key stats: The Freshworks’ Team hails from 21 countries and speaks more than 30 languages. By joining EY Design Studio, they will broaden their reach with businesses from coast-to-coast and deepen their public sector focus to help accelerate Canada’s digital future.

Lumen5 Technologies

Powered by machine learning and designed for businesses, brands, and creatives, Lumen5’s platform makes video marketing accessible to everyone. The Vancouver-based organization is built on trust, which is reinforced at every stage of an employee’s journey. Lumen5 trusts its team intrinsically to do the right thing for themselves and the business, which makes for a remarkable amount of autonomy and flexibility. CEO Michael Cheng frequently shares his vision of encouraging everyone to feel a sense of ownership when it comes to improving Lumen5.

Key stats: 94 percent of Lumen5 employees surveyed feel proud of the work they do at the company.