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Technology Impact Awards

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 are passionate supporters of the companies, entrepreneurs, and people who make up our community and believe that their contributions should be recognized.

Congratulations to our incredible 11 winners! Read more about them here.

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Awards Categories

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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:

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.

2021 Winners

The Innovation Story
Excellence in Technology Innovation: Dapper Labs
Company of the Year – Startup: Matidor
Excellence in Technology – Adoption: Advanced Intelligent Systems.
Tech Culture of the Year: Klue
Spirit of BC Tech – Resilience: Traction On Demand

The Inspiration Story
Company of the Year – Growth: Launchpad
Company of the Year – Export: LMI Technologies
Company of the Year – Scale: Thinkific
GameChanger: Diversity & Inclusion: BroadbandTV
Person of the Year: Laurie Schultz
Company of the Year – Anchor: AbCellera

2020 Winners

The Origin Story
Spirit of BC Tech – Purpose: SkyHive
Excellence in Technology Innovation: Terramera
Company of the Year – Startup Success: NZ Technologies
Excellence in Technology Adoption: Finning

The Growth Story
Company of the Year – Growth Success: Klue
Company of the Year – Scale Success: Trulioo
Tech Culture of the Year: Copperleaf
Excellence in Global Export: AbCellera

The Legacy Story
GameChanger: Diversity and Inclusion: Unbounce
Person of the Year: Jack Newton
Company of the Year Anchor Success: Telus

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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