Road to the TIAs: Company Award Finalists

Author: BC Tech Association

TIAs Early Bird Deadline Extended

The Technology Impact Awards celebrate the people, companies and innovation that make the BC tech industry world class. With the TIAs gala dinner on June 4th fast approaching, we’re going to take a moment to highlight our finalists in each of our award categories.

This week, we’re featuring the Technology Impact Award Finalists for the Company Awards, which are separated into three categories: Most Promising Startup, Emerging Company of the Year, and Company of the Year.

Most Promising Startup


FusionPipe Software Solutions

FusionPipe is an Enterprise solutions company that specializes in password-less authentication solutions using smartphones and wearables, and advanced encryption to secure sensitive data on Tablets. FusionPipe’s vision is to provide innovative data security and authentication solutions that offer secure convenience, improved security and enhanced worker productivity.

Twitter: @FusionPipe


Jobcast Media

Jobcast is a Cloud-Based social recruitment platform that automates social job sharing, introduces videos and imagery to the social recruitment process, and allows users to create customized mobile-friendly Social Career Sites.

Twitter: @jobcastnet


Optigo Networks

Optigo Networks makes secure networking solutions for smart buildings. As a leader in connectivity for the commercial building Internet of Things, Optigo Networks provides a complete solution to protect, connect and manage today’s most advanced buildings. Layered on top of a robust networking platform, the integrated analytics and security engine ensures the building systems are protected and operate trouble-free.

Twitter: @optigonetworks

Emerging Company of the Year

Cooledge Lighting

Cooledge Lighting

Cooledge Lighting is a pioneer in scalable lighting products that can be easily designed into a building by architects and lighting designers and simply installed by builders and contractors without specialized knowledge or training. The privately held company is based in Vancouver, Canada with offices and operations in the United States and Germany.

Twitter: @CooledgeLtg



UrtheCast Corp. is a Vancouver-based technology company that is developing the world’s first Ultra HD video feed of Earth, streamed from space in full color. Working with renowned aerospace partners from across the globe, UrtheCast has built, launched, installed, and will soon operate two cameras on the ISS. UrtheCast’s cameras will provide Ultra HD video and still imagery of Earth that will allow for monitoring of the environment, humanitarian relief, social events, agricultural land, etc.

Twitter: @UrtheCast

Company of the Year



Headquartered in Burnaby, BC, Cymax is powering, connecting and transforming the $233 billion USD online and offline home furnishings industry. Cymax’s innovative, proprietary technology enables the company to deploy, manage and optimize its online presence for thousands of products, faster and at a significantly lower cost than most online retailers. Cymax provides North American consumers with one of the largest selections of home decor items carrying the industry’s top-selling brands with up to 100,000 products.

Twitter: @CymaxStores

Global relay

Global Relay

Global Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based electronic message archiving, eDiscovery, and compliance solutions for the global financial sector and other highly regulated industries. Global Relay delivers services to over 20,000 customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the top 25 banks. Global Relay Archive securely captures and preserves email, instant messaging, mobile messaging, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and more — with BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Android, Outlook and Web access.

Twitter: @globalrelay

Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is building the Internet of Things with intelligent wireless solutions that empower organizations to innovate in the connected world. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways, seamlessly integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and enterprises worldwide trust our innovative solutions to get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 950 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia.

Twitter: @SierraWireless

To see past winners from each of these categories, visit the TIAs Winner’s Circle, and stay tuned as we highlight the finalists of our Innovation Awards next week.

To see our full list of finalists, or to download a copy of the official release, click here.

See you at the TIAs! Early Bird Deadline Extended!

With just over three weeks to go, tickets are already more than 70% sold, but we’re extending our Early Bird Deadline until Friday, May 15th!

Don’t miss your chance to be there as we celebrate the successes of our industry and recognize the top companies, people, and innovation leading the way for technology in our province. To purchase your tickets now, visit today!