The Spirit of BC Tech’s tech sector is bold entrepreneurship, pioneer spirit, succeeding together and true grit, the focus for this year’s award. This award recognizes a technology company that demonstrated true grit in the face of business challenge, experimenting, pivoting and digging in to achieve success. Nominees in this category may be at any stage of lifecycle (startup, growth, scale, anchor).
Who Should Apply?
Nominees in this category must be:
- Technology companies
- Able to demonstrate how True Grit helped them navigate challenge successfully
The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:
1. Awards Pitch (max. 250 words) – 20%
Tell us about what inspires you about the Spirit of BC’s tech sector. How do bold entrepreneurship, pioneer spirit, succeeding together and true grit show up in your company’s story? Why does your company exemplify the Spirit of BC Tech – True Grit?
2. Business Strategy and Performance (max. 500 words) – 30%
Give us more information on your company’s business, strategy, performance and impact. What business are you in and why do your products/solutions matter? What stage of growth are you in (startup, growth, scaleup, anchor)? Please provide 3 years trailing information on revenue and market share any any other metrics of success.
3. True Grit Story (max. 1000 words) – 50%
Tell us your True Grit Story. Describe the challenges, experimentation, and pivots that your company has faced in the last few years and how you got through them successfully. How was True Grit demonstrated by your founders, your employees, your investors, your customers, or your markets. How have the challenges and choices you made along the way strengthened your company and left you better able to grow and thrive in the future? How have they made the company stronger as a result? What words of encouragement would you give others facing similar challenges? What about your True Grit story can inspire and encourage others?
Deadline for submission is March 14th at 11:59 p.m. PST.