Applications for the 2022 Technology Impact Awards extended to May 13
Companies now have until Friday to submit themselves for consideration.
The Technology Impact Awards, organized by the BC Tech Association, are a staple on the tech events calendar. Spotlighting outstanding companies and individuals who have driven forward the tech ecosystem in the past year, the awards cover a number of categories in various industries and stages of a company’s lifecycle, so there are multiple opportunities for businesses to put themselves forward.
The deadline for applications has now been extended to 11:59 p.m. PT on May 13, allowing tech companies until the end of the week to state their case.
Notable this year is the introduction of the Company of the Year – Startup award, which acknowledges a leading early-stage tech company. Ten shortlisted finalists will be narrowed down to three, which will appear at a live pitch night in the fall. Each will make a presentation to a panel of judges in a community event that celebrates ambition: the theme of this year’s Technology Impact Awards.
The full list of the 2022 Technology Impact Award categories is:
Spirit of B.C. Tech: Ambition: The winner of this award will showcase how they were unapologetically ambitious and how it paid off in the past year, as well as how their spirit, innovation, team and culture all played a part in leveling up their business.
GameChanger – Climate Leadership: This award recognizes a company, team, partnership, or individual who has gone above and beyond to make a positive – indeed game changing – difference to advancing Climate Solutions in British Columbia.
GameChanger – Diversity & Inclusion: This award recognized an organization/company in the tech sector who has gone above and beyond to make a positive – indeed game changing – difference on Diversity & Inclusion.
Company of the Year – Startup: 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 B.C.’s tech ecosystem.
Company of the Year – Growth: This award acknowledges a high growth company demonstrating outstanding performance and potential to grow further. With revenue and employee count growing year on year it is exceeding expectations of its investors and has the potential to become a leader in its market. It is a growth role model for B.C.’s tech ecosystem.
Company of the Year – Export: This award acknowledges a technology company that is succeeding on the world stage through the export of technology developed in B.C.
Company of the Year – Scale: This award acknowledges a scaleup success tech company that is an emerging leader and role model in the B.C. technology industry. Winners of this award will likely continue to grow to become the next anchors of B.C.’s tech ecosystem.
Company of the Year – Anchor: This award acknowledges a company that is an established leader in the B.C. technology industry. Winners of this award exemplify financial, strategic, and product or service excellence, and are widely recognized as anchors of B.C.’s tech ecosystem.
Excellence in Company Culture: This award acknowledges a company whose culture is fundamental to the success of their business, accelerating growth and profitability and deepening the positive impact they have on the ecosystem and community. Nominees in this category may be at any stage of lifecycle (startup, growth, scale, anchor).
Excellence in Technology Innovation: This award acknowledges a company whose technology clearly demonstrates next-level innovation and a breakthrough solution with significant market impact.
Excellence in Industry Innovation: This award acknowledges the impact technology innovation can have to significantly improve performance, competitiveness, productivity and employee engagement. Nominees are likely to be companies, but applications are welcome from municipalities, government departments, non-profits and post-secondary institutions. The winner of this award will show how technology improved results and had a positive impact on the whole organization.
Person of the Year: This award celebrates an individual who is a recognized icon in the B.C. technology ecosystem. An acknowledged leader who has demonstrated business success in multiple settings, is a mentor and role model to others and who actively engages with the community to build a stronger future for tech in B.C.
2022 BC Tech Scholarship: Investing in the future of tech talent is one of the keys to success for the B.C. technology sector. Established in 2005, the industry-funded BC Tech Scholarship Program is proud to provide grants to students who have a proven passion for technology, a desire to leave a mark in the tech sector and are pursuing a post-secondary education in a technology-related program.