BC Tech Association announces 2017 Technology Impact Awards finalists


For over 20 years, the BC Tech Association (formerly known as BCTIA) has been celebrating the success of British Columbia tech companies with the Technology Impact Awards, which is dedicated to honouring the companies and people that put BC on the map.

For its 2017 edition, BC Tech announced the finalists across ten categories of the Technology Impact Awards. This year’s finalists represent a multitude of sectors, including software, FinTech, cleantech, as well as health and medical technology.

“This has been an outstanding year for our industry and our 2017 TIAs finalists are a reflection of the incredible calibre and diversity of tech companies in BC,” said Bill Tam, president and CEO of BC Tech. “These companies are a clear demonstration of the strength of the tech sector and the incredible innovation that is taking place across the province.”

The winning companies will be announced on June 22 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Tickets to the TIA gala can be found here.

The Technology Impact Award finalists for this year include:

Adoption of Technology

Copperleaf Technologies Inc. and Government of BC
Corvus Energy and Seaspan Ferries Corporation
MediaValet Inc. and Canadian Blood Services

Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology

ARTMS Products Inc.
Akimbo Creations
Minesense Technologies Ltd.

Excellence in Product Innovation

Corvus Energy
MediaValet Inc.
Schneider Electric

Community Engagement

Allocadia Software Inc.
ACL Services
Eventbase Technology Inc.

Most Promising Startup

Biba Ventures Inc.
Semios Technologies Inc.
TSO Logic

Emerging Company of the Year

RentMoola Payment Solutions Inc.
Two Hat Security Ltd.

Person of the Year

Manny Padda, Founder, New Avenue Capital
Laurie Schultz, President & CEO, ACL
Shafin Diamond Tejani, Founder, Victory Square Labs

Company of the Year

Electronic Arts Inc.
STEMCELL Technologies Inc.

Other awards at the Technology Impact Awards Gala include the Bill Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual who has served as a leader and mentor in BC’s tech industry; and the People’s Choice Award, which allows the public to vote for the company it feels best exemplifies “The Spirit of BC Tech.”


Amira Zubairi

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