PwC Canada reveals finalists for 2019 Vision to Reality Awards

Vision to reality

PwC Canada has announced the twenty finalists of its 2019 Vision to Reality (V2R) Awards, which was open to organizations of all sizes, from startups to established organizations.

“This type of collaboration helps make Canada a more competitive place for innovation and we’re proud to be a part of that.”

The awards include four categories: the visionary (for companies with up to $50 million CAD in revenue), the builder (for companies with revenue between $50 million CAD and $1 billion CAD), the re-inventor (for companies with $1 billion CAD or more in revenue) and the accelerator (public service organizations). Through these annual awards, PwC aims to celebrate Canada’s most forward-thinking organizations.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate our V2R Awards finalists who represent some of Canada’s best innovators and leaders,” said Chris Dulny, chief innovation officer at PwC Canada. “In addition to giving innovators well-deserved recognition, V2R brings together a community of trailblazers to collaborate and share ideas. Ultimately, this type of collaboration helps make Canada a more competitive place for innovation and we’re proud to be a part of that.”

The visionary finalists are emerging companies and start-ups using technology to deliver medical breakthroughs and innovations focused on sustainability. The builder category is for mid-market organizations actively trying to improve product quality and find efficiencies. The reinventor finalists are some of Canada’s largest and most recognizable brands, each undergoing business transformations to create enhanced customer experiences. Finally, the accelerator finalists are public sector organizations that are using technology to find ways to make a positive impact on society.

The 2019 finalists are:

The Visionary

The Builder

The Reinventor

The Accelerator

A panel of judges, comprised of members of the business community, with experience in assessing innovative organizations, were responsible for evaluating the applications. The judging panel selected a shortlist of finalists, listed above. The award winners will be revealed on Thursday, May 9 in Toronto.

Find out more about the finalists here.

Image courtesy PwC Canada Twitter.

Isabelle Kirkwood

Isabelle Kirkwood

Isabelle is a Vancouver-based writer with 5+ years of experience in communications and journalism and a lifelong passion for telling stories. For over two years, she has reported on all sides of the Canadian startup ecosystem, from landmark venture deals to public policy, telling the stories of the founders putting Canadian tech on the map.