Colin Lennox Award for Tech Champion
Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated passion & commitment to the Greater Victoria technology sector for at least ten years. Their long-standing support has been instrumental in Greater Victoria's continued success on the world technology stage.
Creative Excellence - NEW!
Recognizes a Greater Victoria company that has demonstrated excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship with a commitment to creativity. Non-tech companies are encouraged to apply for this award as it was designed to recognize the creators, innovators and entrepreneurs outside of the typical tech industry.
Recognizes a teacher who inspires their students using innovative tools and technology. Focused on teachers that use 21st century learning techniques to help prepare students to thrive in a knowledge-based society.
Emerging Technology Company of the Year
Recognizes a Greater Victoria company that has the greatest potential to demonstrate excellence in innovation and a commitment to the technology community while embracing sound business fundamentals. This category is reserved for operations that have been established for less than five years.
Employee/Team of the Year
Recognizes an individual or team in the technology sector who demonstrates outstanding initiative and service delivery, and has had a significant impact on the company for which they work.
Employer of the Year
Recognizes a company that has demonstrated commitment to its staff and provides a pleasant workplace. Finalists for this category will be chosen from a survey given to ALL current staff. Nominated companies will be required to provide staff email contact list.
Executive of the Year
Recognizes an individual who has had a significant impact on the success of an organization as a direct result of their leadership. For this award, executives are considered to be those that typically hold senior titles.
Recognizes a Greater Victoria company that has researched and designed an innovative service, process or product that is expected to revolutionize a sector, method of business or way of life.
Product of the Year
Recognizes a Greater Victoria company that has achieved success in the commercialization of an innovative technology product (e.g market acceptance and sales).
Startup of the Year
Recognizes a Greater Victoria company less than 2 years old that demonstrates significant potential to generate revenue, raise investment, or to have significant social benefit. Up to five finalists will be chosen to provide a 45-second video pitch and the winner will be determined by audience vote.
Strategy of the Year
Recognizes the best strategy implemented by or for a Greater Victoria organization. Nominated companies are required to provide a letter of support clearly explaining their strategy and milestones. The judges will consider impact and results achieved from the underlying strategy.
Technology Company of the Year
Recognizes a Greater Victoria company that has demonstrated excellence in innovation and a commitment to the technology community while embracing sound business fundamentals. A minimum of 3 years in operation is required for judges to investigate positive growth and a proven track record.
VIATEC Member of the Year
Recognizes a member of VIATEC who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the technology sector through involvement, volunteering and support of VIATEC. The recipient of this award is selected by VIATEC.