Awards

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.

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Education Champion

Recognizes an individual that encourages Greater Victoria students to appreciate innovation, math, or science by promoting or teaching in an interesting and engaging way.

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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.

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Employee/Team of the Year

Recognizes an individual or a 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.

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Employer of the Year

Recognizes a company that has demonstrated its commitment to staff and provides a pleasant workplace. Finalists will be chosen from a survey given to current staff. Nominated companies will be required to provide staff email contact list.

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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 hold typically senior titles.

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Innovative Excellence

Recognizes a 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. This award is split into 3 categories; Hardware, Software and Process

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Product of the Year

Recognizes a company that has achieved success in the commercialization of an innovative technology product (e.g market acceptance and sales).

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Startup of the Year

Recognizes a company less than 2 years old that demonstrates significant potential to generate revenue, raise investment, or to have significant social benefit. Five finalists will be chosen to provide a 45-second video pitch and the winner chosen by audience vote.

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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.

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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 three years in operation is required for judges to investigate positive growth and a proven track record.

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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.

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2014 Winners

Winner for
Colin Lennox Award for Tech Champion

Winner for
Education Champion

Winner for
Emerging Technology Company of the Year

Winner for
Employee/Team of the Year

Winner for
Employer of the Year

Winner for
Executive of the Year

Winner for
Innovative Excellence

Winner for
Product of the Year

Winner for
Startup of the Year

Winner for
Strategy of the Year

Winner for
Technology Company of the Year

Winner for
VIATeC Member of the Year

Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities still Available!

Host Sponsor

$6000 member
$7500 non-member

After Party Sponsor

$6000 member
$7500 non-member

Creativity Sponsor

$4000 member
$5000 non-member

Wine Sponsor

$4000 member
$5000 non-member

All sponsorships include a table of 8 guests, inclusion in the awards program, recognition in our newsletters, website, print materials…plus have your company and logo splashed in front of over 800 people at the night of the gala!

In addition to the above, each specific sponsorship comes with its own special perks & recognition – email Michelle at mgaetz@viatec.ca to ask about them today!

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Contact

For all sponsorship inquiries please contact Michelle Gaetz. For all other event inquires please contact Robbie Aylesworth