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.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES STILL AVAILABLE!
INNOVATION CHALLENGE SPONSORMember$4,000Non-Member$5,000
TECHNOLOGY COMPANY AWARD SPONSORMember$4,000Non-Member$5,000
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY COMPANY AWARD SPONSORMember$4,000Non-Member$5,000
OTHER AWARD SPONSORSHIPSMember$3,500Non-Member$4,000
All sponsorships include a table of 10, inclusion in the awards program, recognition in our newsletters, website, print materials… PLUS you will have your company and logo splashed in front of over 750 people at the night of the show! In addition to the above, each specific sponsorship comes with its own special perks & recognition – email Oriane at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about them today!