Event Details

2017 VIATEC Technology Awards

[SOLD OUT!]

The awards celebrate the achievements of technology companies and individuals responsible for making Greater Victoria the fastest-growing technology region in British Columbia.

Join us for an evening of rocket-fuelled entertainment, celebration, and more fun than grown-ups are used to! Last year's show brought out a record 800 guests so this is one you don't want to miss!

This year's theme: TIKI TIME MACHINE!

Not sure what to wear? How about one of these?
(And YES: There's a costume contest! Winner receives a pair of VIP passes to Rifflandia!)

  • Maybe a suit paired with a grass skirt?
  • Dress pants with a tourist-y Hawaiian shirt?
  • A Hawaiian dress?
  • Accessories such as Tiki masks, steam punk embellishments or even a coconut bra over your shirt!
  • In the end, just wear clothes and we'll let you in :). Formal/Business Casual

Deadline for your guest names is May 19th!

AGENDA:

  • 4:30pm - 5pm: Registration
  • 5pm - 5:45pm: Networking Reception (Sponsored by Shaw)
  • 5:45pm - 7pm: Dinner
  • 7pm - 9:00pm: Awards Show
  • 9:15pm: After Party (Crystal Ballroom, the Empress)

 

The 2017 Finalists are:

Technology Company of the Year (50+ employees):
(Sponsored by: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP)

  • ACD Systems International Inc.

  • Checkfront

  • Redlen Technologies Inc.

Technology Company of the Year (11-49 employees):
(Sponsored by: University of Victoria)

  • KANO

  • Flytographer

  • Music Group Innovation Canada (TC Helicon)

  • Pretio Interactive

  • SendtoNews

Technology Company of the Year (1-10 employees):
(Sponsorship available)

  • Iris Dynamics Ltd.

  • Momentum Dashboard

  • SilkStart

Emerging Technology Company of the Year:
(Sponsored by: KPMG LLP)

  • FuturePay

  • LlamaZOO Interactive Inc.

  • Telmediq

Startup of the Year:
(Sponsorship available)

  • Clixxa

  • FreshWorks Studio

  • HYAS Infosec Inc.

  • Pixel Cents

  • Purpose Social

Product of the Year:
(Sponsored by: RBC Commercial Financial Services)

  • Redbrick’s "Shift"

  • Telmediq’s "Telmediq Communication Hub"

  • VRX Simulators’ "6-DOF Simulator"

Innovative Excellence - Software or Service:
(Sponsored by: Grant Thornton LLP)

  • LlamaZOO Interactive Inc.

  • SendtoNews

  • Suntracker Technologies Ltd

  • TrichAnalytics Inc.

Innovative Excellence - Hardware:
(Sponsored by: Bambora)

  • Iris Dynamics Ltd.

  • Ocean Networks Canada

  • Redlen Technologies Inc.

Leader of the Year:
(Sponsored by: Corporate Recruiters)

  • Tim Collins, ESIT Advanced Solutions
    (Previously HP Advanced Solutions)

  • Nicole Smith, Flytographer

  • Scott Dewis, RaceRocks 3D

  • Kim Krenzler, RevenueWire

Emerging Leader of the Year (New!):
(Sponsored by: Abebooks.com)

  • Jeremy Hoffmann, Go2mobi

  • Eric Haight, KANO

  • Anita Pawluk, RaceRocks 3D

  • Hunter Macdonald, Tutela Technologies

  • Christina Seargeant, Workday

Team of the Year:
(Sponsored by: Thompson Cooper LLP)

  • Atomic Crayon

  • Coast Capital Savings Innovation Centre

  • Codename Entertainment

  • RingPartner

  • Udutu Online Learning Solutions

Employer of the Year:
(Sponsored by: Megson FitzPatrick)

  • Go2mobi

  • Pretio Interactive

  • Redbrick

  • RevenueWire Inc.

  • Workday

The Colin Lennox Award for Technology Champion:
(Sponsored by: Reed Pope LLP)

  • Scott Phillips, StarFish Medical

VIATEC Member of the Year:
(Sponsored by: Cox Taylor LLP)

  • RevenueWire

Community Involvement Award (New!):
(Sponsored by: City of Victoria)

  • ParetoLogic

Newcomer of the Year (New!):
(Sponsorship available)

  • Scott Lake

Plus:

Angel of the Year (New!):
(Presented and selected by the Capital Investment Network)

  • Rasool Rayani

Thank you to our incredible Sponsors! 
 

MEDIA SPONSOR:

FINALE SPONSOR:

NETWORKING SPONSOR:

Shaw

 

WINE SPONSOR:

 

AV SPONSOR:

 

AFTER PARTY SPONSOR:

OPEN!

 

INTERACTION CHALLENGE
SPONSOR:

 

COLIN LENNOX AWARD
FOR TECH CHAMPION SPONSOR:

Reed Pope LLP

 

 

VIATEC MEMBER
OF THE YEAR SPONSOR:
 

Cox Taylor

TECH COMPANY
OF THE YEAR (50+ employees) SPONSOR:

Farris

TECH COMPANY
OF THE YEAR (11-49 employees) SPONSOR:

UVic

TECH COMPANY
OF THE YEAR (1-10 employees) SPONSOR:

 

EMERGING TECH COMPANY
OF THE YEAR SPONSOR:

KPMG

 

 

STARTUP OF THE YEAR
AWARD SPONSOR:
 

 

COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD SPONSOR:

 

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR AWARD SPONSOR:

 

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
AWARD SPONSOR:
 

RBC 

 

INNOVATIVE EXCELLENCE
(Software or Service)

AWARD SPONSOR:
 

 

INNOVATIVE EXCELLENCE
(Hardware)

AWARD SPONSOR:
 

 

TEAM OF THE YEAR
AWARD SPONSOR:
  

Thompson Cooper LLP

 

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
AWARD SPONSOR:
  

 

LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD SPONSOR:

Corporate Recruiters

 

EMERGING LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD SPONSOR:

 

ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR:


PRINT SPONSOR:

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIATEC is honoured to have dedicated sponsors that come back year after year to support VIATEC's largest event, celebrating the best of the best in our local tech sector. With over 850 of the biggest influencers in one room, it's no wonder why. See below for our sponsorship categories and keep in mind the following VIATEC Membership Discounts for each one.

Interested? Contact tbousfield@viatec.ca 


MEMBER DISCOUNTS

Company Member (20% off)
Sustaining Patron (30% off)
Community Builder (50% off)

Not a member or want to upgrade? Click here.


  • AWARD SPONSOR
    STATUS: Click on the "2017 Sponsors" tab to see current openings!
    Sponsors of specific awards will have an opportunity to join the event MC on stage and present the sponsored award to the recipient, in addition to general recognition listed at the bottom of this page.
    2017 Price: $6000 +GST (minus your member discount!)
    ​​​​
  • FINALIST SPONSOR
    STATUS: Open!
    As the Finalist Beverage Sponsor, you will have the honour of providing finalists with drink tickets for the evening, as well as an opportunity to do a brief toast, in addition to general recognition listed at the bottom of this page*
    *2 seats to the awards are included (not a full table of 10)
    2017 Price: $3000 +GST (minus your member discount!)
     
  • CREATIVE CHALLENGE SPONSOR
    STATUS: Last year's sponsor to be contacted first
    As the Interaction Challenge Sponsor, you will be recognized as the sponsor of an interactive ice-breaker challenge near the beginning of the gala, in addition to general recognition listed at the bottom of this page. Everyone quickly gets to know their tablemates as they work together on the given challenge*
    *2 seats to the awards are included (not a full table of 10)
    2017 Price: $5000 +GST (minus your member discount!)
     
  • WINE SPONSOR
    STATUS:
    SOLD!
    As the Wine Sponsor, you will have the honour of providing guests with a brief toast before dinner, in addition to general recognition listed at the bottom of this page.
    2017 Price: $5000 +GST (minus your member discount!)
     
  • FINALE SPONSOR
    STATUS: SOLD!
    As the Finale Sponsor, you will have an opportunity to assist VIATEC with the Grande Finale for the evening after the awards have been presented, in addition to general recognition listed at the bottom of this page. You will have an option to take part personally by coming up on stage during the finale.  
    2017 Price: $7500 +GST (minus your member discount!)
     
  • AFTER PARTY SPONSOR
    STATUS: OPEN!
    As the After Party Sponsor, you will have an opportunity to assist VIATEC with the After Party taking place after the awards show. You will have an option to take part personally by coming up on stage during the night, in addition to general recognition listed at the bottom of this page.
    2017 Price: $10,000 +GST (minus your member discount!)
     
  • NETWORKING SPONSOR
    STATUS: SOLD!
    As the Networking Sponsor, you will have the honour of welcoming the guests with a 3 min. address following the pre-dinner networking session, in addition to general recognition listed at the bottom of this page.  At your own cost, as the Networking Sponsor and with VIATEC’s approval, you can provide guests with a gift/giveaway during the pre-dinner networking session.
    2017 Price: $15,000 +GST (minus your member discount!)
     
  • HOST SPONSOR 
    STATUS:
    OPEN!
    As the Host Sponsor, you will have the honour of welcoming the guests with a 3 min address once everyone is seated following the networking session, in addition to general recognition listed at the bottom of this page.  At your own cost, as the Host Sponsor and upon VIATEC’s approval, you can provide each guest with a table giveaway.  
    2017 Price: $15,000 +GST (minus your member discount!)

  • VIP SPONSOR
    STATUS: OPEN!
    As the VIP Sponsor, you will have a separate VIP Networking Reception hosted in your name before the event. This will be an invite only, hour-long reception with Finalists, Sponsors and Politicians. You will also have the honour of giving a brief address to the VIP guests at the reception and to all 750+ guests before the awards, in addition to general recognition listed at the bottom of this page, PLUS one page in the Awards Program for you to include written remarks from your CEO or Minister.
    2017 Price: (Call to inquire)

Interested? Contact tbousfield@viatec.ca 

GENERAL RECOGNITION:

  • Website and email bulletin promotion – sponsor acknowledgement on www.viatec.ca and in our weekly e-Bulletin
  • Social Media - Facebook and Twitter mentions
  • Media promotion – sponsor acknowledgement in media releases and print advertising.
  • 10 Complimentary tickets (an entire table) to the awards gala with sponsorship recognition at the table*
    *Not included in every category
  • Inclusion in printed agenda (company logo)
  • Audio visual – logo recognition in the audiovisual display at the awards gala
  • Recognition and thank you at the awards night.
  • Thank you in our e-Bulletin
  • Thank you on our website
  • First right of refusal to sponsor your specific award for the 2018 VIATEC Technology Awards.

Award Category Descriptions:

  • Technology Company of the Year (1-10 employees, 11-49 and 50+)
    These companies are the foundation on which our $4 billion tech sector was built. They are established with a sizeable headcount and they are bringing in considerable revenues. They are growing, expanding and taking the time to give back to our community as mentors, advisors and cheerleaders for the up and coming tech companies. Judges will consider growth, impact, product innovation, market share and community involvement. This award has three categories based on company size.
     
  • Emerging Technology Company of the Year
    These are the companies that are about to really hit their stride. They're young, but they have a stable foundation. Judges will consider traction, revenue and team growth, product breadth and acceptance, and good old business fundamentals.
     
  • Startup of the Year
    These are some of Victoria’s newest tech companies. It’s early days but they are getting investor and customer interest (if not already raising money and sales), based on the prototypes and/or early product versions. Judges will consider the market opportunity, executive leadership, investment and your required letter of support.
     
  • Product of the Year
    This category is where the innovation rubber hits the road. These products have market traction and that means sales. Judges will consider total sales and sales growth, customer adoption, market share along with market disruption and level of innovation.
     
  • Innovative Excellence
    This category is for those companies on an entirely different wavelength. They have researched and designed an emerging, innovative service, process or product that is expected to revolutionize a sector, method of business or way of life. Judges will consider just how disruptive this tech is likely to be. Prior commercial success is not a priority.
     
  • Leader of the Year (previously “Executive of the Year”)
    These hot shots have had a significant impact on the success of an organization as a direct result of their leadership and are respected by their peers. For this award, executives are considered to be those that typically hold senior titles, eg. CEO, CFO, COO, President, Vice-President. Nominated companies are required to provide revenues from the last 3 years as well as other indicators requested by judges (eg. number of employees).
     
  • Emerging Leader of the Year (New)
    These are the up and coming executives that have started to breakthrough as valuable leaders to a local tech firm. They're young or at least new to leadership, but they have demonstrated dedication, passion and an ability to inspire others. Judges will consider role (less than 5 years in role), impact and related career highlights e.g. glowing anecdotes from their colleagues.
     
  • Employee/Team of the Year
    Much of a company's success is a result of having hardworking and dedicated employees. This employee or team have the perfect mix of outstanding initiative and service delivery, have had a significant impact on the company for which they work and exude great personality or team dynamic while getting it all done.
     
  • Employer of the Year
    These are the companies who never forget to pause and take the time to think about their staff and provide a positive work environment. This award is based on a company survey of staff and is the tech company most respected and appreciated by their staff.

    APPOINTED AWARDS:
     
  • Colin Lennox Award for Technology Champion
    Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated passion and commitment to the Greater Victoria technology sector for at least 10 years. Their long-standing support has been instrumental in Greater Victoria ‘s continued success on the world technology stage. This award is appointed (no nominations or finalists).
     
  • 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. This award is appointed (no nominations or finalists).
     
  • Community Champion (New)
    This category is for a tech company making an effort to improve our community and being successful at it on a regular basis. Efforts can include (and are not limited to): supporting charities with monetary funds or non-perishable donations, putting on fundraising events, volunteer work or creating a foundation/scholarship and time spent on volunteering. This award is appointed (no nominations or finalists).
     
  • Newcomer of the Year (New)
    An individual new to Victoria (in the past 3 years), that is making a big impact by joining and supporting the local tech scene. This award is appointed (no nominations or finalists).

Technology Company of the Year (50+ employees)

(Sponsored by: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP)

 

Technology Company of the Year (11-49 employees)

(Sponsored by: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP)

 

Technology Company of the Year (1-10 employees)

(Sponsored by: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP)

 

Emerging Technology Company of the Year

(Sponsored by: KPMG LLP)

 

Startup of the Year

(Sponsored by: University of Victoria)

 

Product of the Year

(Sponsored by: RBC Commercial Services)

 

Innovative Excellence - Software or Service

(Sponsored by: Grant Thornton LLP)

 

Innovative Excellence - Hardware

(Sponsored by: Grant Thornton LLP)

 

Executive of the Year

(Sponsored by: Corporate Recruiters)

 

Employee(s) of the Year

(Sponsored by: Thompson Cooper LLP)

 

Team of the Year

(Sponsored by: Thompson Cooper LLP)

 

Employer of the Year

(Sponsored by: Megson FitzPatrick)

 

Creative Excellence

(Sponsored by: AbeBooks.com)

 

The Colin Lennox Award for Technology Champion

(Sponsored by: Reed Pope LLP)

 

VIATEC Member of the Year

(Sponsored by: Cox Taylor LLP)

Ticket Name Membership Type Sale Ends Price Quantity
SEAT (Members, log in to see discounted rate!) 01 Jun 2017 $250.00
Sold Out
SEAT (Members, log in to see discounted rate!) Sustaining Patron
01 Jun 2017
$175.00
Sold Out
SEAT (Members, log in to see discounted rate!) Community Builder
01 Jun 2017
$125.00
Sold Out
SEAT (Members, log in to see discounted rate!) Associate Individual
01 Jun 2017
$200.00
Sold Out
SEAT (Members, log in to see discounted rate!) Service Member
01 Jun 2017
$200.00
Sold Out
SEAT (Members, log in to see discounted rate!) Technology Organization
01 Jun 2017
$200.00
Sold Out
TABLE OF 10 (Members, log in to see discounted rate!) 01 Jun 2017 $2250.00
Sold Out
TABLE OF 10 (Members, log in to see discounted rate!) Sustaining Patron
01 Jun 2017
$1575.00
Sold Out
TABLE OF 10 (Members, log in to see discounted rate!) Community Builder
01 Jun 2017
$1125.00
Sold Out
TABLE OF 10 (Members, log in to see discounted rate!) Associate Individual
01 Jun 2017
$1800.00
Sold Out
TABLE OF 10 (Members, log in to see discounted rate!) Service Member
01 Jun 2017
$1800.00
Sold Out
TABLE OF 10 (Members, log in to see discounted rate!) Technology Organization
01 Jun 2017
$1800.00
Sold Out

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