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    2018 VIATEC Technology Awards Finalists Announced

    Mia Maki named 2018 Technology Champion
     

    April 10, 2018  (Victoria, BC) - The Victoria high-tech sector has announced the finalists for the 17th Annual VIATEC Technology Awards. Winners will be revealed at the gala on the evening of June 15th at the Royal Theatre. Moving venues is a first for the elaborate celebration and will allow an increase from the prior limit of 800 attendees to as many as 1400.

    The awards celebrate the achievements of technology companies responsible for making Greater Victoria the fastest growing technology region in BC, as well as the leaders, creators and innovators that have driven the local tech sector to over $4 billion in annual sales and Victoria’s largest private industry.

    After sifting through an outstanding record-breaking 181 nominations, 54 finalists (from 44 companies) have been selected for 11 award categories, and an additional 5 recipients were selected for some prestigious awards.

    For the first time ever, VIATEC’s Member of the Year is going to two individuals instead of a company: Jim Hayhurst (Pretio Interactive) and Ian Chisholm (Roy Group), for their dedicated involvement in bringing F*ckUp Nights to Victoria and continuing to champion it.

    StarFish Medical will receive the Community Champion award for their outstanding charity efforts throughout the year and Mia Maki (Quimper Consulting and University of Victoria), is receiving the Colin Lennox Award for Technology Champion.

    “Mia has participated and supported our local tech community since 1993 and she deserves to be held up as an example of what a Technology Champion looks like,” explained Dan Gunn, VIATEC’s CEO.

    “From being behind the scenes on some of Victoria’s largest private placements, to starting up the precursor to VIATEC’s CFO Roundtable, working her way up as CFO and COO of IVL Technologies and then starting her own consulting firm - Mia has shown determination, passion and longevity in Victoria’s tech community.”

    “Not only has she worked in the tech community and consulted for some of Victoria’s most well known tech firms, but she has also shaped some of our community’s brightest minds and provided major opportunities while teaching Entrepreneurship at the University of Victoria,” continued Gunn. “If you give me an hour to talk about Mia Maki, it still won’t be enough time.”

    Hannes Blum has been selected by the Capital Investment Network, as Angel of the Year. Last year’s Angel of the Year, Rasool Rayani added, “I have had the privilege of counting Hannes as a friend, collaborator and mentor. He is incredibly deserving of this recognition for the energy, capital and support he has provided to many start ups both as an Angel Investor and as a active member of Canada’s Entrepreneur community. Hannes’ integrity and commitment to supporting and challenging founders to meet their world changing goals is a unique and powerful contribution.”

    Tickets for the gala event on June 15th at the Royal Theatre will go on sale to the general public soon.


    The 2018 Finalists are:

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

    • Bambora

    • Checkfront

    • Vecima Networks

     

    Technology Company of the Year (11-49 employees):

    (Sponsored by: University of Victoria)

    • Flytographer

    • JSF Technologies

    • Kano

    • RaceRocks

    • VRX Ventures

     

    Emerging Technology Company of the Year:

    (Sponsored by: KPMG LLP)

    • Alta Bering Management Technology Consultants

    • Appreciation Engine

    • Certainty Software

    • EyeSpy Innovations

    • FreshWorks Studio

    • HYAS Infosec

    • LlamaZOO Interactive

    • TrichAnalytics

     

    Startup of the Year:

    (Sponsored by: Bambora)

    • Barnacle Systems

    • Creality Studio

    • Pani Energy

    • Purpose Five

    • VitaminLab

    • YogiTunes

     

    Product of the Year:

    (Sponsored by: RBC Commercial Financial Services)

    • Abeego Designs

    • Checkfront

    • Limbic Media

    • REinVR Real Estate in Virtual Reality

    • Telmediq

     

    Innovative Excellence - Software or Service:

    (Sponsored by: Grant Thornton LLP)

    • AmbientEase

    • Certn

    • Delta-X Research

    • LlamaZOO Interactive

    • Schneider Electric

    • Udutu

     

    Innovative Excellence - Hardware:

    (Sponsored by: BDC)

    • ASAsoft (Canada)

    • DreamCraft Attractions

    • Iris Dynamics

    • Latitude Technologies

    • SunTracker Technologies

    • Timberstone Tools

     

    Leader of the Year:

    (Sponsored by: Corporate Recruiters)

    • Valerie Foster, JSF Technologies

    • Anita Pawluk, RaceRocks

    • Nicole Smith, Flytographer

     

    Emerging Leader of the Year:

    (Sponsored by: Roy Group)

    • Brandon Wright, Barnacle Systems

    • Sarah Gulbrandsen, RingPartner

    • Logan Volkers, SaaSquatch

     

    Team of the Year:

    (Sponsored by: Royal Roads University)

    • Caorda

    • Quester Tangent

    • SaaSquatch

    • Schneider Electric

    • Youneeq

     

    Employer of the Year:

    (Sponsored by: Engaged HR)

    • Bambora

    • Enrollment Resources

    • Kano

    • Workday

     

    The Colin Lennox Award for Technology Champion:

    (Sponsored by: Reed Pope LLP)

    • Mia Maki, Quimper Consulting & University of Victoria

     

    VIATEC Members of the Year:

    (Sponsored by: Cox Taylor LLP)

    • Jim Hayhurst (Pretio Interactive) & Ian Chisholm (Roy Group)

     

    Community Champion:

    (Sponsored by: City of Victoria)

    • StarFish Medical

     

    Angel of the Year:

    (Selected by the Capital Investment Network, Sponsored by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP)

    • Hannes Blum
       

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Dan Gunn, CEO, VIATEC
    dgunn@viatec.ca
    250-882-2820

    ABOUT VIATEC
    VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council), started in 1989. Our mission is to serve as the one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow and promote the Greater Victoria technology sector (Victoria's biggest industry). We work closely with our members to offer a variety of events, programs and services. In addition, VIATEC serves as the front door of the local tech sector and as its spokesperson. To better support local innovators, we acquired our own building (Fort Tectoria) where we offer flexible and affordable office space to emerging local companies along with a gathering/event space for local entrepreneurs. www.viatec.ca, www.forttectoria.ca

     

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  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
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    Source: Times Colonist
    Author: Darron Kloster

    Starfish boss the tech champion

    Scott Phillips, the chief executive of medical-device maker StarFish Medical, will receive the Colin Lennox Award for Technology Champion at this year’s VIATEC awards. Phillips will be honoured at the 16th annual awards ceremony June 2 at the Victoria Conference Centre.

    The awards celebrate the achievements of technology companies responsible for making Greater Victoria the fastest-growing technology region in the province, as well as the leaders, creators and innovators who have driven the region’s largest private industry to more than $3.15 billion in annual sales.

    After sifting through 141 nominations, 48 finalists have been selected for 12 award categories, and an additional four recipients were selected for individual awards.

    “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Scott Phillips for more than 15 years and I’ve seen his dedication to our tech community as a VIATEC board member, volunteer mentor, CEO round table chair and most importantly, as an example of how to join, lead and participate in building a strong tech community,” said Dan Gunn, CEO of VIATEC, or Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council.

    “Our tech community is stronger for having him among us and I think Colin Lennox would be proud to see Scott recognized in this manner.”

    RevenueWire will receive the VIATEC Member of the Year award, ParetoLogic will get the Community Involvement Award and the Newcomer Award will go to former Spotify executive Scott Lake.

    The Capital Investment Network has introduced its Angel of the Year Award, which will be presented to Rasool Rayani.

    • Company of the Year

    (50+ employees):

    ACD Systems International Inc.

    Checkfront

    Redlen Technologies Inc.

    • Company of the Year (11-49):

    KANO

    Flytographer

    Music Group Innovation Canada (TC Helicon)

    Pretio Interactive

    SendtoNews

    • Company of the Year (1-10):

    Iris Dynamics Ltd.

    Momentum Dashboard

    SilkStart

    • Emerging Company of the Year:

    FuturePay

    LlamaZOO Interactive Inc.

    Telmediq

    • Startup of the Year:

    Clixxa

    FreshWorks Studio

    HYAS Infosec Inc.

    Pixel Cents

    Purpose Social

    • Product of the Year:

    Redbrick’s "Shift"

    Telmediq Communication Hub"

    VRX Simulators’ "6-DOF Simulator"

    • Innovative Excellence Software or Service:

    LlamaZOO Interactive Inc.

    SendtoNews

    Suntracker Technologies Ltd

    TrichAnalytics Inc.

    • Innovative Excellence Hardware:

    Iris Dynamics Ltd.

    Ocean Networks Canada

    Redlen Technologies Inc.

    • Leader of the Year:

    Tim Collins, HP Advanced Solutions Inc.

    Nicole Smith, Flytographer

    Scott Dewis, RaceRocks 3D

    Kim Krenzler, RevenueWire

    • Emerging Leader of the Year:

    Jeremy Hoffman, Go2mobi

    Eric Haight, KANO

    Anita Pawluk, RaceRocks 3D

    Hunter Macdonald, Tutela Technologies

    Christina Seargeant, Workday

    • Team of the Year:

    Atomic Crayon

    Coast Capital Savings Innovation Centre

    Codename Entertainment

    RingPartner

    Udutu Online Learning Solutions

    • Employer of the Year:

    Go2mobi

    Pretio Interactive

    Redbrick

    RevenueWire Inc.

    Workday

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
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    2017 VIATEC Technology Awards Finalists Announced

    Scott Phillips named 2017 Technology Champion
     

    April 11, 2017  (Victoria, BC) - The Victoria high-tech sector has announced the finalists for the 16th Annual VIATEC Technology Awards. Winners will be revealed at the gala on the evening of June 2nd at the Victoria Conference Centre.

    The awards celebrate the achievements of technology companies responsible for making Greater Victoria the fastest growing technology region in BC, as well as the leaders, creators and innovators that have driven the local tech sector to over $3.15 billion in annual sales and Victoria’s largest private industry.

    After sifting through an outstanding 141 nominations, 48 finalists (35 companies) have been selected for 12 award categories, and an additional 4 recipients were selected for some prestigious awards.

    Scott Phillips (StarFish Medical), will receive the Colin Lennox Award for Technology Champion, and RevenueWire will receive the VIATEC Member of the Year award.

    Dan Gunn, CEO of VIATEC explained, “I've had the pleasure of knowing Scott Phillips for more than 15 years and I've seen his dedication to our tech community as a VIATEC board member, volunteer mentor, CEO round table chair and most importantly, as an example of how to join, lead and participate in building a strong tech community. Our tech community is stronger for having him among us and I think Colin Lennox would be proud to see Scott recognized in this manner.”

    “RevenueWire and their team are model members. They come to every event we host with big smiles and network like crazy. They exhibit at events and make them better, they give us support and feedback at peer round tables and other meetings, they get behind VIATEC food bank challenges with big raises and fun ideas, and finally, RevenueWire CEO, Bobbi Leach, is a great board member,” commented Gunn.

    Added to this year’s category roster is the Community Involvement Award which ParetoLogic will receive, and also the Newcomer Award which will go to Scott Lake.

    “ParetoLogic has been a strong contributor to our community for years thanks to the passion behind the Pereira family and their team members,” continued Gunn.

    Just in the past year ParetoLogic has contributed to 11 separate charities or initiatives, including some outside of Victoria: the Edward and Maggie Pires Center in North Goa, India; Journey, previously Change Heroes (they built houses in Mexico); and Canadian Red Cross (Fort McMurray Wildfires).

    “It’s about time we recognize them for going way above and beyond.”

    “The spell of Victoria’s charm and opportunity worked on Scott Lake, formerly of Shopify. Since moving here from Toronto, he’s shared a wealth of experience as an Executive in Residence for our Accelerator Program, accompanied Mayor Helps to San Francisco on a trade mission to help explain the merits of building tech companies in Victoria, and has even opened up as a speaker at one of our events. Scott has dived head first into our tech community, not wasting any time at all. We couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of the first ever Newcomer Award.”

    The Capital Investment Network (CIN) has introduced their own Angel of the Year Award which will be presented to Rasool Rayani at VIATEC’s awards gala. Rasool receives this award for raising the profile of local angel investing, demonstrating a high level of investor acumen, serving as a mentor to other angels and entrepreneurs and for setting a positive example within the angel community.

    Over 60% of tickets have already sold to June 2nd’s gala which can hold 800 guests. The elaborate celebration is expected to sell out once again and promises to continue to raise the bar.

    Click here for ticket and sponsorship information.

     

    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: Grant Thornton LLP)

    • 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
       

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Dan Gunn, CEO, VIATEC
    dgunn@viatec.ca
    250-882-2820

     

    ABOUT VIATEC
    VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council), started in 1989. Our mission is to serve as the one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow and promote the Greater Victoria technology sector (Victoria's biggest industry). We work closely with our members to offer a variety of events, programs and services. In addition, VIATEC serves as the front door of the local tech sector and as its spokesperson. To better support local innovators, we acquired our own building (Fort Tectoria) where we offer flexible and affordable office space to emerging local companies along with a gathering/event space for local entrepreneurs. www.viatec.ca, www.forttectoria.ca

    www.viatecawards.com