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    Winners to be announced on June 14, 2019 at the Royal Theatre see more

    Nominations open for the 19th Annual VIATEC Awards
    Winners to be announced on June 14, 2019 at the Royal Theatre

    VICTORIA, BC (March 5, 2019) – Nominations are now open until April 1st for one of the largest and most thrilling technology award shows in the country. This year, the VIATEC Awards will be held on Friday, June 14th, 2019 at the Royal Theatre.

    Last year’s show saw a record breaking 1100+ attendees with a new format at the Royal Theatre (previously being held at the Victoria Conference Centre). This gala brings the community together to enjoy a night of unexpected entertainment and celebration of the best and brightest local technology companies and the show is expected to reach a new record attendance this year.  

    “VIATEC’s key roles include convening our tech community, promoting our tech sector and holding up examples of people and companies doing it right… the VIATEC Awards cover all three,” says Dan Gunn, CEO of VIATEC (the Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship Council). “We are honoured to once again put our hearts and souls into delivering a memorable and fun evening where our members can laugh, shine and learn more about each other.”

    VIATEC recently released an Economic Impact Study that shows the technology sector in Greater Victoria has a total economic impact of $5.22 billion and employs 16,775 people.

    “With tech still being the #1 industry in a region that has so much going for it, you better believe we pull out all the stops to make sure this event reflects the innovative minds and community spirits that have reshaped our community to be known as a hotbed of vibrant companies and exciting ideas.”

    The VIATEC Awards are a unique way for local tech firms to get increased profile with local media, policymakers and their peers which always helps when looking to hire new staff, find new customers or raise investment.

    In total, 15 awards that come in the form of a locally custom-made robot trophy, are being presented at the awards show, 11 of which are currently open for nominations:

    1. Emerging Leader of the Year
    2. Leader of the Year
    3. Innovative Excellence - (Software/Service)
    4. Innovative Excellence - (Hardware)
    5. Product of the Year
    6. Team of the Year
    7. Employer of the Year
    8. Start-Up of the Year
    9. Scale-Up of the Year
    10. Technology Company of the Year (11-29 employees)
    11. Technology Company of the Year (30+ employees)

    In addition to the above categories are the following appointed awards, which will have recipients revealed when finalists are announced:

    1. Angel of the Year
    2. VIATEC Member of the Year
    3. Community Champion
    4. Colin Lennox Award for Technology Champion

    Click here to nominate a company or individual for up to three categories (It’s free to do so). For more information on nominating, click here. You can nominate any technology business headquartered in the Greater Victoria area (Nominees must be a member in good standing of VIATEC). This year's nomination deadline is 4pm on Monday, April 1st. Completed supporting info surveys will be due on April 5, 2019 by 4pm.

    Ticket sales to be announced.


    Bonus Material:


    Media Contact:
    Dan Gunn

    Sponsorship Contact:
    Tessa Bousfield
    Marketing & Events Director


    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.,


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    Nominate Your Business — or a Business You Like — for Douglas Magazine’s 10 to Watch Competition 

    Know a great Island business that’s three years old or less? (It could even be your business!) The deadline for Douglas magazine’s 10 to Watch Awards — the popular annual competition that recognizes the very best of Vancouver Island’s new businesses — is November 16, at 5:00 p.m.

    The exposure winners receive through 10 to Watch gives them well-deserved applause, builds brand recognition and shines the spotlight on the Island’s spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Past winners include TOPSOIL, Roll Focus Productions, Flytographer, Pretio Interactive, Rumble Energy Drink and 85 other impressive local enterprises. 

    The deadline for nominations for 10 to Watch is November 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Every nominee will then receive an email confirming that they have been nominated for 10 to Watch 2018. They will be sent an application form to fill out, which includes details such as a short biography, indicators for success and how the business contributed to the community and/or environment.

    Winners of 10 to Watch will be recognized at an invitation-only special event in the spring and will be showcased in the April/May edition of Douglas magazine.

    Visit for the nomination form and more information.

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    Notice of Annual General Meeting of Members And Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors see more

    Notice of Annual General Meeting of Members
    Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors VIATECBOARD2016




    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the VICTORIA INNOVATION, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP COUNCIL  (“VIATEC”) will be held at Fort Tectoria, 777 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 1G9 on September 29, 2016 at the hour of 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon, for the following purposes:

    (1) To receive the minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting; 
    (2) To receive and consider the financial statements of VIATEC and to receive the report of the auditors thereon;
    (3) To appoint auditors for the ensuing year and to authorize the directors to fix the remuneration of the auditors; and
    (4) To set the number of directors and to elect the directors;
    (5) To receive the report of the directors; 
    (6) To transact such further or other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournments thereof.

    DATED at Victoria, British Columbia, August 12, 2016

    VIATEC Annual General Meeting
    Board Nomination Form

    If you would like to put your name forward as a candidate please follow this link to complete the nomination form. 

    Please review the expected commitment of VIATEC board members:


    1. Must be a VIATEC member in good standing
    2. Review all materials sent out in advance of monthly Board meetings and attend meetings as often as possible (75% attendance required)
    3. May or may not participate in at least one board committee (75% attendance required): 
    4. Finance & Audit
    5. Governance 
    6. Some board members will be “point” on specific strategic goals
    7. Participate in the annual strategic planning process 
    8. Whenever possible, attend VIATEC events (seminars, conferences)


    1. Call to Order
    2. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of September 24, 2015
    3. Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report
    4. Appointment of Auditors
    5. Set Number of Directors and Elect Directors
    6. Board’s Report
    7. Other Business