2019 VIATEC Technology Awards! [Nomination Form]
(Choose up to three categories that apply and no more).

The 2019 VIATEC Awards gala takes place on June 14, 2019 at the Royal Theatre. Stay tuned for more info on ticket sales!

To nominate a technology business or individual headquartered in the Greater Victoria area, please mark the box under the corresponding award (**Choose up to three categories that apply and no more**). You are also free to nominate yourself or your company. PLEASE NOTE: nominees must be a member in good standing of VIATEC.

** The nomination deadline is 4:00pm on April 1st.**

Completed supporting info surveys will be due on April 5, 2019 by 4pm.
Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019VIATECnoms (The survey contents are used for judges to decide on the finalists and recipients, so make it good!)

If you nominate someone else, the link will be sent to them by VIATEC. Questions? Ask tectoria@viatec.ca :)

Award Categories
Technology Company of the Year (30+ employees)
SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE. DESCRIPTION: These Greater Victoria companies are the foundation on which our $5.22 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.
Technology Company of the Year (11-29 employees)
SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE. DESCRIPTION: These Greater Victoria companies are the foundation on which our $5.22 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.
Scale-Up of the Year
SPONSORED BY: KPMG LLP. DESCRIPTION: These are the Greater Victoria companies that have figured out what their chosen market wants, and they've got busy selling and scaling revenues. They're young with stable products, and focused on sales. They've left the launchpad, and are headed for the stars! Judges will evaluate revenue growth and team growth over multiple years, and good old business fundamentals.
Start-Up of the Year
SPONSORED BY: Bambora. DESCRIPTION: These are some of Greater Victoria’s newest technology companies. It’s early days (in business for 3 years or less), 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
SPONSORED BY: RBC Commercial Financial Services. DESCRIPTION: 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 - Software or Service
SPONSORED BY: Grant Thornton LLP. DESCRIPTION: This category is for those Greater Victoria 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.
Innovative Excellence - Hardware
SPONSORED BY: tba. DESCRIPTION: This category is for those Greater Victoria 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
SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE. DESCRIPTION: These candidates 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, leaders are considered to be those that typically hold senior titles, eg. CEO, CFO, COO, President, Vice-President. Nominated individuals are required to provide company revenues from the last 3 years as well as other indicators requested by judges (eg. number of employees).
Emerging Leader of the Year
SPONSORED BY: tba. DESCRIPTION: 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 a role), impact and related career highlights e.g. glowing anecdotes from their colleagues.
Team of the Year
SPONSORED BY: Engaged HR. DESCRIPTION: Much of a company's success is a result of having hard working 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
SPONSORED BY: tba. DESCRIPTION: These are the Greater Victoria 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.
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