BC Tech Announces the 2022 Technology Impact Awards Finalists

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BC Tech has named Josh Nilson, co-founder and General Manager of East Side Games, as one of three finalists for Person of the Year in the 2022 Technology Impact Awards.

At a ceremony held Thursday (June 16) evening, BC Tech proudly announced the 48 finalists across 12 Technology Impact Award categories who achieved exceptional success in the past year. With ambition as the  theme for this year’s awards, the award finalists showcase the incredible accomplishments of BC’s tech companies.

The announcement was hosted as the inaugural event at the  Hudson Pacific Properties innovation pavilion, with a live  audience joined by many more via Zoom to celebrate the  announcements from around the Province. “We are thrilled to  host the Technology Impact Awards Finalist Announcement and  bring the tech community together at our newly opened  pavilion at the Bentall Towers. The TIAs awards program is a  testament to the innovative and exceptional companies here in  the tech ecosystem. We are thrilled to be a partner that helps  those companies grow and scale here in BC,” commented  David Haugen, Leasing Director, Hudson Pacific Properties.

One of the most celebrated announcements during the event was the new format for the Company of the Year – Startup category  presented in partnership with Microsoft. 10 finalists were announced who will come together for a live ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event in  September to narrow the field down to the final 3. One exceptional winner will be announced at the TIAs gala on 6 October and  awarded a prize of $10,000 from BC Tech to fuel their growth.

Another key moment was the announcement of the finalists for the new 2022 award category presented in partnership with  Vancity – GameChanger in Climate Leadership. “I am so thrilled to be celebrating the finalists for the Gamechanger Climate Leadership  award,” shared Kirsten Sutton, Vancity’s CTO and Chief Innovation Officer. “At Vancity we believe that innovation plays a central role in  addressing the climate crisis and are thrilled to see such exceptional companies being recognized through this award category.”

Winners in each category will be announced at the TIAs gala to be held on October 6th, 2022 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The 2022 TIAs sponsors include:

Amazon, CIBC, TELUS, Finning, Accenture, Clio, Deloitte, EDC, MDA,  Microsoft, Osler, PwC, SAP, Vancity, Hudson Pacific Properties,  Switchboard PR, Canaccord, Weir Motion Metrics, Launchpad, Low  Tide Properties, KPMG, BC Business, Betakit, Business in Vancouver,  Daily Hive, Techcouver, and Vancouver Tech Journal.

About BC Tech Association:

BC Tech is the largest member-led technology non-profit in British  Columbia. We are dedicated to making BC the best place to grow and  scale a tech company. Our work accelerates growth by helping  members expand and diversify their talent pools, acquire new custom ers, and access capital. Tech is a key industry for BC’s future and builds  resiliency in every sector. Today, every company is a tech company.

The 2022 Technology Impact Award Finalists are:


Spirit of BC Tech | Ambition

Presented in partnership with Telus

  • Clio
  • Dapper Labs
  • LandSure
  • Trulioo
  • VanHack

Gamechanger | Climate Leadership

Presented in partnership with Vancity 

  • General Fusion
  • Global Relay
  • HTEC
  • Loop Energy

Gamechanger | Diversity & Inclusion

Presented in partnership with Pwc

  • Hootsuite
  • Jelly Marketing
  • SAP

Excellence in Industry Innovation

Presented in partnership with Accenture

  • Seaspan Shipyards
  • TechBrew Robotics
  • Vancouver Airport Authority

Excellence in Technology Innovation

Presented in partnership with MDA

  • Elevated Signals
  • Forward AI
  • MeetAmi Innovations
  • Transoft Solutions

Company of the Year | Startup

Presented in partnership with Microsoft

  • Arya Health
  • Carbin Minerals
  • Cargo Sprout
  • Daanaa
  • Kopaho Manufacturing
  • MintList
  • Nexpress
  • Perfectly Snug
  • Pocketed
  • VodaSafe

Company of the Year | Growth

Presented in partnership with OSLER

  • AOT Technologies
  • Fans Unite
  • Oxygen8
  • StandardFusion

Company of the Year | Export

Presented in partnership with EDC

  • Advanced Cyclotron Systems
  • Canalyst
  • Launchpad
  • Weir Motion Metrics

Company of the Year | Scale

Presented in partnership with Clio

  • Freight Club
  • Lighthouse Labs
  • ReadyMode
  • Redlen Technologies

Company of the Year | Anchor

Presented in partnership with Deloitte

  • GeoComply
  • Global Relay
  • LMI Technologies
  • Seaspan Shipyards

Excellence in Company Culture

Presented in partnership with SAP

  • Dapper Labs
  • FreshWorks Studio
  • Lumen5

Person of the Year

Presented in partnership with Amazon

  • Joy Johnson
  • Josh Nilson
  • Pascal Spothelfer