The BC Tech Association took to Zoom today to announce the finalists for the 2020 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). BC Tech President and CEO Jill Tipping joined co-host Riaz Meghji online to announce the finalists live amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year the theme of the B.C.’s largest and longest-running tech awards program is “Purpose,” which is particularly fitting given the extensive work being done by the BC Tech Community to combat COVID-19. To celebrate the theme a new award named “Spirit of BC Tech — Purpose” has been added to the list of awards.

“Seeing the community come together to support one another during these challenging times has given new meaning to our annual celebration of the change makers, the up-and-comers, the innovators and the bold,” said Tipping. “It is incredibly rewarding to see such grit, kindness and compassion as we work to make B.C. the best place to grow and scale a tech company and advance technology adoption in every industry.”

BC Tech’s annual awards are celebrated every June at the Vancouver Convention Centre with 1,000+ regularly in attendance celebrating B.C.’s vibrant tech ecosystem. This year that will not be the case but Tipping promised that the winners will be recognized in the fall, trophies and all!

Hear are the 2020 Technology Impact Award Finalists:

Company of the Year – Startup Success:
Apollo Exchange
Carbonet
NZ Technologies

Company of the Year – Growth Success:
Aspect BioSystems
Freightera
Klue
Lumen5

Excellence in Global Export:
AbCellera
Corvus Energy
Delta-Q Technologies
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Excellence in Technology Innovation:
Damon Motorcycles
Fatigue Science
Terramera

Excellence in Technology Adoption:
BGC
City of Vancouver
Finning

Company of the Year – Scale Success:
Ebco
Gokabu
Semios
Trulioo

Company of the Year – Anchor Success:
Absolute Software
LMI Technologies
Telus

Spirit of BC Tech – Purpose:
Aquatic Informatics
SkyHive
Thrive Health

GameChanger – Diversity & Inclusion:
Unbounce
Virtro
Wealthbar

Tech Culture of the Year:
Absolute Software
Amazon
Copperleaf
Thinkific

Person of the Year:
Catherine Dahl, Beanworks
Jack Newton, Clio
Josh Nilson, East Side Games
Ryan Peterson, Finger Food Advanced Technology Group