The BC Tech Association recently announced the finalists for the 2022 Technology Impact Awards.
BC Tech announced 48 finalists across 12 Technology Impact Award categories who achieved exceptional success in the past year. “Ambition” is the theme for this year’s awards.
“What is thrilling about this year’s 48 finalists is that they represent exceptional ambition in so many ways, from climate leadership to diversity and inclusion to using technology to solve challenges in traditional industries,” said Jill Tipping, CEO of BC Tech.
One of the most exciting Technology Impact Awards is the Startup category of Company of the Year, where the province’s hottest young startups vie for the spotlight. Given the region’s robust culture of entrepreneurship, every year this category is stacked and 2022 is no exception.
“It is inspiring to see how technology is transforming BC’s economy and creating new opportunities in every community in BC,” Tipping noted.
Below we highlight this year’s top 10 TIA startups.
These 10 finalists will be narrowed down to a top 3 shortlist at a pitch night with a panel of judges on September 22nd at a live community event that celebrates the 2022 theme of ‘Ambition’
CargoSprout is a UBC-born startup that centralizes logistics project management and outsourcing for freight forwarders to save time and money.
Daanaa develops proprietary semiconductors that provide medium- and modality-free power transactions, which allows solar panels to overcome conventional hardware restrictions, dramatically increasing power production. They raised a Series A last year.
MintList wants to revolutionize the auto sales industry for both consumers and dealers. Previously known as TrafficDriven, they raised a seed round earlier this year.
Perfectly Snug is the maker of Snug Topper, an air-conditioned mattress topper designed to keep you at perfect temperature all night long. A network of temperature sensors in the sleep surface sense the sleeper’s body temperature and automatically adjust the airflow.
Pocketed has created an intelligent matching platform and marketplace to connect businesses to billions of dollars in grants and tax credits. The startup recently won another competition.
Arya Health was founded by a team of physicians who felt frustrated using outdated solutions that were inefficient, expensive, and difficult to use. Arya offers a comprehensive and automated EHR solution that is continually improving itself.
Carbin Minerals accelerates and optimizes permanent carbon removal in mine tailings with the goal of enabling mines to produce both net-negative emissions and the metals essential for a clean energy transition.
VodaSafe is the maker of AquaEye, a hand-held sonar device that uses the latest ultrasound and artificial intelligence technologies to provide record-breaking water rescue response. It counts Whistler Search & Rescue among its advocates.
Kopahi Manufacturing is a multidisciplinary company in Vancouver. Using technology such as 3D printers and laser engravers, Kopahi focuses on engineering design, prototyping, and low-volume production.
Nexpress is a Delta-based company founded in 2017 to help promote Canadian technology products on the world stage. The startup envisions a marketplace promoting global ideas outside of slow-moving government policy and regulations in order to let Vancouver compete internationally.
The 2022 TIAs Gala will be held on October 6th at the Vancouver Convention Centre.