VIATEC celebrates top tech companies at annual awards

VIATEC 2023 Community Award winners

VIATEC’s 2023 Community Awards, held November 30 at the Victoria Conference Centre, brought its usual blend of party and business to an entertaining evening set to a masquerade theme.

The annual awards ceremony brings the tech community together “to spotlight and celebrate some of the year’s most notable companies and individuals within Victoria’s $4 billion tech sector.” Any Victoria tech company was welcome to nominate a person or company in the categories provided.

Winners were chosen by either the judge’s panel or audience polling at the event itself.

2023’s award recipients are:

Anchor Company of the Year (30+):
Redlen Technologies

Scale Company of the Year (11-29):
Pani Energy

Growth Company of the Year:
Hummingbird Drones

Startup of the Year (<10):
VoxCell BioInnovation

Leader of the Year:
Jim Balcom, COO, Redlen Technologies

Emerging Leader of the Year:
Sahar Sam

Employer of the Year:

The Colin Lennox Award for Technology Champion:
Corina Ludwig

The Janet Baird Award for Community Champion:
Humaira Ahmed

Inclusion Champion:

Social Impact Award:
One Feather

VIATEC Member of the Year: Barry Larson

Innovative Excellence – Hardware:
Apricell Biotechnology

Innovative Excellence – Software or Service:

Product of the Year:
Open Ocean Robotics