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+):
Scale Company of the Year (11-29):
Growth Company of the Year:
Startup of the Year (<10):
Leader of the Year:
Jim Balcom, COO, Redlen Technologies
Emerging Leader of the Year:
Employer of the Year:
The Colin Lennox Award for Technology Champion:
The Janet Baird Award for Community Champion:
Social Impact Award:
VIATEC Member of the Year: Barry Larson
Innovative Excellence – Hardware:
Innovative Excellence – Software or Service:
Product of the Year:
Open Ocean Robotics