Start Alberta Tech Awards Celebrate Province’s Tech Sector

The inaugural Start Alberta Tech Awards recognize both individuals and organizations for their contributions to Alberta’s innovation ecosystem and those making a significant impact on the province’s tech sector.

2018 Start Alberta Tech Awards Winners

Circle Cardiovascular Imaging
Tech Deal of the Year presented by Alberta Enterprise Corporation

Awarded to the tech company who has raised the largest amount of capital in its most recent fundraising round.

Circle Cardiovascular Imaging is a global leader is cardiac imaging solutions serving over one-thousand hospitals in over forty countries.


Benevity
Most Significant Tech Transaction of the Year presented by PwC Canada

Awarded to the tech company that has had the most significant acquisition or exit.

Benevity’s goodness platform empowers socially conscious brands to make a real difference, creating over 250 new jobs in Alberta within the past 18 months.


VizworX
Fast Growth Award (Under $5-million) presented by BDC

Awarded to the company that has demonstrated the highest annual revenue growth, with under $5-million in annual revenue.

VizworX helps clients interact with and understand their data using data visualization, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and VR/AR.


ATTAbotics
Fast Growth Award (Over $5-million) presented by BDC

Awarded to the company that has demonstrated the highest annual revenue growth, with over $5-million in annual revenue.

ATTAbotics reduces e-commerce warehousing and fulfillment costs by seventy-five per cent.


Accelerate Fund II
Tech Investor of the Year presented by Alberta Enterprise Corporation

Awarded to an individual or investment firm that has displayed the best investment acumen over the last year.

The Accelerate Fund supports the growth of early-stage Alberta technology companies by providing an alternative source of financing to startups that are not yet venture capital ready.


Startup Calgary
Ecosystem Supporter of the Year presented by Osler

Awarded to an organization known for its dedication to helping startups and entrepreneurs grow.

Startup Calgary, an initiative by Calgary Economic Development, supports early-stage entrepreneurs through a series of events and programming.


Bobbie Racette, Founder and CEO of Virtual Gurus
Most Promising Startup Entrepreneur of the Year presented by Startup Calgary and Startup Edmonton

Awarded to a dynamic early stage founder for their coachability, community involvement and ability to launch a technology-focused company.

Virtual Gurus provides businesses access to thousands of Canadian Virtual Assistants, providing a platform to make sure tasks are getting finished while supporting the administrative needs of clients.


Evan Hu, A100 Member
Rod Charko Service Award presented by VCAA

Awarded to an individual that has gone above and beyond for the venture capital and technology ecosystems in Alberta.

Evan Hu is an active leader and mentor in Alberta’s technology ecosystem supporting organizations such as The A100, Calgary Technologies Inc., Rainforest Alberta, Creative Destruction Lab, and many more.


StellarAlgo
A100 One to Watch presented by The A100

Awarded to the Startup Calgary Launch Party company who is up-and-coming and most likely to succeed.

StellarAlgo is a SaaS analytics platform for live audience businesses.


This collaborative initiative was brought to life by seven organizations who believe in Alberta’s innovation ecosystem including The A100, Alberta Enterprise Corporation, BDC, PwC Canada, Startup Calgary, Startup Edmonton and the Venture Capital Association of Alberta (VCAA).


Published on November 14, 2018