Deloitte's Paul Fletcher and Fraser Liptrot hosted an intimate gathering last night at La Terrazza to distribute the spoils of business success to a number of successful local technology firms as part of the annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program. The Technology Fast 50 ranks "the country’s 50 fastest-growing technology companies based on percentage revenue growth over five years" and has been recognizing the achievements of the Canadian technology sector for over a decade.
In addition to the main rankings, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 also recognizes "Companies to Watch" (early-stage technology companies in business less than five years that have demonstrated the experience and superior technology required for continued growth), and distributes Technology Green 15 awards to companies whose technology "promotes a more efficient use and re-use of the earth's resources in industrial production and consumption".
This year's BC Technology Fast 50 winners are:
- Vision Critical (#5): 5,298% (growth over five years)
- Corinex Communications Corp (#6): 3,598%
- VendTek Systems Inc. (#27): 698%
- Talent Technology (#29): 679%
- WebTech Wireless (#40): 348%
- Icron Technologies (#44): 296%
- Versatile Systems (#50): 241%
GrowthWorks' Jim Charlton was on hand to present a "Company to Watch" award to In Motion Technology, and a Gowlings presented Technology Green 15 awards to Westport Innovations of Vancouver, Questair of Burnaby, and Sempa Power Systems of West Vancouver. Finally, Westport Innovations received a Leadership Award for technological leadership in emerging technologies.
For a complete list of this year's winners, see the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 web site.