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.
Westport Innovations is dedicated to leading the shift of the international commercial engine industry from oil-based to gaseous fuels. We develop technologies that allow diesel engines to operate on alternative fuels such as natural gas, propane and hydrogen. Our market is anything that requires a diesel engine from transportation and industrial applications to power generation.
Westport offers its customers a...
Icron Technologies are experts in USB protocol development. We have developed, commercialized and patented a technology (ExtremeUSB™), which extends USB connections beyond the standard desktop range of 5 meters, to over 100m over UTP (Cat5) and over 2km over fibre. ExtremeUSB™ also applies to the RF environment, as it deals with the inherent difficulties of delay, latency and power management in a USB...
Founded in 1999, Talent Technology is a provider of recruitment and hiring software and component technology. We are driven by one goal: to deliver products that make it faster and easier for recruiters and hiring managers to find and hire top talent. With our two award-winning product lines, HireDesk and Resume Mirror, we have already improved the way hundreds of organizations, from small independent recruiting...
GrowthWorks is a recognized leader in the Canadian venture capital industry, specializing in the management and growth of regionally based venture capital funds. GrowthWorks has combined assets under management of more than $800 million.
Rolf Dekleer joined GrowthWorks in 2000, bringing eighteen years of operating experience in the technology sector with Cymbolic Sciences, MacDonald Dettwiler, Agilent...
Vision: Every vehicle will be equipped with a wireless gateway.
Mission: WebTech Wireless to be the dominant provider of products and services to service this wireless gateway.
WebTech Wireless is a wireless services provider that develops, manufactures and delivers proven GPS location and Telematic solutions to large and small scale commercial fleets and consumer vehicles around the world.
Create your own high performance communication network over any wire using Corinex’s AV200 technology. Leverage the use of existing electrical distribution lines, twisted pair copper wires, and coaxial infrastructures to create a communication network that will reach more people, more places, and in less time. Corinex combines powerline communication technology with enterprise class management, security, and...
QuestAir is an emerging developer, manufacturer and supplier of advanced gas purification systems.
Our products, which incorporate our patented rapid-cycle pressure swing adsorption (“PSA”) technology, target a range of existing industrial and energy markets, including oil refining and biogas gas processing. We also target emerging markets such as retail service stations which will provide hydrogen fuel for fuel...
Sempa Power Systems Ltd is a Canadian company with the patent-pending Sempa Hybrid Heating System™. Sempa provides technology and implementation services to help commercial building owners and managers to dramatically lower energy costs, significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut energy consumption.
Who are you?
I’m a software developer and business geek who returned to Vancouver in 2008 after spending four years as a product manager in the fabled Silicon Valley™.
What’s your background?
I’ve got a BASc in Engineering, and an MBA. I’ve lived in five countries in the past decade (Canada, USA, Ireland, Anguilla, United Kingdom). I’ve helped raise $10M in venture capital funding. I’ve...