Do you have a technology business that experienced significant growth in 2018? Is 2019 shaping up to be another record year? Is your business capitalizing on a competitive advantage in the market that appears sustainable? Are you looking for recognition and industry awareness that will help you continue to grow quickly?  If so, then we invite you to submit an application for the Techcellence Award for Business Growth.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be an incorporated (in Ontario or Canada), technology-based company that is located within TechAlliance’s catchment area (the cities of London, St. Thomas, Woodstock, and Sarnia, and the counties of Huron, Elgin, Middlesex and Lambton)
  2. Must have had revenue as of December 31, 2018
  3. Company must be able to show significant growth over the past 1-3 years in at least two of the following categories:
    • Revenue
    • Profits
    • Size of online community
    • # of employees

 

Assessment Criteria:

Companies will be evaluated based on the level of growth in all areas of the business as well as their potential for growth in 2018 and beyond. Submissions will be evaluated by business leaders outside of TechAlliance and evaluators will look for the following:

  • A solid business plan or strategic document that outlines past and future direction, particularly highlighting the following:
    • Your distinct advantage over current market competitors, with regards to factors such as:
      • Cost
      • Speed
      • Performance
      • User experience
      • Environmental impact, etc.
    • Market traction metrics:
      • Web traffic
      • Sales orders
      • Letters of intent/support from industry
      • Published research
      • Media attention
  • A preference to maintain corporate office within Southwestern Ontario (note that this does not discount companies with national or global ambitions)
  • A strong management team consisting of technical and business expertise
  • Creative growth strategies
  • Preference will be given to nominees whose growth can be attributed to the development of a novel technology

The deadline to submit an application and all supporting documents is Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

For more information or for questions about the application process please contact Sarah Edmundson at sarah.edmundson@techalliance.ca or 519.858.5146.

Previous Winners

2012-voices

Voices.com
2012 Winner

2013-startech

StarTech.com
2013 Winner

2014-bigbluebubble

Big Blue Bubble
2014 Winner

2015-arcane

Arcane
2015 Winner

2016-innosoft

Innosoft Canada
2016 Winner

2017-RaceRoster

Race Roster
2017 Winner

2018-Mobials

Mobials Inc.
2018 Winner