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York Technology Alliance

Recognizing Technology Business Excellence in the GTA May 30, 2013


The YTA Annual Technology Leadership Awards has matured to a top level GTA technology recognition event. The initiative has expanded to now celebrate 15 GTA technology companies as nominees for industry leadership recognition as well as two individuals for exceptional personal contributions to the sector and two post-secondary students pursing courses of study in preparation for careers in the technology industry.

Awards Showcase The GTA is home to some of the greatest technology businesses, innovators and leaders in the world. The YTA Awards Showcase will profile 15 leading companies, creators and innovators of programs, applications and technologies. GTA Tech Leadership nominee finalists will showcase their work and demonstrate new ‘business as usual’ through the achievement of business excellence, growth and/or disruptive innovation.

“When we provide guidance on a technology company valuation considerable emphasis is placed on intangible assets. Awards identifying their firm, products, management or market success can substantially enhance equity value.” Kevin Tribe Managing Director of Tequity Inc. A merger and acquisition firm focusing on technology companies, and past Chair of the YTA.


“MNP is delighted to have played a role in the Awards Program for the past three years, focusing attention upon such great tech business successes from throughout the GTA.” Jeremy Cole, Regional Managing Partner, MNP

What nominees will receive as a category finalist: • Professionally prepared 70 second video profile of your company as a finalist in the respective category • Professionally written and distributed news release identifying your company as a category finalist • Inclusion of your company logo in all marketing and web based promotion materials leading up to the gala • ½ page colour advertisement in the awards program (company provide art and copy) • Solution showcase display space (6ft x 3ft) in the Networking Atrium the evening of awards gala • Introduction of your company and its nomination in front of over 200 gala attendees • Screening of your company video profile at the awards gala evening • Your company logo displayed on theatre screens during gala dinner • Invitations (4) for your dinner guests to attend the exclusive Awards After Party

Nominations remain open until March 15, 2013. www.yorktech.ca/awards

“The PR value from the nomination alone was beyond anything we could have purchased. It is an honor to have been considered amongst such fast-growth tech businesses.” Jason Cottrell Founder of Myplanet Digital. Award finalist.


2013 YTA TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated business leadership and excellence in innovation and a commitment to the knowledge-based sector in the Greater Toronto Region and possibly throughout Canada. Consideration in this category requires increasing profitability, community involvement, and thought leadership, and demonstration of sound business fundamentals. A minimum of 8 years in business is required for judges to investigate the organizations’ growth and track record. A confidential process will be used to validate key performance data.

2013 YTA MOMENTUM COMPANY OF THE YEAR This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated excellence in innovation and a commitment to the knowledge-based sector in the Greater Toronto Region while consistently reaching new customers or delivering new services within an existing customer, increasing revenues, adding employees, encouraging community involvement and embracing sound business fundamentals. A minimum of three and maximum of ten years in operation is required for judges to investigate positive growth and a proven track record. A confidential process will be used to validate key performance data.

2013 YTA MOST PROMISING START-UP This award is presented to a Greater Toronto Region based organization that has the greatest potential to demonstrate excellence in their business, and while embracing a commitment to the knowledge-based sector have steadily increased revenue, added employees, and embraced sound business fundamentals including the addition of an advisory board or board of directors. This category is reserved for operations that have been established for three years or less. A confidential process will be used to validate key performance data.

2013 YTA MARKET EXPANSION LEADER This award recognizes an organization from within the knowledge-based sector in the Greater Toronto Region that has demonstrated market innovation and successful export growth to reach new customers or deliver new services within an existing customer, increasing internationally sourced revenues, adding employees in the GTA while also encouraging community involvement and demonstrating sound business fundamentals. A minimum of three years in operation is required for judges to investigate positive growth and a proven track record. A confidential process will be used to validate key performance data.

“This is one award that stands out on our shelf. We bring it out whenever we have visitors so that they can hold it and weigh the magnitude of its meaning for us.” Justin Tham CEO Nulogy Inc. 2012 Momentum Company of the Year Award recipient.

January 1

Program Live

March 15

Nominations Close

March 31

Judging Begins

Finalists


2013 YTA TECHNOLOGY ENABLER OF THE YEAR This award recognizes the company or organization characterized as contributing in the role of tech enabler or “professional advisor or services” that has demonstrated business leadership innovation and excellence in a commitment to the growth and expansion of companies within the knowledgebased sector in the Greater Toronto Region. Consideration in this category requires increasing levels of community involvement and thought leadership, and demonstration of sound business relationships in the role as trusted advisor to tech business leaders. A minimum of 5 years in business is required for judges to investigate the organizations’ sustained commitment to the sector and business track record. A confidential process will be used to validate key performance data.

2013 YTA TECHNOLOGY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD This award recognizes the individual who has demonstrated insight and forethought in building business relationships, thought leadership and excellence in innovation with a commitment to the growth and recognition of the knowledgebased sector in the Greater Toronto Region and possibly throughout Canada. Consideration in this category requires recognition for community involvement and thought leadership, and demonstration of sound advocacy as well as business fundamentals. A minimum of 20 years involvement in technology business, government service, or a tech enabling role is required for judges to investigate the appropriateness of the award nominee in this category. A confidential process will be used to validate key selection criteria.

2013 YTA COMMUNITY BUILDER AWARD The YTA started 30 years ago with an idea to create a community where technology leaders can openly share expertise, build trusted networks, and learn from their peers. To bring this idea to life, the YTA relies heavily on the very generous participation of volunteers who give their time, talent, and expertise to the development of the programs that build the YTA community. In fact, every year the YTA benefits from over 10,000 hours of volunteer time from senior executives and leaders from within the GTA tech community. The community builder award recognizes a YTA member that has demonstrated a passion for the YTA and its community. They are committed to creating valuable York Technology programs, building networks, and evangelizing on behalf of the alliance. A confidential processAlliance will be used to validate key selection criteria.

Awards Committee Members Tracey Whitehouse Jinha Chung Kevin Tribe Rosanna Lamanna Allison Uher

Terry Mocherniak Catharine Ogilvie Ray Simmons Atin Gupta Jeremy Laurin

Andrew Nunes Ryan Smith Harry Zarek Johanna Delroy Pamela Montgomery

“This is a very meaningful recognition for our company and I am honored to receive it. Thank you to the YTA and the committee!” Songnian Zhou Founder, Platform Computing, 2011 Company of the Year Award recipient.

April 15

s Notified

May 15

Videos Produced

May 20

Programs Printed

May 30

Awards Gala & Showcase


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LAST YEAR’S WINNERS

Start-Up of the Year CoreFour

Corefour was founded in 2010 by four veterans of the software industry who have been developing globally successful products together for over 25 years. CoreFour’s first product is called Edsby. Edsby blends secure social networking with advanced class and student management to create the world’s best education engagement platform.

Momentum Company of the Year Nulogy

Nulogy was started by a group of University of Waterloo engineering graduates with experience in several successful technology companies, as well as a professor with extensive research and consulting experience. Nulogy’s flagship product, PackManager, is used by packagers, manufacturers, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies across four continents. The cloud-based solution provides realtime visibility, traceability, quality, and cost information through a user-friendly interface.

Company of the Year PCI Geomatics

Founded in 1982, PCI Geomatics is a world-leading developer of software and systems to process aerial and satellite imagery. The company provides integrated Esri imagery workflows, standalone image processing capabilities, and large volume processing throughput, giving customers the ability to produce high-quality image products. The company has set the standard in remote sensing and image processing tools offering customized solutions to the geomatics community in over 135 countries.


2013 YTA Technology Leadership Awards

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES $4500 + HST

AWARD SPONSORSHIP (7 Available) • • • • • • • • •

A representative from your company to introduce and present one award to the recipient A table of 10 at the Awards Gala with recognition signage Full page colour ad with description featured in printed awards program Acknowledgement and recognition by the Chair of the awards dinner for your contribution and commitment to the YTA community Promotion as an Awards Sponsor in all advertising materials related to the event for 5 months up to the event and one month following the event Exclusive logo shown on stage throughout event Listing on the YTA website as an Award sponsor with a link to your corporate website Recognition in post event marketing and news release Acknowledgement of support through YTA social media channels

CATEGORIES: • Tech Company of the Year • Momentum Company of the Year • Most Promising Startup • Market Expansion Leader of the Year • Tech Enabler Company of the Year• Lifetime Achievement • Community Builder

VIDEO SPONSOR (exclusive)

$3500 + HST

SHOWCASE SPONSOR (exclusive)

$3500 + HST

NETWORKING RECEPTION SPONSOR (exclusive)

$2500 + HST

DECOR SPONSOR (exclusive)

$1500 + HST

EVENT SUPPORT SPONSOR

$750 + HST

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Half page colour ad with description featured in printed awards program 4 Tickets to the Awards Gala Promoted as the Video Sponsor in all advertising material related to the event Company logo shown on screen throughout event Listing on the YTA website as the Video sponsor of the event Acknowledgement of support through YTA social media channels

Half page colour ad with description featured in printed awards program 4 Tickets to the Awards Gala Promoted as the Video Sponsor in all advertising material related to the event Exclusive signage in showcase area Company logo shown on screen throughout event Listing on the YTA website as the Video sponsor of the event Acknowledgement of support through YTA social media channels

Quarter page colour ad with description featured in printed awards program 2 Tickets to Awards Gala Promoted as the Networking Reception Sponsor in all advertising material related to the event Signage in Reception area Company logo shown on screen throughout event Listing on the YTA website as the Networking Reception sponsor of the event Acknowledgement of support through YTA social media channels

Quarter page colour ad with description featured in printed awards program 2 Tickets to Awards Gala Promoted as the Decor Sponsor in all advertising material related to the event Company logo shown on screen throughout event Listing on the YTA website as the Decor sponsor of the event Acknowledgement of support through YTA social media channels

• 2 Tickets to Awards Gala • Company logo on YTA website and onsite • Acknowledgement of support through YTA social media channels

Contact Pamela Montgomery Phone 905.415.4558 x106 pamela.m@yorktech.ca

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