YTA to Award Leading Tech Companies at Technology Leadership Awards

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What are they doing that you're not: Award winners share secrets in panel discussion.

The Greater Toronto Area is among the top 5 world leaders in technology and innovation - This is a community filled with innovative tech companies regularly 'raising the bar and, in fact ‘changing the game’. And, York Region is home to 1/3 of the top Canadian tech companies in the GTA according to the most recent Branham report.

On June 14 the YTA will recognize three of these leading companies at the prestigious Technology Leadership Awards at the Richmond Hill Country Club luncheon.

Now in its second year, with Meyers Norris Penny returning as Platinum Sponsor, the YTA Technology Leadership Awards recognizes community nominated leaders as Most Promising Start-Up; Momentum Company of the Year; and Company of the Year. Last year's winners are among leading tech companies in Canada, with gShift Labs (Most Promising Start-up) being named to the 2010 Branham List as an Up and Comer; and Real Matters (Momentum Company of the Year) and Compugen (Company of the Year) each making the 2010 Branham list of top 250 tech companies in the country.

This year's luncheon will feature the awards presentation, followed by a panel discussion with the Founders and CEOs of each winning company. The panel will provide insights from the leaders of the company on how they have found success in today's tech business.

The YTA is pleased to present these awards as part of its effort to foster a healthy eco-system of executives, companies, technologies and services to help build sustained business success of those in the technology sector.

Event Details
Tuesday, June 14
Richmond Hill Country Club
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Additional information and registration available at http://www.yorktech.ca/awards

ABOUT THE AWARDS
YTA 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.

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.

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.

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