techNL Industry Awards


techNL Industry Awards 2023

The third annual techNL Industry Awards are happening during Innovation Week, October 31 – November 2, 2023. The awards will showcase and celebrate the incredible achievements of tech companies and innovators in the Newfoundland and Labrador tech sector. We recognize these trailblazers during Innovation Week to celebrate their success, inspire others, and foster a sense of community within the tech sector.

The application portals have now closed.

The awards will celebrate excellence from within Newfoundland and Labrador’s tech sector under the following five categories:

Tech Company of the Year Award

This award recognizes a company that has established itself as a leader in the NL tech sector. The award winner excels in strategic, product or service development, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. They are widely recognized as a pillar of the tech sector.

Genesis Startup of the Year Award

This award honours an early-stage technology company (less than four years old) that has introduced something new to the market, is generating revenue, attracting talent, and creating significant excitement in the NL tech ecosystem.

Hatch Women in Tech Advocate Award

This award honours an individual, team, or organization/company in the tech sector that has gone above and beyond to encourage recruitment and retention of people who identify as women in tech and make a positive influence in diversity and inclusion.

Champion of Youth Award

This award recognizes a company/organization that makes an effort to employ youth/young adults as part of the staffing model and plays a valuable role in the community for positive youth development in the NL tech sector.

Community Leadership Award

This award is given to an individual or company in the tech sector that has gone above and beyond to make a positive impact on their community through their contribution, commitment, and leadership in community engagement, membership, and/or charitable giving or volunteer work.

Nomination Rules

    1. Nominations must be submitted through the online form.
    2. Nominees may be awarded in multiple categories.
    3. Companies, organizations and individuals, may self-nominate. 
    4. Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee.
    5. A nominee’s supervisor, spouse, partner, or immediate family member may serve on the committee but must abstain from discussion and voting on said nominee.

Please note if any of the application responses should remain confidential. Unless otherwise noted, responses may be used to promote the winners.

Award Application Criteria

In order to qualify for this award, you or your company/organization must be:

    1. In the tech sector with a technology-based product, service, solution, system, or platform
    2. Based in Newfoundland and Labrador
    3. A techNL Member in good standing.

To find out if an organization is a techNL member, you can check out our member directory.


    1. Application portal opens: August 25, 2023*
    2. Deadline to apply: October 6, 2023
    3. Selection process: October 7, 2023 to October 16, 2023
    4. Notify award winners: October 19, 2023
    5. Award ceremony to announce winners: November 2, 2023 at 3:00PM

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For more information on sponsorship for Innovation Week 2023, and the Industry Awards, click here.