Sponsors for Innovation Week 2021

DELOITTE
Overall sponsor

Purpose of sponsorship
We are passionate about growing the NL tech sector and we believe in tech-enabled transformation as a key driver for growth in the Newfoundland & Labrador economy. We also see the support of female leaders in technology as an essential component of developing the local tech talent pool – be that through teaching coding at the school level or growing our future leaders at local universities and colleges. Deloitte is proud to be the Innovation Week 2021 sponsor!

About Deloitte Canada
Deloitte provides audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. Deloitte serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies through a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories bringing world-class capabilities, insights and service to address clients’ most complex business challenges. Deloitte LLP is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, which is a network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. At Deloitte, we are driven to inspire and help our people, organization, communities, and country to thrive. Our Purpose is to build a better future by accelerating and expanding access to knowledge. Purpose defines who we are and gives us reason to exist as an organization.

By living our Purpose, we will make an impact that matters.

COLLEGE OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC
Gold sponsor, student event sponsor

Purpose of sponsorship
Gold sponsor – College of the North Atlantic collaborates with techNL and its members to ensure our programs align with the needs of the technology sector in NL. This also includes techNL supporting our students and programs through advisory committees, program reviews and work integrated learning opportunities. CNA is proud to sponsor techNL’s innovation week.

Student event – College of the North Atlantic graduates play a significant role in the growth of the IT sector in this province. Access to IT talent continues to be a challenge and events like the techNL mashup showcase the many career opportunities available to students. College of the North Atlantic is proud to support this very important event that links our students with their future employers.

About College of the North Atlantic
CNA is the largest post-secondary educational and technical skills training centres in Atlantic Canada; enrolling learners each year in more than 100 full-time programs across five schools: Academics, Applied Arts, and Tourism; Business and Information Technology; Engineering Technology; Health Sciences; and Natural Resources and Industrial Trades. For nearly 60 years, since the opening of Trades and Vocational School campuses throughout Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), college education has evolved and responded to the education and training needs of this province. Today, CNA has multiple campuses and delivers programs and services to students in NL and across the globe, including online delivery and blended learning opportunities. Its geographic reach includes students taking its courses and programs in China and Qatar. CNA also recently ramped up its educational development outreach partnering with other institutions to bring Canadian standards, curriculum, and instructional approaches in trades education to developing countries. Additional information on CNA’s mandate and lines of business can be found on the CNA website.

HATCH
Student event sponsor, Women in Tech Award sponsor

Purpose of sponsorship
Women in tech Award – We are committed to diversity and inclusion because of the simple belief that a diverse and a fully inclusive work environment fosters a plurality of thought and perspectives that solves challenging problems and creates value for our clients, for our communities, and for the world at large.

Hatch’s vision for diversity and inclusion builds on our core values, including the belief that we are entrepreneurs with a technical soul. Entrepreneurship speaks to a mindset, a way of thinking and acting like an owner, and a passion to pursue goals others might not have the courage to take on. Building from our core as engineers, scientists, and technologists, we use our skills and this mindset to tackle the world’s greatest challenges. A diverse workforce allows us to unlock the complete potential of our team who will improve our clients’ businesses, thereby shaping the future of the world we live in, contributing in a meaningful way to society’s advancement, and creating positive change.

We are proud to sponsor the Women in Tech Award to support further the continued nurturing of a collaborative workforce that leverages its diversity at every level of our organization and cultivates an inclusive work environment for all.

About Hatch
At Hatch we bring together the best minds to solve the toughest challenges. And we’re proud once again to be recognized as a Platinum 50 Best Managed Company. Our people love coming to work because we’re not just solving the problems of today—we’re answering the challenges of tomorrow and creating positive change.
We believe that whatever our clients can envision, our engineers can design and build. And that whatever our staff can envision for their futures, we can bring to life. We believe that the best of people is brought out when we can work together towards common goals and ideas. With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we are responding to today’s greatest challenges. We draw upon our 10,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve. Find more on our website. 

GENESIS
Genesis Startup of the Year Award sponsor

Purpose of sponsorship
At Genesis, we work with startups every day. We see their triumphs and struggles, and how they embrace the uncertainty of building a company from the ground up.  Newfoundland & Labrador is made better every day by their contributions and innovations. We’re delighted to sponsor this award as a way to celebrate local startups, to recognize their unparalleled efforts and to encourage a new generation of tech ventures to keep dreaming big.

About Genesis
Genesis helps build amazing companies. As Newfoundland and Labrador’s pre-eminent innovation hub, Genesis is known for its flagship incubator program, Enterprise, which began almost 25 years ago. Since its inception, Genesis has expanded its programming to support start-ups from the ideation stage all the way to scaling their business. Genesis’ mission is to create economic wealth for the province by developing and supporting technology entrepreneurs.

KEYIN COLLEGE
Champion of Youth Award sponsor

Purpose of sponsorship
The Champion of Youth Award celebrates the spirit and energy of Newfoundland and Labrador’s future generations. At Keyin, we understand the importance of innovation and technology and linking our youth to further opportunities. Keyin College has chosen to play a role in the award’s sponsorship as a means of giving back to a sector that we love. Congratulations to all participants and to the winner of such a prestigious award.

About Keyin College
Keyin College proudly considers itself a 41-year-old startup. For over four decades now, Keyin College has educated over 41,000 graduates into the health and technology sectors across Newfoundland and Labrador. Focused on building industry engaged programs, Keyin College delivers world class curriculum via a hybrid learning modality throughout eight learning centres.
Our programs immerse micro-credentialing and work integrated learning as a key delivery methodology. We are on a mission to change the way in which education is delivered and to ensure that our graduates are well prepared for industry engagement.

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