We’re proud to be part of vibrant business and industry communities that foster strong innovation, challenging us to continually redefine “our best”.
We appreciate the recognition, awards and accolades bestowed upon us by our industry, technology, and local communities. We extend our own congratulations to those who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the areas of business, life sciences, design, and technology.
2021 and 2022 Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures StarFish Medical received Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2021 award (recertified in 2022) in the Growth category from Waterstone Human Capital. This national program annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that have helped enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.
2021 Greater Victoria Business Awards Innovation Award StarFish Medical received the award which honours a business that has developed a process, product or service that is original and contributes to profitability and/or market share and demonstrates leadership and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020 Gold Winner 14th Annual Edition, the International Design Awards (IDA)
StarFish Medical received Gold in the Product category Industrial And Life Science DesignMedical/Scientific Machinery for the CEV Winnipeg Ventilator project. Jury notes “impressive R&D journey, with a very fast turnaround”.
2020 Greater Victoria COVID Heroes Award
VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship Council), presented StarFish Medical a COVID Heroes award during a December 2020 celebration of the people and organizations in Greater Victoria that made exceptional contributions to Greater Victoria during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2019 The Globe and Mail’s ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies
StarFish Medical placed No. 266 on the inaugural Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. StarFish Medical earned its spot with a three-year growth of 123%.
2019 Growth 500 ranking for 2nd consecutive year
Canadian Business and Maclean’s ranked StarFish Medical number 336 on the annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. StarFish Medical made the Growth 500 2019 list with five-year revenue growth of 219%.
2018 BC Export Leadership Award
CEO and Founder, Scott Phillips, received the BC Export Leadership Award for demonstrated significant year-to-year percentage growth in value of export sales, ability to overcome obstacles or other unique challenges in entering new international market(s), quality of export plan through use of innovation and strategies to promote brand awareness in export market(s), and notable growth in overall business as a direct result of their export activities.
2018 VIATEC Community Champion award
StarFish received the 2018 VIATEC Community Champion award for outstanding charity efforts throughout the year at the June 15, 2018 Annual VIATEC Technology Awards ceremony in Victoria BC.
2018 Strategic Life Sciences Partner of the Year Award
Determined by the LifeSciences BC board of directors as part of the 20th Annual LifeSciences BC Awards, the Strategic Life Sciences Partner of the Year award acknowledges the outstanding contributions of corporations that significantly impacted the British Columbia life sciences sector in 2017.
2018 Business in Vancouver Top 100 Technology Companies in BC ranking
StarFish Medical ranks 62. Published on May 8, 2018. Ranking is determined sources including: Interviews with companies and BIV research.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2017 Pacific Awards Technology Category Winner
Scott Phillips was the Technology category winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2017 Pacific Awards. Each year this Ernst & Young program recognizes entrepreneurs who dare to take risks, dive into uncertainty and overcome challenges with innovative solutions.
2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) Award
Otoharmonics Corporation was awarded Digital Health Products and Mobile Medical Apps Gold for The Levo System. StarFish Medical is the product development partner for Otoharmonics and proud to support their visionary leadership team. Read the full press release here.
2017 VIATEC Technology Champion of the Year
Scott Phillips was recognized as Technology Champion of the Year by the Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATEC). Phillips received the award for helping to grow the Victoria tech sector by volunteering his time and sharing his expertise with start-up companies and his peers. Read the full press release here.
2017 Business in Vancouver Top 100 Technology Companies in BC ranking
Published on May 9, 2017. Sources: Interviews with companies below and BIV research.
2016 VIATEC Team of the Year
Our InnovoSciences Surgical Instrumentation project team was recognized as Team of the Year for developing a family of one-time use products that have low manufacturing costs while delivering truly revolutionary smoke and fluid evacuation for Operating Room environments. Read the complete press release here.
2016 BE Technology Business of the Year
StarFish was named Technology Business of the Year at the 16th Annual Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards. Read the complete press release here.
2016 Innovation company of the year finalist
StarFish was chosen as an Innovation company of the year finalist in the 2016 Greater Victoria Business Awards. Read the complete press release here.
2015 PROFIT 500 ranking for 2nd consecutive year
Canadian Business and PROFIT today included StarFish Medical on the 27th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Read the complete press release here.
2015 VIATEC Employer of the Year Finalist
StarFish Medical was selected as an Employer of the Year finalist for the 14th annual Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC) awards. Read the complete press release here.
2011 LifeSciences British Columbia Medical Device Company of the Year
StarFish Medical was recognized as 2011 Medical Device Company of the Year by LifeSciences British Columbia (LSBC)
2011 VIATEC Executive of the Year
Scott Phillips was recognized as Executive of the Year by the Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC)
2010 I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review Honorable Mention
StarFish was recognized by I.D. for their outstanding work on the VisionAid AMD treatment system.
2010 Red Dot Award Honorable Mention
StarFish received an honorable mention in the prestigious Red Dot awards for innovative design of a medical product with the OsseoPulse™ bone regeneration system. Read the complete press release here.
2010 Nomination for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Scott Phillips was nominated in the Life Sciences category for British Columbia.
2009 VIATeC Team of the Year
Our interdisciplinary Boreal Genomics team was recognized as Team of the Year for delivering an alpha-prototype for a complex genome technology in three months. Read the complete press release here.
2006 VIATeC Technology Company of the Year
StarFish was recognized for their extensive growth in 2005 and for maintaining their position as one of the largest contract medical device companies in Canada.
2004 VIATeC Technology Partnership of the Year
The StarFish partnership with Portable Ophthalmic Devices, Iowa, and Heidelberg Engineering, Germany, resulted in the successful creation of the IOPac, a hand-held ultrasound pachymeter for glaucoma screening.