April 11, 2017 (Victoria, BC) – The Victoria high-tech sector has announced the finalists for the 16th Annual VIATEC Technology Awards. Winners will be revealed at the gala on the evening of June 2nd at the Victoria Conference Centre. Scott Phillips (CEO of StarFish Medical), will receive the Colin Lennox Award for Technology Champion, and RevenueWire will receive the VIATEC Member of the Year award.
Scott Phillips describes the importance of receiving the Colin Lennox Award, “This award is especially heartening because Colin was important to the early days of StarFish Medical. He would bring visitors by our lab and encourage us at a time when not enough people were calling on us. His confidence in us gave us then encouragement to build a great technology company in Victoria.
Dan Gunn, CEO of VIATEC explained, “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Scott Phillips for more than 15 years and I’ve seen his dedication to our tech community as a VIATEC board member,” volunteer mentor, CEO round table chair and most importantly, as an example of how to join, lead and participate in building a strong tech community. Our tech community is stronger for having him among us and I think Colin Lennox would be proud to see Scott recognized in this manner.”
Phillips sums up his delight, “Peer recognition is the most meaningful kind. We’ve all worked hard to build this amazing community and I’m proud to be a part of it. I thank Dan Gunn and VIATEC team for this unexpected, but much appreciated honour.”
The awards celebrate the achievements of technology companies responsible for making Greater Victoria the fastest growing technology region in BC, as well as the leaders, creators and innovators that have driven the local tech sector to over $3.15 billion in annual sales and Victoria’s largest private industry.
After sifting through an outstanding 141 nominations, 48 finalists (35 companies) have been selected for 12 award categories, and an additional 4 recipients were selected for some prestigious awards. See the full VIATEC news release.
About StarFish Medical
StarFish Medical is a full service Medical Device Design company with design, development, and manufacturing services. We use our Pathfinder™ process to reduce wasted effort and increase success for medical device product definition, technical engineering, and product development. Prototype and volume production are delivered within an ISO 13485 certified Quality Management System and an FDA registered manufacturing and clean room facility.