Terramera, Wize Monkey Win Awards at Annual Small Business BC Awards

Published on Friday, February 24, 2017


e@UBC Seed Fund venture, Terramera, won the Best Innovation award at the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards. Graduate venture of the Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub, Wize Monkey, was awarded the Best International Trade award.

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VANCOUVER, Feb. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - The winners of the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards were announced last night at the Pan Pacific Vancouver during an evening of drinks, appetizers and networking with 500 entrepreneurs, industry influencers, government officials and special guests.

The Small Business BC Awards is the largest small business awards competition in the province. These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of British Columbia’s entrepreneurs and celebrate the contributions that new and existing businesses registered in BC, with fewer than 50 employees, make to their local communities and the global economy.

Between October 1 and November 30, 2016, Small Business BC and the Insurance Bureau of Canada asked British Columbians to nominate their favourite small businesses. This year, 699 nominations were received from 72 communities across the province.

The businesses with the highest number of votes in each award category were asked to complete an extended application, to decide the Top 5 Finalists, who moved on to face a panel of judges earlier this month. Those who met the criteria and demonstrated they were the best for the category were announced as the winners — they are:

PREMIER’S PEOPLE’S CHOICEPresented by the Province of British Columbia


Sea To Sky Air – Squamish


BEST APPRENTICE TRAININGPresented by ITA and Kwantlen Polytechnic University


Ironside Design Manufacturing Inc. – Chilliwack



Rainbow’s Roost – Kamloops


BEST COMPANYPresented by Sage


Rocky Point Ice Cream Inc. – Port Moody

BEST CONCEPTPresented by Rogers Communications


Winecrush – Penticton


BEST EMPLOYERPresented by TruShield Insurance


Central Kitchen + Bar – Kelowna



Lilián Cazacu Notary Corporation – Langley


BEST INNOVATIONPresented by BC Innovation Council


Terramera –  Vancouver



Wize Monkey – Vancouver


BEST MARKETERPresented by Yellow Pages


The Argosy – Prince Rupert


The winners received a Small Business BC Awards trophy, the Premier’s Prize in the amount of $1,500 cash, a one-year all-access pass to Small Business BC education, resources and experts and one-on-one business mentorship with notable advisors from the award sponsors.

Nominations for next year’s Small Business BC Awards competition will open October 1, 2017. More details on the Small Business BC Awards can be found at