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2021 Tech Award Winners Announced Virtually

WEtech Alliance has announced the 2021 Tech Award Winners.

The fourth annual Tech Awards were held throughout Tech Week YQG with two winner videos revealed daily. Each Tech Award winner will receive a unique, locally-made Tech Award created with the help of local craftsman Todd Lindsay and a winner video produced by Media Street Productions.

“The Tech Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the great work being done by our regional tech companies and individuals. We’re incredibly proud of all that has been accomplished and are honoured to celebrate the individuals and companies who are helping make the region a global hub for technology and innovation.”

John-Marc Vachon, Director of Programs & Marketing at WEtech Alliance

The Awards are a fun, informal way of recognizing technology innovators of all stages for their achievement and success in our community.

The 2021 Tech Awards were organized by WEtech Alliance, and sponsored by TekSavvy.

The 2021 Tech Award Winners are:

  • Emily Wilson – #OMGrobot Student of the Year
  • Patricia Riopel – Woman in Tech of the Year
  • WaveDirect – Tech Company of the Year
  • Bob Hedrick – Tech CEO of the Year
  • Dr. Jill Urbanic – Tech Researcher of the Year
  • Jason Musyj – Tech Professional of the Year
  • Trevor Ramieri- Young Tech Professional / Student of the Year
  • Deanna McLennan – Tech Teacher of the Year
  • Claudius Thomas – Tech Mentor of the Year
  • Yoga with Lora – Technology Adoption Award
  • AyeWork Inc. – Tech Startup of the Year
  • Harbour Technologies – COVID-19 Innovation
  • Adam Castle – WEtech Choice Award

WEtech Alliance is one of seventeen Regional Innovation Centres, funded by the Province of Ontario, serving the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions. They provide entrepreneurs with business services, training, mentorship and strategic connections to help bring new ideas to market, scale to the next level and build a dynamic culture and a community of innovation. WEtech Alliance has served as the catalyst for technology and innovation in the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions since 2011.

TekSavvy has been proudly serving Canadians award-winning telecom services and fighting for consumers’ rights for more than 20 years. TekSavvy is committed to providing quality competitive choice and closing the digital divide in Canada. With over $250 million of planned broadband infrastructure investments by 2026, TekSavvy will continue to better connect underserved Canadians. TekSavvy has offices in Chatham, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec and is Canada’s largest independent telecom service company serving over 300,000 customers from coast to coast.