Thalmic Labs named Innovator of the Year at PwC's Vision to Reality Awards

Kitchener-based company recognized for innovative wearable computing technology

TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - PwC is pleased to announce that Kitchener-based Thalmic Labs, a creator and provider of wearable computing products, was named Innovator of the Year at last night's Vision to Reality (V2R) Awards. The award acknowledges the company that best demonstrated the commercialization of an innovative technology solution. The innovation must be new, unique and a 'game changer'.

In addition, 10 companies were selected as the Top 10 Up-and-Coming Technology Companies. This category recognizes companies that have demonstrated significant promise and growth, establishing a path for future success in the technology industry. Companies must show sustainability, budding success and potential as the next big thing.

Now in its 4th year, The V2R Awards program celebrates dynamic startup companies that have demonstrated notable growth and hit impressive benchmarks, making them Canadian companies to watch. Beginning in 2015, the program will expand to include mid-market and enterprise organizations and will honour companies that have showcased innovation within their sector or market.

The 2014 V2R Award winners include:

Innovator of the Year

  • Thalmic Labs, Kitchener
  • Finalist: Financeit, Toronto
  • Finalist: Busbud, Montreal

Top 10 Up-and-Coming Technology Companies

  • Aislelabs, Toronto
  • Battlefy, Vancouver
  • Bionym, Toronto
  • Bubl, Toronto
  • Figure 1, Toronto
  • mnubo, Montreal
  • Rithm, Toronto
  • SceneDoc, Milton
  • Thoughtwire Corp., Toronto
  • Upverter, Toronto

Quotes: Eugene Bomba, National Emerging Company Services Leader, PwC

"The recipients of this year's V2R Awards demonstrate best-in-class innovation and a true ability to reconcile their vision with customer needs. We congratulate them on this achievement and look forward to being a part of their continued success."

"We are looking forward to expanding the V2R program to include companies of all sizes. We believe that we can't just focus on the startup ecosystem. It's time to bring innovators from all industries, sectors and companies who are at the forefront of change and pushing to be leading edge. We want to develop the Innovation Ecosystem to truly see global leaders emerge within Canada."

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SOURCE: PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

For further information: Emily Abrahams, T: +1 416 814 5734; Abby Yung, T: +1 416 687 8644, Email: abby.yung@ca.pwc.com

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