We are excited to announce that LlamaZOO has been selected as a finalist in two separate categories for the 2017 VIATEC Technology Awards: Emerging Technology Company of the Year, and Innovative Excellence
Over the past year, LlamaZOO has gone from pre-revenue, to securing leading veterinary schools such as the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Missouri, and the University of Saskatchewan as paying customers. We have also gone from an incomplete product available only via private beta, to unveiling the world’s first VR/AR canine dissection, and to gaining happy student customers from over 70 schools across every continent but Antarctica!
The VIATEC Technology Awards celebrate the achievements of the technology companies and individuals responsible for making Greater Victoria the fastest-growing technology region in British Columbia (it’s also the Victoria Tech Sector’s largest celebration of the year – featuring live music, costumes, over 850 attendees, flying inflatable orcas, and in a previous year involved a world-record-setting lightsaber battle).
It’s been amazing year for LlamaZOO, and we are proud to be nominated for these awards alongside fellow Victoria-based tech companies such as Futurepay, Telmediq, and SendtoNews. We wish all of the finalists good luck, but we very much look forward to adding another robot trophy (or two) to the LlamaZOO office.
Excited words from our co-founders, Charles Lavigne & Kevin Oke:
Charles: “At LlamaZOO we’ve been committed to creating disruptive technologies and bringing them to unforeseen spaces since day one.
Our comprehensive virtual 3D canine cadaver for education and professionals in VR is a world first, we’ve disrupted how GIS and shore flood lines are visualized for insurance and municipalities, and now we’re expanding our AR/VR platform to industry sectors such as mining and training. Since the last VIATEC awards we’ve been very busy presenting at the inaugural VRVCA in Beijing, as SXSWedu Launch finalists in Texas, unveiling our VR experience in Las Vegas, and finally being invited by Microsoft to demo on their future realities floor at BCTech.
We’re excited to come home to Victoria and receive recognition after such an incredible year!”
Kevin: “Winning Startup of the Year at the VIATEC Technology Awards two years ago was a very pivotal time for LlamaZOO, and was followed by our first round of investment, and first university partnerships. It’s an honour to be recognized again for what we’ve accomplished, and we’re excited for awards night!”
The winning companies for each category will be announced during the 2017 VIATEC Technology Awards Show, which takes place June 2nd at the Victoria Conference Centre.