Of thousands of tech companies throughout the GTA, how do you select nine to profile as leaders in the sector? The YTA Technology Leadership Awards  Selection Committee has managed just that, narrowing the field to three nominees in each of the categories: Most Promising Start-up, Scale-up Company of the Year, and Company of the Year.
“We are very pleased to announce the nominees for the 2012 YTA Technology Leadership Awards,” said Patrick Shaw, YTA  Executive Director. “These are exciting, innovative, growing companies creating outstanding successes in one of the most enterprising technology regions of the world. We look forward to profiling our nominees, and welcoming the award recipients to reveal a few of the secrets. In three short years the Awards have become a YTA Marquee Event – and we thank MNP for generously supporting this celebration throughout that period.
Most Promising Start-up
Scale-up Company of the Year
Company of the Year
On Thursday, May 24, the leaders of these nominee companies will be recognized during the YTA Awards Luncheon at the Richmond Hill Country Club. One executive from each award recipient will join in a panel discussion to reveal some of the ingredients that they have used in their own recipe for success.
Nominations from throughout the GTA we sought for each category. News releases, web posting, blogging and social media generated a richness of responses and nominees were vetted by the YTA Awards Committee including representatives from MNP, Miller Thomson LLP, ventureLAB and the YTA staff to determine the unanimous selection of the recipients.
YTA Company of the Year – Sponsored by MNP 
This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated business leadership and excellence in innovation and a commitment to the knowledge-based sector in the Greater Toronto Area and possibly throughout Canada. Consideration in this category requires increasing profitability, community involvement and thought leadership, and demonstration of sound business fundamentals.
YTA Scale-up Company of the Year – Sponsored by Robert Half 
This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated excellence in innovation and a commitment to the knowledge-based sector in the Greater Toronto Area while consistently reaching new customers or delivering new services within an existing customer base, increasing revenues, adding employees, encouraging community involvement and embracing sound business fundamentals.
YTA Most Promising Start-up – Sponsored by ventureLAB 
This award is presented to a Greater Toronto Area organization that has the greatest potential to demonstrate excellence in their business, and while embracing a commitment to the knowledge-based sector have steadily increased revenue, added employees, and embraced sound business fundamentals including the addition of an advisory board or board of directors.