Wavefront, VIATEC and Accelerate Okanagan Announce RevUP Program Launch

RevUP Partners

New Program Focuses on Critical Tools for Fast-Growing Technology Companies

News Release
For Immediate Release

November 4, 2015 – Vancouver, BC, Canada: The RevUP Program is vital for technology companies with rapid-growth issues. BC Acceleration Network (BCAN) members Wavefront, VIATEC and Accelerate Okanagan announced today that they are mutually introducing RevUP as a custom-developed program that will be offered in Vancouver, Victoria and the Okanagan region. Individualized action plans, personal leadership coaching and targeted skill development are what make RevUP effective in efficient business growth.

RevUP seeks to overcome the common challenges that growth stage entrepreneurs often encounter: building scalable revenue and customer acquisition models, ensuring efficient operational processes and accessing capital opportunities. By participating in RevUP, companies are given the tools to address these needs. Participation benefits include: customized business growth plans, mentorship and coaching for the leadership team, tailored training opportunities and peer-to-peer engagement with other businesses that possess similar pain points.

Application intake commences immediately. Please visit http://wavefront.ca/accelerator/revup to learn more and apply.

 

“We’re thrilled to introduce RevUP, which will help provide crucial support to growth-stage companies,” said Brad Lowe, VP, National Accelerator Operations at Wavefront. “BC is home to some of Canada’s fastest-growing technology companies. Through RevUP, Wavefront and our partners will address an area of need for these businesses who are ready to take their growth to the next level.”

“We’ve worked very hard with our partners Accelerate Okanagan and Wavefront to speak with scores of entrepreneurs in the three regions to ensure we’re offering the right mix of resources and opportunities.” said Robert Bennett, COO and Program Director of VIATEC. “We heard quite clearly that RevUP must deliver what they need, when they need it, tailored to each venture’s current stage and strategy. We are excited about what RevUP has to offer growth-stage companies in our regions!”

“The pain points of growth-stage technology companies are unique in that the pain is not only felt by the Founder or CEO, but by the entire leadership team,” said Pilar Portela, CEO of Accelerate Okanagan. “The peer-to-peer format of RevUP is designed specifically for those top-growth issues. We’re grateful to be collaborating with our BCAN partners on the delivery of this effective program.”

 

About Wavefront: Wavefront is Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research (CECR), accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies by connecting them with critical resources, partners and opportunities, to drive economic and social benefits for Canada.  To learn more about Wavefront’s diverse program and service offerings, please visit www.wavefront.ca/accelerator.

About VIATEC: VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship Council), was incepted in 1989 and serves as the one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow and promote the Greater Victoria technology sector. In addition to member benefits, VIATEC offers flexible office space and entrepreneurial advice in their building called Fort Tectoria. It’s equipped with open work stations, private offices, boardrooms, a lounge and a cafe. www.viatec.ca / www.forttectoria.ca

About Accelerate Okanagan: For technology entrepreneurs and their companies, Accelerate Okanagan is the business accelerator that provides the specialized tools, disciplines, and structure required for success. They offer unrivalled category expertise, experience, and environment through an innovative not-for-profit, zero-equity-stake model. To find out Accelerate Okanagan can help your technology business, please visit www.accelerateokanagan.com

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jonathan Sue
Wavefront
1-778-331-7490
[email protected]/accelerator

Dan Gunn
CEO, VIATEC
250-882-2820
[email protected]

Pilar Portela
Accelerate Okanagan
250-870-9028 Ext. 2108
[email protected] 

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