PROtect partners with RE/MAX bringing safety to solo working environments

PROtect is a mobile app designed to improve personal safety. For many professionals working in isolation or in other high-risk situations, the technology couldn’t come soon enough. Combining social networks, alerts and real-time location data, PROtect helps safeguard users in any environment. A participant in Wavefront’s Venture Acceleration Program, PROtect is focused on growing the company through partnerships with companies … Read More

brewhound takes the mystery out of finding happy hour deals

Brewhound happy hour

brewhound is a mobile app that helps people find local happy hour deals across Metro-Vancouver. A participant in Wavefront’s Venture Acceleration Program, brewhound is focused on scaling up and expanding across Canada. An idea born in a bar Lots of people come up with business ideas over drinks with friends. Ashiq Ahamed actually turned his idea into a thriving business. … Read More

Awesense attracts global recognition for cleantech innovation

Awesense

Vancouver-based Awesense is tackling a $100 billion/year problem – losses from electrical distribution grids due to theft, errors and inefficiency. Combining the latest trends in big data, Internet of Things (IoT) and AI technologies, Awesense helps utility companies make most efficient use of their electrical distribution grid. Awesense counts BC Hydro among its customers, recently won the GE Innovation Award … Read More

Hyperlight Systems opens doors for transit users

Hyperlight Systems

Vancouver-based Hyperlight Systems and TransLink have developed an innovative technology solution for transit users with disabilities.   Metro Vancouver’s TransLink is the first transit authority in the world to offer fully automated, touchless access to a gated transit system. The Universal Fare Gate Access Program was announced in January 2018. See this Vancouver Sun article. The technology, a form of … Read More

MetaOptima: Fighting Cancer One Photo at a Time

Entrepreneur Maryam Sadeghi is on a mission. She believes in a better future when it comes to detecting and treating skin cancer. With a suite of innovative technologies, Maryam and her team at MetaOptima are putting new tools in the hands of patients and physicians that enable early detection and prevention of the disease. How it started  Sadeghi was completing a PhD … Read More

Wavefront helps Town of Newmarket seize Smart Cities solutions

As the regional centre in York Region, Canada’s fastest growing region, the Town of Newmarket is committed to shifting the community to a digital-based economy. Like many municipalities, the Town of Newmarket recognizes how Smart Cities innovations can improve services, reduce environmental impact and decrease costs. Their challenge: finding solutions that fit the size, existing infrastructure and long-term goals of … Read More