There are many reasons why Canada is becoming one of the hottest startup hubs in the world. There is an abundance of resources available to those who choose to start and grow their business in Canada. Our world class universities produce top talent and resources, and there is a growing startup community across the country. Not to mention, livability and quality of life here is among the highest in the world.
Among the vast resources available, Wavefront provides a variety of programs and services for Canadian mobile and IoT companies to grow, scale, and connect. The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) offered by the Federal Government of Canada, is another excellent resource for startups who are pre-commercialization. The program helps Canadian companies of all sizes move their state-of-the-art goods and services from the laboratory to the marketplace. Through the program you receive valuable feedback on your product, make your first reference sale, and learn how to sell to the Government of Canada.
Last Friday, Wavefront brought in Christopher Scharapenko from BCIP for an info session for our companies. He explained how the program works, eligibility requirements, and noted some successful Wavefront companies who have been through the program in the past, including:
MetaOptima, a smart skin analytics platform that strives to empower people with advanced technologies to lead a healthier and happier life.
CommandWear, a wearable technology software solution that empowers the global Public Safety and Security industry to keep communities and responders safe.
Motive.io, a platform that makes it easy to build your location-based augmented reality apps and games.
Bitnobi, a software for data providers to share access to data in a manner that is secure and privacy protected.
We want to ensure entrepreneurs have access to all the resources that they can benefit from, so we partner with many other organizations across Canada who work towards the common goal of fostering innovation.