Wavefront Expands Canadian Wireless Accelerator Centre

The Downtown Vancouver Facility Doubles in Size with more Incubator Office Spaces Available for Emerging Wireless Leaders

Vancouver, B.C. – Wavefront, the commercialization centre accelerating the growth of Canada’s wireless companies, announced today that it has doubled the size of its centre and has a limited number of incubator office spaces available for wireless entrepreneurs. The expansion to 14,000 square feet is a result of Wavefront’s success in helping Canadian wireless companies go-to-market through its accelerator programs and services, recognized recently with $11.6 million in new federal funding through the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Program. Wavefront is currently seeking innovative wireless start-ups to join its accelerator centre in downtown Vancouver.

“There can be no underestimating how much one’s surroundings contribute to productivity and morale. The opportunity for collaboration among wireless industry peers coupled with the services available at Wavefront make it the perfect place to launch a wireless company,” said Nigel Malkin, co-founder of QR Loyalty and a current Wavefront tenant.

“There can be no underestimating how much one’s surroundings contribute to productivity and morale. The opportunity for collaboration among wireless industry peers coupled with the services available at Wavefront make it the perfect place to launch a wireless company,” said Nigel Malkin, co-founder of QR Loyalty and a current Wavefront tenant.

In addition to standard office amenities and top-notch IT infrastructure, Wavefront provides on-site access to a suite of commercialization services aimed at getting wireless companies to market faster, including:

  • 300+ mobile handsets and tablets for testing
  • State-of-the-art mobile network test lab
  • Usability test lab and services
  • Waveguide™ executive and technical training
  • Strategic business and technical advice from industry experts
  • Networking and matchmaking opportunities

“In less than two years, Wavefront has doubled the size of its accelerator centre and has helped more than 21 early-stage wireless companies go-to-market through its incubator programs,” said Wavefront President, James Maynard. “We are very pleased with the results of our previous tenants and look forward to working with new innovators in helping them grow and achieve success in the thriving wireless industry.”

From shared desk space to private offices, Wavefront offers rental packages starting from $250/month. Interested wireless companies are asked to apply for incubator office space at Wavefront by May 13, with occupancy targeted for June 2011. For more information on Wavefront’s incubator office spaces visit:https://wavefront.ca/accelerator/services/business-services/incubation

About Wavefront
Wavefront is the national centre of excellence for wireless commercialization accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies in Canada. Wavefront improves speed-to-market and delivery of mobile applications and wireless technologies by providing emerging companies with a suite of WaveGuide™ training, mobile industry advisory services, incubation services, testing resources and market linkages that facilitate commercial engagement with the mobile network and enterprise ecosystem companies around the world. Learn more at www.wavefront.ca/accelerator