Montreal, March 27, 2013 – Wavefront, Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton are proud to announce a partnership that will enable joint delivery of services to accelerate growth and commercialization within the wireless ecosystem in Quebec. The partnership will offer Wavefront’s suite of programs and services to Quebec SMEs, in conjunction with valuable mentorship and support from Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, a long-standing and trusted resource within Quebec’s business sector.
Fueled by parallel mandates to support business growth and with proven track records for facilitating measurable results, this new partnership will provide wireless companies in Quebec with dedicated resources and support, including access to international and local market insights, analysis and planning, business advisory and mentorship programs, industry events and training programs.
“For a company like ours, which has served to support organizations in Quebec in their development and success for many years, this collaboration seemed very natural. We have developed profound expertise in helping communication and information technology companies by offering a range of quality services and strategic advice. In collaborating with Wavefront to accelerate the growth of Quebec companies, we are continuing our efforts to ensure the success of local businesses in the world,” said Michel Lefebvre, Tax Partner, R & D and Innovation, responsible for the ICT sector at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.
“We are delighted that our partnership with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will further strengthen our ability to facilitate the growth and commercialization of wireless businesses in Quebec,” says Helene Joncas, Vice President of Business Development, Wavefront. “This collaboration will see our services well aligned, paring wireless innovation with critical business resources, mentorship and advice.”
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton offers a wealth of experience as one of the largest networks of certified professional accountants and management consultants in Quebec, while Wavefront is enabling commercial outcomes for Canadian companies. These include accelerating time to market by four to six months, generating new streams of revenue, and new job creation.
Wavefront is Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, 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. Wavefront products and services are available to wireless and non-wireless companies looking to leverage mobile technology. They include a comprehensive suite of accelerated commercialization and mentorship programs, international market linkages, state of the art wireless product development and testing infrastructure, and wireless training programs and events. These capabilities catalyze the growth and time to market for Canadian companies, enabling them to create more jobs, acquire new customers, and generate revenues faster. Achieving almost five-fold economic return on every dollar invested (measured in terms of GDP), Wavefront is helping to grow companies that grow a strong Canadian economy.
For more information and to join the Wavefront Community visit wavefront.ca/accelerator.
About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of over 2,400 people, including some 230 partners in more than 100 offices in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. For over 30 years, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, providing clients with the expertise of the member and correspondent firms in more than 100 countries.
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