March 18, 2014
Companies Engaged With Wavefront Achieve Impressive Presence on Rocket Builders 2014 List of Companies Best Positioned to Grow
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA- Wavefront, Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research (CECR), congratulates ten companies engaged in Wavefront programs and services that were listed on the 2014 “Ready to Rocket” list. The Ready to Rocket list ranks British Columbia technology companies that are best positioned for fast growth in the technology sector. This year’s group of stand-outs from the wireless & mobility sector includes: Colony Networks, Scoop, Awesense Wireless, AdvancedIO Systems Inc., Curatio, MobSafety, Optigo Networks, RewardLoop, WiMatek Systems and Encepta. This group represents 25% of this year’s list of ICT, Cleantech, and Life Sciences companies showing the increasing importance of wireless and mobile solutions across sectors and their growing impact on jobs and GDP.
The annual 2014 “Ready to Rocket” list, released by BC based Rocket Builders provides accurate predictions of private companies that will likely experience significant growth, venture capital investment or acquisition by a major player in the coming year. The lists cover 3 different technology sectors – Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Cleantech (CT) and Life Science (LS). The “Ready to Rocket” lists are the only predictive lists of its kind in North America, requiring many months of sector and company analysis.
“The companies that made this year’s Ready to Rocket list include some of our most long standing companies involved with Wavefront and a few of our newest. We provide programs and support to companies well beyond the infancy of a company and that’s continuing to deliver value and impact through various stages of business growth,” explains James Maynard, President CEO at Wavefront. “We could not be more pleased and proud of the companies that ranked on the list this year.”
Since 2009 Wavefront has helped companies accelerate time to market by four to six months, increase revenues by 19.7% and foreign sales by 33.5%, and generate $2.2 million in total savings; and enabled the creation of 574 cumulative new jobs.
To view the full 2014 list of companies included on the Ready to Rocket list, visit www.readytorocket.com.
Wavefront is Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research (CECR), accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies in Canada 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. For more information and to join the Wavefront Community visit www.wavefront.ca/accelerator.