Wavefront named “Accelerator of the Year” by Startup Canada

Vancouver, BC — June 13th, 2014 — Wavefront, Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research (CECR), has been named “Accelerator of the Year” in the Startup Canada national awards program. The announcement was made at the Startup Canada Grand Finale reception atop the CN Tower in Toronto on June 12th.

The Startup Canada Awards recognize the individuals, communities, organizations and institutions in Canada that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, impact and outstanding achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship. The winners were selected by an adjudication panel of well-known entrepreneurs.

“We are pleased that Wavefront has been recognized for the work we’re doing growing wireless companies across Canada,” said Wavefront CEO James Maynard. “By accelerating the growth and impact of Canadian wireless innovation, we are helping entrepreneurs succeed here in Canada and globally.”

Wavefront was among 13 Startup Canada Awards recipients.

“It takes a strong ecosystem of mentors, accelerators, institutions, companies and investors to create an environment where Canadian entrepreneurs can thrive and compete on a global stage,” commented Brad Lowe, Accelerator Architect at Wavefront. “A big thanks to Startup Canada for providing recognition to the great work being done in this country to incubate and grow globally competitive innovation.”


About Wavefront – 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.

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About Startup Canada – Startup Canada, as the voice of entrepreneurs, leads Canada’s grassroots effort to build a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem that will fuel economic prosperity. Since 2012, Startup Canada has launched 20 Startup Communities, built a network of more than 60,000 Canadians, worked with 400 partner organizations and 300 volunteers, and has become a leading catalyst in the global entrepreneurship movement as the secretariat of the Startup Nations and the founding investor in Startup Generation. www.startupcan.ca