How to Manage Foreign Agents to Grow Your Business

Wavefront regularly teams up with best-in-class consultants and partners to support mobile and IoT innovation. Bryan Price of Continental Markets Group consults on export strategies, conducts market studies and trains companies looking to go global. With over fifteen years of experience in sales and product marketing, Bryan offers advice on how to find an Agent or Manufacturer rep to grow your business … Read More

Building a Minimum Viable Brand

By Katrina Carroll-Foster Katrina coaches Wavefront’s RevUP companies on how to finesse their marketing strategy. She is the Principal and Founder of Kollectively, and co-founder of RAISE Collective. When you get down to it, does a brand actually correlate to sales or revenue – especially in the B2B world? The answer is yes. Branding helps your target audience understand what you’re … Read More

Blockchain: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

Written by App-Scoop, originally published on the App-Scoop blog. The Bitcoin fever has been spreading like wild fire throughout the world. Everyone wants to make some easy money by investing in this crypto currency. Bitcoin works on the blockchain technology. Blockchain was originally created to support the Bitcoin but soon the tech community has started using this technology for other … Read More

Introducing Wavefront’s Spring 2018 Cohort

We are happy to announce the latest addition of startup companies into the Wavefront Community!  Last month we opened applications for our BCIC Venture Acceleration Program. This program is designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs launch and grow their mobile tech companies, delivered out of Wavefront’s Vancouver office.   We’ve selected eleven companies to join the new spring cohort, congratulations to all! Read about each company here:  ActivScout activscout.com ActivScout is an app designed for instructors and athletes to make training more rewarding. The app connects athletes … Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to the Internet of Things

​Wavefront regularly teams up with best in class consultants and solutions providers. App-Scoop is a Wavefront Trusted Partner, delivering mobile and web development solutions in Vancouver, BC. Here’s their guide to IoT for beginners.  It’s been 20 years that the Internet has entered into our lives. In today’s date, we have more than 2 billion users accessing the internet through various technological equipments not only on … Read More

Wavefront Companies on the 2018 Ready to Rocket List

Congratulations to our companies for being named in the 2018 Ready to Rocket list! These companies had participated in our Venture Acceleration Program, RevUP Program, Global Market Entry Program or Wavefront NRC IRAP CTO Program. ICT Emerging Rocket: Brewhound Ecoation Motive.io QuestUpon ICT Ready to Rocket: Aarcomm Encepta Eventbase Mailchannels Optigo Networks SemiosBIO TradableBits Trulioo Tutela Two Hat Security WTFast … Read More

CommandWear helps save lives while keeping first responders safe

CommandWear Systems is working to address a global problem – poor situational awareness and communication among first responders in emergency situations. Launched in 2013, the Vancouver-based company develops software and mobile apps for wearable technology to keep first responders safer on the job. An idea born from the field Founder and CEO Mike Morrow is a public safety technology veteran. After spending years working with first responder teams, he witnessed many lives negatively impacted by the lack of tools available to help responders and survivors … Read More

Start Up Spotlight: Karine Samson, Founder of Optimal Efficiency

Startup Spotlight is an ongoing series that profiles Canadian wireless and mobile technology startups.  This month, we spoke with Karine Samson, Founder of Optimal Efficiency. The company provides a comprehensive project management software supporting the lifecycle of any type of project, from the conception to completion. Their patent pending technology optimizes key performance indicators for major industries such as construction, mining, oil & gas, military and logistics.  Tell us about your … Read More

3 steps to prepare your export strategy

Wavefront regularly teams up with best-in-class consultants and partners to support mobile and IoT innovation. Bryan Price of Continental Markets Group consults on export strategies, conducts market studies and trains companies looking to go global. With over fifteen years of experience in sales and product marketing, Bryan offers a few tips on companies looking to go global. Many Canadian small-medium … Read More

Lessons Learned Scaling in Med-tech

If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re going to face growth challenges. Getting your startup off the ground and making your first few sales are milestones to be celebrated. But beyond this, a whole new set of challenges await: how do you effectively scale your company for sustainability? One of our Venture Acceleration Program alumni – Shanil Gunasekara, Founder of eTreatMD – … Read More

PROtect partners with RE/MAX bringing safety to solo working environments

PROtect is a mobile app designed to improve personal safety. For many professionals working in isolation or in other high-risk situations, the technology couldn’t come soon enough. Combining social networks, alerts and real-time location data, PROtect helps safeguard users in any environment. A participant in Wavefront’s Venture Acceleration Program, PROtect is focused on growing the company through partnerships with companies … Read More

brewhound takes the mystery out of finding happy hour deals

Brewhound happy hour

brewhound is a mobile app that helps people find local happy hour deals across Metro-Vancouver. A participant in Wavefront’s Venture Acceleration Program, brewhound is focused on scaling up and expanding across Canada. An idea born in a bar Lots of people come up with business ideas over drinks with friends. Ashiq Ahamed actually turned his idea into a thriving business. … Read More

Awesense attracts global recognition for cleantech innovation

Awesense

Vancouver-based Awesense is tackling a $100 billion/year problem – losses from electrical distribution grids due to theft, errors and inefficiency. Combining the latest trends in big data, Internet of Things (IoT) and AI technologies, Awesense helps utility companies make most efficient use of their electrical distribution grid. Awesense counts BC Hydro among its customers, recently won the GE Innovation Award … Read More

Hyperlight Systems opens doors for transit users

Hyperlight Systems

Vancouver-based Hyperlight Systems and TransLink have developed an innovative technology solution for transit users with disabilities.   Metro Vancouver’s TransLink is the first transit authority in the world to offer fully automated, touchless access to a gated transit system. The Universal Fare Gate Access Program was announced in January 2018. See this Vancouver Sun article. The technology, a form of … Read More

IoT Blog Internet of Things Year in Review: 2017

Wavefront mobile & IoT Innovation

Wavefront regularly teams up with best in class consultants and solutions integrators. Sierra Wireless is one of the organizations we partner with as an expert in IoT solutions. Hear their take on milestones in IoT innovation this past year. Read the original post on the Sierra Wireless IoT blog.  As 2017 comes to an end and before we start setting New Year’s resolutions, it’s time to reflect on the year gone by. Significant … Read More