MetaOptima: Fighting Cancer One Photo at a Time

Entrepreneur Maryam Sadeghi is on a mission. She believes in a better future when it comes to detecting and treating skin cancer. With a suite of innovative technologies, Maryam and her team at MetaOptima are putting new tools in the hands of patients and physicians that enable early detection and prevention of the disease. How it started  Sadeghi was completing a PhD … Read More

Digital Supercluster Update

Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster

$1.4 billion invested. 100 projects. 1,000 organizations. 50,000 new jobs. 10 years. Add it all up, and you get one mighty economic force. Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster will bring together the best of digital tech innovation to generate substantial economic benefits for Canada. Wavefront is proud to be a partner in the Digital Technology Supercluster. The final application was submitted … Read More

Tech Gift Guide 2017

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is upon us and hopefully you’ve started to shop for your loved ones. Looking for that special something for the gadget-lover in your life? Wavefront’s got you covered! Here’s our list of top tech gifts for all the “techies” in your life.      1) Google Home, Home Mini “Okay Google – How many days until … Read More

We Are Wavefront – Meet Mia McCannel

We Are Wavefront is an ongoing series where we take a look at the people who make up Wavefront. This month we sat down with Mia McCannel, our new Start-up Services Coordinator in the Vancouver office.  Tell me about yourself….  I grew up in Victoria, BC and moved to Vancouver about 5 years ago to obtain my undergraduate degree in Tourism Management. I really … Read More

Driving WinTech Tour

Melanie Ewan, Program Director of Driving WinTech, drove across Canada with a team in Fall 2017 on a fact-finding mission to understand and record the experiences of women in technology.   Wavefront lent the team 30 devices from our Wireless Zone to conduct the community conversations, where they heard the struggles, opportunities and personal stories of women across the country. Melanie shares her experience from the trip, below.  When … Read More

Wavefront travels to the East

On November 27, we took five Canadian Smart Manufacturing companies on a week-long trip to Taiwan and Japan through our Global Market Entry Program. On this trip, the companies met with potential customers and partners in Taipei, Osaka and Tokyo. Working in partnership with the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei and the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo, the group met … Read More

We Are Wavefront: A day in the life of…. Rahul Dhingra

A Day in the Life is a series designed to give you a look inside what it’s like to work at Wavefront! Get to know our team by following along what a typical day looks like.  This month, we sat down with Rahul Dhingra, our new Director of Enterprise Solutions.   What’s your role at Wavefront? How did you find us?   I’m the … Read More

Startup Spotlight: Bereda Helping Athletes Train with Data

Startup Spotlight is an ongoing series that profiles Canadian wireless and mobile technology startups. This month we spoke to Dennis Cottreau, Co-Founder & CEO of Bereda Training. What’s the background and inspiration behind building Bereda?   Cycling became my primary sport when I was studying Mechanical Engineering at McGill. As a numbers junkie I loved how it was such a … Read More

Canadian Smart Cities companies visit Washington, DC.  

There are many challenges to consider when trying to expand to a new market, and doing it by yourself can be extremely daunting. To ease the transition into international markets Wavefront offers a Global Market Entry Program.  Through our Global Market Entry program, we connect Canadian mobile and IoT companies with support and funding to successfully enter international markets. Every year, Wavefront selects a … Read More

Introducing Wavefront’s 2017 Fall Cohort

We are happy to announce the latest addition to the Wavefront Community. Last month we opened applications for our BCIC Venture Acceleration Program, Discovery Foundation’s RevUP Program and National Entrepreneurship Program. We selected 7 Venture Acceleration Program companies, 4 RevUP companies and 12 National Entrepreneurship Program companies. We look forward to working with such promising individuals on helping them grow … Read More

What Sets the Canadian Digital Technology Supercluster Apart?

Wavefront is proud to a member of the consortium leading the digital technology supercluster initiative. In collaboration with a number of industry partners, the consortium is seeing momentum grow across the country. This week, Wavefront sat down with Greg Caws, President of the Premier’s Technology Council in British Columbia, to hear how the Canadian Digital Technology Supercluster is positioned to create … Read More

3 Habits for Building a Sustainable Culture

Kenny MacKenzie participated in Wavefront’s Venture Acceleration Program to grow a startup he cofounded, Vandrico. Through leading the company as COO, Kenny shares his knowledge on how to grow an organization by starting with a healthy culture.  Scaling a startup is one of the most challenging endeavours in business. The skills and habits that enabled you to reach this stage probably aren’t the same as the ones that you will … Read More

Reimagining Retail Series: Microsoft Enabling Retail Innovation

Microsoft’s Retail Industry Lead, Dave Rodgerson sat down with Wavefront’s VP Marketing & Communications, Michelle Sklar to learn more about what is really transpiring at the intersection of retail and IoT.    What are Microsoft’s key pillars for enabling retail innovations?  Microsoft has an approach to digital transformation that is based on four pillars:   Engaging your customers, by giving them new tools like shopping bots for example.  Empowering your associates, by … Read More

Everyone’s Guide to Designing Conversational Interfaces

Wavefront regularly teams up with best in class consultants and solutions integrators to drive maximum value for our clients. Connected Lab is one of the organizations we partner with when it comes to intelligent product design and development.     Ramy Nassar, digital product design consultant and member of the product strategy team at Connected Lab, shares his approach to designing conversational interfaces.  Conversational interfaces (CIs) are rapidly shifting how consumers interact with brands, and the vast range … Read More

Icicle Technologies Inc: Food Safety Software Improving Global Health Standards

Icicle Technologies Inc. is the company behind an award-winning food production management software. Their technology helps food manufacturers monitor the safety and efficiency of production systems from one centralized platform.   Icicle was founded in BC but now operates in multiple countries around the world. How did they achieve global success? Founder and CEO Steve Burton shares the story behind the company and how Wavefront’s Global Market Entry Program supported their international expansion.   How … Read More