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

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

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

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

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