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

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

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

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

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

Design Thinking Workshop Finds Smart City Solutions for Town of Newmarket

Town of Newmarket, Wavefront Design Thinking

Design thinking with technology partners uncovers new Smart City solutions for the Town of Newmarket Download the report to get full details on the workshop format and outcomes, or read the summary below. Download Smart City Challenges The Town of Newmarket was looking to explore how to better design and implement Smart City concepts. As with many cities with this … Read More