Originally written for the Globe and Mail by James Maynard, President and CEO of Wavefront. Canada is at a crossroads. Look one way and you’ll see enormous opportunities presented by the Digital Revolution. The other way is business as usual. But in fact, that’s not even an option. If we stand still, Canada’s future prosperity is … Continued

DomoMi will provide much-needed transparency for the city’s competitive rental market. APRIL 11, 2017 (Vancouver, B.C.) – The Vancouver-based startup DomoMi announced the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The company has created a game-changing web app for long-term rental homes. The app features an innovative pre-screening process that verifies landlords and renters in … Continued

  North Vancouver, BC – March 16, 2017 – Ecoation Innovative Solutions Inc., a Wavefront Venture Acceleration Program alumnus, announced today the completion of a successful Seed financing. The financing was initiated in November 2016 and closed on March 16, 2017. The Seed financing raised $1 Million and was significantly over-subscribed. Angel investors from North America and … Continued

Acquisition expands Sierra Wireless’ embedded solutions for markets including high-value asset tracking, telematics, drones and automotive. VANCOUVER, BC – April 3, 2017 Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), a leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets … Continued

Vancouver, BC – March 16, 2017 This March, Wavefront and Accelerate Okanagan hosted the first Canadian Accelerator Summit in Vancouver, BC, bringing together over 100 people from nearly 60 incubators accelerators from across the country and around the world to network and share best practices. The objective was to unite the entire community of accelerators in … Continued

  Toronto, Ontario (March 20, 2017) – The Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit is the leading Canadian forum for enterprise IoT stakeholders to come together to discuss the latest trends, create connections and deliver groundbreaking business intelligence to drive performance, growth and profitability. This Summit helps Canadian companies bridge the gap between their intentions and actions by learning how … Continued

Amrik Virk, B.C. Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development announced a $40-million partnership to support the development of pre-commercial clean-energy projects and technologies. “Working in partnership with the Government of Canada, we’re investing in B.C. clean-tech companies, encouraging innovation and enabling job … Continued

TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2017 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications and RYCOM Corporation have engaged in a strategic collaboration to accelerate Oxford Properties’ Smart and Connected Building strategy, based on Cisco technology infrastructure. Working together, Rogers and RYCOM will implement the Cisco Smart Building platform across Oxford Properties’ entire Canadian commercial and retail portfolio by the end … Continued

Wavefront is pleased to congratulate all of the BC-based companies who have been nominated and listed on the 2017 Ready to Rocket lists! Each year, based on analysis of trends that will drive growth in the information technology sector, Rocket Builders identifies the top private companies that are best positioned to capitalize on the trends … Continued