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50% of companies on the 2019 Ready to Rocket list benefited from Innovate BC programs

Posted on April 1, 2019

Last month, over 100 familiar names landed on the 2019 Ready to Rocket list. Ready to Rocket is a unique business recognition list that profiles B.C. tech companies with the greatest potential for revenue growth. Each year, top private companies that are best positioned to capitalize on the trends for growth are identified.

We’re proud to say that more than half of the companies on this year’s list have benefitted from one or more of Innovate BC’s programs.

The Ready to Rocket list is broken down into five categories: agri-food, cleantech, digital health, ICT and life sciences, with both established and emerging companies identified. Keep reading to see how exactly each of the named companies took advantage of the programs that we offer.

Ignite

Innovate BC’s Ignite program provides up to $300,000 to fund innovation projects in the areas of natural resources, applied science and/or engineering. These past awardees made the list:

Terramerra Agri-Food
Acuva Technologies Inc. Cleantech (Emerging)
Hydra Energy Cleantech (Emerging)
Ionomr Innovations Inc. Cleantech (Emerging)
Aspect Biosystems Ltd. Life Sciences 


Innovation Marketplace

The Innovation Marketplace links technology buyers (industry and government) with technology solution providers through a challenge process designed to solve mission-critical business problems. These tech buyers and providers made the list:

ThisFish Inc.  Agri-Food (Emerging)
Portable Electric Cleantech
Acuva Technologies Inc. Cleantech (Emerging)
Ionomr Innovations Inc. Cleantech (Emerging)
Hydra Energy Cleantech (Emerging)
Careteam Technologies Inc Digital Health (Emerging)
Procurify ICT
Xtract ICT (Emerging)
SensoDrive Technology ICT (Emerging)

 

Innovator Skills Initiative

The Innovator Skills Initiative (ISI) offers up to $10,000 a year to hire a business or tech student and is delivered by our partner New Ventures BC. See who hired a student and made the list:

Etalim Inc. Cleantech
DarkVision Cleantech
Hydra Energy Cleantech (Emerging)
Careteam Technologies Inc Digital Health (Emerging)
Molecular You Corp. Digital Health (Emerging)
eTreat Medical Diagnostics Inc Digital Health (Emerging)
MetaOptima Technology Inc. Digital Health
Virtro Entertainment Inc ICT (Emerging)
Distill Analytics ICT (Emerging)

 

New Ventures Competition

The Innovate BC-New Ventures Competition drives the growth of early-stage technology companies by providing mentorship, business seminars, networking events and recognition. Over 50 competition alumni made the 2019 list:

Semios Bio Agri-Food
ThisFish Inc.  Agri-Food (Emerging)
Ava Technologies Agri-Food (Emerging)
ClickDishes Inc. Agri-Food (Emerging)
Skaha Remote Sensing Agri-Food (Emerging)
CRM GeoTomography Technologies Cleantech
Etalim Inc. Cleantech
Novarc Technologies Inc. Cleantech
DarkVision Cleantech
Ionomr Innovations Inc. Cleantech (Emerging)
VeloMetro Mobility Inc. Cleantech (Emerging)
Careteam Technologies Inc Digital Health (Emerging)
CareCru Inc. Digital Health (Emerging)
NZ Technologies Inc. Digital Health (Emerging)
HeadCheck Health Digital Health (Emerging)
CuePath Innovation Inc. Digital Health (Emerging)
Curatio Digital Health (Emerging)
MetaOptima Technology Inc. Digital Health
Procurify ICT
Thinkific Labs Inc. ICT
Envisio Solutions Inc. ICT
WTFast (AAA Internet Publishing Inc.) ICT
Riipen ICT
Capiche ICT (Emerging)
CloudPBX ICT (Emerging)
Virtro Entertainment Inc ICT (Emerging)
Cuboh Software Inc. ICT (Emerging)
Quupe ICT (Emerging)
WalletCard ICT (Emerging)
Youneeq (Digital Cavalier Technology Services Inc.) ICT (Emerging)
Distill Analytics ICT (Emerging)
A&K Robotics ICT (Emerging)
Certn ICT (Emerging)
Optigo Networks Inc. ICT (Emerging)
Aspect Biosystems Ltd. Life Sciences
Microbiome Insights Inc. Life Sciences
Zennea Technologies Life Sciences (Emerging)
Embrace Orthopaedics Life Sciences (Emerging)
Elevated Signals Agri-Food (Emerging)
Awesense Wireless Inc. Cleantech
Minesense Cleantech
Saltworks Technologies Inc. Cleantech
Nano-Lit Technologies Cleantech (Emerging)
Navigate Surgical Technologies Inc. Digital Health (Emerging)
InputHealth Digital Health
Jane Software Incorporated Digital Health
Wiivv Digital Health
TradableBits Media Inc.  ICT
Visualping (WebMonitoring Technologies Inc.) ICT (Emerging)
Augurex Life Sciences Corp Life Sciences
Cyberdontics Life Sciences (Emerging)


Tech Co-op Grant Program

Whether you’re a technology-based company looking to grow or a non-tech business looking to grow your innovation footprint, you could get up to $10,800 per year in funding to hire co-op students through the Tech Co-op Grant Program. See who hired a student and made the list:

Terramerra Agri-Food
Semios Bio Agri-Food
Spexi Geospatial Inc. Agri-Food (Emerging)
Metabolic Insights Inc Digital Health (Emerging)
MindfulGarden Digital Health, Inc. Digital Health (Emerging)
Plantiga Digital Health (Emerging)
Tickit Health Ltd Digital Health (Emerging)
CareCru Inc. Digital Health (Emerging)
NZ Technologies Inc. Digital Health (Emerging)
HeadCheck Health Digital Health (Emerging)
eTreat Medical Diagnostics Inc Digital Health (Emerging)
Ayogo Health Digital Health
Cronometer Software Inc. Digital Health
MetaOptima Technology Inc. Digital Health
Beanworks Solutions Inc. ICT
Finn.ai ICT
Referral SaaSquatch ICT
Sedna Systems Ltd. ICT
Tutela Technologies ICT
Thinkific Labs Inc. ICT
ThoughtExchange (Fulcrum Management Solutions Ltd) ICT
Riipen ICT
Envisio Solutions Inc. ICT
Xtract ICT (Emerging)
Plasmatic Technologies Inc. ICT (Emerging)
Plurilock ICT (Emerging)
SkyHive ICT (Emerging)
CloudPBX ICT (Emerging)
Virtro Entertainment Inc ICT (Emerging)
A&K Robotics ICT (Emerging)
Certn ICT (Emerging)
Optigo Networks Inc. ICT (Emerging)
Metabolic Insights Inc Life Sciences (Emerging)
Embrace Orthopaedics Life Sciences (Emerging)

 

Venture Acceleration Program

Our Venture Acceleration Program connects you to a group of business and technology experts to take your idea further. See who took advantage of this program and made the list:

Semios Bio Agri-Food
Buddi (Clearleaf Inc) Agri-Food (Emerging)
Nutrienvisus Technologies Inc Agri-Food (Emerging)
Ava Technologies Agri-Food (Emerging)
ClickDishes Inc. Agri-Food (Emerging)
Skaha Remote Sensing Agri-Food (Emerging)
Boydel Wastewater Technologies Inc. Cleantech
CLIR Cleantech
Portable Electric Cleantech
Novarc Technologies Inc. Cleantech
DarkVision Cleantech
AIS Robotics Cleantech (Emerging)
Acuva Technologies Inc. Cleantech (Emerging)
Ionomr Innovations Inc. Cleantech (Emerging)
Hydra Energy Cleantech (Emerging)
Orbitless Drives Inc. Cleantech (Emerging)
Voltsafe (Lab 498 Products Inc.) Cleantech (Emerging)
VeloMetro Mobility Inc. Cleantech (Emerging)
eTreat Medical Diagnostics Inc Digital Health (Emerging)
CareCru Inc. Digital Health (Emerging)
NZ Technologies Inc. Digital Health (Emerging)
HeadCheck Health Digital Health (Emerging)
Bio Conscious Tech. INC (DiaBits) Digital Health (Emerging)
Biointeractive Technologies Digital Health (Emerging)
Flöka (CalendHer Technologies Corp) Digital Health (Emerging)
GenXys Health Care Systems Digital Health (Emerging)
Honeycomb.ai Solutions Inc. Digital Health (Emerging)
LifeBooster Inc. Digital Health (Emerging)
Perfit Dental Solutions Inc.  Digital Health (Emerging)
Starling Minds Digital Health (Emerging)
The ALLELES Design Studio Digital Health (Emerging)
ViewsIQ Inc. Digital Health (Emerging)
Wellin5 Inc. Digital Health (Emerging)
CuePath Innovation Inc. Digital Health (Emerging)
Curatio Digital Health (Emerging)
FitPlan Digital Health
Phemi Health Digital Health
Cronometer Software Inc. Digital Health
MetaOptima Technology Inc. Digital Health
Aarcomm Systems Incorporated ICT
Bananatag Systems Inc. ICT
Flytographer Enterprises Ltd ICT
Lightship Works  ICT
Retreat Guru ICT
StreetText ICT
WTFast (AAA Internet Publishing Inc.) ICT
ThoughtExchange (Fulcrum Management Solutions Ltd) ICT
Riipen ICT
SensoDrive Technology ICT (Emerging)
Capiche ICT (Emerging)
Virtro Entertainment Inc ICT (Emerging)
Brewhound ICT (Emerging)
ClickDishes Inc. ICT (Emerging)
Limbic Media ICT (Emerging)
Motive.io ICT (Emerging)
Perked! Inc. ICT (Emerging)
QuestUpon ICT (Emerging)
Tonit ICT (Emerging)
Cuboh Software Inc. ICT (Emerging)
Quupe ICT (Emerging)
WalletCard ICT (Emerging)
Youneeq (Digital Cavalier Technology Services Inc.) ICT (Emerging)
Distill Analytics ICT (Emerging)
A&K Robotics ICT (Emerging)
Certn ICT (Emerging)
Optigo Networks Inc. ICT (Emerging)
Aspect Biosystems Ltd. Life Sciences
Fusion Genomics Corporation Life Sciences
Life360 Innovations Inc. Life Sciences
Vesalius Cardiovascular Inc. Life Sciences
Microbiome Insights Inc. Life Sciences
Sonic Incytes Life Sciences (Emerging)
Embrace Orthopaedics Life Sciences (Emerging)

 

Want to see your company on next years’ list? On average, the companies that make the list have exceeded a 50% annual revenue growth rate and have significantly increased their employee headcount each year. Let us help you get there: innovatebc.ca/what-we-offer.

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