Wavefront announces companies selected for entrepreneurship program

Posted by Rob Lewis

Yesterday Wavefront announced the eight companies chosen to participate in their new Entrepreneurship@Wavefront program. This new program is offered in partnership with BCIC to support and nurture early-stage B.C. wireless companies from concept to commercialization over 12 months. 

Applicants were evaluated by leaders from Wavefront, BCIC, and the venture capital and investment community.

Selected wireless companies receive office space in Wavefront’s collaborative wireless incubator environment for one year and access to Wavefront’s advisory and testing services including its handset library, usability services, refinement of business development strategies and industry connections.

Participants for the 2010 Entrepreneurship@Wavefront program are:

  • Awesense Wireless - who designed a platform solution to help utility companies identify electrical distribution losses to quickly and easily increase efficiencies and recover lost revenue
  • D2D Campaign Solutions - who provide a mobile campaign platform to augment face-to-face communications in building and mobilizing a support base
  • ikamobile Limited - who created Movie Finder to help Android users search for movies playing at local cinemas in 16 countries
  • Marine Drive Mobile Labs - who deliver universal accessibility for people with visual and dexterity challenges
  • PortaLife Solutions, Inc. - who develop mobile solutions for healthy lifestyles including CarrotLines, a mobile application to help consumers make informed buying decisions based on their dietary and lifestyle preferences
  • QRL - who increases customer loyalty and profits for restaurant operators by enabling customers to participate in a loyalty program on a self-serve basis using their smartphones
  • Revonet Consulting Inc. - whose Memor appointment solutions software that uses wireless phones to  synchronize appointments between businesses and their customers
  • Single Digit Labs - who are creating new and captivating ways of using camera smartphones

Participants move into the Wavefront office space this week.

Company:
BCIC
Website:
http://www.bcic.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

BCIC encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. We accelerate technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs. With our partners, BCIC delivers programs and initiatives that promote company growth, resulting in jobs, increased revenue and economic development in BC. BCIC is a Crown Agency of the Province of... more

Company:
Wavefront
Website:
http://www.wavefrontac.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Wavefront is the national centre of excellence for wireless commercialization accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies in Canada. Wavefront improves speed-to-market and delivery of mobile applications and wireless technologies by providing emerging companies with a suite of WaveGuide™ training, mobile industry advisory services, incubation services, testing resources and market linkages that... more

Company:
PortaLife Solutions Inc.
Website:
http://www.CarrotLines.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

PortaLife Solutions Inc. is a Vancouver based company specializing in mobile solutions for healthy lifestyles "on the go". Confused about food labels? Use CarrotLines - our new innovative mobile application to scan the barcode using your phone’s camera and find out the product meets your needs quickly! CarrotLines is Canada’s leading mobile application that assists customers in making healthy informative shopping... more

Company:
Single Digit Labs
Website:
http://www.singledigitlabs.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Single Digit Labs is a mobile application development company that creates new and captivating ways of using camera smartphones. We are big believers in creating captivating user experiences and in applying smart technologies to create smashing results. more

Company:
Awesense Wireless
Website:
http://www.awesense.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Awesense Wireless is a smart sensor platform that helps utility companies quickly and easily identify losses and inefficiencies in their electrical distribution grid. The platform consists of smart sensors placed in the distribution grid that communicate with intelligent enterprise software. more


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