Startup Canada Accelerator or the Year Award
2014 Accelerator of the Year Wavefront accelerates the growth and success of wireless companies by connecting them with critical resources, partners and opportunities, to drive economic and social benefits for Canada. Wavefront provides a suite of accelerated commercialization and mentorship programs, international market linkages, state of the art wireless product development and testing infrastructure, and wireless training programs and events. Wavefront generates $4.80 in economic benefits for every public dollar invested in it and has produced almost $37 million in GDP across the Canadian economy. Companies state that Wavefront has helped accelerate their time to market by four to six months, generated new streams of revenue, and saved them money. Over the last 12 months Wavefront has: taken 30 companies on 14 International Market Entry trips completed 64 consulting projects 43 companies participated in the Wavefront BC Venture Acceleration Program with 9 graduates and 1 successful acquisition. Wavefront held 27 events across Canada, engaging almost 4,000 people and drew an international crowd to the 3rd annual 2014 Wavefront Wireless Summit.