Rocket Builders has released its 13th annual Ready to Rocket lists. The list features BC tech companies that are “best positioned to capitalize on the technology sector trends that will lead them to faster growth than their peers”. The 2015 list once again features many New Ventures Competition Alumni.


The three lists—which cover the sectors of information and communications technology, cleantech, and life science— provide Rocket Builders’ expert predictions of private companies that will likely experience significant growth, venture capital investment or acquisition by a major player in the coming year. 

“The technology sector continues to grow in BC and presents a growing challenge to select and identify the most likely to succeed,” said Geoffrey Hansen, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders. “Three elements characterize these ‘most likely to succeed’ high growth firms: a growing market opportunity, a unique competitive position and customer validation of a must-have value proposition.”

“Most of the companies on the Ready to Rocket lists do the majority of their business in the United States,” said Reg Nordman, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders, “The USA Economy is growing, and, along with the weakening Canadian dollar, is expected to give B.C. technology companies a revenue boost next year. In past years when the Canadian dollar weakened, Ready to Rocket companies were able to be more competitive and increase profitability.”

Selections for this year’s lists include a number of NVBC Top 40 alumni including:

Aspect Biosystems
Augurex Life Sciences Corp (2007 First prize Winner)
Awesense Wireless
Axine Water Technologies
Bitlit Media
DarkVision Technologies (2014 First prize Winner)
Diacarbon Energy
LightIntegra Technology  (2009 First prize Winner)
Lungpacer Medical
Mazza Innovation
MediaCore Technologies (2012 First prize Winner)
MetaOptima Technology
Minesense Technologies
myBestHelper Solutions
Nanozen Safety
Neurio (won prize in 2006 as EnergyAware)
Optigo Networks
Precision NanoSystems
Quadrogen Power Systems
Rainforest Automation
Saltworks Technologies  (2008 First prize Winner)
Scoop MAE
SemiosBIO Technologies
Solegear Bioplastics
StreetTextThinkific Labs Network
TSO Logic
Read the full press release here: Ready to Rocket

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