Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Announcing 2011 Ready to Rocket ICT List

Rocket Builders Names Top Technology Companies
To the “Ready to Rocket” ICT list

Annual list highlights technology trends and those private
BC companies positioned for high growth in 2011.

VANCOUVER, BC – January 25, 2011

Rocket Builders today released its ninth annual “Ready to Rocket” list of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies that are best positioned to capitalize on the 2011 technology sector trends that will lead them to faster growth than their peers.

The annual “Ready to Rocket” ICT list provides accurate predictions of companies that will likely experience significant growth, venture capital investment or acquisition by a major player in the coming year. The “Ready to Rocket” ICT list is the only predictive list of its kind in North America.

“After a number of years of low growth in the ICT sector, spending is expected to grow and many BC companies are well positioned for significant revenue and employment growth,” said Geoffrey Hansen, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders. “For the coming 2011 year, we are predicting that companies focused upon cloud computing, social media and mobile applications will have the most opportunity for significant growth.”

There are 11 companies on the 2011 list that were on last year’s “Ready to Rocket” list. There are 14 new companies to appear on the 2011 “Ready to Rocket” ICT list including:

Alligato, Inc.
LiveCast Media, Inc.
Recombo Inc.
ResponseTek Networks Corp.
Spark Integration Technologies Inc.
Star Solutions International Inc.
StrangeLoop Networks
Subserveo Inc.
Tagga Media Inc.
Vineyard Networks Inc.

According to Dave Thomas, Senior Partner at Rocket Builders, “BC has consistently been launching innovative technology companies that are attractive to investors. At this year’s upcoming Canadian Financing Forum being held on February 20, 2011, many of the “Ready to Rocket” companies are, as usual, expected to attract significant investment.”

This year’s predictive 2011 “Ready to Rocket” list of companies has been expanded to three separate lists that are address specific tech sectors. The three sectors are: 1) Information and Communications Technology (ICT) that includes information, communications, wireless, new media and internet technologies, 2) CleanTech and 3) Life Sciences. Announcements of “Ready to Rocket” for CleanTech and Life Sciences will be made on February 22 and February 27, 2011, respectively, and nominations are currently being accepted. For details on the “Ready to Rocket” list and to nominate a company for the CleanTech or Life Sciences ‘ listing, please visit http://www.readytorocket.com

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