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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

2013 Ready to Rocket Presentation

Here is the briefing provided to investors and advisors of technology companies in Vancouver on March 12th 2013. We are getting a lot of traffic today, so the following link may work better:

The full press release can be found here:

2013 Life Science Emerging Rockets

The 2013 selections for the Life Science "Emerging Rockets" list are as follows:

ARC Medical Devices Inc.
Ayogo Health Inc
Equicare Health Inc. (formerly Cogent Health Solutions Inc.)
Guard RFID Solutions
Indel Therapeutics Inc.
iProgen Biotech Inc.
Lungpacer Medical Inc.
ReFleX Wireless Inc.
Target Tape Inc. (formerly Aeos Biomedical Inc.)
VanRx PharmaSystems Inc.

Click here to see the 2013 Life Science Ready to Rocket companies.

2013 ICT Emerging Rockets

The 2013 selections for the ICT Emerging Rockets list are as follows:

AdvancedIO Systems Inc.
BUYATAB Online Inc.
Collabware Systems Inc.
ConnectionPoint Systems Inc. (CPSI)·FundRazr
EKA Innovations Inc. (Procurify)
Envisio Solutions Inc.
ePACT Network Ltd.
Evidencepix Systems Inc.
Learndot (Matygo Educational Incorporated)
MediaCore Inc
Metafor Software Inc.
Mobidia Technology Incorporated
MobSafety, Inc.
myBestHelper™ Solutions Inc.
Optemo Technologies Inc.
Perch Communications, Inc.
PlaceSpeak (New City Ventures Inc.)
Prosyna Communications Inc
Roam Mobility Inc.
Scoop (Trusterra Technologies Inc.)
TSO Logic Inc.
V7 Entertainment Inc.
Wifarer Inc
WiMatek Systems

Click here to view the 2013 ICT Ready to Rocket companies.

2013 Cleantech Emerging Rockets

The 2013 selections for the Cleantech Emerging Rockets list are as follows:

Awesense Wireless Inc.
Axine Water Technologies Inc
BioVessel Technologies Inc
Cooledge Lighting Inc.
Diacarbon Energy Inc
Etalim Inc.
Exro Technologies Inc
General Fusion Inc.
Kairama Inc
Minesense Technologies Ltd
Nanozen Inc.
Prongineer Research and Development Ltd

Click here to view the 2013 Cleantech Ready to Rocket companies.

Press Release - 2013 Ready to Rocket List

Rocket Builders Names Top Technology Companies To the “Ready to Rocket” lists for 11th Consecutive Year

Annual list highlights technology trends and those private
BC companies positioned for high growth in 2013.

VANCOUVER, BC – March 12, 2013

Rocket Builders today released its eleventh annual “Ready to Rocket” lists of British Columbia technology companies that are best positioned to capitalize on the 2012 technology sector trends that will lead them to faster growth than their peers. Rocket Builders also released results from its 2012 lists, with 2 companies being acquired and 3 companies graduating from future consideration having achieved greater than $20 million in revenue.

The annual “Ready to Rocket” lists provide accurate predictions of private companies that will likely experience significant growth, venture capital investment or acquisition by a major player in the coming year. The lists cover 3 different technology sectors:
      Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
      Cleantech (CT)
      Life Science (LS)

The “Ready to Rocket” lists are the only predictive lists of its kind in North America, requiring many months of sector and company analysis.

“Each year, our team of analysts received lots of inquiries on how we are able to predict so accurately which companies will grow revenue.” said Geoffrey Hansen, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders. “Three elements characterize these high growth firms: a growing market opportunity, a unique competitive position and customer validation of a must-have value proposition.”

The 2012 Ready to Rocket list for ICT performed extremely well. The median growth rate on that list was over 50% growth, with the 10 companies exceeding 75% growth and 5 companies exceeding 100% growth. The 2013 list will feature 25 companies, and the list can be found here:

“With the growth of mobility and cloud computing as major drivers of the ICT sector, there are many market opportunities that BC companies are capitalizing on,” said Reg Nordman, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders, “And despite slow economic growth in most global markets, ICT companies are finding ways to win customers in the United States and abroad.”

The 2012 Ready to Rocket list for Cleantech also performed extremely well, with 3 companies exceeding $30 million in revenue, and many more were able to more than double their revenues. The 2013 list will be expanded to feature 14 companies, and the list can be found here:

According to Dave Thomas, Senior Partner at Rocket Builders, “B.C. continues to be a leader in Cleantech innovation, and investments into this sector continue to grow. Unlike information technology, Cleantech innovations need longer timeframes to establish a market foothold. This year, many new B.C. startups have transitioned from innovation to commercialization.”

The 2012 Ready to Rocket list for Life Science featured many new investments and key milestones. The 2013 list will feature 10 companies, and the list can be found here:

According to Thealzel Lee, Senior Partner at Rocket Builders, “2012 has seen significant investments in BC’s life science companies as well as changes to the business landscape that is reflective of the challenges faced by the regulatory environment as it tries to keep up with the advances and convergence of molecular biology, chemistry, digital media, nanotechnology, ICT and other interfacing technologies.”

2013 Ready to Rocket Life Science List

The 2013 selections for the Life Science Ready to Rocket list are as follows:

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc
Augurex Life Sciences Corp.
Bionic Power Inc.
Boreal Genomics Inc.
DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
GenoLogics Life Sciences Software
LightIntegra Technology Inc.
SemiosBIO Technologies Inc.
Tyze Personal Networks Ltd.
Zymeworks Inc.

2013 Ready to Rocket Cleantech List

The 2013 selections for the Cleantech Ready to Rocket list are as follows:

Aquatic Informatics Inc.
Bit Stew Systems Inc.
Corvus Energy
dPoint technologies Inc.
Energex Power Saver Systems Inc
Energy Aware Technology Inc.
Light-Based Technologies Inc.
Pulse Energy Inc.
Quadrogen Power Systems, Inc.
Rainforest Automation Inc.
S2G Biochemicals Inc
Saltworks Technologies Inc.
Solegear Bioplastics Inc
Switch Materials Inc.

2013 Ready to Rocket ICT List

The 2013 selections for the ICT Ready to Rocket list are as follows:

1to1Real Process Technologies, LTD (CMaeON)
Clio (Themis Solutions Inc.)
Colligo Networks Inc
Colony Networks, Inc
D-Wave Systems Inc.
Fulcrum Management Solutions Ltd. (Thoughtstream)
iamota Corporation
In Motion Technology Inc.
Indicee Inc.
Lambda Solutions Inc.
Loud Crow Interactive Inc.
Mobio Identity Systems, Inc.
Payfirma Corporation.
QR Loyalty Systems Inc. (RewardLoop)
QuickMobile Inc.
Recombo Inc
Recon Instruments Inc
ResponseTek Networks Corp.
Roadhouse Interactive Limited
Rx Networks Inc.
SendtoNews Video Incorporated ("SendtoNews")
Spark Integration Technologies Inc.
Star Solutions International Inc
Tasktop Technologies Inc.
Xomo Digital Inc.