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Ready to Rocket


Ready to Rocket is a unique business recognition list that profiles British Columbia technology companies with the greatest potential for revenue growth. Each year, based on analysis of trends that will drive growth in the technology sector, Rocket Builders identifies the top private companies that are best positioned to capitalize on the trends for growth. This selection methodology has been an accurate predictor of growth and investment milestones.

"Ready to Rocket" companies, on average, have exceeded a 50% annual growth revenue growth rate and have significantly increased their employee headcount each year.

"Ready to Rocket" companies are more likely to raise investment capital and each year many of the profiled "Ready to Rocket" companies are acquired.

Since 2003, 30 companies that have been featured on our recognition lists were acquired in the year they were featured on the list.

"Ready to Rocket" is a trademark of Rocket Builders, a respected management consulting firm servicing the technology industry.

Emerging Rockets


"Emerging Rockets" is a recognition program for British Columbia technology companies that are not yet in a high revenue growth stage but have great potential for investment and market breakthroughs in the coming year. An "Emerging Rocket" company is a company with great potential for market milestones but may be a few years away from maximum revenue growth. Previously called the "Ones to Watch" list, these companies have commercialized a product and are undergoing early stages of market adoption. Occasionally, this early market entry is so impressive that these early stage companies are acquired (FlickR is an example of a B.C. company recognized by this list in past and acquired shortly afterward). Frequently, "Emerging Rockets" become "Ready to Rocket" within one to two years.