This morning Rocket Builders announced its 2018 Ready to Rocket Winners. For 16 years, this list has provided an accurate forecast of compelling BC technology companies that are positioned for investment and exponential growth and this year was no different.
New entrants to each of the Emerging Rocket and Ready to Rocket lists prove that tech in B.C. is at an exciting place right now. In all four categories, fast moving startups are attracting capital and more established companies are successfully working to increase their consumer base. Interestingly, Rocket Builders saw so many promising candidates in the food and agri-tech space this year that they intend to expand the categories for next year to showcase these newcomers to the tech scene.
We were excited to see a few familiar faces recognized on the list, including Tantalus Labs, Rainforest Automation, Inc., and Brewhound, which was a successful candidate in the Beta version of our Amplify program (stay tuned for more).
The announcement also came with a discussion of the landscape for growth for this and last year. 2017 saw companies on the list earning revenue at a higher rate and increasing job growth as a result. As expected, the areas most likely to disrupt technology in 2018 include AI, IoT, bots, AR/VR, blockchain, drones, cloud computing and fintech.
McMillan is proud to sponsor the Ready to Rocket recognition program, as part of BC’s vibrant and growing technology sector. We, at Startups @ McMillan, look forward to learning more about these companies and the opportunity to support them achieving their missions.