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D-Wave Systems

Temporal Defense Systems Purchases the First D-Wave 2000Q Quantum Computer (January 23, 2017)

Cyber security technology company to integrate system to solve critical and complex cyber security problems; here are the details.


General Fusion

The Fusion Underground: Can Small Fusion Energy Start-Ups Conquer the Problems That Killed the Giants? (October 21, 2016)

The November 2016 edition of Scientific American features General Fusion as it explores the private companies pursuing fusion energy article.


D-Wave Systems

Los Alamos National Laboratory Article (July 21, 2016)

This LANL article takes a simplified approach to explaining Quantum Computing and D-Wave’s role in setting standards in the Quantum field. Learn about the general concepts that apply to quantum computing by reading this article.


Copperleaf Technologies

Copperleaf’s C55 Solution Selected by the Government of British Columbia (June 21, 2016)

The B.C. Government has chosen to use Copperleaf’s decision analytics to enhance its decision making process. The C55 software solution, offered by GrowthWorks portfolio company, Copperleaf, will assist the B.C. Government to optimize and rationalize decisions, with regards to its portfolio of information technology capital investments across ministries. The press release featuring Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services; Amrik Virk’s comments can be found here.


ResponseTek Networks

ResponseTek given the Adoption of Technology Award (June 9, 2016)

ResponseTek, one of GrowthWorks’ Working Opportunity Fund portfolio companies, was recognized by the BC Technology Industry Association this year, winning the Adoption of Technology award. Read more about ResponseTek’s success.


Copperleaf Technologies

Emerging Company of the Year (June 8, 2016)

Working Opportunity portfolio company, Copperleaf, won the Emerging Company of the Year award at the TIAs. This GrowthWorks portfolio company is being recognized for their success. Read more about what the BC Technology Industry Association has to say about Copperleaf here.


Introhive

Introhive celebrated as one of the best businesses in New Brunswick in Telegraph-Journal’s Success Stories (May 22, 2016)

Jody Glidden, co-founder of Introhive, has used the knowledge and experience he obtained launching start-ups and working at BlackBerry to generate Introhive’s success. Introhive provides software that improves sales performance by automating CRM data entry and data synch relationships and insights within clients’ accounts. Read more about Introhive’s potential in Telegraph-Journal’s new feature: Success Stories.


Teradici

Recognized by CRN for Virtualization Industry Leadership and data management (May 9, 2016)

The CRN are recognizing Teradici, a Working Opportunity Fund Portfolio Company, for its innovative virtualization technology and advanced data center support and management. Read more about Teradici’s recognition by the CRN here.


Teradici

St Claraspital Wins Year’s Best Desktop Virtualization Project Award with the Help of Teradici (March 9, 2016)

The 2015 winner of the Best Desktop Virtualization award was St Claraspital. The hospital couldn’t have obtained their award without Teradici’s innovative technology. Read more about how this GrowthWorks Portfolio Company helped St Claraspital provide more efficient health care.


General Fusion

Featured in the Calgary Harold (February 21, 2016)

Fusion energy is often considered a solution to can replace fossil fuels. This GrowthWorks portfolio company is discussed in this article for its cost efficient approach to combat global warming. Read the Calgary Harold article on General Fusion here.


Virtual Marine Technologies

Lifeboat simulators featured in CAPP Marketing Campaign (February 17, 2016)

Virtual Marine Technologies develops advanced simulator technology to improve safety for lifeboat training. Recently featured in the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers marketing campaign, this GrowthWorks Atlantic Venture Fund Portfolio Company strives to make the offshore oil & gas industry safer. More information, along with the marketing video can be found here.


Switch Materials

GrowthWorks Portfolio Company listed as one of the top 10 Clean Tech Companies for 2016 (January 5, 2016)

SWITCH Materials’ automotive glazing product, created using synthetic and polymer chemistry research in combination with engineering applications, caught the attention of Investing News Network. Named one of the 10 Top Companies for Cleantech Investors to Watch, SWITCH Materials has great potential to apply their innovative technology in a variety of ways, aside from just automotive products. Please click here to read more.


Mixpo

The Connected Campaign: The Next Generation of Digital Advertising (November 6, 2015)

Mixpo, a portfolio company for GrowthWorks’ Working Opportunity Fund, recently released its Connected Campaign. Read about how real-time data flow affects ad campaign performance and production in Mixpo’s latest analysis.


General Fusion

CNN Interview (September 10, 2015)

The chief scientist and founder of General Fusion, Michel Laberge, was interviewed by CNN. The great potential for fusion energy is discussed in this interview. Take a look at the video here.


Smart Skin Technologies

High-speed Coca-Cola Canning Line Makes Use of Smart Skin’s Preventative Technology (May 5, 2015)

GrowthWorks Atlantic Venture Fund portfolio company, Smart Skin Technologies, is using its innovative pressure sensing technology to identify and prevent errors on the production line. The production line for Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada, located in Weston, Ontario, recently deployed Smart Skin’s inline quality assurance system. Read more about how the Weston plant uses Smart Skin’s preventative technology to improve their overall production, in the following article.


Layer7 Technologies

GrowthWorks awarded CVCA’s 2014 ‘Deal of the Year’ Award (May 21, 2014)

CVCA – Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, is pleased to announce that BDC Venture Capital and GrowthWorks are the joint recipients of the CVCA’s 2014 ‘Deal of the Year’ Award for the venture capital category - here are the details.


D-Wave Systems

The Quantum Quest for a Revolutionary Computer (February 6, 2014)

This Time magazine article by Lev Grossman explains the basics of quantum computing and discusses the importance of GrowthWorks portfolio company, D-Wave’s innovative technology. A summary of Time’s article can be found here.


General Fusion

The Vancouver Sun: How Canada can become a leader in fusion energy – opinion piece (January 14, 2014)

General Fusion, a GrowthWorks portfolio company, was featured in an article about clean energy research in Canada. This opinion piece discusses the international recognition for Vancouver’s fusion energy progress. The article goes so far as to say that General Fusion may be Canada’s key to becoming a leader in fusion energy. It is only a matter of time until fusion, an unlimited, emission free energy source, becomes the primary technology in the energy landscape. The article can be found here.

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