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PlaceSpeak: An Emerging Rocket in Civic Technology


Ready to Rocket

Last week, PlaceSpeak was honoured to be named as one of the “2013 ICT Emerging Rockets” by Rocket Builders. “Emerging Rockets” is a recognition program for British Columbia technology companies.  In its eleventh year, the annual program showcases top private tech companies with great potential for market milestones, that have commercialized a product and are undergoing early stages of market adoption.

We are delighted to be recognized by Rocket Builders as an emerging technology company to watch in 2013.  What started as a concept in late 2010, has advanced from prototype with pilot projects in 2011, through beta-testing in 2012 and now to our PlaceSpeak 2.0 platform.  Our customer base of local government, regulated industries, land developers, and community organizations continues to grow along with our user-base of citizen participants who want to become more engaged with the topics that mean most to them within their community.

—Colleen Hardwick, CEO and Founder of New City Ventures Inc.

About Rocket Builders and the Rocket Recognition Program

Rocket Builders

Rocket Builders is a management-consulting firm providing sales and marketing services. With a focus on helping technology companies to grow and prosper, Rocket Builders has a proven track record of success with its clients. Since 2000, Rocket Builders has been engaged in market research, market planning, business development initiatives, strategic selling, and product launches for over 200 organizations.

Ready to Rocket” is a business recognition program for British Columbia’s tech sector that showcases the revenue growth leaders of tomorrow.  The “Emerging Rockets” list profiles technology companies from multiple technology sectors with great potential for investment and market breakthroughs in the coming year. Both lists are predictive of future success making them unique in approach and unique in value for our business audience. “Ready to Rocket” and “Emerging Rockets” are trademarks of Rocket Builders, a respected management consulting firm servicing the technology industry.

Each year, our team of analysts receives many inquiries on how we are able to predict so accurately which companies will grow revenue. Three elements characterize these high growth firms: a growing market opportunity, a unique competitive position and customer validation of a must-have value proposition.

Geoffrey Hansen, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders



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