Icicle Goes to Mexico & Columbia with Wavefront

In September 2017, Icicle Technologies Inc. joined four other promising Canadian tech companies on a trade mission to Mexico and Columbia. The trip was part of Wavefront’s Global Market Entry Program and organized in collaboration with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Serivce. Wavefront, a Canadian centre for the commercialization for comanies in the wireless and IoT technologies spaces, founded their Global Market Entry Program to help Canadian companies explore new markets through specifically-designed trips that target a specific sub-sector of the wireless industry. Participants from a small, select group of Canadian companies conduct one-on-one meets with potential industry partners and attend industry events in the country or countries.

“The companies on this trip have innovative, proven solutions for the agriculture industry,” says Brian Roberts, Vice President, Global Services with Wavefront. “We believe the face-to-face meetings that take place will help them tap into significant global market opportunities.”

Icicle Technologies Inc. joined the trip to Mexico & Columbia with Croptracker (a record keeping and operational management system), Ecoation (an app for detection of pests, diseases, and deficiencies for greenhouse growers of high value crops), Sendum (a real-time tracking and monitoring solution for shippers to track product), and TechMist (producer of powerful, non-chemical cleaning and disinfection systems for agriculture).

The Icicle community may remember a similar trip to Australia and New Zealand the previous year, which resulted in Icicle signing new clients and securing an affiliate partnerships with All Systems Go that help us service customers on the ground in these new markets. Wavefront featured Icicle in a follow-up article, “Icicle Technologies Inc: Food Safety Software is Improving Global Health Standards“.

“With the food industry expanding and regulatory requirements tightening, end to end safety monitoring systems become even more vital,” Elise Varley from Wavefront writes. “Icicle is adding to their playbook by building out new solutions for farmers and manufacturers, and plans to continue their expansion across borders.”

The story was also picked up by BC Business Magazine in their feature article about four British Columbian companies that found success in opening new markets abroad (“How Four Small BC Business Cracked the Export Market“).

Check out the press release from Wavefront about the trip!

To find out more about Icicle’s international opportunities and partnerships, contact us at info@icicletechnologies.com. Request a free demo today!

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