Rocket Builders names Bit Stew Systems as a Top Cleantech company on the “Ready to Rocket” List

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Annual list highlights technology companies positioned for high growth in 2014 and beyond.

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Bit Stew Systems Inc., a world-leading provider of integrated, real-time network operations for the utility industry was named to Rocket Builders 12th Annual “Ready to Rocket” list as a top CleanTech company for second consecutive year.

“We are thrilled to be named to the Ready to Rocket list once again, as it recognizes Bit Stew for our potential growth across industry sectors, and our contribution to the utility industry,” says Kevin Collins, CEO of Bit Stew Systems.

“This recognition highlights our proven success in driving emerging technologies and trends such as the Internet of Things, and for providing powerful intelligence at the edge for our customers,” adds Kevin. “Making this list is a testament to our world-class platform that’s solving complex challenges for the utility industry every day. Quite simply, no one is doing what we do in the smart grid space.”

Rocket Builders Ready to Rocket list identifies British Columbia technology companies that are best positioned to capitalize on technology trends that will lead them to faster growth than their peers. Ready to Rocket has provided accurate predictions of private companies that will likely experience significant growth, venture capital investment or acquisition by a major player in the coming year. The list covers three technology sectors: Information and Communications Technology (ICT), CleanTech (CT) and Life Science (LS). The Ready to Rocket list is the only predictive ranking of its kind in North America, and requires many months of sector and company analysis.

Geoffrey Hansen, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders says, “Three elements characterize these ‘most likely to succeed’ high growth firms: a growing market opportunity, a unique competitive position and customer validation of a must-have value proposition.”

CleanTech companies continue to fuel economy
The 2013 Ready to Rocket list for CleanTech performed extremely well with a median revenue growth rate approaching 75 per cent. The CleanTech list companies created over 125 new jobs representing over 35 per cent employment growth. The majority of companies had between 20 to 100 per cent revenue growth and an impressive 33 per cent of the companies on the list were able to more than double their revenue. The CleanTech sector in B.C. is broad and becoming more diverse. Growth rates are better than many other regions of North America. B.C. has strong CleanTech companies across key industrial verticals such as: clean energy, oil sands, petroleum, transportation and construction.

You can see the complete list of 2014 Ready to Rocket CleanTech companies. For more information about Rocket Builders and the Ready to Rocket awards, visit: http://www.readytorocket.com.

About Bit Stew Systems Inc. & Grid Director™
Bit Stew Systems Inc. is a world-leading provider of integrated, real-time network operations solutions for the utility industry. Bit Stew’s flagship product, Grid Director, is revolutionizing the way the utility industry deploys, operates, secures and optimizes smart grids globally. Grid Director’s game-changing approach offers customers an in-depth, interactive and real-time view of their smart grids enabling them to make more agile and informed decisions that elevate their business operations. Founded in 2005, Bit Stew Systems is a private company that is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia with offices in Mountain View, California, Toronto, Ontario, and Melbourne, Australia. Learn more http://www.griddirector.com. Follow us on Twitter: @grid_director.

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