Announcing the 2019 HyperGrowth 5.0 Cohort

Building BC’s next generation of anchor tech companies

October 25, 2019 – Vancouver BC

HyperGrowth is a six-month revenue and growth accelerator that guides entrepreneurs to build BC’s next generation of anchor tech companies. The program is specifically designed for founders and executive teams of technology companies wanting to grow annual revenues from $1M+ to $10M+s.

A leading report consistently shows a clear need for HyperGrowth.  BC’s business landscape suggests that more small companies are transforming into medium-sized enterprises. Growth trends among companies with 50 employees or more, however, appears stagnant.  Even the most innovative companies in the sector may be struggling to scale. Support from industry experts who have crossed these growth thresholds accelerates the process and guides companies to becoming the next generation of anchor tech companies.  

BC Tech is excited to welcome the fifth HyperGrowth cohort. Please read on to learn more about each company.


Getting kids off the couch and back outside. 

Named one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company magazine, Biba transforms traditional playgrounds into “smart” playgrounds that appeal to the digital sensibilities of today’s kids while encouraging the active, outdoor and imaginative play that their parents want for them. For more information about Biba, visit their website here

VRIFY Technologies

VRIFY is redefining the traditional company-investor relationship. The platform’s toolkit enables companies to translate tough to digest data into 3D models, global site visits of remote projects into virtual tours, and traditional presentations into interactive experiences.  Some of the world’s most prominent mineral exploration and mining companies are using VRIFY’s presentation tools to communicate their value to investors. For more information about VRIFY, visit their website here.




Lumen5 is a video creation platform designed for brands and businesses to produce engaging video content for social posts, stories, and ads. Our goal is to enable anyone without training or experience to easily create amazing videos in minutes. Our technology enables marketing teams to focus on the story and narrative while relying on our system to do the heavy lifting.

Not only does our platform offer tools to make videos, Lumen5 takes it a step further to supply all the resources needed to make thumb-stopping videos. Our built-in media library offers access to millions of stock footage, photos, and soundtracks. This means that our users have access to everything they need without having to record or purchase any digital assets externally. For more information about Lumen5, visit their website here.


VanHack brings the world’s best tech talent to the tech ecosystem in Canada.  They help companies rapidly hire for hard-to-fill tech roles by making it easy to access global talent.  

Their vision: A Borderless World for Tech Talent.

For more information about VanHack, visit their website here


Riipen connects students with companies to work on real projects, for course credit.

In a fast-evolving workforce, organizations and educators are looking for innovative ways to prepare today’s learners for the demands of tomorrow’s workplace.

Riipen connects learners directly with industry to work on real projects, embedded into their curriculum and facilitated by an instructor. Through the Riipen platform, students gain hands-on experience, develop their skills, and build up a portfolio of validated feedback from real companies. For more information about Riipen, visit their website here

To learn more about the HyperGrowth program and how you can get involved, contact Mervyn Mabini.

Special thanks to our partners for making this program possible.