The Owl has Landed – HootSuite included on “Emerging Rockets” report

While many folks were eagerly watching Apple’s new release sideshow, you may have noticed HootSuite was included in list designed to showcase emerging companies with a significant chance of success in our home province of British Columbia. The list is created by business analysts after data-gathering and research so it’s not “just another popularity contest” (not that there is anything wrong with those ;-)).

Specifically, HootSuite was included in the “Emerging Rockets 2010 – Internet, Wireless and New Media” category. Joining HootSuite on the Emerging Rockets list are some other fine Internet, wireless and new media companies: Aegis Mobility, AppSocial, EcoBuddies, Mobidia, Mingleverse, Tagga Media – congrats to each.

Here’s how the Rocket Builders describe themselves:

Ready to Rocket is a unique business recognition list that profiles technology companies with the greatest potential for revenue growth. Each year, based on analysis of trends that will drive growth in the information technology sector, Rocket Builders identifies twenty-five (25) private companies that are best positioned to capitalize on the trends for growth. This selection methodology has been an accurate predictor of growth with “Ready to Rocket” companies exceeding the industry growth rate. Also, many of these companies raise investment capital and each year many of the profiled “Ready to Rocket” companies are acquired.

Follow along with Ready to Rocket’s news via Twitter: @readytorocket and/or #r2r. Also worth reading the follow-up stories about the 2009 awardees.

Of course, Techvibes is covering the story with 2010 Ready to Rocket list announced and we’ll keep an eye out for more coverage.

Vancouver’s Rocket Builders announced their eighth annual Ready to Rocket 25 list this evening naming 25 privately held BC companies that are “best positioned to capitalize on the 2010 technology sector trends that will lead them to faster growth than their peers”.