About Us

Who We Are

Established in 2010, XLRator is a social enterprise with a goal to build a thriving tech ecosystem in Fraser Valley. XLRator is a coalition of  tech companies, entrepreneurs, local government, industry partners, and educational institutions focused on attracting tech-based investment into the Fraser Valley, including the District of Mission, Cities of Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge and the Township of Langley.

Our members have access to exclusive events, resources, programs and services they need to grow their business in Fraser Valley.Our member companies include some of the most successful and well recognized tech companies in the world and many new, energetic startups that chose to stay and thrive in Fraser Valley.

Our Mission.

To drive expansion of the high tech sector supporting tech driven economic and academic development in the Region and skilled technical training and education.

Our Vision.

To build world class tech companies in Fraser Valley and bring startups, founders, companies and industry together for furthering innovation, collaboration and to foster talent.

XLRator is governed by a select group of technology executives that form a volunteer board of directors. XLRator is a coalition of local government, industry partners and high education institutions interested in attracting tech based investment into the “Region” (including the District of Mission, Cities of Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Maple Ridge, and the Township of Langley).

XLRator is committed to the technology-led economic and educational development of the region. Recognized as a desired tech sector with tremendous growth potential, this concept is strongly supported by several local organizations including Community Futures Development Corporation, the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation, Stó:lō Nation, the University of the Fraser Valley, as well as key local Provincial MLA’s and Municipal Council representatives of the regional municipalities.

British Columbia’s tech sector generates around $15 billion in GDP, which translates to seven percent of its economy. More than 106,000 individuals work in the local tech industry and there are over 10,200 hi tech companies in BC. It is time for Fraser Valley to stand up and make its mark.

- Stats courtesy of Profile of the British Columbia Technology Sector: 2017 Edition.

Why Fraser Valley

Beautiful scenery, unlimited recreational opportunities, affordable cost of living, historic communities and lower cost of doing business makes Fraser Valley a hub and hotbed for tech innovation.

Fraser Valley is home to many world class tech companies, a thriving agriculture hub, innovative manufacturing companies, and leading aerospace businesses.

With Abbotsford International Airport offering daily flights to major business hubs, you can build you business in one of the most livable places on earth while still being connected.

Our Goals

  • High quality sales and marketing infrastructure, programs and events, including both a tactical and strategic plan designed to attract investment in the Region from high tech and advanced technology firms.
  • Leadership on skilled technical workforce and related educational development, as well as public policy issues facing the technology industry.
  • Public policy advocacy and awareness at the Regional and provincial level with involvement at the national and international level based upon specific Regional needs.
  • Creation of international business opportunities for the Region and the promotion of the Region as a global technology hub through participation in international activities.
  • Partnering with other organizations to support and deliver technology-related educational and community programs.
  • Entrepreneurship in the Region through the development of a Concept to Capital program.
  • Advocate and support an economic, tax and regulatory environment, and the creation of a technology infrastructure and workforce that will maximize the competitiveness of the areas technology community.
  • Develop and support recommendations that will enhance the Region’s ability to attract and maintain technical and skilled key human resources.
  • Design and implement a plan that will produce a regional technology and research park(s) in which technology companies can exchange ideas and information and capitalize on business opportunities.
  • Identify and provide support for community-based technology needs.
  • Establish a membership program.

Partners & Sponsors