Seven companies have been chosen as the initial class of a new accelerator program set up by BlackBerry and L-SPARK, Canada’s leading software-as-a-service accelerator, with the goal of growing the next great, global technology company.

The search for candidates for the new accelerator program was launched this past September to help small and medium-sized technology enterprises (SMEs) grow their businesses and bring new products to market using BlackBerry QNX technology.

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