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  • New Brunswick Startup Improves Public Safety with Artificial Intelligence

    EhEye (pronounced AI) is a New Brunswick-based startup improving public safety and security via the use of artificially intelligent video analytics. The company’s innovative software can automatically detect and extract objects, people, activities, and behaviours of interest from streaming video. CEO James Stewart recently returned from India where he participated in a federally-organized trade mission. An

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  • Thoughts From the Best Employer in Canada’s Telecommunications Sector

    Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc. is one of Canada’s leading broadband service providers. With over 800 employees (over 500 of whom live and work in New Brunswick) and over 300,000 subscribers coast-to-coast, the company continues to see incredible growth both inside and outside of the province. For over a decade, Xplornet has provided innovative broadband

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  • 10 New Brunswick Success Stories for International Women’s Day

    International Women’s Day is the annual recognition of social, cultural, political, and business achievements of women across the globe. To mark the occasion, Opportunities NB (ONB) would like to present a quick roundup of some of our favourite posts highlighting the many awesome businesswomen of New Brunswick. Bethany Deshpande is the CEO and Co-Founder of SomaDetect, a

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  • Panasonic’s New Brunswick Investment: Quick Service Software

    [This post was originally published in March 2016, it has been updated due to an announcement made today by QSS and Opportunities NB] New Brunswick’s Quick Service Software (QSS) provides web-based back office software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for quick service restaurant clients. QSS services big name customers across the globe, assisting with financial reporting, food and labour cost

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  • New Brunswick Biotech Startup Helps Engineering Firms Make Better Decisions

    WEnTech is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company specializing in biomass and the waste-to-energy industry. The company’s software solution, WEnTech Smart Analysis System (W-SAS ™) provides engineering consultants with up-to-date information allowing for proactive decision making regarding waste-to-energy opportunities. CEO Amir Akbari and CTO Farough Motasemi both immigrated to Canada from Iran. Their entrepreneurial journey began at the

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  • New Brunswick’s SimpTek: One of Canada’s Companies to Watch

    SimpTek Technologies is a Fredericton-based startup helping power utilities and their customers understand energy usage through data collection. The company was recently named one of Canada’s Companies-to-Watch at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards. They were the only company in the Maritime Provinces to receive this recognition. We spoke with Keelen Gagnon, Chief Operating Officer,

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  • A Look at IBM’s Award-Winning New Brunswick Research Institute

    The IBM Centre for Advanced Studies – Atlantic (CAS Atlantic) is a research-based institution designed to promote collaborative research between IBM and the University of New Brunswick (UNB). At this past fall’s CASCON, IBM’s annual industrial and academic conference, UNB was the only university to be recognized for excellence in three categories. PhD candidate Bing Yang

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  • New Brunswick Entrepreneur Brings Sustainable Energy to Rural Africa

    Caleb Grove grew up in Africa, living in Cameroon for nearly a decade. During his time there he conceived a renewable energy solution that would become the basis of his startup, Mbissa Energy Systems. His goal is to bring electricity to regions of rural Africa that had never seen power before. Returning to Canada he was able

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  • New Brunswick Brings Project-Based Learning to Cybersecurity

    Ruth Wilson is a learning specialist with New Brunswick’s Education & Early Childhood Development (EECD) department. She and her team focus on instructional design and development, creating online learning experiences for high school students and professional learning courses for educators. Wilson works with subject matter experts to create interactive courseware offerings, some of which have

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