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  • Investment in New Brunswick: A Look at the Past Year

      New Brunswick was named the lowest business cost location in Canada and the U.S. in KPMG’s 2016 Competitive Alternatives study on featured cities. On average, New Brunswick cities have an 18 percent operating cost advantage over the G7 average. That is only part of the reason companies choose New Brunswick — check out our top ten

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  • 5 Lessons Learned From Working at a Startup

    Upon graduating from the University of New Brunswick’s Renaissance College (Leadership Studies) in May 2015 I took a summer internship with the Pond-Deshpande Centre. I wasn’t sure if I would stay in New Brunswick or move west to my home town of Calgary. Fortunately, I crossed paths with HotSpot CEO Phillip Curley at the Our Top Talent pitch

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  • Gaming for Good: Canadian Entrepreneur Looks to Help Flint Kids

    New Brunswick entrepreneur Joshua Sallos has long been interested in both gaming and social justice, and was looking for an opportunity to combine both passions. With the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Sallos found his next project. Sallos is one of the minds behind Age of Agua, an upcoming mobile game aiming to teach children

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  • Why Appnovation Invested in New Brunswick

    Appnovation Technologies, ranked by Profit Magazine on its 2016 Profit 500 list as one of Canada’s fastest growing IT companies, has seen great success in the province of New Brunswick. It has positioned itself quite nicely by making key decisions that not only have it ready for growth, but poised for long-term success. Opportunities NB (ONB) spoke

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  • Calling Tech Professionals: We’re Hiring Now

    New Brunswick is the birthplace of Radian6 and Q1 Labs, who were later purchased by Salesforce.com and IBM respectively and are just two of the exciting companies that form New Brunswick’s vibrant ecosystem. In fact, the Toronto Star named New Brunswick the next startup hub of Canada in 2013. And, the best news of all: New

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  • CyberTitan: Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

    Organizations across the globe are feeling the pain when it comes to cybersecurity, advanced threat detection, and in particular the global shortage of skilled talent. Cybersecurity Ventures projects $1 trillion will be spent globally on cybersecurity between 2017 and 2021. In New Brunswick, government, industry and academia are collaborating to develop tomorrow’s leaders and innovators

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  • New Brunswick College to Offer Atlantic Canada’s First Salesforce Administration Course

    In 2011, via acquisition of social media monitoring company Radian6, Silicon Valley titan Salesforce.com established its presence in the province of New Brunswick. Today, the company strengthens its ties to the region, officially welcoming the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) into the Salesforce Academic Alliance Program. As part of this announcement, NBCC is launching a

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  • This Canadian Startup Will Automate Your Recruiting Process

    Moncton, New Brunswick’s VidCruiter offers HR departments an innovative, video-powered, automated hiring platform. The company’s interviewing solutions replace many of the repetitive tasks that occupy too much of a recruiter’s time on a daily basis. With VidCruiter’s solutions, companies can complete those redundant tasks in roughly a fifth of the time that it would take using traditional recruiting

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  • New Brunswick Private and Public Sectors Collaborate on Big Data Project

    In 2012, entrepreneur Phillip Curley stepped outside during a startup event in Fredericton. Looking at a parking meter he had an idea; he would make downtown parking stress-free. The result was a new company, and the launch of HotSpot Parking’s mobile app. Curley and his team next recognized a parking-related challenge for retailers; small businesses in the downtown core had little

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