Opportunities NB Blog

  • New Brunswick Welcomes Those ‘Dreaming’ Of a New Life

    As an ONB summer student working in Communications, I have been fortunate to witness some of the great things happening in New Brunswick in the last few months. Last week, for example, I attended the grand opening of Dream Payments’ Moncton-based Centre of Excellence. ONB welcomed the company to the province with a full day of

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  • Canada’s First Cybersecurity Workforce Development Summit: A Student’s Perspective

    As an ONB/CyberNB Co-op student, I had the opportunity to attend the first ever CyberSmart Summit in May. The summit brought together industry, government, and academia to initiate a workforce development strategy for the Canadian cybersecurity sector. The event was a success, with over 300 attendees and two days of intriguing sessions and keynotes. I left

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  • Fintech Solutions Provider Dream Payments Opens Centre of Excellence in New Brunswick

    New Brunswick’s strategic nearshore value proposition has already attracted some of the world’s top financial and information technology institutions to the province. Opportunities NB (ONB) continues to strengthen that value proposition with a focus on those sectors. ONB has worked hard to establish New Brunswick as the fastest-growing financial centre in Canada, including a focus on

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  • Payment Processing Leader Moneris Celebrates 15 Years in New Brunswick

    Opportunities NB (ONB) has made financial services a priority sector. Our strategic nearshore value proposition has attracted Canada’s top financial institutions, and we are building on this success by welcoming new entrants from the worlds of banking, insurance, and financial technology (fintech). ONB also supports the growth of existing New Brunswick fintech companies playing important roles

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  • What Your Business Doesn’t Know About Cybercrime Will Hurt You

    Cybersecurity, Small Business, cybercrime

    Cybercrime isn’t going away. In fact, it continues to grow. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that cybercrime will cost the world in excess of $6 trillion annually by 2021. If that number doesn’t alarm you, the fact that 43% of attacks are focused on small business, and that 60% of small businesses attacked go out of business

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  • These Entrepreneurs are Bringing Canadian Innovation to the Smart Grid

    [Opportunities NB is working to make New Brunswick a hub for smart grid development by attracting startups and national and international firms to conduct their testing and development in this province. This post originally appeared in August 2016. It is being republished today to coincide with Stash Energy’s participation at the 2017 Atlantic Venture Forum event

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  • What Does the Smart Grid Mean for New Brunswick?

    [In 2013, global leader Siemens established a smart grid development centre in New Brunswick as part of a partnership with NB Power. Based on this foundation, Opportunities NB is working to make New Brunswick a hub for smart grid development by attracting startups and national and international firms to conduct their testing and development in this

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  • ONB Case Study: Bringing RevJet to Canada

    [This post is being republished today as a follow-up to last week’s announcement of a new strategic partnership between Opportunities NB (ONB) and TrueNorth. The RevJet story is an excellent example of ONB’s work to bring Silicon Valley to Atlantic Canada. It demonstrates what ONB and its many provincial partners bring to the table in

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  • CyberNB Case Study: Blue Spurs and the Internet of Things

    IoT, Cybersecurity

    We all interact with the Internet of Things (IoT) every day. Our kids interact with the IoT every day. Everything from our mobile phones to our smartwatches to the devices used to heat and cool our homes are connected to the IoT. Despite connecting with it every day, many of us still don’t really know

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