Opportunities NB Blog

  • Opportunities NB launches new funding policies to support early stage companies

      One of the competitive advantages of launching a business in New Brunswick is the strength of our entrepreneurial ecosystem. New Brunswick’s startup network is one of the most vibrant in Canada. From mentors to VC support to collaborating for success, there is something unique taking place in this province. As part of ONB’s entrepreneurship strategy,

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  • These Entrepreneurs are Bringing Canadian Innovation to the Smart Grid

    [This post originally appeared in August 2016. It is being republished today due to Stash Energy CEO Jordan Kennie’s Startup Canada Young Entrepreneur Award win last Thursday.] Electricity usage fluctuates throughout the day, with significant spikes in both the morning and early evening. These fluctuations cause huge issues for utilities as they are forced to

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  • Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity Launched

    [This post originally appeared in January. It is being republished today due to Dr Ali Ghorbani’s Startup Canada Award Senior Entrepreneur Award win last Thursday.] The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, an innovative hub for research, training and industry collaboration, opens at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) today with more than $4.5 million in funding

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  • New Accelerator to Help New Brunswick Lead in Cybersecurity and Smart Grid

    [This post originally appeared in December 2016. It is being republished today due to Dr Dhirendra Shukla’s Startup Canada Entrepreneur Promotion Award win last Thursday. The Energia Ventures accelerator is an example of Dr Shukla’s many efforts to advance New Brunswick entrepreneurship.] The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has already been recognized as the most entrepreneurial

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  • New Brunswick Wins Big at the Startup Canada Atlantic Awards

    The annual Startup Canada Awards celebrate and recognize those companies and individuals driving impact and demonstrating excellence in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community. Opportunities NB (ONB) was proud to host this year’s Atlantic Region awards gala last night at the Fredericton Convention Centre. This year’s winners were announced at a ceremony attended by leading Canadian

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  • New Brunswick’s Defence Industry: A Primer

    [Representatives from ONB/CyberNB are at DEFSEC Atlantic in Halifax this week. Timed with the event, we are republishing a look at New Brunswick’s Defence sector.] The province of New Brunswick is a prime location for the manufacturing of land vehicles, simulation and training, and cybersecurity. New Brunswick has the research capabilities, the infrastructure, and the

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  • Startup Canada Podcast: World Class Strategy with ONB’s Stephen Lund

    New Brunswick’s startup scene is among the most vibrant in Canada. Opportunities NB (ONB) is taking a leadership role within that entrepreneurial ecosystem by building strategic partnerships with key organizations both locally and internationally. One of those organizations is Startup Canada. Founded in May 2012, Startup Canada has become the most recognized and active entrepreneurship

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  • The Future of New Brunswick: Meet the Winners of ONB’s #NBProud Bursary

    ONB is dedicated to helping talented New Brunswick students begin their careers at home. To that end, ONB’s Board of Directors has awarded bursaries valued at $1,000 each to 10 New Brunswick students. Many first-year students rely on scholarships and bursaries to survive the ramen-filled ends of a semester when money gets tight. With this

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  • From Ukraine to New Brunswick — Welcoming Zwebra Web Studio

    Opportunities NB (ONB) and the Province of New Brunswick understand the critical role that immigration plays in economic growth. Recent ONB announcements speak directly to this immigration focus. The arrival of Dream Payments in Moncton, for example, brought several new families to the province from Russia and Vietnam. That announcement came hot on the heels

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