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Author: Jason Boies - 2/20 - Opportunities NB Blog

  • 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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  • 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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  • New Brunswick’s Quick Service Software Lands McDonald’s Japan Contract

    Fredericton-based 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, inventory and labour cost management, and more. Co-Founder and COO Greg Noel created the company’s flagship product eighteen years ago in his spare bedroom. It began as a side project;

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  • University of New Brunswick Launches Cannabis Health Research Chair

    New Brunswick recognizes cannabis as an economic growth opportunity due to the significant increase in demand and legalization in several non-Canadian jurisdictions over the past few years. With the medical cannabis industry projected to grow exponentially into the future, and soon-to-be legalized recreational use across Canada approaching, New Brunswick is already capitalizing on these areas

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  • New Brunswick’s Yanky Sports Makes Waves at Montreal Startupfest

    [Updated October 19, 2017] New Brunswick’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is among the most vibrant in Canada. ONB is taking a leadership role in that ecosystem via strategic partnerships with key local and international organizations. Among those partners is the Taskforce Fredericton Startup Network, who with ONB and other sponsors recently took 55 Atlantic Canada entrepreneurs to

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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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  • 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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  • New Brunswick, Canada and TrueNorth Partner on Silicon Valley Strategic Growth Initiative

    Yesterday we announced ONB’s new immigration and investment attraction partnership with Vancouver-based TrueNorth. New restrictions on the H-1B visa have some U.S.-based companies reconsidering where they house current and future employees. TrueNorth is responding to these concerns and has emerged as a leading advocate for U.S. companies looking to establish themselves north of the border.

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