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  • $1 Million Breakthru Startup Competition Launches National Prize

    The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation that makes venture capital investments in startups, funds R&D inside SMEs, and applied research at publicly-funded colleges and universities. This fall, the corporation’s biennial startup competition, Breakthru, is going nationwide for the first time with one national prize of up to $250,000 (including both cash and entrepreneurial services) aimed

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  • Award-Winning Winery Brings Canadian Flavour to China

    Since opening in 2003, New Brunswick’s Gillis of Belleisle has earned a reputation for creating unique award-winning wines. Located at the head of Belleisle Bay, the winery—one of the province’s oldest—is a perfect destination for those seeking a taste of both delicious wine and New Brunswick’s gorgeous summer scenery. “We get a fantastic breeze coming off the Bay,

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  • This New Brunswick Company is Accelerating Healthcare Sales and Marketing

    New Brunswick’s elandas is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company offering a variety of enablement tools for sales and marketing leaders in the life sciences sector. CEO Ryan Roberts says the company began with a solution to help customers (pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies) streamline the process of getting customized marketing resources through rigorous approval processes. Success of

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  • Startup Canada Recognizes New Brunswick Biotech Entrepreneur

    The juice industry faces a significant problem as it relates to shelf life and spoilage. Beverage companies are losing money on spoiled product, and many of these juices are highly priced. New Brunswick’s Chinova Bioworks is developing a natural, safe, and effective antimicrobial agent to help solve this particular pain point. The company uses various

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  • This Startup is Helping the Forest Industry Save Time and Money

    The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) program has become an essential component of New Brunswick’s incredible entrepreneurial ecosystem. CanCross Infrastructure, a Fredericton startup fresh from the TME’s Summer Institute accelerator, saw its beginnings in a TME-hosted classroom. Company co-founders Scott Allen, Thomas Bird, and Joshua White, say their business wouldn’t exist

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  • These Engineers are Bringing Canadian Innovation to the Smart Grid

    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 run more power plants in order to meet increased demand. Three Canadian entrepreneurs look to solve those challenges, and help consumers save money in the process. Recent

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  • How One Engineer is Brewing Entrepreneurial Success

    Shortly after arriving in New Brunswick from England, engineer Adam Clawson and his partner, Nicola Mason, were looking for a drink on a cold stormy night at a campus bar in Fredericton. “I asked about craft beer and they mentioned Picaroons, a local brand.” says Clawson. “Nicola asked about cider; they looked around and found

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  • 5 Success Tips from One of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

    Starting a business and raising two children while being a single mother is no small feat. That, however, is exactly what Dawn Pottier of Lulujo Baby is doing. Over the last few months, this highly focused entrepreneur has received a lot of recognition, including being named one of Profit Guide’s 2016 W100, their list of

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  • How a Professional Hockey Player Became a Fashion Entrepreneur

    Sawyer Hannay left Canada at age 19 to play professional hockey in Austria. Despite being well traveled at a young age—he had lived in Halifax to play Major Junior, and was drafted by the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks—Hannay experienced a bit of culture shock in Europe. “It was pretty much the polar opposite of life in rural New

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