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  • How This Non-Profit Is Strengthening the Technology Workforce

    Opportunities in the tech sector are growing, and so is Canada’s Aboriginal population. New Brunswick’s Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) is not only training Aboriginal people to work in the tech sector, we are finding them jobs as well; both in New Brunswick’s world-class industry, and beyond. With JEDI’s October 12th Plenary Navigating the Future in ICT fast approaching, we would like

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • From Arts to Engineering, this Startup Accelerator Works Across Sectors

    Named the most entrepreneurial post-secondary institution in the country by Startup Canada, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is a major player in New Brunswick’s incredible entrepreneurial ecosystem. If anything has reinforced this reputation for me, it has been my experience over the past 12 weeks as Program Coordinator with the J. Herbert Smith Centre for

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