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  • New Brunswick Biotech Startup Helps Engineering Firms Make Better Decisions

    WEnTech is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company specializing in biomass and the waste-to-energy industry. The company’s software solution, WEnTech Smart Analysis System (W-SAS ™) provides engineering consultants with up-to-date information allowing for proactive decision making regarding waste-to-energy opportunities. CEO Amir Akbari and CTO Farough Motasemi both immigrated to Canada from Iran. Their entrepreneurial journey began at the

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  • New Brunswick’s SimpTek: One of Canada’s Companies to Watch

    SimpTek Technologies is a Fredericton-based startup helping power utilities and their customers understand energy usage through data collection. The company was recently named one of Canada’s Companies-to-Watch at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards. They were the only company in the Maritime Provinces to receive this recognition. We spoke with Keelen Gagnon, Chief Operating Officer,

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  • A Look at IBM’s Award-Winning New Brunswick Research Institute

    The IBM Centre for Advanced Studies – Atlantic (CAS Atlantic) is a research-based institution designed to promote collaborative research between IBM and the University of New Brunswick (UNB). At this past fall’s CASCON, IBM’s annual industrial and academic conference, UNB was the only university to be recognized for excellence in three categories. Ph.D. candidate Bing Yang

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  • New Brunswick Brings Project-Based Learning to Cybersecurity

    CyberNB CyberSecurity workshop

    Ruth Wilson is a learning specialist with New Brunswick’s Education & Early Childhood Development (EECD) department. She and her team focus on instructional design and development, creating online learning experiences for high school students and professional learning courses for educators. Wilson works with subject matter experts to create interactive courseware offerings, some of which have

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  • New Brunswick’s SomaDetect Brings Innovation to the Dairy Farm

    Over the past year, we have met New Brunswick companies using Big Data to revolutionize the food and beverage supply chain, improve municipal infrastructure, and better understand traffic patterns. Fredericton entrepreneur Bethany Deshpande is bringing Big Data to the farm with the launch of SomaDetect, a new agro-tech startup. SomaDetect helps dairy farmers produce the

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  • Investment in New Brunswick: A Look at the Past Year

      New Brunswick was named the lowest business cost location in Canada and the U.S. in KPMG’s 2016 Competitive Alternatives study on featured cities. On average, New Brunswick cities have an 18 percent operating cost advantage over the G7 average. That is only part of the reason companies choose New Brunswick — check out our top ten

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  • 5 Lessons Learned From Working at a Startup

    Upon graduating from the University of New Brunswick’s Renaissance College (Leadership Studies) in May 2015 I took a summer internship with the Pond-Deshpande Centre. I wasn’t sure if I would stay in New Brunswick or move west to my home town of Calgary. Fortunately, I crossed paths with HotSpot CEO Phillip Curley at the Our Top Talent pitch

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  • Why Appnovation Invested in New Brunswick

    Appnovation Technologies, ranked by Profit Magazine on its 2016 Profit 500 list as one of Canada’s fastest growing IT companies, has seen great success in the province of New Brunswick. It has positioned itself quite nicely by making key decisions that not only have it ready for growth, but poised for long-term success. Opportunities NB (ONB) spoke

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  • Calling Tech Professionals: We’re Hiring Now

    New Brunswick is the birthplace of Radian6 and Q1 Labs, who were later purchased by Salesforce.com and IBM respectively and are just two of the exciting companies that form New Brunswick’s vibrant ecosystem. In fact, the Toronto Star named New Brunswick the next startup hub of Canada in 2013. And, the best news of all: New

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