Opportunities NB Blog

  • New Brunswick Startup TotalPave Makes Waves in India

    New Brunswick’s TotalPave allows paving engineers to collect standard road condition data using smartphones, shedding themselves of the need for expensive high-speed data collection vehicles. Engineers can then use this data to make better paving decisions, resulting in better conditioned roads at lower costs. CEO and Co-Founder Coady Cameron recently returned home from India where he

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  • New Brunswick Startup Improves Public Safety with Artificial Intelligence

    EhEye (pronounced AI) is a New Brunswick-based startup improving public safety and security via the use of artificially intelligent video analytics. The company’s innovative software can automatically detect and extract objects, people, activities, and behaviours of interest from streaming video. CEO James Stewart recently returned from India where he participated in a federally-organized trade mission. An

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  • Thoughts From the Best Employer in Canada’s Telecommunications Sector

    Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc. is one of Canada’s leading broadband service providers. With over 800 employees (over 500 of whom live and work in New Brunswick) and over 300,000 subscribers coast-to-coast, the company continues to see incredible growth both inside and outside of the province. For over a decade, Xplornet has provided innovative broadband

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  • 10 New Brunswick Success Stories for International Women’s Day

    International Women’s Day is the annual recognition of social, cultural, political, and business achievements of women across the globe. To mark the occasion, Opportunities NB (ONB) would like to present a quick roundup of some of our favourite posts highlighting the many awesome businesswomen of New Brunswick. Bethany Deshpande is the CEO and Co-Founder of SomaDetect, a

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  • Panasonic’s New Brunswick Investment: Quick Service Software

    [This post was originally published in March 2016, it has been updated due to an announcement made today by QSS and Opportunities NB] New Brunswick’s 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, food and labour cost

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  • New Brunswick Brings Cyber Essentials to Canada for Small and Medium Enterprises

    In May 2016, Opportunities NB (ONB) launched Canada’s first comprehensive cybersecurity strategy – CyberNB, under the direction of Allen Dillon. In less than a year, CyberNB will deliver a Canadianized version of Cyber Essentials for small and medium enterprises. This is yet another step towards solidifying New Brunswick as the Canadian epicentre in mitigating global cyber

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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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  • Exporting to Europe: A Look at Three Key Markets

      Throughout February, Opportunities NB (ONB) hosted a series of export development webinars focused on doing business in Europe. Suzanne Turmel, ONB’s Director of Export Development, was joined by commissioners from the Canadian government’s Trade Commissioner Service to shine spotlights on several key European export markets. We have collected all three of those webinars here. You will find

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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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