Opportunities NB Blog

  • Leadership Insights from One of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies: Shopify

    Shopify is an industry-leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for use by small and medium-sized merchants. Headquartered in Ottawa, Shopify has expanded operations to include employees in multiple Canadian locations as well as in Europe. In May, Shopify went public on both the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges, with its IPO raising more than

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  • How a New Brunswick Company is Supporting the Oil and Gas Sector

    Belledune’s Contendo Training Solutions offers online competency, custom and safety training programs specially tailored to serve clients in the oil and gas sector, and other traditional industries. The company’s main programs are site-specific, and unique to each customer’s facility and its specifications. Contendo’s offerings help improve both the efficiency and safety of oil and gas

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  • New Brunswick’s Loft1 Revolutionizes Your Company’s Whiteboard

    We enjoy speaking to people that have moved to—or moved back to—New Brunswick for new business opportunities. In today’s post, we’d like to introduce you to one such individual, Tony Daye, CEO of Loft1. Loft1 is bringing New Brunswick innovation to the ordinary whiteboard with an exciting new software solution. Loft1’s software transforms any existing whiteboard and marker—in

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  • How New Brunswick is Improving the Industrial Internet

    Eigen Innovations provides software solutions for the industrial internet. The company’s solutions help customers in the manufacturing sector create more efficient operations, with a focus on improved productivity, increased quality, and lower production costs. With the company recently announcing they had made the semi-finals of Cisco’s 2015 Innovation Grand Challenge, Opportunities NB (ONB) thought it

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  • Ignore the Mobile Economy at Your Peril

    It’s a mobile economy. Access to information and convenience of the customer is driving business. Many brands are still missing the mark and either forgoing a mobile strategy or implementing mobile as the last step in their process. A more innovative method is approaching your mobile strategy first. There is one region that has taken

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  • New Brunswick Export Success Stories: Therma-Ray

    New Brunswick’s Therma-Ray is one of only a few companies in North America delivering a wide range of radiant heating solutions for both residential and commercial customers. The company’s products are found everywhere from luxury boxes at an NFL football stadium in Indianapolis, to a Bikram Yoga studio in Florida, to a hospital in Abu Dhabi. With customers in Canada,

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  • New Brunswick Entrepreneur Spotlight: Dr. Jason Fortier

    Forbes, in their 2012 article The Real Definition of Entrepreneur —And Why It Matters got it right when it said that the economy needs all kinds of entrepreneurs. It’s about having a strong and vibrant ecosystem that supports and enables innovation, engagement, and growth. We believe New Brunswick offers just that type of ecosystem, and today we

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  • GE Ventures Sets Its Sights on New Brunswick’s Innovative Companies

    Last week, Opportunities NB (ONB) announced a new partnership with GE Canada and GE Ventures Licensing to provide New Brunswick-based entrepreneurs access to GE’s vast portfolio of intellectual property (IP). The move will help New Brunswick companies bring new technology, products, and services to market. Stephen Lund, ONB President & CEO, along with Ross Hornby,

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  • How a New Brunswick Company is Training the World in Hospitality

    Few places in the world are as beautiful as New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy. With such gorgeous coastline to boast about, it stands to reason that New Brunswick’s tourism industry would include top-notch companies offering world-class hospitality. Saint John’s Aquila Tours is one of those companies. Aquila has become a world leader in their industry. Their Center for

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