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  • 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 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 Startup Brings Sensor Technology to the Smart Grid

    Trispectra Innovation is an early-stage startup developing smart sensors for use with a power company’s distribution lines. These sensors allow Trispectra’s platform to instantly identify, and locate fault-creating events in near real-time, allowing utilities to better optimize their service outage response. CEO Emmanuel Albert says the company is also developing a predictive analytics platform to

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  • New Brunswick Entrepreneur Brings Sustainable Energy to Rural Africa

    Caleb Grove grew up in Africa, living in Cameroon for nearly a decade. During his time there he conceived a renewable energy solution that would become the basis of his startup, Mbissa Energy Systems. His goal is to bring electricity to regions of rural Africa that had never seen power before. Returning to Canada he was able

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  • New Accelerator to Help New Brunswick Lead in Cybersecurity and Smart Grid

    The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has already been recognized as the most entrepreneurial post-secondary institution in Canada. Now, through its J. Herbert Smith Technology Management & Entrepreneurship Centre (TME), the University is establishing a new accelerator focused on the energy/smart grid, cleantech, and cybersecurity sectors. Based in Fredericton, Energia Ventures will support startups and R&D

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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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  • New Brunswick Wins Big at Startup Canada Awards

    The 2016 Startup Canada Awards were handed out Tuesday in Toronto, and New Brunswick was among the big winners of the evening. Winners were announced at a ceremony attended by leading Canadian investors, innovators, and executives including our own CEO Stephen Lund. This year’s Startup Canada Community of the Year Award went to Startup Fredericton, the

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  • Choosing the Startup Life: Thoughts from a C-Suite Entrepreneur

    Erin Flood serves as COO of Fredericton’s HotSpot Parking. A New Brunswick native, Flood spent several years with her family in Toronto before returning to Atlantic Canada. It was that return home that helped further spark her interest in entrepreneurship, and a desire to help launch a new business. Flood and CEO Phillip Curley have

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  • New Brunswick Private and Public Sectors Collaborate on Big Data Project

    In 2012, entrepreneur Phillip Curley stepped outside during a startup event in Fredericton. Looking at a parking meter he had an idea; he would make downtown parking stress-free. The result was a new company, and the launch of HotSpot Parking’s mobile app. Curley and his team next recognized a parking-related challenge for retailers; small businesses in the downtown core had little

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