Entrepreneurship

In my position at ONB as an international trade expert, I am privileged to work with New Brunswick’s many great entrepreneurs every day. Most startups I collaborate with are born global companies. They have a natural inclination to seek foreign markets in order to better grow their bottom line. Top-of-mind for most businesses is finding that […]

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Last month, ONB and its partners at Ignite Fredericton and the Pond-Deshpande Centre brought 12 New Brunswick companies to Boston and Portland as part of our New Exporters Mission. The three-day event gave New Brunswick businesses an opportunity to learn about entry into the New England market, participate in programming from Canadian Entrepreneurs in New […]

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September saw Fredericton, New Brunswick host the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting (AGM) and conference. The hosting Fredericton Chamber of Commerce team prepared a terrific, jam-packed agenda for this year’s conference, including an ONB-sponsored Maritime Kitchen Party. As the event’s presenting sponsor, ONB was thrilled to help showcase New Brunswick’s trademark hospitality for […]

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Timed with BDC’s Small Business Week 2017, ONB is republishing some of our most popular small business-themed success stories. This post originally appeared in August 2016. Starting a business and raising two children while being a single mother is no small feat. That, however, is exactly what Dawn Pottier of Lulujo Baby is doing. Over the […]

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Timed with BDC’s Small Business Week 2017, ONB is republishing some of our most popular small business-themed success stories. Bathurst’s Websolutions.ca is a web technology company specializing in the creation of custom websites and web-based applications. The firm’s services also include branding, search engine optimization, and digital/social media marketing. Company President and Co-Founder Josh Gammon recently […]

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Sussex Beard Oil Merchants is a small business located in Sussex, New Brunswick founded by entrepreneur and beard enthusiast Matt White. The company produces a variety of all-natural men’s grooming products including soaps, conditioners, brushes, shaving balms, moustache wax, and its signature beard oil. When Opportunities NB (ONB) first met Matt White in June 2014 […]

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One of the competitive advantages of launching a business in New Brunswick is the strength of our entrepreneurial ecosystem. New Brunswick’s startup network is one of the most vibrant in Canada. From mentors to VC support to collaborating for success, there is something unique taking place in this province. As part of ONB’s entrepreneurship strategy, we […]

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This post originally appeared in August 2016. It is being republished today due to Stash Energy CEO Jordan Kennie’s Startup Canada Young Entrepreneur Award win last Thursday. Electricity usage fluctuates throughout the day, with significant spikes in both the morning and early evening. These fluctuations cause huge issues for utilities as they are forced to […]

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The annual Startup Canada Awards celebrate and recognize those companies and individuals driving impact and demonstrating excellence in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community. Opportunities NB (ONB) was proud to host this year’s Atlantic Region awards gala last night at the Fredericton Convention Centre. This year’s winners were announced at a ceremony attended by leading Canadian […]

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New Brunswick’s startup scene is among the most vibrant in Canada. Opportunities NB (ONB) is taking a leadership role within that entrepreneurial ecosystem by building strategic partnerships with key organizations both locally and internationally. One of those organizations is Startup Canada. Founded in May 2012, Startup Canada has become the most recognized and active entrepreneurship […]

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New Brunswick’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is among the most vibrant in Canada. ONB is taking a leadership role in that ecosystem via strategic partnerships with key local and international organizations. Among those partners is the Taskforce Fredericton Startup Network, who with ONB and other sponsors recently took 55 Atlantic Canada entrepreneurs to Startupfest Montreal. The East Coast […]

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Update: May 8th – EhEye captured 2017 KIRA Awards for both Innovation Through Technology and Most Promising Startup. This post originally appeared in early 2017, it is being republished as part of New Brunswick Innovation Week. 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 […]

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