Entrepreneurship

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 took […]

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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 have never seen power before. Returning to Canada he was able […]

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Since purchasing New Brunswick’s Mrs. Dunster’s in 2014, Blair and Rosalyn Hyslop have busied themselves building a strong company, creating a great corporate culture, and working to support their community. The company has expanded its product portfolio, and invested in new employees, equipment, and production lines. Its retail location welcomes 400,000 visitors per year, and their […]

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Wee College is an early learning and childcare franchise program with multiple locations in the province of New Brunswick. CEO/Founder Melody Munro has made early learning and childcare her life’s passion since the 1980s, launching her first childcare centre in 1994. She sees Wee College as “entrepreneurship with a purpose.” “I saw the industry being so […]

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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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Shortly after arriving in New Brunswick from England, engineer Adam Clawson and his partner, Nicola Mason, were looking for a drink on a cold stormy night at a campus bar in Fredericton. “I asked about craft beer and they mentioned Picaroons, a local brand,” says Clawson. “Nicola asked about cider; they looked around and found […]

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I have been received a lot of questions about 500 Startups, one of the top accelerators in the world, which our company Alongside was happy to be a part of. I wanted to share not only our story but a short list of tips to help other startup founders. This guide works for any accelerator, and it […]

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Brent Rourke’s fascination with wood began at a young age. After high school, he immediately enrolled in woodworking courses at NBCC in Saint John. It was that experience that led to his love of shaker boxes, an item that would go on to become a signature product for his business, Brent Rourke Designs. Brent’s shaker boxes […]

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Just as Hollywood is where people go to become famous actors, Silicon Valley is where founders go to build famous companies. My first time in San Francisco was in November of 2014; I bought a one-way ticket and ended up spending nearly three weeks meeting amazing people and soaking in the culture. I’ve visited three […]

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You know those famous lyrics “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone?” Well, that’s exactly what Kelly L. Buffett discovered after leaving New Brunswick nine years ago. She really did discover there is no place like home and has since returned to New Brunswick to set up a law practice in Fredericton. In […]

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