Entrepreneurship

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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A version of this post originally appeared in February 2016. Fancy Pokket is the largest manufacturer of pita bread, flatbread, bagels, and tortilla wraps in Atlantic Canada. Headquartered in Moncton, Fancy Pokket now operates from a 45,000 square foot (sq ft) facility and employs in the neighbourhood of 60 people. Mike Timani, President and CEO, has […]

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Shane Steeves had been brewing beer at home for more than 20 years when, encouraged by years of positive reviews from friends and family, he decided to try his hand at commercial brewing. In February 2014 he delivered his first keg, and Hammond River Brewing was off and running. Just over three years later, Steeves […]

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Note: This post originally appeared in December 2015. Sébastien Roy is a lover of both spirits and the province of New Brunswick. Four years ago, Roy combined those passions to create Distillerie Fils Du Roy, a small distillery based in Petit-Paquetville in the northern part of New Brunswick. With a slew of impressive award wins […]

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ONB is pleased to announce a formal partnership with Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England (CENE), a Boston-based organization made up of Canadian expats from multiple sectors. These incredible entrepreneurs are giving back to their home country the best way they know how — by helping their fellow Canadians be successful in the New England marketplace. […]

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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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Over the past year, we have met New Brunswick companies using Big Data to revolutionize the food and beverage supply chain, improve municipal infrastructure, and better understand traffic patterns. Fredericton entrepreneur Bethany Deshpande is bringing Big Data to the farm with the launch of SomaDetect, a new agro-tech startup. SomaDetect helps dairy farmers produce the […]

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