Entrepreneurship

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 are […]

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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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New Brunswick’s Alongside  is helping companies find better job candidates by simplifying the administrative tasks related to the hiring process. CEO and Co-Founder Yves Boudreau started the company in 2013; his second entrepreneurial endeavour after launching his first business—Halation Studios—at age 19. After Halation’s closing in 2006, Boudreau spent five years in economic development, relocating to Moncton […]

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When you work with something for so long—a living thing in particular—you become attached to it. That’s what happened to Dr Cornel Ceapa, Founder of Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar. Launched in 2005, the company is the culmination of Dr Ceapa’s extensive training and lifelong interest in Sturgeon. Originally from Romania, Dr Ceapa began his career […]

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Canada’s aboriginal population—which includes First Nations, Métis, and Inuit—is the fastest growing demographic in the country. Entrepreneur Jason Peters sees this as an opportunity for both aboriginal communities and the non-aboriginal businesses around them. Peters is the Owner & President of Nation2Nation Consulting. Based in Saint John, Nation2Nation exists to connect non-aboriginal businesses with First […]

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Innovation and entrepreneurship happen naturally when you have people focused on growth and the need to do things differently. Add the fuel of passion and commitment, as well as the voices of champions, and the ability and drive to move forward faster, momentum takes over. This is definitely the case for New Brunswick entrepreneurs through an […]

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We enjoy speaking to people that have moved to—or moved back to—New Brunswick for new opportunities. In today’s post, we introduce 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 real-time, into a completely […]

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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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Opportunities NB (ONB) recently had occasion to speak with Robert Quirion, Founder and CEO of DealerMine in Saint John, New Brunswick. The interview was so good we expanded it into two parts. Be sure to read part one, where we discussed the many benefits Quirion has experienced from operating in New Brunswick. Today, Robert discusses the […]

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