Opportunities NB Blog

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

    [This post originally appeared in December 2016. It is being republished today due to Dr Dhirendra Shukla’s Startup Canada Entrepreneur Promotion Award win last Thursday. The Energia Ventures accelerator is an example of Dr Shukla’s many efforts to advance New Brunswick entrepreneurship.] The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has already been recognized as the most entrepreneurial

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  • New Brunswick Wins Big at the Startup Canada Atlantic Awards

    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 Defence Industry: A Primer

    [Representatives from ONB/CyberNB are at DEFSEC Atlantic in Halifax this week. Timed with the event, we are republishing a look at New Brunswick’s Defence sector.] The province of New Brunswick is a prime location for the manufacturing of land vehicles, simulation and training, and cybersecurity. New Brunswick has the research capabilities, the infrastructure, and the

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  • Startup Canada Podcast: World Class Strategy with ONB’s Stephen Lund

    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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  • The Future of New Brunswick: Meet the Winners of ONB’s #NBProud Bursary

    ONB is dedicated to helping talented New Brunswick students begin their careers at home. To that end, ONB’s Board of Directors has awarded bursaries valued at $1,000 each to 10 New Brunswick students. Many first-year students rely on scholarships and bursaries to survive the ramen-filled ends of a semester when money gets tight. With this

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  • From Ukraine to New Brunswick — Welcoming Zwebra Web Studio

    Opportunities NB (ONB) and the Province of New Brunswick understand the critical role that immigration plays in economic growth. Recent ONB announcements speak directly to this immigration focus. The arrival of Dream Payments in Moncton, for example, brought several new families to the province from Russia and Vietnam. That announcement came hot on the heels

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  • New Brunswick’s Quick Service Software Lands McDonald’s Japan Contract

    Fredericton-based Quick Service Software (QSS) provides web-based back office software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for quick service restaurant clients. QSS services big name customers across the globe, assisting with financial reporting, inventory and labour cost management, and more. Co-Founder and COO Greg Noel created the company’s flagship product eighteen years ago in his spare bedroom. It began as a side project;

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  • The Value of Having a “Suit Job” Before Finishing Your Education

    [It’s Student Week on the ONB Blog! Sadly, we must say goodbye to our summer co-op students this week. Timed with the wrap-up of their ONB tenure, all of this week’s content comes from our students.] The old saying “experience is the best teacher” is probably the truest thing ever said about the work environment.

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  • Building and Strengthening Corporate Culture: My Summer at ONB

    [It’s Student Week on the ONB Blog! Sadly, we must say goodbye to our summer co-op students this week. Timed with the wrap-up of their ONB tenure, all of this week’s content comes from our students.] If you had asked me before my summer with ONB what ‘office culture’ entails or the impact it has

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