Opportunities NB Blog

  • University of New Brunswick Launches Cannabis Health Research Chair

    New Brunswick recognizes cannabis as an economic growth opportunity due to the significant increase in demand and legalization in several non-Canadian jurisdictions over the past few years. With the medical cannabis industry projected to grow exponentially into the future, and soon-to-be legalized recreational use across Canada approaching, New Brunswick is already capitalizing on these areas

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  • Four Reasons You Should Have Cybersecurity Insurance

    Do you have insurance on your house? Of course you do. So, the question is why wouldn’t you protect your business – your source of income – the same way you protect your home? Cybersecurity insurance won’t stop a breach. It will, however, help raise awareness and cover damages, should you be attacked. Small or medium-sized

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  • New Brunswick’s Yanky Sports Makes Waves at Montreal Startupfest

    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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  • New Brunswick Welcomes Those ‘Dreaming’ Of a New Life

    As an ONB summer student working in Communications, I have been fortunate to witness some of the great things happening in New Brunswick in the last few months. Last week, for example, I attended the grand opening of Dream Payments’ Moncton-based Centre of Excellence. ONB welcomed the company to the province with a full day of

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  • Canada’s First Cybersecurity Workforce Development Summit: A Student’s Perspective

    As an ONB/CyberNB Co-op student, I had the opportunity to attend the first ever CyberSmart Summit in May. The summit brought together industry, government, and academia to initiate a workforce development strategy for the Canadian cybersecurity sector. The event was a success, with over 300 attendees and two days of intriguing sessions and keynotes. I left

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  • Payment Processing Leader Moneris Celebrates 15 Years in New Brunswick

    Opportunities NB (ONB) has made financial services a priority sector. Our strategic nearshore value proposition has attracted Canada’s top financial institutions, and we are building on this success by welcoming new entrants from the worlds of banking, insurance, and financial technology (fintech). ONB also supports the growth of existing New Brunswick fintech companies playing important roles

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  • What Your Business Doesn’t Know About Cybercrime Will Hurt You

    Cybersecurity, Small Business, cybercrime

    Cybercrime isn’t going away. In fact, it continues to grow. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that cybercrime will cost the world in excess of $6 trillion annually by 2021. If that number doesn’t alarm you, the fact that 43% of attacks are focused on small business, and that 60% of small businesses attacked go out of business

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  • What Does the Smart Grid Mean for New Brunswick?

    [In 2013, global leader Siemens established a smart grid development centre in New Brunswick as part of a partnership with NB Power. Based on this foundation, Opportunities NB is working to make New Brunswick a hub for smart grid development by attracting startups and national and international firms to conduct their testing and development in this

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  • ONB Case Study: Bringing RevJet to Canada

    [This post is being republished today as a follow-up to last week’s announcement of a new strategic partnership between Opportunities NB (ONB) and TrueNorth. The RevJet story is an excellent example of ONB’s work to bring Silicon Valley to Atlantic Canada. It demonstrates what ONB and its many provincial partners bring to the table in

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