Pitching a new company or design idea to influential businesspeople is a daunting task for many. But what may seem like a nerve-wracking ordeal is just another week at the J. Herbert Smith Centre at the University of New Brunswick. It’s a Thursday morning and three Master in Engineering, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (MTME) candidates… Read More »

The annual Wallace McCain Institute Growth Awards recognize some of the region’s most-promising business leaders for significant success in developing their companies over the past 12 months. This year, the awards celebrated achievements that include: a Halifax company scaling up to take its first product to market, a Fredericton entrepreneur who tripled the size of… Read More »

After an intense two-day process, internally called “The Choosing,” the Wallace McCain Institute at the University of New Brunswick has named its ninth cohort to join its Entrepreneurial Leaders Program. With 352 nominations this year, the 16 below truly represent the region’s highest-growth potential entrepreneurs in the greater Atlantic area. These 16 entrepreneurs will now… Read More »

It seems fitting that Canada’s most entrepreneurial university would host an international entrepreneurship conference and it’s no surprise that people from around the world are en route to Fredericton, NB to attend. The 45th Annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference will be hosted by the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton from Sept. 25 –… Read More »

The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) has announced the finalists for its 2015 Breakthru competition and all five people are affiliated with the University of New Brunswick as students, alumni or adjunct faculty. In one of the most anticipated events of the season, Samuel Jesso, Keith Brunt, Josh Ogden, Keelen Gagnon and Elaheh Biglar will compete… Read More »

Most startups are inherently risky, which is why ventures have such a hard time taking off. But what if you could look at them through the eyes of an investor, see beyond their risk and identify the real opportunities?  UNB Fredericton’s faculty of business administration students are learning to do just that with a new… Read More »

The Miramichi Technology Fund, managed by UNB’s Wallace McCain Institute (WMI), recently announced an investment in a new software start-up in Miramichi, NB. Patchell Brook Equity Analytics Incorporated (Equity Analytics) is a company focused on creating the software platform and tools to undertake a more informed analysis of the equity contained in both privately held… Read More »

The J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology, Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of New Brunswick is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and its Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) program is garnering more attention than ever. Several prominent business leaders and UNB alumni returned to the TME 25th anniversary celebration last month, providing mentorship… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Saturday, September 28 by pairing up local business owners and CEOs, with recent TME grads and current students for a day of networking, mentorship, and celebration. 
 The guest list includes UNB President Eddy… Read More »

The KIRA Organizing Committee recently announced the 2013 KIRA finalists and among the list of 18 individuals or groups recognized, seven are UNB-affiliated. UNB finalists who made the list are administrators being recognized for their contribution to the knowledge industry, students who took advantage of UNB’s entrepreneurial programs to launch their own start-ups, and researchers… Read More »

Entrepreneurship is an important part of Atlantic Canada’s economic growth and the University of New Brunswick has worked hard to create countless opportunities for students to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Many of New Brunswick’s most creative ideas have emerged from the university environment and the 2013 Student Pitch Competition, open to all students, hopes to… Read More »

UNB’s Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) and J.Herbert Smith Centre are co-organizing New Brunswick’s first East Coast Startup Week alongside PropelICT/Launch 36, User Events, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and Startup Kitchen. Taking place March 20-24, the East Coast Startup Week allows early-stage entrepreneurs the chance to connect with successful entrepreneurs and innovators and solicit advice from… Read More »

Online voting for the CBC Viewers’ Choice award for the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s (NBIF) Breakthru competition is now open. UNB is showing its research and entrepreneurial strengths at this year’s Breakthru competition with four of the five finalists being UNB groups. James Stewart, a PhD student in information technology at UNB Saint John, is… Read More »

UNB’s Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) welcomes award-winning business guru Rivers Corbett as the new Entrepreneur in Residence. The Fredericton-based UNB alumnus is the co-owner of Relish Gourmet Burgers and Trivnet Media Systems, owner of The Chef Group, author of 13 Fears of Entrepreneurs, and founder of The Entrepreneurs… Read More »

The UNB faculty of computer science, in collaboration with the New Brunswick Information Technology Council (NBITC), hosted a panel discussion last week featuring five high-profile New Brunswick entrepreneurs and leaders in the information technology industry. Chris Boudreau, CEO of ClinicServer; Mary Goggin, Co-Founder of Accreon; Dave Grebenc, Co-CEO of Innovatia; Keith McIntosh, CEO of PQA;… Read More »