Ideas with Impact
UNB Faculty of Business Administration

Making connections to last a lifetime: BMO APEX Business Plan Competition

Luke Saunders

Posted: February 26, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Students , Programs , IBEC



Using drone technology to inspect infrastructural integrity of bridges, exoskeletal technology to help physically impaired people walk, and a chemical process to produce super alloy out of carbon: these were some of the ideas being pitched at the recent 2019 BMO Financial Group APEX Business Plan Competition. Over 26 teams of students from across the country participated in the competition January 24th and 25th to compete for $20,000 in prizes. “It was a very exciting place to...

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Students Win 145 000 with their Business Plan

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 12, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IBEC


Have you ever seen footage from a security camera? Usually it is pretty difficult to make anything out in great detail because the video has a grainy, low resolution picture due to the fact there is a trade off between image quality and data storage space. At least that’s been the case until now. A team from the University of New Brunswick has found a solution to this problem, and their innovative idea won them top prize in the 2011 New Brunswick Innovation Foundation's (NBIF) Breakthru...

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Continued Success for UNB teams at the CIBC Business Plan Competition

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 16, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IBEC


A UNB team impressed the crowd and judges alike to clinch top spot in the graduate track at the 7th annual CIBC Business Plan Competition, held November 25-27. Another UNB team also claimed second place in the undergraduate track. UNB BBA students, Robert Keleher and Simon Pearn took home the top prize for their business plan, ARC Technology. ARC Technology is a company in the process of patenting a piece of paving equipment capable of combining the three pieces of equipment currently being...

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National Small Business Week recognized at UNB

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: October 29, 2008 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IBEC


UNB's International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC) combined National Small Business Week (October 19 - 24) with its visiting scholar series by bringing Dr. Reg Litz, from the I. H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. A professor of entrepreneurship with research and teaching interests in small business, family enterprise and business ethics, Dr. Litz facilitated two research sessions for UNB students and faculty. The first session was entitled "Kitty Hawk in...

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UNB Students win Canada s largest business plan competition

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: May 1, 2008 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IBEC


Three Faculty of Business Administration students, Edgar Gallibois, Justin Murray and Matthew Corey, won the Enterprise 2008 Business Plan Competition run by the Business Development Bank of Canada. The competition is the largest business plan competition in Canada, and this is the second consecutive year that winners of the regional qualifying competition, Enterprise Atlantic, have claimed top spot in the nation. Gallibois, Murray, and Corey represented UNB as VerifyRX and defeated 11 other...

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IBEC Visiting Scholar Series features Dr Nikhil Varaiya

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: April 11, 2008 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IBEC


Dr. Nikhil Varaiya, the famed entrepreneurship professor from San Diego State University, made an appearance at UNB last week as part of the International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre's Visiting Scholar's Series. Chairman of the Department of Finance of San Diego State's College of Business Administration, Varaiya has won numerous awards for his research into corporate finance and was at UNB to present a lecture entitled 'Teaching Entrepreneurial Finance.' Focusing on such topics as...

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