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UNB names Wallace McCain Institute Entrepreneurial Leaders

Author: Communications

Posted on May 31, 2017

Category: UNB Saint John

After an intense two-day process called "The Choosing," the Wallace McCain Institute, at the University of New Brunswick, has named the 10th cohort of its Entrepreneurial Leaders Program (ELP). This group of 28 entrepreneurs has a collective economic footprint of $63 million in revenue and 550 employees across the Greater Atlantic Area. With 419 nominations this year, the 28 cohorts faced stiff competition in the selection process. These business leaders in ELP10 will meet for two days each month over the next year in all four Atlantic provinces in an elite program with speakers and peer interaction. After the first year, alumni pledge to continue to meet quarterly, which is a testament to the value of the program in the lives of these CEOs. About the Wallace McCain Institute The focus of the Wallace McCain Institute at the University of New Brunswick is to support the next generation of senior business leaders in the Greater Atlantic Area (GAA). The Institute is a catalyst for shifting the business culture of the region and advancing the values of entrepreneurship. The development of deep relationships and networks is fundamental to how the Institute delivers on its mandate. Programs include intensive cohort programs where participants interact in a retreat environment for our region's business leaders (ELP), their Second-in-Commands (2iC) as well as a program focused on multi-generational businesses (ECHO). The Institute also offers elite workshops and special events on themes relevant to entrepreneurs while also using its broad network of business leaders to give back to the start-up community through its Dine & Dive program. The Institute uses innovative approaches to convene people, share best practices, enrich learning, and inspire change. Find us on Twitter @WMInstitute Media contact: Heather Campbell