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NOVEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER
New Soft Landing Zone Partnership with Chinese Accelerator
Ignite Fredericton and Planet Hatch, in conjunction with Knowledge Park, have formed a soft landing zone partnership with Walnut Accelerator, the first agreement of its kind between an organization in Atlantic Canada and Western China. The partnership focuses on supporting the growth of high-tech companies and spurring innovation.

“The agreement will allow New Brunswick-based companies to more easily access export, capital investment and joint venture opportunities in Western China,” says Adam Peabody, Investment Attraction and Growth Specialist from Ignite Fredericton...
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Fredericton's Daily Gleaner Culture of Innovation Column:
Chapter 11: Research and Productivity Council
"I recently had the privilege to tour the Research & Productivity Council (RPC), and was blown away at the magnitude of world-class research taking place on College Hill Road. With over 1000 clients in 30 countries from around the world, RPC holds over $15 million in highly sophisticated scientific equipment, and it generates over $10 million annually in revenue.  In my humble opinion, this is an organization that has completely flown under the radar, and is a hidden gem in the heart of our Innovation District," says Laurie Guthrie, Economic Development Specialist at Ignite Fredericton...Read More

 
BUSINESS PROFILE SERIES
Country Liberty
Tye & Sawyer Hannay
Take a moment to imagine the New Brunswick country lifestyle: fresh air, freedom, and a deep pride for your province. First cousins Sawyer and Tye Hannay have managed to take the strong values of country life and turn them into a successful apparel brand and business. "Ignite Fredericton was great to work with, very accommodating...Read More
 
NEWS
Export Igniter: Applications Close Today
Apply for a new twelve-week cohort acceleration program that will assist companies in navigating the complex landscape of international business with comprehensive programming, services, mentorship and resources.
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Fredericton Startup Taskforce Awarded
The Taskforce Fredericton Startup Network received an award yesterday at the EforAll Summit in Lowell, MA for “Top Collaborative City-Wide Effort Promoting Entrepreneurship in a Mid-Sized City”...Read More
NBCC Partners with Salesforce
New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is teaming up with the Salesforce Academic Alliance Program to provide valuable Salesforce skills to its students — the first Atlantic Canadian post-secondary education institution to enter into a partnership with the Salesforce program...Read More
Global Entrepreneurship Week: NB
Taskforce Fredericton Startup Network has created a provincial calendar showcasing entrepreneurial events and activities happening around the region during GEW, a worldwide celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation....Read More
48 Hours in the Alley
This program will offer a select number of high potential ICT/Digital Tech clients an opportunity to get fully immersed in the NYC ecosystem and meet with key contacts. The program will include 2 full days of workshops, panel discussions, a pitch practice and a mini “Shark Tank” event allowing companies to pitch to a panel of VCs and industry leaders. Read More
EVENTS
A Day for the Ages
November 5

This exciting one-day event will bring together people of all ages for an open dialogue focused on the positive impact of having an aging population. Register
State of the City Address
November 17

Mayor Mike O'Brien will deliver his first keynote address speaking to the city's major initiatives & future plans. Reserve your seat today, this is a sold out event each year. Register
Building Business Relationships
November 16

Learn how to make the most of your networking opportunities and gain confidence in your ability to network effectively with this fun, interactive workshop. Register
Career Fair: People, Skills, Jobs.
November 29

Are you a local job seeker or business owner in search of new talent? Join us to explore current employment opportunities in the area. Register
JOBS
NATURAL RESOURCES PORTAL
Energy East 'Will Happen' but Taking Too Long
During an announcement of the completion of Irving Oil's $80M refurbishment of its Halifax Harbour Terminal, chairman Arthur Irving said that with Alberta's struggling economy, the Alberta to Saint John pipeline project needs to happen...Read More
POPULATION GROWTH STATION
Immigration Settlement and Integration Strategy Launching Nov 14
Fredericton has many groups and organizations providing valuable services to newcomers. The Local Immigration Partnership of Fredericton (LIPF)'s purpose is to collaborate with all and identify available services in the area while making sure the community and our newcomers are aware of them...Read More
STARTUP CORNER
Open Co-Working Day: November 9
Grab a free work space at Planet Hatch every Wednesday. Wifi, coffee & inspiration. Register

Startup Visa Webinar: November 10
Learn how this program can help you locate and start your business in Fredericton. Register

Business Model Canvas + Mentor Mashup: November 15
This dangerous duo is guaranteed to get your business off the ground.  Register

Breakthru Competition Deadline: November 15
Pitch your biz idea & you could win $1M in start-up capital, mentorship and support. Register


 
CULTURE HUB
NEW Artrepreneur-in-Residence Program
Open to all disciplines
This new project is designed to help aspiring artrepreneurs turn their passion into a viable business by gaining access to free resources such as business counseling, office space, access to networking events, ability to display and promote their product or service, and so much more. More info


 
Artslink Annual Forum
Today
MAKING it in New Brunswick is an innovative forum that brings together a diverse mix of stakeholders to explore how the arts can empower communities. Don't miss successful contemporary artist, Justin Langlois. More info

 
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