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JANUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER

BUSINESS PROFILE

Castaway Golf
Castaway Golf Technologies
Josh Ogden, Co-Founder & CEO

Ignite Fredericton has had the privilege of working with Castaway Golf Technologies during their entrepreneurial journey. Castaway has developed a golf ball retrieval system to re-purpose balls which would normally be considered lost. Using various methods,Castaway Golf retrieves approximately 10,000 golf balls per course...Watch

NEWS

HIVE/BIMP Co-Location
Clarification from December's Newsletter
Director of the Fredericton Intercultural Business Services Centre, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce 

This multi-program platform consists of the BIMP, helping immigrant investors learn more about doing business in NB, and the The Hive incubation centre for mentees to work in an open space environment.
 
Fton Council Approves 2016 Budget
Fredericton City Council has approved the City of Fredericton’s 2016 Budget at $111.7M, without tax rate increase. The General Fund Budget has $16.0 million earmarked for the capital budget and $787,506 provided in grants to community groupsRead Highlights 
Daily Gleaner Commentary by Krista Ross, CEO Fredericton Chamber
Part 1: Fredericton Premier Startup City
An in-depth look at the value of Fredericton's economic development strategy, Vision 2020, and the importance of supporting our entrepreneurial community. Read More

Part 2: Local & Regional Hotbeds
Highlighting local organizations, which are helping to implement Vision 2020
Read More
Daily Gleaner Ignite Column
Fredericton's Culture of Innovation

Chapter 1 Innovation at Forefront of City's Strategic Approach
"Fredericton was founded on a tradition of innovation from the early pioneers to the forefathers who established the oldest university in Canada.  Innovation is in our DNA, it's part of our culture..."  On the first Friday of the month, watch for articles by our Economic Development & Marketing Specialist, Laurie Guthrie.  Download PDF  
Refugee Journey to Canada
Our Local Immigration Partnership of Frederiction has created an infograph to detail the refugee journey from Syria to Canada. View
Skillsoft Reaches NEW High
Congratulations to the team at Skillsoft, who conducted an Annual Food Drive at Knowledge Park in support of the Fredericton Food Bank and reached a new high of $9.6K.

SAVE THE DATE

Chamber Business Over Breakfast
January 19
Network with the Fton business community.
UNB Education Career Fair
January 21
Employer opportunity to find local talent.
State of the Province Address
January 28
NB Premier delivers annual update.

 
2016 Canadian Lean Summit
April 17-19

Building sustainable communities.

NATURAL RESOURCES CORNER

Sisson Mine Project Given Approval
The Department of Environment and Local Government has approved the environmental impact assessment for the Sisson Mine project. Read More

STARTUP CORNER

Startup VISA Program Webinar
Jan 14
Available at Planet Hatch, this new program is focused on attracting international entrepreneurs to Canada. Read More
Student Entrepreneur Conference
February 17-19
Starting Point is looking for 10 entrepreneurial high school students to join the 150+ college and university students from across the country at this one of a kind event. Read More
Atlantic  Venture Forum
June 22 - 23
The Atlantic Venture Forum brings together the best, boldest, most innovative emerging and established IT, Cleantech, and Life Sciences companies in Atlantic Canada. Read More
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