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JULY 2016 NEWSLETTER
Fredericton Featured in National Publication - Canadian Business Journal

In its July issue, the Canadian Business Journal (CBJ) featured the Fredericton Region in a seventeen-page spread. Recently, CBJ interviewed newly elected Mayor Mike O'Brien, and Ignite Fredericton executives to talk about the economic landscape, and how strategic initiatives like Ignite's new Export Ignitor will help to fuel business growth...View Publication
 
BUSINESS PROFILE SERIES
Ready Pass
Alex Kall
Ready Pass is a local tech startup aiming to make smart public transit accessible to small cities all over North America—and it’s starting here in Fredericton. ReadyPass tracks buses by equipping them with sensors and data-collecting hardware...Read More
NEWS
Startup Canada Award Nominations Open
The Startup Canada awards recognize achievement and impact in moving Canadian entrepreneurship forward. If you know an individual, organization or network deserving recognition on a national scale, help us bring them forward...Read More
Export Igniter to Launch in the Fall
At our Vision 2020 Progress Summit on June 8, we unveilled an awareness campaign about a 12-week program enabling export-ready companies to develop their export strategy to expand to new markets. Stay tuned for the official program application launch in the fall...Read More
Applications OPEN: Launch Accelerator
There is space in our next cohort for early stage companies that are pre-revenue with little to no traction. Planet Hatch, in partnership with Propel ICT, will guide entrepreneurs through the early stages of validating, developing and launching a startup. Read More
Intercultural Award Nominations Extended
The nomination deadline for this year’s City of Fredericton Intercultural Award has been extended to Friday, July 29, 2016.  The award was created to recognize a sustained commitment and effort to enhance Fredericton’s
cultural diversity and inclusiveness. Read More
Fredericton City Plan Wins Ntl. Award
Fredericton’s City Centre Plan, which lays out the foundation for future development in the downtown core, has earned an Award of Merit from the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) in the category of City and Regional Planning. Read More
Welcome, Fiddlehead Caskets!
A local Red Seal certified cabinet maker has left behind his original trade to create basic but well-crafted caskets from local, New Brunswick lumber. These handcrafted, environmentally friendly options for your loved ones have officially hit the market. Read More 
EVENTS
Entrepreneur in Residence
July 6

Planet Hatch will be hosting valued alumni and CEO of Timbre Cases Peter McMath to talk about his entrepreneurial journey, challenges and milestones reached. Session followed by an open Q&A. Register
Startup Visa Webinar
July 14

This unique program will work to attract the brightest entrepreneurs to Canada and give them certain opportunities to launch, promote, and grow their business. Join us for a free info session. Register
Progress Media TOP 101
September 14

The Progress 101 Growth Conference and Awards Reception will be held in Fredericton this year, bringing together Progress 101 Private Companies and the general public for expert-led conversations and breakouts to tackle crucial elements of business growth. Register
Cultural Awareness Training
September 23

The HIVE will be holding a Cultural Awareness training day tailored to focus on communication and the cultural differences that we and our newest residents often struggle with when providing support and services. Register
Invest Atlantic
October 5-6

Bringing together some of North America’s most noted investors with the region’s newest and fastest growing companies, Invest Atlantic will offer 2-days of focused discussions on everything from raising capital and collaboration, to partnerships and succession planning. Register
Reinvent Atlantic Canada
October 18-19

As the 1st international leadership conference to be held in Atlantic Canada, attendees will experience a unique, interactive conference with a roster of world-renowned keynotes, starring internationally acclaimed speaker, trainer, author and executive coach, Joe Sherren! Register
JOB FLASH
LuminUltra
Multiple Positions Open (4)
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Resson
Multiple Positions Open (4)
For more employment opportunities in the Fredericton 
Region, visit our Job Flash page.
NATURAL RESOURCES PORTAL
Petition in Support of Canada’s Energy Industry and Pipelines to Break Record 
There is a petition being circulated for the energy industry and pipelines to be tabled in the House of Commons, with over 25k signatures representing all provinces and territories in Canada. As a Natural Resource Task Force founder and member, we ask that you please help spread the word and sign in support before July 14, 2016...View Petition

In Chapter 8 of Ignite's 'Fredericton's Culture of Innovation' Gleaner series, we highlight major developments in the natural resource and energy sectors, and profile local players providing products and services within that space...Read More
POPULATION GROWTH STATION
Blog: We Need Immigration to Grow
Bringing in and retaining more immigrants ­including refugees ­isn’t a social question, it’s an economic one. It isn’t a magic bullet that will solve all of our problems, but it isn’t optional either ­it’s required for our survival...Read More
STARTUP CORNER
Working Hours: July 6
Grab a FREE meeting space at Planet Hatch and make it your own. Register
Open Doors with Rivers Corbett: July 6
Meet with serial entrepreneur and Startup Canada podcast host. Register
Launch Program Info Session: July 7
Learn how the Launch accelerator program can help fuel your startup. Register

IDEA Lab: August 9 
Discuss your idea with like-minded entrepreneurs. Register

 
CULTURE HUB
Talking with Entrepreneurs
Featuring Local Artists

Planet Hatch’s 'Talking with Entrepreneurs' with Rivers Corbett is a LIVE, weekly special featuring local artrepreneurs, fempreneurs, seniorpreneurs, couplepreneurs, all the preneurs you can think of! Last week, host Rivers Corbett met with two artrepreneurial locals, Lisa Fullarton & Sherry MacFarlane. Read More
Call for Artrepreneur in Residence
Now Accepting Applications
Planet Hatch is looking for local artists to take up a free, month-long residency in their facility! Artrepreneurs will be granted institutional support, free access to their many networking events, dedicated office and conference space, space to display art and the opportunity to work in collaboration to host classes and workshops!
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