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Ignite Fredericton
FEBRUARY 2015
1 STOP-SHOP FOR ENTREPRENEURS
As the community's economic development organization, Ignite Fredericton is a single point of contact for entrepreneurs to START, GROW or LOCATE a business. 

Through Ignite Fredericton, clients are directed internally or externally to access entrepreneurial services. We are co-located with Provincial Opportunities NB for funding program referral; Planet Hatch for the business acceleration program; the Hive newcomer incubator & Business Immigrant Mentorship Program; and Knowledge Park (head office) to facilitate a clustering environment & innovation showcase to attract foreign direct investment to the region.

As a catalyst agency within the entrepreneurial ecosystem, we work closely with partners through our Startup Task Force like Startup Fredericton, Pond-Deshpande Centre, BioNB, UNB, etc.

If you have a business idea or want to grow your company - come see us today!
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Business Profile Series
Resson Aerospace


Peter Goggin and Rishin Behl launched Resson Aerospace to deliver customized precision agriculture solutions for corporate clients. Using recent advances in large-scale cloud-based data processing, swarm robotics and advanced data analytics, Resson's data-driven agriculture solution analyzes crop metrics to assess crop status and health. They provide operators with the information required to optimize agricultural operations, improve efficiency, boost yields and maximize profitability.

“The Seed Loan and support from Ignite Fredericton provided us with the resources to build and test prototypes, and really allowed us to get out in the market and travel to get in front of customers” says CEO Goggin. 

Check out February's Business Profile Series featuring a video on Resson!   


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Awards - Nominations & Sponsorship


The annual Knowledge Industry Recognition & Achievement 'KIRA' Awards will take place the evening of Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Fredericton Convention Centre. Celebrating its seventeenth year, this premiere event recognizes the achievements of New Brunswick's finest in the knowledge industry.

Nominations are now being accepted until March 31st for the categories of: export (product or service); most promising startup, tech advancement/ innovation (public or academic); special recognition; community engagement & industry achievement; and tech advancement/innovation (private). 

The KIRA Committee is also seeking community partners for this high profile sponsorship opportunity.
 
East Coast 
Startup Week
Fredericton will host East Coast Startup Week (ECSW) taking place March 16-22, 2015.


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