“The Living Library: Immigration and Integration” is a project being organized in Fredericton as a two-way platform to both allow people to share their compelling stories of integration in New Brunswick, while also simultaneously letting people learn about other cultures by asking questions in a safe environment.
People will have the chance to be a “living book” or a “reader” on June 21, during the First Night of the Garrison Market, or June 23 on the second day of the 2018 Cultural Expressions Festival.
The idea of the “Living Library: Immigration and Integration” was discussed by a group who took part in a four-week workshop, Economic Immigration Lab, presented by the Pond Deshpande Centre at UNB.Read more
Satellite imaging. Drones. High-tech cameras and sensors. Powered by technology straight out of a spy novel, Fredericton-based Resson Inc. is combining massive data sets, cloud-based processing and leading-edge machine learning to help farmers and food companies maximize profits and nip field problems in the bud. By analyzing detailed pictures of crops—from table grapes to potatoes—the company's software spits out specific information farmers can use to determine where pests are attacking, where more or less water is needed, and where and how much to fertilize.
Resson was started in 2013 by two University of New Brunswick students, and in 2016, it raised $11 million (U.S.) from agri-food giant Monsanto (its lead investor) and Maritime potato juggernaut McCain Foods. Based on input from McCain's largest growers, and with constant tweaking of its online dashboard, the company plans to make its software commercially available next year.Read more
FREDERICTON– Appcast, a New Hampshire-based job-search company, will create up to 70 full-time jobs in Fredericton over the next four years with support from the provincial government, the company announced Wednesday.
Appcast says the new full-time equivalent positions expected to come in the fields of account management and sales.Read more
When Bruce Hogan, Bill Kidman and William Lowry retired from the Canadian military about 10 years ago, they came home with an idea of how to apply what they learned overseas in the business world.
The three men had worked in geomatics in Afghanistan and they knew those skills would be applicable here. They just weren’t sure they could build a viable business.
“We were geomatics in the military flying airborne sensors. Bill Kidman’s last mission was to fly the entire country of Afghanistan [and do] aerial photography,” says Hogan. “We knew what we were doing in terms of the product. Business was a bit of a stretch for us. We had to learn a lot, but we knew how to make the actual systems work and data work.”Read more
A Fredericton agricultural tech company won $1 million Thursday night in one of the most lucrative business plan competitions in the world.
SomaDetect, which is run by Bethany Deshpande and her husband and business partner, Nicholas Clermont, won the the top prize in the 43North annual international competition in Buffalo, N.Y.
"Were completely shocked," Deshpande said.Read more
While the New Brunswick startup community is growing – leagues ahead of where it was before companies like Radian6 and Q1 Labs put the region on the map for outside investors – unrealized promise remains, industry leaders say.
"There is capital here," said Larry Shaw, CEO of Ignite Fredericton and Knowledge Park.Read more
A draft growth strategy for Fredericton to be released at a public meeting Monday calls for bringing under-used land in the city's core to life.
The presentation by Imagine Fredericton, the name given to the planning process, will showcase highlights of the draft strategy, which could guide the city's development for the next 25 years.Read more
If any exit can demonstrate how the economy benefits when a young company is bought by a larger company, it was IBM’s purchase of Q1 Labs of Fredericton in early 2012.
That purchase, reportedly worth more than $600 million, did more than just reward investors and staff at the cybersecurity company. It has led to hundreds of jobs in cybersecurity R&D in the New Brunswick capital, and made New Brunswick a genuine leader in research in cybersecurity, one of hottest segments of the IT world.Read more
FREDERICTON – A New Brunswick startup is launching its technology across the Atlantic this week at a global business event.
Fredericton-based Turret Psychoanalytics, a company that uses big data and artificial intelligence (AI) to create customer market data and leads for businesses, will be at the CeBit conference and exhibition in Hannover, Germany. CeBit is an international conference for digital business with around 3,000 exhibitors and 2,000 keynote speakers and lecturers. Turret Psychoanalytics is only one of two Canadian companies slated to exhibit.Read more
Here’s one thing to highlight about Atlantic Canadian startups in 2017: they’ll be accelerating their danged faces off.
Accelerators have become a cornerstone of the startup world, and they’re thinking on the ground on Canada’s East Coast. The sheer number of accelerators or incubators is surprising, as is the number of companies they are fostering. And they speak to the startup community’s commitment to helping more and more entrepreneurs find their way to the market.Read more