FREDERICTON – Starting August 31, entrepreneurs will have a co-working space in the downtown core that will provide support to early-stage entrepreneurs and startups.
“The Nest” is a collaboration between Planet Hatch and The Cap and will provide entrepreneurs with a working space, business counselling, funding, programs, and events.
“Even in a small town like Fredericton, there can be a barrier of proximity or geographical location,” said Adam Peabody, director of Planet Hatch.
“And so, what we had been told by some [entrepreneurs is] … that they had hoped that we would be able to provide a home for them as well and most of them are in the downtown business district.”Read more
When Inem Nsimah uprooted her life in Kenya for a career change in New Brunswick, she was warmly welcomed by her new co-workers. But when the work day ended she felt alone.
"I suddenly became afraid, because I was happy in the day working, but at evenings I was very lonely," she said. "And I started doubting that decision."
She would like Frederictonians to learn the challenges of joining the community as a newcomer.Read more
FREDERICTON — A Fredericton startup has developed software that helps communities and organizations explore complex issues in an engaging and interactive way, helping them figure out things like where to build schools, measure the impacts of cultural industries on a region’s economy, and maybe even contain the community spread of a virus such as Covid-19.
Black Arcs was founded by tech entrepreneur and engineer Jake Arsenault about five years ago. Having previously founded Inversa Systems, a pioneer of gamma-ray imaging for infrastructure, he and his business partners were looking to build something new that could help benefit the larger community.Read more
Nonte, a new health tech startup spun off from Fredericton’s Populus Global Solutions, has a single early adopter for its medical research platform, and it’s the largest medical complex in the world.
Nonte has been beta-testing its platform, which allows researchers to collaborate across several disciplines, at the Texas Medical Centre in Houston, a complex of 60 medical institutions that employ 106,000 people. The parties were preparing to sign a full commercial relationship, but that process was delayed when the COVID-19 crisis broke out.Read more
FREDERICTON — With the COVID-19 pandemic making businesses globally reliant on online sales to survive, a Fredericton newcomer’s company has been getting a lot more inquiries these days.
Adetunji Adelakun is the founder and CEO of Scantranx, cloud-based software for retailers and wholesalers. It integrates services such as inventory management, e-commerce, point-of-sale, reports and analytics, CRM, social media, and omnichannel solutions into one platform.
The company got its start in 2015 in Nigeria, where Adelakun is originally from.Read more
FREDERICTON – A New Brunswick-based dairy technology company will be reaching more customers across North America with a new partnership with the world’s largest provider of dairy management software.
Fredericton-based SomaDetect, a precision dairy technology company, and Valley Agricultural Software (VAS), the world’s largest provider of dairy management software, announced this that VAS’s Software API will be integrated into SomaDetect’s data system.
The integration with VAS’s API will enable SomaDetect’s software to synchronize with any milking equipment using VAS’s dairy herd management software, DairyComp.Read more
Tony Elzayat remembers when he, his spouse and friends tried to get a cab one evening in downtown Fredericton last November but all their phone calls went unanswered.
This frustration led Elzayat to start a new ride-sharing service, Easy Services, that launches today in the Fredericton and Oromocto areas.
“We had to walk home in minus 20 degrees, and that was the fire that started this,” Elzayat said.Read more
When you think of major markets for Canadian tech innovation, Atlantic Canada does not often top the list. But Fredericton saw an increase of venture capital deals and dollars last year, culminating in the city nailing a spot as one of Canada’s top five tech markets in PwC’s MoneyTree report for Q3 2018. It was the first time New Brunswick’s capital city had made it onto the list since CB Insights began collecting MoneyTree data in 2012.Read more
Cameron Ritchie’s business started with the goal of getting more youth into the job market.
He launched Homewurk in Grade 11, an online service that connects students with odd jobs in Fredericton. Now a first year engineering student at the University of New Brunswick, Ritchie’s business is booming, leasing office space, hiring administrative staff, and securing top clients.
In October, he was named Startup Canada’s young entrepreneur of the year.Read more