Our Entrepreneur Support Organizations

There are currently 19 organizations in our community that provide support to our entrepreneurs, in various capacities.  Some are focused on developing startups while others provide assistance along the entrepreneur’s journey.

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The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada.

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BioNB is the trusted bioscience authority in New Brunswick. We have a mandate to foster New Brunswick’s bioscience sector by providing leadership and support to increase the research, development and commercialization capacity in New Brunswick.

We do this by promoting a supportive business environment for bioscience ventures through coaching, community building and advocacy. Our strong relationships within industry, research and government make us a crucial ally for all cross-sector interactions.

We offer New Brunswick’s bio-based entrepreneurial ecosystem a range of business services from idea validation to business model development, funding navigation and pitch coaching.

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CBDC Southwest is a not for profit organization located in Hanwell, NB, which provides financial assistance, training, business counselling and support to potential and existing rurally based (businesses outside of the City of Fredericton) small and medium sized businesses residing in the counties of Carleton, York, Sunbury and Queens. Our Vision is to stimulate economic growth in these rural communities, by investing in and partnering with Business, Government and Economic Development Agencies.

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Enactus UNB is a student-lead social entrepreneurship team.  We provide an experiential learning platform for students in an entrepreneurial capacity to develop projects/businesses and support entrepreneurs in the community. Our three main focuses are: empowering disadvantaged people, creating environmental initiatives, and promoting sustainability.

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Energia Ventures is a three-month intensive accelerator for entrepreneurs with an innovative business in the energy, smart grid, cleantech, and cybersecurity sectors. 

We provide funding, mentoring, and programming to take your business to the next stage.

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The Fredericton chamber is membership-based business organization engaged in policy development, government advocacy, events, and networking - in addition to offering opportunities to save money on business costs through our tangible benefits. With nearly 1,000 member businesses and organizations, the opportunities for our members to connect and benefit from one another are boundless.

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As this region’s economic development agency, we focus on local market growth, investment attraction, and population growth. Our services are in support of entrepreneurs to help them start, locate, and grow.

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The Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) is a leading Indigenous organization dedicated to working with partners to foster Indigenous economic development in New Brunswick.  JEDI provides a variety of programs and services focused on supporting Indigenous entrepreneurship, community economic development, workforce development, and  partnerships with the public and private sector.  

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As the only research park in Eastern Canada, we focus on providing physical and digital infrastructure to entrepreneurs in the knowledge sector.  One of our key strategies is to provide a location for incubation, acceleration, and flexible space for startup entrepreneurs.

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We specialize in the design and delivery of comprehensive, bilingual, evidence-based learning and development solutions to help businesses and organizations prosper. 

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New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a collaborative, learner-centred college – creatively contributing to social and economic prosperity through applied learning.  Through NBCC’s OASIS program, entrepreneurs are provided with the support, resources and guidance necessary to explore their entrepreneurial goals through tactical mentorship activities.

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Driving the spirit and actions of entrepreneurship throughout New Brunswick, specifically in the areas of funding, training and community development.

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As the premier startup entrepreneur services centre, we provide a full suite of programs to help startup entrepreneurs be successful in their journey.

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The Pond-Deshpande Centre acts as a catalyst to advance innovation and entrepreneurship in New Brunswick and the region by facilitating collaboration among entrepreneurs, emerging and aspiring companies, students, faculty and alumni.

The PDC works within the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem to create learning & mentorship opportunities for aspiring innovators that will provide them with a sound foundation in technical and social entrepreneurship, give them the opportunity to engage in the experience and explore their possibilities for success.

The PDC also serves as a resource for new entrepreneurs to help translate their ideas into companies, products or services.

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Propel is focused on building up tech entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth in Atlantic Canada.  As the only organization that works with tech startups in all four Atlantic provinces, Propel aims to establish Atlantic Canada as the top destination to launch and foster tech companies. 

We help entrepreneurs build high-value tech companies through our virtual accelerator Incite.  We also support entrepreneurs through various initiatives and events for the startup community.

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The Hive Incubator Program offers resources, guidance, space, individual-directed curriculum, and support services to immigrant entrepreneurs in order to help start and grow their businesses in Fredericton.

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A holistic community centre changing the narrative in New Brunswick around renewable energy, food security, physical literacy, and empowerment through social innovation.

Taking a holistic approach, The Ville aims to provide the community with progressive, health-related opportunities. Our goal is create a supportive facility for use by recreational organizations, educational groups, sustainability practices, arts and culture programs, and many more. By partnering with like-minded individuals, as well as fostering a safe space for the community, we are ultimately working towards the emergence of societal structures that provide security, wisdom, and encourage both responsibility and success in all.

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The International Business & Entrepreneurship Centre fosters partnerships between the University of New Brunswick and the business community through experiential learning, research and training. Our programs include the Activator Program, the BMO Apex Business Plan Competition, and the Data Visualization Competition.

Housed within the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of New Brunswick, we help students learn and experience entrepreneurship.

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The J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship's programs immerse students in the practice of cultivating new ideas, creative thinking, agility, and enterprise. 

Learn how to develop, lead and manage technology-based projects for companies, or create a start-up of your own, from here, with our support.