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THE MAKING OF A BRAND

BY BEN CROUSE When Kayley Reed agreed to an interview with Buzzfeed about her small Fredericton clothing business, she had no idea that it would…

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INSIDE THE IDEA FACTORY

BY CODY PETERS When you enter Planet Hatch you’re welcomed by an open door, bright polka dot carpets on the floor, light pouring through windows…

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SPILLING THE BEANS: WHY STARTUPS NEED NETWORKS

BY SHAWN GOFF Ron Whitney works 48 hours a week, roasting coffee beans in his enormous silver roaster, packing each bag and taking them to…

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ENERGY WITH A GREEN TWIST

BY NATHALIE STURGEON It was late afternoon on the Friday before the Labour Day weekend and Amit Virmani was finally able to speak. A group…

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GRADUATING WITH A DEGREE, AND A BUSINESS

BY SHERRY HAN When the weather turns into minus-twenty-something days, and the kinds of mornings when you open the door and a snow drift falls…

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NEWCOMERS ENCOUNTER BARRIERS

BY MARIA JOSE BURGOS Acilia Brizzio wakes up for her first job at 9 a.m. and finishes her second job at 1 a.m. She then…

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TESTING THE START-UP ‘ECOSYSTEM’

BY HADEEL IBRAHIM Ross Finlay is co-founder of First Angel Network of Atlantic Canada, an arm’s-length investment firm with a particular interest in startups. “Arm’s…

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KNITTING A NEW E-BRAND

By MAGGIE McLEAN There aren’t many places where Melissa McMichael hasn’t knitted. She knits in coffee shops and libraries. She knits during lectures. She mastered…

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RISKS, STRESS, AND REWARD

BY FERNANDA DAMIANI Three years ago, Phillip Curley was looking for a problem to fix, and when he found one he created a business to…

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STARTUPS EMERGE FROM ENERGY SECTOR

BY DAVID BARDWELL December 3, 2015: NB Power trucks are working full tilt to try and restore power to over 25,000 customers who lost connectivity…

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‘AN ENVIRONMENT OF INNOVATION’

BY BOOK SADPRASID Kolton Gagnon was on a break between classes when his brother, Keelen, called to ask if he would be interested in helping…

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