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New Brunswick Business Events to be at This Winter/Spring

Last year's YES Atlantic event Image: Andrew Meade Photo/UNB, Pond-Deshpande Student Ambassadors via Facebook)

As you dig yourself out from under the giant pile of snow, you might be asking yourself “how will I possibly survive the rest of winter?”

The trick, as we’ve heard time and time again from life coaches and self-help articles, is to always have something to look forward to.

Since we’re all about you surviving the rest of winter and the transition into spring, we’ve put together a list of a few events coming up in the next couple months. Just because we care.

Entrepreneurship Speaker Series – Shawn Smith

Wednesday, February 15
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
University of New Brunswick
33 Dineen Drive, Fredericton
MacLaggan Hall, Room 18

Shawn Smith, creator of Don’t dis-my-ability, will be speaking about his journey and the need for social entrepreneurs.

Open Data Atlantic – Environmental Meeting

Wednesday, February 15
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Venn Centre
735 Main Street, Moncton
#201

Venn Centre will be hosting their third gathering in Moncton to discuss the Government of New Brunswick 5 year digitization strategy along with the analysis of the City of Moncton’s City Tree Inventory data set with special guests Gerry Fairweather and David Clark.

Distinguished Speaker Series

Wednesday, February 22
11:45 a.m.
Delta Beauséjour
750 rue Main Street, Moncton

Michael Denham, President and CEO of BDC, will present Canada’s first ever business productivity benchmarking tool. Attendees will learn how business owners from all industries can use this free tool to compare and improve their productivity levels.

Renewables NB Renewable Energy Conference

Saturday, February 25
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Ville Cooperative
241 Canada Street, Fredericton

This will be Renewables NB’s first provincial conference on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Share ideas, meet with energy-focused organizations and learn about renewable energy initiatives happening in New Brunswick. Whether you’re involved with renewables or just interested in what they have to offer, all are welcome.

Youth Entrepreneurship Summit

Friday, March 3 at 8:00 a.m – Saturday, March 4 at 12:00 p.m.
Fredericton Convention Centre
670 Queen Street, Fredericton

Hosted by the Pond-Deshpande Centre’s Student Ambassadors, the Youth Entrepreneurship Summit presents students across the region with an opportunity to gather and engage with their peers and mentors while tackling some of the complex social and economic problems with an entrepreneurial lens.

East Coast Startup Week

March 13 -19

East Coast Startup Week is a collection of independently run events held in various communities across our four Atlantic provinces. Keep an eye on their calendar for events popping up in the next few weeks.

Breakthru LIVE Awards Dinner

Thursday, March 23
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Fredericton Convention Centre
670 Queen Street, Fredericton

NBIF is hosting a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation in the province by awarding four startups with over $1MIL in cash & in-kind services. The Breakthru LIVE Awards dinner will feature hosts Harry Forestell & Martine Blanchard.

RBC Student Pitch Competition

Saturday, March 25
12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wu Conference Centre – UNB
6 Duffie Drive, Fredericton
Kent Auditorium

This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Student Pitch Competition, is a takeoff of the elevator pitch.

GMCC Business Expo

Wednesday, March 29
2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fibre Centre
770, boul. St. George Blvd., Moncton

The GMCC Business Expo is an opportunity to do sales prospecting, make new business contacts, network and build business relationships.

Energy Innovations Forum

Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30 a.m. – Wednesday, April 5 at 4:30 p.m.
Fredericton Convention Centre
670 Queen Street, Fredericton

The Smart Grid Innovation Network and Ignite Fredericton, are delivering a two-day event showcasing opportunities in the coming energy revolution through the evolution and convergence of technology and energy.