Business Profile Series

Learn about some of our home-grown success stories and their entrepreneurial journey.

 

Kayley Reed

Wear Your Label

 

 

 

 

 

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Kayley Reed

Wear Your Label

“It’s okay not to be okay.”In the heart of downtown Fredericton, on the third floor of an unassuming brick building, you’ll find a clean and cozy office. Racks of clothes are carefully arranged around the space, each item bearing bold statements such as “anxious but courageous” and “self-care isn’t selfish”. The comfortable and relaxing atmosphere of this office belies the fact that it’s...

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Harold Kopp

Urban Machinery

 

 

 

 

 

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Harold Kopp

Urban Machinery

Imagine a warehouse where machines of every shape, size, and function whir all day, hot metal is being poured into molds, paint is being sprayed onto lines of steel… and where employees smile while they work. That is the scene we found at URBAN Machinery, a Fredericton-based company that manufactures equipment for window production. This past November, we spoke with Harald Kopp, URBAN Machinery’s Production Manager.In 1992, organizat...

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Sawyer and Tye Hannay

Country Liberty

 

 

 

 

 

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Sawyer and Tye Hannay

Country Liberty

Take a moment to imagine the New Brunswick country lifestyle: fresh air, freedom, and a deep pride for your province. First cousins Sawyer and Tye Hannay have managed to take the strong values of country life and turn them into a successful apparel brand and business: Country Liberty.The two cousins grew up together on family land in small town Rexton, New Brunswick. Sawyer Hannay was inspired to begin this project while he lived in Austria, wher...

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Chris Zahovskis

The Sisson Partnership

 

 

 

 

 

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Chris Zahovskis

The Sisson Partnership

Not many people can rely on the promise of a high-paying, 27-year career.But for a lucky few hundred, they could be only travel roughly 100 km Northwest of Fredericton, near Napadogan, Juniper, and Stanley, New Brunswick to a site with the potential to hold a world-class mine.“It will represent a significant natural resource mine development in New Brunswick that it hasn’t seen for a long time,” says Chris Zahovskis, “not...

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Tony Daye

LOFT1

 

 

 

 

 

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Tony Daye

LOFT1

Maybe you can relate to this. You’re sitting in your chair watching a whiteboard fill at an alarming rate. In a fury of note-taking, you get lost in your scribbles, panic and become oblivious to what your bosses, professors or colleagues are saying. But a startup in Fredericton alleviates this struggle by instantly digitizing these notes to review later—with a few bonuses.“Loft1 software mobile app allows users to grab any marke...

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Alex Kall

Readypass

 

 

 

 

 

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Alex Kall

Readypass

Imagine getting on a bus in the Maritimes. Using only a mobile app that plugs you into the same intelligent transit system, you can take public transit all the way across Canada to British Columbia, purchasing tickets through your phone along the way. This may seem a bit too easy, considering the problems many of us face daily with public transit. But this is what ReadyPass aspires to, a local tech startup aiming to make smart public transit acce...

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Eric Boudreau and Gord Crawford

Rally Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

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Eric Boudreau and Gord Crawford

Rally Engineering

“Our approach is to build this office with New Brunswick talent,” says Gord Crawford, Vice President and Business Development at Rally Engineering. “These are people who grew up here, went to university here and pay taxes in New Brunswick.”Rally is an Edmonton-based company that provides multi-discipline engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) services to small to mid-sized brownfield projects for ener...

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Asif Hasan

Simptek Technologies

 

 

 

 

 

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Asif Hasan

Simptek Technologies

Asif Hasan - CEO of SimpTek TechnologiesAsif Hasan is the CEO of SimpTek Technologies, a Fredericton startup company that helps residential home owners and electric utility companies to better understand, engage and predict energy usage.SimpTek helps residential homeowners better understand and manage their electricity consumption by providing an easy-to-use energy dashboard, which acts like a personal energy fitness trainer and provides tailored...

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Mike Oliver

Leading Edge Geomatics

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike Oliver

Leading Edge Geomatics

Have you ever wanted to view the world from a bird’s perspective? A Fredericton-based company is taking businesses to new heights by doing exactly that. With their advanced aerial survey and geomatic services, Leading Edge Geomatics (LEG) provides innovative mapping solutions to their clients across all of North America.“LEG is an airborne mapping company that utilizes LiDAR and advanced airborne imagery to help clients in the forestr...

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Why Choose Fredericton? Pt 3

 

 

 

 

 

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Why Choose Fredericton? Pt 3

In November 2014, Ignite coordinated a familiarization tour for Progress Magazine.As part of this, Ignite Fredericton invited some of Fredericton's top entrepreneurs to share why they choose fredericton for their global businesses.In the final instalemt in a three part series moderated by community leader Susan Holt, peak inside the entrepreneurial minds of Norm Couturier, Chief Product Strategist & co-founder of iTacit, Mike LeBlanc, CEO...

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Why Choose Fredericton? Pt 2

 

 

 

 

 

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Why Choose Fredericton? Pt 2

n the second of a three part series moderated by community leader Susan Holt, peak inside the entrepreneurial minds of Norm Couturier, Chief Product Strategist & co-founder of iTacit, Mike LeBlanc, CEO of Blue Spurs, and David Alston, CIO of Introhive, as they explain to Progress Media why living in Fredericton offers definite cultural & lifestyle advantages.

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Why Choose Fredericton? Pt 1

 

 

 

 

 

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Why Choose Fredericton? Pt 1

In November 2014, Ignite coordinated a familiarization tour for Progress Magazine.As part of this, Ignite Fredericton invited some of Fredericton's top entrepreneurs to share why they choose fredericton for their global businesses.In the first of a three part series moderated by community leader Susan Holt, peak inside the entrepreneurial minds of Norm Couturier, Chief Product Strategist & co-founder of iTacit, Mike LeBlanc, CEO of Blue S...

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