FREDERICTON – Energy Ventures of the University of New Brunswick, in Fredericton, is looking for its next new team of entrepreneurs for its initial programming.
Energy, an energy accelerator, smart grids, clean technologies and cybersecurity, will run its sixth cohort of the program from Sept. 22 to Dec. 9. From here, new entrepreneurs will launch their businesses at Energia during a demonstration day.
The program, which emerged from the UNB’s technology management and entrepreneurship program, is free. Through the 12-week course, participants will receive expert advice, mentoring, education, business support and funding to help develop their startups.
Joe Allen, general manager of accelerators at the J. Herbert Smith Center, said there was a high demand for Energy programming during his last cohort in the spring. That’s why he said his team decided to expand the program twice a year to help emerging entrepreneurs.
“We’re looking for companies that are ready to become real-world conquerors,” Allen said.
Allen said he believes the recent demand is due to the program coming from a “world-class accelerator.” He said that while Energy hosts several cohorts, its reputation and the quality of its offerings have grown.
The program is accustomed to adapting to offer its programming, seminars and online mentoring due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This will continue this year, so employers will not have to relocate their headquarters to Fredericton.
For companies that are interested in applying, Allen said they can go to the Energy website, where they will be instructed to start their application via a link to F6S, an online tool that unites emerging companies around the world. The deadline for applications is July 11.
“We attract companies from all over the world, we get a lot of apps, and the founders recognize that we offer a quality product,” Allen said.
“[They’ve] we have spoken to previous participants and are happy to participate in our program. “
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