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The Summer Institute working with fifth cohort

(The latest cohort meets up in Saint Andrews.)

The Summer Institute with the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) is excited to announce seven new businesses have joined their latest cohort of aspiring entrepreneurs.

“Narrowing the businesses down from 106 applications was an incredible amount of work” says Joe Allen, Managing Director of Accelerator Programs for TME. “But we are thrilled with the results and feel each business has great potential.”

Now in its fifth year, the Summer Institute is a three-month intensive accelerator for entrepreneurs with an innovative idea and the passion needed to turn that idea into a sustainable venture. Leading the program this year will be TME’s new accelerator team consisting of Joe Allen, Program Manager Melissa O’Rourke, and Operations Coordinator Luke Robertson. Dr. Dhirendra Shukla will continue in his guiding role as Chair of the TME Centre.

“The Summer Institute has risen the bar each year with its programming and this year will be no different” says O’Rourke. “The program has expanded into a new space in downtown Fredericton and we are excited to host participants from around the region and the world.”

The ventures accepted into the 2018 program include:

Potential Motors (Fredericton, New Brunswick)

Nick Dowling, Issac Barkhouse, Sam Poirier, and Mike Barnhill

New technology that quickly and cheaply converts gasoline-guzzling vehicles into electric-powered ones.

D.A.S Concrete Countertops (Moncton, New Brunswick)

Emma Theriault and Yannick Theriault

Atlantic Canada’s first large-scale concrete countertop manufacturer.

Eggcitables (Antigonish, Nova Scotia)

Hannah Chisholm

A chickpea vegan egg replacement that can be used to make omelettes, scrambles, and other egg-based meals.

Educated Beards (Fredericton, New Brunswick)

Alicia Philips and Kevin Lebouef

100% natural and organic, premium beard grooming products.

Modern Maternity Boutique (Fredericton, New Brunswick)

Keshia Matthews

An online & pop up shop created to provide functional, comfortable, affordable, yet stylish clothes that women can feel good in.

Wildland Organics (Los Angeles, California)

Daane Griffeth and Marisa Griffeth

All natural skincare and haircare products that promote a healthy, minimalist lifestyle.

Tücy - Chris Cameron (Truro, Nova Scotia)

A vibrant, east-coast inspired, raw and clean streetwear fashion brand.

The program began on April 28th and is set to conclude on July 20th. The final celebration / demo day will be held at the Picaroon’s Roundhouse on July 19th.



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