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.


The J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship at the University of New Brunswick opens our doors each summer to aspiring entrepreneurs who want to explore a business idea they feel has great potential. Participants access funding for living costs and prototyping, as well as skills training and coaching, as they turn their vision into a livelihood. 


The Summer Institute is a member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN), an invite-only community of the world’s most respected organizations that provide startups with the best resources to create and grow their businesses, wherever they are.

The program aims to make you the best kind of rich: satisfied, healthy, and connected to people who care. ​We have a wide community of supporters who want to see you succeed.  If you are the kind of person that likes to make a difference, look no further.