Over the summer, Don Mills and David Campbell will be interviewing the founders of high-growth potential companies across the region. The series starts with David Shipley, the CEO of Fredericton-based Beauceron Security.
New Brunswick is well known for its farming industry. It has the value chain to support growing things and a highly skilled workforce with expertise that has supported the industry for generations. Everything is here for innovative agritech companies to thrive, companies like Fredericton’s PICKETA SYSTEMS.
SMART SKIN TECHNOLOGIES (SST) IS GROWING FAST–ALMOST TOO FAST.
The Fredericton-based “industrial internet of things” productivity solutions company raised $10.7-million last June to help accelerate its growth in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.
Pond, the chairman and co-founder of Mariner Partners and co-founder of East Valley Ventures, chats with co-host David Campbell about his career starting out in the mid-1960s at NBTel, dealing with “party line” complaints in rural New Brunswick, rising to CEO of Aliant, and then nearly two decades of founding and investing in IT startups across Atlantic Canada, including Radian6 and Q1 Labs.
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As the Covid-19 pandemic raged around the world, the four Atlantic Canadian provinces came together in an unprecedented spirit of cooperation and collaboration to tackle the challenges it presented. The result was one the safest places in the world, with untold lives saved. That showed what we can do as a region when we work together.
Former premier Frank McKenna says it’s time to propel the province forward in the age of computer and digital technologies. He believes, with the right investment, New Brunswick won’t just catch up with other jurisdictions, it will become a global leader in the information era.
When David Shipley first started his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at UNB Fredericton, he had no plans to start his own business.
At the time, he was working in the university’s marketing department. He saw an MBA as a way to advance his career within the organization.