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MORE Jobs, MORE People, and a MORE Attractive Business Environment.
Dedicated to Steady, Long-Term Economic Growth for the Greater Saint John Region.

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Dreaming of starting your own business?

The Venture Validation Program is an applied learning course, built to move emerging entrepreneurs from idea to launch!

There are still a few spots remaining in the Fall session is starting on Sept 18.

For more information or to register for the fall session contact Dakota at dakota@edgsj.com or visit EDGSJ.com (link in bio)
Alli is from a beautiful beach town in India, named Pondicherry - how fitting that we photographed her on the beach in Quispamsis. Do you have questions about living and working in Greater Saint John? Alli has the lived experience to answer them for you. (Follow the link in our bio to EDGSJ.com/Alli)
NEW BLOG POST: NEW BEGINNINGS ARE GREAT: NOW WHAT?

Voices from all over the world coming to Saint John, New Brunswick to add value, bring perspective and work with us to grow into the global marketplace we’re rapidly becoming. 
Visit EDGSJ.com (link in bio) to read the rest of Matt's post
More jobs, more people and a more attractive business environment in the Greater Saint John region.

Our programming and projects are designed to support the creation of new start-ups, help existing businesses grow through innovation or workforce expansion and strengthen the advantages of Greater Saint John so more people know it’s an ideal place to live, build or grow a business.

Visit EDGSJ.com (link in bio) for more information on the programs and services we offer.
Our Business Immigrant Essentials Program is launching October 14! This 12 week program is designed to help you understand Canadian business culture and kick-start your business idea!

For more information or to register email Program Director Matt George at matt@edgsj.com or visit EDGSJ.com (Link in bio)
HOW TO PITCH IN PUBLIC

Welcome to our final post of the three-part, Business Planning blog series with Dakota Lutes. In part one, we explored value propositions. In part two, we covered sizing your market. In this post, its all about the pitch! Particularly how to pitch when you’re at an open pitching event like the one we host for the final evening of our Venture Validation Program (VVP). In this post we will cover what to do before, during, and after the pitch to maximize your likelihood for a successful night. 
Visit EDGSJ.com (link in Bio) to read the full post on preparing and delivering a successful pitch!
In this our fourth instalment of the ASK GSJ campaign, we would like to introduce you to Alli. She is a Senior Scientist in the Reiman Cancer Research Lab at UNB Saint John, and the Founder and CEO of the start-up company BioHuntress Therapeutics Inc. in Saint John.

Alli did her bachelor’s in chemistry in Pondicherry, India. She completed her master’s in medical biochemistry from Chennai and then went to New Delhi to complete her PhD in biotechnology. Next, she travelled all the way to Canada to pursue her postdoctoral fellowship trainings in neuroscience and oncology. She now lives with her family in Saint John, and they love it here.

Do you have questions about living and working in Greater Saint John? Ask Alli: EDGSJ.com/Alli (click-able link in our bio).
More Jobs. More People Working. More Attractive Business Environment. 
MARKETING GREATER SAINT JOHN is one of our 4 core focus areas. Our ASK GSJ Campaign features local professionals through the lense of what makes the Greater Saint John region a great place to live and work. 
Visit the resources section at EDGSJ.com to read the Q2 Report and learn more about our MARKETING GREATER SAINT JOHN initiatives.
WE'RE HIRING!!!! Are you a self-starter with a keen interest in financial management and entrepreneurship? Want to be part of a dynamic team supporting the launch of new companies in our region? Economic Development Greater Saint John (EDGSJ) is hiring for an Entrepreneur Development Intern (EDI). To learn more about this opportunity or to apply visit our website EDGSJ.com (link in bio)
HOW BIG IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY?

Welcome to part two of our three-part, Business Planning blog series. In part one, we explored value propositions: what they are, why they’re important, and how we create them. In this post, we dive into another key element of our Venture Validation Program (VVP): sizing your market.

If you’re in the process of building a narrative about why your idea is a good business opportunity, you’ll need to know how big your market is.

Visit EDGSJ.com to read the blog
More Jobs. More People Working. More Attractive Business Environment. 
ENTREPRENEUR DEVELOPMENT is one of our 4 core focus areas. We have added two new programs to our roster. • Business Immigrant Essentials is a program with curriculum that helps newcomers translate their business skills to the local economy. • The Hive is a newcomer business incubator, giving clients access to resources, support and a physical location in which to operate their business.

The Hive welcomed its first two clients in May, and the Business Immigrant Essentials program welcomed six participants who graduated earlier this summer. The program is now accepting applications for the fall session. 
Visit the resources section at EDGSJ.com to read the Q2 Report and learn more about our ENTREPRENEUR DEVELOPMENT initiatives.
Carl looks equally at home on the golf course as he does in the offices of Saint John Energy, where he works as the Director of Smart Grid. “Our Smart Grid team works to deliver solutions to Saint John Energy and to our customers that continuously improve our quality of service. We are responsible for our electrical grid’s communications network, technical infrastructure, data, and computer systems.” Greater Saint John has fantastic employment opportunities for talented people like Carl. Do you have questions about what it’s like to live and work here? Ask Carl: EDGSJ.com/Carl (you can find a click-able link in our bio).