The tech community in New Brunswick has organized a bus tour of the tech world in the Boston area from May 22 to 24 with the aim of exposing entrepreneurs to people, processes and capital in the second-largest tech centre in the U.S.

The tour is sponsored by the Moncton Cybersocial Committee, Propel ICT, the McKenzie Accelerator at McKenzie College and Speilo, the Moncton-based maker of gaming cabinets, equipment and software.

“The purpose of the trip is to help develop relationships and linkages with other companies and suppliers for export and development, and to inspire and motivate innovation in our region, by looking first-hand at what is happening in one of the fastest growth areas in North America – Boston,” said the organizers in a statement.

There are 20 subsidized tickets for startups, students and educators, but most of those have been spoken for, largely by participants in the two New Brunswick accelerator programs, Propel ICT’s Launch36 and the McKenzie Accelerator. Dale Ritchie, organizer of the McKenzie Accelerator said entrepreneurs from other provinces are welcome to buy the non-subsidized tickets at a cost of $300, which includes lodging and transportation.

The tour will include: a visit to startup coach Mike Graninetti’s New Business Ventures course at the Hult International School of Business; breakfast with the Canadian Consulate team to understand business in Boston; and visits to the MIT Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Challenge Accelerator and the Innovation District of Boston.

Propel ICT, Spielo, McKenzie College and the New Brunswick Department of Economic Development are subsidizing Accelerator members, startups and students.

Anyone interested in joining the pilgrimage should contact Dale Ritchie at or 506 384-6460 no later than Monday May 7. 

On a related note, the Cybersocial will hold its regular meeting Wednesday at 5 pm at the Moncton Club and the featured presenter will be Steve Scott of Zedfast Solutions Corporation of Sackville, N.B.