The University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship is looking for applicants to its 13-week Summer Institute accelerator.

The Summer Institute teaches sales, marketing, and customer validation skills. Although based in Fredericton, the Institute also accepts companies from elsewhere in the province and even other countries.

While most startup accelerators focus solely on the commercial potential of applicants, the Summer Institute takes a different tack by seeking to back companies with positive social and environmental impacts.

Dhirendra Shukla, Chair of the TME Centre, told Entrevestor in a December interview that demand for The Summer Institute has increased even during the pandemic, despite the program having switched to an online model.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 28, and interested founders can find more information and an application form here.