UNB TME – the six letters that spell student entrepreneurship in New Brunswick – will hold a mid-summer extravaganza this week to celebrate two of its programs.

The Technology, Management and Entrepreneurship program at University of New Brunswick will hold a graduation ceremony Thursday night for the seven companies that have gone through its Summer Institute. The event will be held at Picaroon’s at 6:30 pm and you can register here. (It’s free, but organizers will pass the hat to cover the costs and help the next Summer Institute class.)

Before that event, at 3 pm, the program will host presentations by members of its Masters of TME students in Head Hall on the UNB campus. A stand-up reception will follow at 5 pm.

Celebrating its 30th year in 2018, TME is the university’s flagship entrepreneurship community, a venerable program that last year counted 540 students among its participants. Like some of the startups it produces, TME has been doubling in size recently, and includes two accelerators: the Summer Institute and Energia Ventures.

Read Our Feature from November on UNB TME

Now in its fifth year, the Summer Institute is a three-month program that emphasizes design and the human elements of entrepreneurship. The participants this year are:

  • Isaac Barkhouse, Sam Poirier, Nick Dowling, and Mike Barnhill with Potential Motors;
  • Marisa and Daane Griffeth with Wildland Organics;
  • Chris Cameron with Tücy;
  • Hannah Chisholm with Eggcitables;
  • Emma and Yannick Theriault with D.A.S Concrete Countertops;
  • Alicia Phillips and Kevin Leboeuf with Educated Beards;
  • And Keshia Matthews with Modern Maternity Boutique.

TME is just wrapping up the third year of its Masters program and its organizers say applications for the course are increasing.

Applications are open until July 27 for Energia Ventures, which is a three-month accelerator in Fredericton for startups involved in energy, cleantech and cybersecurity. You can find applications here for the program, which will be held in the fall.