Mission, Vision and Values

We help New Brunswick innovators take their ideas further.

Every day, New Brunswick innovators trust us with their dreams. This is a responsibility we take very seriously.

We promise

  • to act as leaders, carefully guiding New Brunswick innovators through the complex world of growth and commercialization; and
  • to inspire our New Brunswick innovators to be brave in their pursuit of global relevance.

By fostering a strong and collaborative innovation ecosystem in New Brunswick, we will become recognized as leaders in the fields of innovation, research and venture capital.

WHAT WE DO

Since 2003, NBIF has been a launchpad for some of the region’s most exciting, innovative companies. With over $100 million invested, plus $457 million more leveraged from other sources, we’ve helped create over 113 companies, fund 494 applied research projects, and recruit 75 professors to the province.

Our portfolio companies and researchers span a huge range of industries, including advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and environmental technologies that help us build a cleaner, greener society. As an independent, non-profit corporation, all of our investment returns go back into the Foundation to be re-invested in other start-ups and research initiatives.

We’re optimistic realists – grounded in reality and returns on investment, but with an unwavering belief in New Brunswick potential. We’re passionate cheerleaders of our little province that can, and we believe greatness can come from anywhere – especially here. We make it happen by delivering the resources and expertise needed to achieve new opportunities, growth, and advancements in New Brunswick.

Invested

Applied Research Projects

Companies Created

Professors Recruited

Our Team

Joanne Johnson

Joanne Johnson

Senior Administrator

Joanne Johnson

Senior Administrator
Angela Pyne

Angela Pyne

Marketing Manager

Angela Pyne

Marketing Manager

Venture Capital Team

Raymond Fitzpatrick, CPA, CMA

Director of Investments

Raymond Fitzpatrick, CPA, CMA

Director of Investments

Thomas Bird, P.Eng

Investment Manager

Thomas Bird, P.Eng

Investment Manager
Daniel Hoyles

Daniel Hoyles, CPA, CMA

Investment Associate

Daniel Hoyles, CPA, CMA

Investment Associate

Holly Ayles

Investment Analyst

Holly Ayles

Investment Analyst

Applied Research Team

Alec Manley

Alec Manley

Research Development Officer

Alec Manley

Research Development Officer
Hilary Lenihan

Hilary Lenihan

Research Development Officer

Hilary Lenihan

Research Development Officer

Brandon Schlichter

Research Development Coordinator

Brandon Schlichter

Research Development Coordinator

Cathy Simpson

Board Chair, CEO, TechImpact

Cathy Simpson

Board Chair, CEO, TechImpact

Eric Cook

Board Vice Chair, Executive Director & CEO, RPC

Eric Cook

Board Vice Chair, Executive Director & CEO, RPC

Gerry Verner

Board Secretary, VP of Business Development at Mariner Partners, Inc.

Gerry Verner

Board Secretary, VP of Business Development at Mariner Partners, Inc.

Rob Miller

Board Treasurer, CPA, CA Edgewater Consulting Inc.

Rob Miller

Board Treasurer, CPA, CA Edgewater Consulting Inc.

Jill Green

CEO, Green Imaging Technologies

Jill Green

CEO, Green Imaging Technologies

Dr. David MaGee

Vice President Research, UNB

Dr. David MaGee

Vice President Research, UNB

Daniel Mills

Deputy Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

Daniel Mills

Deputy Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

ANNUAL REPORTS