Following the community’s Vision 2020 Economic Development Strategy process involving over 250 community and business stakeholders, Fredericton set a vision to become the Startup Capital of Canada by creating a strong and united ecosystem.

Subsequently, Fredericton’s Startup Task Force was formed in order to achieve this goal. As part of this exercise, it combined forces with Startup Fredericton, a grassroots entrepreneur-driven movement dedicated in bringing together entrepreneurs and stakeholders.

In November 2016, Fredericton achieved its vision by receiving Startup Canada’s ‘Startup Community of the Year’ award.


• Connectivity by creating a cohesive startup ecosystem;
• Collaboration through strategic alignment of stakeholders, identifying opportunities for collaboration and avoiding duplication;
• Communication through information sharing.


“To be the Startup Capital and the destination for companies and community to thrive!”


Fredericton has a number of tools and resources to help you plan & development your business. Use our NAVIGATOR tool to check out what is available in the startup ecosystem!

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