Be inspired. Take charge. Change your world.
Welcome to the International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC). Housed within UNB’s Faculty of Business Administration in Fredericton, New Brunswick, IBEC's goal is to facilitate entrepreneurial and experiential learning for our students. We do this through specialized programs and competitions.
If you’re interested in starting a venture, running your own business or managing new projects, you’ve come to the right place. Check out what IBEC has to offer!
In our Activator® Program students work with entrepreneurs and inventors to start up ventures. The Activator® student leaders and their teams of four to five students create business plans, search out market opportunities and perform venture analyses. This opportunity gives them valuable, real world experience while earning a concentration in entrepreneurship.
BMO Financial Group Apex Business Plan Competition
IBEC is host to the annual BMO Financial Group Apex Business Plan Competition, the largest competition of it’s kind in Eastern Canada. The BMO Financial Group Apex Business Plan Competition gives participants a chance to develop, direct, organize and present a business plan to a panel of judges. These judges select the most plausible and promising business plan in each track and award cash prizes to each successful team, as well as to the first and second runners-up. There are a number of individual awards, such as Viewer’s Choice Award.
IBEC's Speaker Series
Speaker Series launched in 2016, with the goal of inviting a number of individuals with entrepreneurial experience to speak to students about various aspects of entrepreneurship and business. The topics and themes vary, ranging from each speaker’s personal and professional experience, to the important role entrepreneurship can play in today’s economy. These speakers help provide real-world experience about the various components of entrepreneurship that many students are currently studying.