TME ECSW Lunch & Learn Series

admin February 4, 2017

March 16, 2015 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Old Head Hall Room 224 @ University of New Brunswick
17 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NB E3B

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To celebrate the East Coast Startup Week happening around town in Fredericton, the entrepreneurial community at UNB – J Herbert Smith Centre (TME), CS Square, Renaissance College, and the International Business & Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC) have come together to host a series of speakers at Lunch & Learns. Everyone is welcome to participate at no cost, where warm pizza will be served.

Monday, March 16


Samuel Legge
Program Manager – REV – Communitech

Samuel Legge is Program Manager of the Rev accelerator program at Communitech ( He is a Nanotech Engineer from the University of Waterloo and has owned and hacked several startups. Currently he is working on a new hardware device for work spaces.

Tuesday, March 17


Peter Corbyn
Chief of Green – Green Nexxus

Peter began helping Canadian businesses and homeowners save energy and reduce their environmental footprint in the early 1990’s.

His past activities include launching the first Employee Energy Awareness Program in Ontario, Canada in 1992 for his employer at the time, Woodbridge Foam Corporation. He was the Environment Director for the Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association in Toronto from 1996 to 2000.

Peter was a founding board member of The Climate Project Canada, a member of the global non-profit organization launched by Al Gore in 2006 to train people around the world to present a live version of the slide show featured in the movie An Inconvenient Truth.

Peter is a co-founder of GreenNexxus, developers of sustainability focused web-based programs like the award winning Cisco Systems and CBC One Million Acts of Green campaign and the Rotary International Start with Water campaign, as well as software-as-a-service (SaaS) programs.

GreenNexxus has received multiple awards, including the 2009 KIRA Award for Most Promising Start-up and 2011 Award for Technology Advancement and Innovation for their Green Employee Sustainability Platform.

He was awarded the Canadian National Clean Air Day Award in 2007 for Excellence in Efficiency Outreach. He is also the co-author of Cool Comforts – Bargaining for Our Survival, which has over 15,000 copies in circulation.

Peter graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1987 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He currently lives with his family in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

He is acting on his belief that Information Technology can and will play a key role in addressing our global environmental challenges.


Wednesday, March 18


Valerie Fox
Executive Diretor – Digital Media Zone

Valerie Fox is the Executive Director of the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University ( She was responsible for its development and opening in April of 2010. Since then, the DMZ has grown to become Canada’s largest university incubator and multi-disciplinary co-working space. With more than 30 years of experience in the creative digital industry, Fox is an active advocate of the user experience. She has worked with technology in the university sector, for industry and for consumers. Her roles have ranged from business development to creative direction and user experience for various digital technologies. In May 2012 Valerie was presented with the prestigious Canadian Women in Technology (CanWIT) Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and innovation. The annual award is presented to a Canadian woman who has shown the most outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership significantly expanding the frontiers of Canada’s advanced technology industry. She has also been awarded a number of patents, including the Universal Shopping Cart for the Web.


Thursday, March 19


David Alston
Chief Innovation Officer – Introhive

David is on a mission, with hundreds of other passionate New Brunswickers, to see this region shift from one of the greatest exporters of young talent to one of the greatest importers. He’s a big believer in NB becoming a Living Lab once again where technology underpins economic growth for our region. He’s a Code Kids advocate, a cofounder of Brilliant Labs and recently was named as an advisor to the province’s strategic program review – the exercise focused on re-engineering our government to live within its means.

David is a repeat tech and marketing startup entrepreneur, a Forbes top 50 CMO in social media, an advisor to many startups in our region and other parts of Canada, Radian6’s former CMO and currently the Chief Innovation Officer at Introhive. You can connect with David at @davidalston.


Friday, March 20

Moderators: Martin & Mike


Philip Curley
CEO – HotSpoting Parking

Phillip is a 23 year old graduate from the TME program under Dr. Shukla’s guidance. He’s currently CEO of HotSpot Parking, a mobile app piloted and launched here in Fredericton, New Brunswick. HotSpot’s team has grown to 10 full time individuals creating a new parking experience. HotSpot is currently the world leader of BLE Beacon Deployment (iBeacons) which are used to create entirely new experiences in downtown cores. HotSpot is currently partnering with larger parking providers to supply the technology at scale world-wide.


Peter Goggin
CEO – Resson Aerospace Corporation

Peter Goggin is Co-Founder of Resson Aerospace Corporation. Peter received a MBA and BBA from the University of New Brunswick. Passionate leader and entrepreneur, Peter, in his role of CEO at Resson Aerospace, is dedicated to building and expanding the company with the goal of leading the global bioinformatics and data analytics space for Precision Agriculture.

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