Grow - Incubators & Accelerators
Fredericton has a very robust and supportive ecosystem for entrepreneurs in the incubation and acceleration / commercialization space (Planet Hatch pictured in photos).
Please visit innovation and commercialization - if you are seeking funding & support. You may also want to visit industry support networks.
The primary incubators and accelerators are outlined below.
As New Brunswick's flagship accelerator, Planet Hatch provides the tools and support for high-growth potential startups to commercialize their business idea into game-changing products and services. Planet Hatch provides entrepreneurs with intensive training through its ACcelR8 program, funding, mentoring, and physical space - where the real magic happens when ideas collide!
Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC)
Focused on accelerating social innovation and entrepreneurship, PDC provides several funding programs: Social Innovation; Technology Ignition; and Student Catalyst.
Through its Launch36 program, this virtual accelerator helps entrepreneurs with funding, mentorship, knowledge, and support.
Through the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce and provincial government, Canada's first Business Immigrant Mentorship Program (BIMP), has expanded to create an incubator for immigrant entrepreneurs.
University of New Brunswick (UNB)
UNB offers the following programs to help students incubate their entrepreneurial ideas into actual businesses: