Incubators & Accelerators
Fredericton has a very robust and supportive ecosystem for entrepreneurs in the incubation and acceleration/commercialization space. The primary incubators and accelerators are:
As New Brunswick's flagship accelerator, Planet Hatch connects startups to the best resources in order to help them soar. They focus on providing mentorship, targeted programming and networking for startups in all sectors. Their state-of-the-art space is ideal for companies who are searching for inspiration and collaboration.
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 Launch 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: