about planet hatch

What we do

Planet Hatch is more than a space. It’s the fuel that fires our startup ecosystem.

The Planet Hatch environment provides a modern, inspiring and technologically-rich space for engaging in discussion, exploring ideas, and launching new initiatives. We are Fredericton's hub for incubation and acceleration and a key part of New Brunswick's entrepreneurial support ecosystem. 

Planet Hatch’s programs connects entrepreneurs with all of the resources required to help them become successful. In addition to physical work and meeting spaces, we offer programs and services that include mentoring, funding source guidance and professional services.  We partner with eight distinct accelerators, offering space, shared resources, and collaboration on the development of new programs and offerings.  

Planet Hatch is also a resource for the community, offering space rental, events, and education.

Planet Hatch operates as a single organization with Knowledge Park and Ignite Fredericton.  

Ignite Fredericton is the community’s economic development catalyst agency focussed on business growth and attraction, population growth (student retention, immigration, repatriation), and various strategic initiatives to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Knowledge Park ,  Atlantic Canada’s largest technology and research park, is a clustering environment for knowledge-based companies and a member of the national Association of University Research Parks (AURP).

Meet The Team

Adam Peabody, Director

Welcome to Planet Hatch! We believe that the key to New Brunswick's economic success is our small business owners and risk-takers. That's why we created Planet Hatch, New Brunswick's flagship startup acceleration centre. Our team is focused on supporting you through every step of your startup journey. Our job is to make things easy for you, so that you can focus on growing your business. Take a look around our website and please get in touch with any questions. We look forward to connecting!

Vanessa MacLean, Entrepreneurial Services Coordinator

Vanessa brings a wide range of experience in management, sales, and partner relations. She's passionate about equipping our entrepreneurs for success. With her 10+ years experience in sales, customer relations and management, she is a key member of the Planet Hatch team. In addition to her work with Planet Hatch, Vanessa also chairs the Startup Fredericton Events Committee and is the lead coordinator for the East Coast Caravan.

Julia Ramirez, Entrepreneur Programming Specialist 

Julia holds a masters in business administration from the University of New Brunswick and a certificate in immigration: laws, policies and procedures from the University of British Columbia. She focuses her time in three key objectives to help growth the region:

  • Identify specific programs needed in the region to ensure new businesses and industries are successful

  • Ensure the integration of programs, their delivery and access to a creative physical infrastructure.

  • Collaborate with partners and stakeholders to help new businesses start and locate in Fredericton

Originally from Colombia, Julia has 15+ years of experience in the economic development area, including owning and managing small businesses, teaching entrepreneurship, guiding students, professional, businesses and newcomers through the many programs offered in New Brunswick and Fredericton and bridging business owners to the best available tools.