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!


Chris McGinn, Coordinator 

A Frederictonian by birth, Chris McGinn chose to stay close to his roots in pursuit of his Bachelor of Business Administration the University of New Brunswick, one of the leading and most entrepreneurial universities in the country. Offering world-class programs and degrees in over 60 disciplines, the university is a known breeding ground for talent and innovation. Chris found his way to Planet Hatch through a unique partnership developed between the Export Igniter program, and the Faculty of Business Administration. As an eager undergraduate, Chris was paired with a high-growth startup to gain real world experience and to assist the company in conducting extensive market research, lead generation, and the creation of an export strategy.