Since the launch of Planet Hatch in the Fall of 2013, we have focused on strategic partnerships to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and provide startups with the best resources and tools to succeed! Following the graduation of Planet Hatch`s first two cohorts, comprising 18 startups through the core ACcelR8 program, we were thrilled to partner with Propel ICT for the third cohort in the fall of 2014. This collaborative partnership eliminates regional duplication, and builds a stronger Atlantic Canada by increasing the number of startups supported through Propel`s Launch Program.
Through the co-location of Planet Hatch, Ignite Fredericton, Knowledge Park, the Hive, Business Immigrant Mentorship Program and NB Economic Development (now Opportunities NB), we now have an entrepreneurial hub, and are connecting startups with the best resources like the Launch Program.
Planet Hatch specifically is geared towards helping startups accelerate, collide and fuse within the entrepreneurial community. We have a number of initiatives to guide companies at different stages of their entrepreneurial journey, and an amazing roster of mentors. To date, our 18 startups have raised over $4.5M in private funding, and have leveraged more than $1.9M. We have also hosted 80+ events with over 1900 attendees over the past year.
For more information on Planet Hatch, please visit: www.planethatch.com