Overview of Program

A result of a partnership between the provincial government and the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, the Hive Incubator Program offers resources, guidance, space, individual-directed curriculum, and support services to immigrant entrepreneurs in order to help start and grow their businesses in Fredericton. The program was initially created as the next step to the Business Immigrant Mentorship Program (BIMP)

What We Do

Located in Knowledge Park, the Hive has office space that allows newcomer investors the chance to immerse themselves in the centre of Fredericton’s business development ecosystem. This key location also offers opportunities such as networking, training, and mentoring through a partnership with Planet Hatch and Ignite Fredericton.

Those involved with the Hive Incubator Program receive benefits such as access to BIMP, access to working space, peer-to-peer support activities, on-site administrative support, business networking, and general support.

Why Incubation is Important for Newcomer Business Startups

Business incubation is especially important for newcomer business startups as it helps remove newcomers from the silo of creating a business startup on their own. Incubators also help newcomer with networking, immersion into the local business startup ecosystem, and cultural inclusion. With the Hive Incubator Program, newcomers also gain a complimentary full membership the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce.

Registration

For information on how you can register to join the Hive Incubator Program please contact:

Janet Moser, Program Director janetm@frederictonchamber.ca

Fredericton Immigration Business Services Centre - Hive Incubator - Business Immigrant Mentorship Program is located at: 50 Crowther Lane, Suite 120, Knowledge Park, Fredericton, NB.

Resources:

http://www.frederictonchamber.ca/immigration

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2014.06.0703.html

http://www.welcomenb.ca/content/wel-bien/en/immigrating_and_settling/business/business_supportprograms.html