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New Partnership to Enhance Entrepreneurship Programming

September 29, 2021



New Partnership to Enhance Entrepreneurship Programming


SAINT JOHN: Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency, ConnexionWorks, and Planet Hatch are partnering to deliver entrepreneurship programming for the Saint John region.


ConnexionWorks is pleased to be the delivery lead within this partnership supported by Envision Saint John and Planet Hatch based in Fredericton.


“Our organization has always been one of connecting people and collaborations. This new partnership allows us to broaden the support to entrepreneurs in the Saint John region so they have access to quality support through their entire journey, both directly and through our broader partner network in Atlantic Canada,” says Doug Jenkins, CEO of ConnexionWorks.

“Our role is to engage the ecosystem, listen to the entrepreneurs and leaders doing and facilitating this work, and lead the process of designing a high-potential innovation play for our region,” says Paulette Hicks, CEO of Envision Saint John.  “By solidifying partnerships with industry, business, government, and academia, Envision Saint John is ensuring that the experts are taking the lead in building and nurturing the entrepreneurial ecosystem.”

The program offering will include a combination of existing, but updated, programs and new introductory workshops. Programs that are currently offered by Planet Hatch will now also be available through ConnexionWorks.

“We are excited to partner with ConnexionWorks and Envision Saint John to ensure best in class entrepreneurial programs and services are available to entrepreneurs across the province. By working together, we can supercharge the startup ecosystem in New Brunswick,” says Adam Peabody, Director of Planet Hatch. 

ConnexionWorks is currently recruiting for fall 2021 program participants. Program offerings include Entrepreneurship 101, providing the tools needed to better understand the entrepreneurial journey, and Business Essentials, where entrepreneurs can grow skills and narrow in on their specific businesses’ focus. Hands on cohort–based programming will also be offered this fall, allowing entrepreneurs to test their business idea before officially going to market.

To learn more about upcoming fall programming, and to enroll visit: www.connexionworks.ca/programs or email info@connexionworks.ca.

About Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency

Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency, is driving an innovative, regional approach to growth with a single mandate, mission, board and budget.

The region includes the City of Saint John, Town of Quispamsis, Town of Rothesay, Town of Hampton, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield and the Village of St. Martins.

The agency is focused on attracting people, visitors, business and investment.

About ConnexionWorks

ConnexionWorks is focused on providing an inclusive and collaborative environment to support the success of entrepreneurs and businesses in the Greater Saint John region.

ConnexionWorks is a hub of entrepreneurial and business excellence supported through a mix of educational programs, experiential learning opportunities, incubators, and industry mentorship.

About Planet Hatch

Planet Hatch is an entrepreneurship centre located in Fredericton that supports entrepreneurs and startups to grow into well-positioned, internationally competitive companies.

Media Inquiries:
Jillian MacKinnon

Senior Director, Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency

506-658-2877 ext.115   


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