Planet Hatch in Fredericton will host two free events this month that will highlight how startups can receive funding and partner with corporations.

Opportunities New Brunswick will host the first one on Thursday. The day-long event, called Access to Capital for Startups, is a part of East Coast Startup Week, a week-long series of private events across the region starting today.

ONB has assembled a panel of entrepreneurs and investors to discuss topics like investment readiness, and there will also be a lunch-and-learn on the small business tax credit. The event will run from 9 am to 3 pm.

On March 22, Ignite Frederiction plans to present its second Engage Innovation Talk, which will focus on the power of corporate-startup partnerships to produce innovation.

This talk will feature a panel discussion with Nestor Gomez, startup and entrepreneurship program lead at McCain Foods, Andre Pelletier, Business Development Manager at the New Brunswick Research and Productivity Council, and Lindsay Bowman, Director of Research at New Brunswick Innovation Foundation.

The panelists will show attendees how their companies can partner with corporations so both the new and established companies share the benefits.

The event starts with networking at noon, and concludes with closing remarks by 3 pm.

Both events aim to show early businesses and startups new avenues for investment and how to foster corporate connections.