Things to Think About For Atlantic Canada When Building a Better Ecosystem

Atlantic Canada’s Innovation District Atlantic Canada has a vibrant but small ecosystem of entrepreneurs that have supported one another for generations. With multiple examples of families that, in the previous century, built businesses that employed large numbers of people constantly re-investing into the region and supporting the next generation of business leaders. Not just family […]

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Volta Welcomes Four New Resident Companies in High Growth Sectors

The Growing Innovation District in Halifax Volta welcomed four companies into the Residency Program, in high growth areas like blockchain, IoT hardware, and Software as a Service (SaaS). These new residents have moved their businesses into offices at Volta Labs and gained access to more than $50,000 in benefits, such as a travel program, mentorship, […]

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Connor Kirby: Pitch Prodigy

  Everyone had incredible ideas that could change the world “I was watching entrepreneurs pitch ideas that could change the lives of aboriginal communities and energy performance for wireless companies, and I felt like my seat had transformed into something much greater. The honour I felt, to be a part of the pitch competition is […]

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The Importance of PR for Startups

Why do we use PR? Because it works. Public Relations has proven to be one of the most effective ways to tell your story. Statistically speaking, studies have shown it to be almost 90% more effective than other advertising channels, and unlike most advertising options, getting started is free! As a startup, one of your […]

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Atlantic Lottery Innovation Outpost a Game Changer

Since establishing an Innovation outpost at Volta in August, Atlantic Lottery Corporation has been winning at the innovation game – with outside-the-box ideas coming fast and furious that are helping them change the landscape of lottery. In the last nine months, Scott Burke, outpost lead and serial tech founder and developer, has assembled a multi-talented [...]
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I Killed My Startup… And Then Some Crazy S#!t Happened

[originally posted on katelynbourgoin.com] Want to know what it feels like to kill your business? You could describe it as a “rollercoaster.” But it’s not just any ol’ rollercoaster. It’s like the x-Scream rollercoaster at the Las Vegas Stratosphere. It’s a rollercoaster where you’re flung over the side of a 900ft building again and again and [...]
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