RESIDENT PROGRAMS

 

 

THE STARTUP BUREAU

THE STARTUP BUREAU

The Startup Bureau is a panel of experienced entrepreneurs that helps residents stay on track with their milestones and on a path to global growth.

TRAVEL PROGRAM

TRAVEL PROGRAM

The Travel Program offers financial support to help residents make connections to grow their businesses.

USER TESTING PROGRAM

USER TESTING PROGRAM

In partnership with Dalhousie University, Volta pairs computer science students with resident companies and alumni to serve as user testers for their technology.

IN-HOUSE EXPERTS

IN-HOUSE EXPERTS

Volta provides one-on-one sessions with in-house experts in finance, legal, marketing, public relations, recruiting, funding strategy & more.

SALES & MARKETING TRAINING

SALES & MARKETING TRAINING

Volta supports Founders in the development of their sales and marketing skillsets by connecting them with world-class experts, offering one-on-one coaching and hosting workshops.

SANDLER TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP

SANDLER TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP

Volta helps resident companies access world-class sales training through Sandler Training.

PEER 2 PEER

PEER 2 PEER

Peer 2 Peer events bring resident and alumni founders together to share professional challenges and lessons learned.

BRANDING PROGRAM

BRANDING PROGRAM

Working with a Brand Strategist, resident companies build the framework for a strong brand.

DESIGN RESOURCES

DESIGN RESOURCES

Volta offers access to professional design resources, providing tokens to resident companies each month to use on projects.

ALUMNI PROGRAM

ALUMNI PROGRAM

The Alumni Program provides ongoing support to Alumni companies and encourages them to remain engaged.

EARLY ADOPTER PROGRAM

EARLY ADOPTER PROGRAM

(available to Residents & Alumni)
The Early Adopter Program pairs residents and alumni with established companies in Nova Scotia, who serve as their reference customers.

MENTORSHIP

MENTORSHIP

(available to Residents & Alumni)
Volta connects founders with potential mentors through networking events and direct introductions.

FOUNDER MEETUPS

FOUNDER MEETUPS

(available to Residents & Alumni)
Founders connect with other founders at exclusive meetups, including founder chats, breakfasts, dinners, and more.

FOUNDERS RETREAT

FOUNDERS RETREAT

(available to Residents & Alumni)
Founders Retreats help founders get away from it all to recharge and provide support to each other.

ANGEL INVESTOR SHOWCASE

ANGEL INVESTOR SHOWCASE

(available to Residents & Alumni)
Volta introduces high net-worth individuals to the value of investing in early stage tech companies, through a showcase of three startups and discussion about how to get involved as an Angel Investor in Atlantic Canada.

NETWORK AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS & EVENTS

 

 

VOLTA COHORT

VOLTA COHORT

Volta Cohort helps early stage, high calibre founders attract and secure venture capital sooner. This new program provides investments of $25,000 to up to five companies each cohort through a fund co-founded by Volta, BDC Capital, and Innovacorp.

VOLTA ACADEMY (NEW!)

VOLTA ACADEMY (NEW!)

Volta Academy helps early-stage Founders go from “big idea” to a viable tech-focused startup. Find out more.

OFFICE HOURS

OFFICE HOURS

Network members and residents receive access to free one-on-one consultations from experts in legal, marketing, funding, and more.

VOLTA CONNECTOR PROGRAM

VOLTA CONNECTOR PROGRAM

In partnership with Dalhousie University, this program pairs Masters in Applied Computer Science students interested in entrepreneurship with early-stage startup companies to become their CTO for at least 16 weeks.

WOMEN TAKING OVER THE WORLD WITH TECH (WTWT)

WOMEN TAKING OVER THE WORLD WITH TECH (WTWT)

Sponsored by RBC
Women Taking Over the World With Tech supports female founders and leaders in the technology sector through events, workshops, and social events.

LUNCH & LEARNS

LUNCH & LEARNS

Volta hosts industry experts to lead group learning sessions (with free lunch) on a variety of relevant topics, such as marketing, sales, customer success, and growth strategy.

MARKET VALIDATION TRAINING (MVT)

MARKET VALIDATION TRAINING (MVT)

In partnership with WaveFront
This intensive course brings entrepreneurs together for three full days across three months to define their business opportunity, conduct customer discovery and development, and refine their business pitch.

HACKATHONS

HACKATHONS

Hackathons bring together Developers, Designers and Business people to design and build new products and ideas related to a theme in 48 hours.

GAME JAMS

GAME JAMS

Game Jams bring together game developers to design and build new games and meet other game developers.

SCRATCH

SCRATCH

Scratch gives children ages 8 to 12 (along with a guardian) an opportunity to learn a programming language and create interactive projects.

HOIST

HOIST

Hoist is a tech club for teens aged 12 to 19 interested in coding, design, or entrepreneurship.

PITCH COMPETITIONS

PITCH COMPETITIONS

Powered by Cox & Palmer
Pitch Competitions are a great way for companies to practice their pitch and get feedback from peers and industry professionals.

STARTUP EMPIRE

STARTUP EMPIRE

Startup Empire is a conference that brings founders, investors and the larger entrepreneurial community together to discuss best-practice ideas and strategies for startups.

DEMOCAMP

DEMOCAMP

DemoCamp Halifax is designed to inspire those interested in learning what it takes to succeed in building and running a startup, as well as showcase projects of those who are already doing it.

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