Volta - Canada's East Coast Innovation Hub

Work

Are you looking for a place to build out your idea and collaborate with like-minded innovators? Volta offers convenient workspace for individuals and teams, with everything from desks in our Co-Working Space for Network Members and private offices for Resident Companies, to Outposts for corporate folks looking to shake up the way they address business challenges and roll out new initiatives.

Learn

Turning an idea into a reality can be extremely challenging – and we’re here to help by bringing in industry experts from all over North America to provide advice and mentorship to our community. Volta regularly hosts educational workshops, programs and sessions for tech enthusiasts to grow their skills and take their idea to the next level. Check out our event calendar to see what’s going on in the community.

Connect

Whether you’re looking to meet your next co-founder or team member, to learn new skills from industry experts, or gain insights from fellow entrepreneurs, Volta is a welcoming, safe place for individuals and teams to network and learn from one another at exciting, engaging workshops, socials, pitch competitions and more.

CO-WORKING SPACE

Volta’s Co-Working Space is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Halifax on the main floor of the Maritime Centre. Our Co-Working Space is where we host many of our events and where hundreds of Network Members work Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm, with Sine Coffee Labs located on this level. Plus, there’s wifi, bookable meeting rooms, booths to take private phone calls, and plenty of events to attend!

REMOVING BARRIERS + PROVIDING RESOURCES

Volta is a non-profit that was created by founders for founders, to help startups navigate the common barriers technology-enabled companies often experience by providing resources and training opportunities. Resources include office hours with leading experts, furnished office space, high-speed Internet, networking opportunities, mentorship, workshops and much more.

Mentorship

Connecting with experienced entrepreneurs and working in close proximity to founders at different stages of development is an excellent way to learn from each others’ mistakes and successes, foster collaboration and growth.

Whether you’re looking for a mentee or to become a mentor, Volta can help you create meaningful, mutually beneficial relationships in the startup ecosystem.

Programs

Volta’s carefully crafted programming helps budding entrepreneurs, startup employees, founders and corporate innovators navigate the complex challenges of building, running and scaling a business. From learning new skills at recurring workshops, validating your startup idea through Academy, or tackling common issues founders face, there’s a program at Volta that will help you get to the next stage faster.

 

Pitch Competitions

Pitch competitions are an excellent way to practice your presentation skills, fine-tune your deck, and engage your audience – plus, you never know who’s in the room! Volta holds quarterly pitch competitions for entrepreneurs to pitch in front of a panel of industry experts and receive feedback.

Additionally, Volta’s semi-annual Cohort Pitch Event is the entry point to our Cohort program, where up to five companies receive $25,000 in investment (through a microfund, co-funded by ACOA, BDC Capital + Innovacorp), mentorship, resources, and workspace at Volta.

LUNCH + LEARNS

Spend your lunch break learning from industry experts on a wide range of topics, such as UX design, accounting, blockchain, human resources, media relations and more. Learn new skills and best practices over lunch, and put your new knowledge to work that same day.

FOUNDER DEMOS

Every month, a Resident Founder showcases their product or service to a room full of fellow founders and their teams. It’s a great way to demonstrate how the product works, and also to receive feedback, and answer any questions about how it functions, customers and more.

PEER-2-PEER MEETUPS

Peer-2-Peer Meetups provide startup founders the opportunity to candidly discuss their experiences and challenges with colleagues at similar stages of business development.

Volta Events

March 4, 2021
  • ADVANCE: International Women’s Day Celebration

    March 4, 2021  9:00 am11:00 am
    Virtual

    REGISTER HERE

    When: Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 9:00am – 11:00am
    Where: Virtual 

    Description:

    Join The Centre for Women in Business on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. for our annual ADVANCE: International Women’s Day celebration. While we celebrate and support women 365 days a year, this event allows us to reflect on our 28-year-long purpose to provide opportunities for women that enable them to advance, grow, and prosper in business as owners, leaders, and drivers of our economy.

    We invite you to join us virtually and…

    • SHARE A LAUGH with an opening from Erica Sigurdson – a Canadian comedian, writer, producer, and haberdasher best known for her rapier wit on CBC Radio’s smash hit The Debaters.
    • BE INSPIRED by the empowering words of our keynote Eleanor Beaton – a local, globally recognized women’s leadership expert, business coach, writer, and the host of Power + Presence + Position.
    • MEET & CELEBRATE local women business owners and organizations who support them through small group networking.
    • CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE gender bias and inequality – this year’s global International Women’s Day theme.

    REGISTER HERE

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