We are a place of mentorship and community; Volta is not an accelerator. Our focus is on the quality and quantity, not speed.
Provide world-class mentorship and support to new startups and budding entrepreneurs.
Encourage the creation of new startups, while nurturing the growth and maturity of existing ones.
Develop community-driven education and support frameworks.
At Volta, we’re building a community where entrepreneurs can come together to learn from one another, grow their companies and expand to global markets.
Providing a physical space for new technology companies is a long-term investment to grow Atlantic Canada’s startup ecosystem, leading to more new companies, jobs, innovation, products, exports and wealth in the region.
Volta’s Founding Story
In 2013, four passionate people created a place for tech founders to build and grow their companies. Jevon MacDonald and Milan Vrekic wanted to provide the tech community with the resources and mentorship they wished for during the early stages of their tech startups, and Patrick Keefe and J Curry were keen to help make Volta a reality. These four created Volta Labs (now simply referred to as Volta) as a founder-led startup community, that brings founders together to support each other and meet new, like-minded people.
Today, Volta is one of Canada’s largest innovation hubs, having been home to more than 50 tech companies, ranging from ocean technology and health innovation, to enterprise solutions and marketplaces.
Our Resident Companies
Facts about our Resident companies and Alumni:
70 per cent of our Alumni are still in business
Collectively, Volta companies employ more than 300 full-time staff
Volta Residents have aggregately raised over $60-million in equity financing
There have been three exits by Alumni companies
Several of our Alumni have at least $1-million in annual recurring revenue