Residency at Volta is the best way to get the help you need to grow your technology business.
As a resident, you’ll have access to more than $50,000 in programs and discounts, including a travel program, in-house experts, mentorship programs, founder-focused events and much more. You’ll also get an affordable fully-equipped office space in the heart of Halifax, with flexible month-to-month leases.
Most importantly, you’ll become part of a community that will become your support network as you take on new challenges and grow your business.
How do I know if I’m ready?
You might be surprised how much residency will help you early on.
You don’t need a finished product. If your idea is validated and you have potential clients, we want to hear from you.
The point of residency is to get your company to Product/Market Fit. This can take up to two years, depending on the industry.
Our current Volta residents and alumni are in various stages of growth, so no matter what stage you’re in, apply. They all started in the same place you did.
So what are the requirements?
Full-time founders. You need two (or more) devoted, full-time co-founders dedicated to getting your startup off the ground.
Tech. Our residency program is exclusively for tech startups (SaaS, Hardware, oceans, life science etc).
Validated. You don’t need a full product, but you do need validated ideas and tested assumptions.
Team. It takes more than just business prowess or technical skills. Your team should be a good combination of both.
Big market. You should have global market potential, with plenty of opportunity for growth.
How does the application process work?
Once you apply, we will contact you to set up a time for more detailed discussions about your idea or company.
After this, you’ll present your company to the Volta Bureau, a panel of experienced tech entrepreneurs.
When does this happen? They meet every two months to review new applications.