Volta - Residency

Residency

Residency at Volta is the best way to obtain the mentorship, resources and space you need to grow your startup.

As a Resident Company, you’ll have access to more than $50,000 in programs and discounts to help your startup flourish; this includes a travel program, in-house experts, mentorship programs, founder-focused events and much more. You’ll also get affordable, fully-equipped office space in the heart of downtown 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 scale your business.

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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
  • 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

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Current Resident Companies

Axem Neurotechnology

Focus: Medical Devices

Axem Neurotechnology is developing the first brain sensing device for neurorehabilitation. Axem Neurotechnology’s first product empowers stroke patients to carry out rehabilitation at home with remote support from their healthcare professional, while offering providers a new revenue stream and actionable patient data powered by proprietary neurotechnology.

Binogi

Focus: Education

Binogi is a multilingual learning tool! Binogi provides teachers and students with local curricula in their language of choice. Using engaging animated videos and quizzes alongside useful analytics Binogi helps teachers and students succeed. Binogi, is a powerful tool for today’s diverse classroom. Education for all, from day one!

Blue Charm Adherence

Focus: Healthcare

Blue Charm Adherence is a healthcare company which provides patients with interactive self-help platforms that assist in managing health and medication adherence.

Bright

Focus: Marketplace for Hairstylists

Bright offers a combination of on-site and virtual services. The services range from physical and personal to lifestyle to engage all types of employees and team members.

BYOS

Byos

Focus: Cybersecurity

The Byos Endpoint Security Platform makes endpoint security for Zero Trust networks achievable and affordable. Byos gives IT teams comprehensive centralized endpoint management capabilities and as the only plug & play solution, the Byos Portable Secure Gateway protects endpoint devices using breakthrough Hardware-Enforced Network Isolation.

Clockk

Focus: Timesheet Tracking

Clockk automates time tracking for professional services workers by privately and securely tracking what they work on, and organizing it by project.

Curv Health

Focus: Fitness & Health

Curv Health provides technology that allows health providers and fitness professionals to accurately and quickly calculate measurements within human movement, all from a mobile device.

Dear Life

Dear Life is a B2C technology startup focused on improving the way our lives get documented and showcased – “tell your story as beautifully as a life well lived.”

DevScript

Focus: Information Technology

DevScript makes technology that helps investors gain real time insight into their portfolio to drive better decisions and increase return on investment.

Dugo

Focus: Energy Management for Remote Sites

Dugo enables wireless companies to save on OpEx and CapEx while keeping them informed of their cell towers energy related performance.

eOceans

Focus: Ocean Technology

eOceans helps marine scientists, communities, and decision-makers make real-time discoveries that keep pace with business, society, and ocean change. For the oceans. For us.

FoodByte

Focus: Agritech

FoodByte is focusing on increasing the capacity and efficiency of their customers by making it faster, cheaper, and easier to develop and manage a modern food safety program so neither profits nor food safety need be compromised.

giBLI

Gibli Tech

Focus: Aerodynamics

Gibli Tech is developing a revolutionary sensor that provides cyclists and triathletes with real-time aerodynamic feedback while training or racing to optimize their riding position and see upwards of 20 per cent efficiency gains.

Harbr

Focus: Construction Workforce Analytics

Harbr captures workforce performance and quality metrics through key engagements with Site Managers while making their job easier and more efficient. Workforce analytics provides critical insight into the job site for decision makers.

Marine Thinking

Marine Thinking

Focus: Ocean

Marine Thinking is an AI-driven, big data company providing innovative insights to the seafood industry. They seamlessly integrate factories with big data, empowering client companies to stay at the forefront of changing demand and operating efficiency.

Milk Moovement

Focus: Agritech/Dairy

Milk Moovement is a powerful tool that connects all players in the raw milk supply chain. Included are features for transportation monitoring, production tracking, quality monitoring and producer payment.

motryx

Motryx

Focus: Health

Motryx works with hospital laboratories across Europe and in North America to provide a quality control solution for pre-analytic blood transport.

Peer Ledger

Focus: Blockchain Technology

Peer Ledger is a blockchain company specializing in blockchain products for initially the healthcare and precious metal and minerals sectors. It offers two products: (1) an identity bridge product suitable for high assurance sectors,  and (2) the Mimosi track-and-trace blockchain application for responsible (i.e. conflict-free) supply chains. 

Quantum Link

Focus: Consumer Goods/Retail

vlife is a Social Enterprise Platform connecting you with more of the small indie businesses that sustain & grow our communities – for a deeper local experience.

ReelData

Focus: Ocean

ReelData offers remote monitoring technology for the aquaculture industry, allowing fish farms to know the biomass, appetite and welfare of finned fish in real time, without manual intervention.

REWHYS

REWHYS focuses on enhancing the decision making power of clients using advanced technologies, innovation, creativity, and continuous improvement.

SalesRight

Focus: B2B Sales Tool

SalesRight helps B2B SaaS sales professionals close more deals by arming them with interactive and intelligent pricing that enhances the buying experience and their bottom line.

Savio

Focus: Product Development

Savio helps software teams collect, analyze, and use qualitative customer feedback to build great products.

Side Door

Focus: Booking Platform

Side Door gives audiences instant access to intimate and unique events happening right in their own neighborhoods by matching artists with hosts who turn their private homes, businesses or alternative spaces into venues.

Symbi

Focus: Health

Symbi is a digital health company focused on remote patient monitoring in GI care.

Talkatoo

Focus: Speech-to-Text Software

Talkatoo provides speech-to-text software for professionals. The simple to use software works everywhere and cuts documentation time in half.

Tranquility

Focus: Mental Health

Tranquility is an online platform that makes getting evidence-based help for anxiety and depression: affordable, timely, stigma-free, personal, and accessible anytime/anywhere. Clients get access to the gold-standard: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and can receive guidance and support from their highly trained coaches.

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