Innovate Atlantic: Harnessing our Innovation Community’s Barn-Raising Power

Atlantic Canada’s innovation community feels a lot like Waterloo’s did in the years leading up to the growth happening there today. We are seeing increased collaboration across sectors and a willingness to adopt innovative mindsets and methodologies to move the region forward. Atlantic Canada has the opportunity to be recognized as a national and global […]

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As the Construction Dust Settles at Volta, Halifax’s Startup Ecosystem Comes into Focus

Over the summer of 2018 Volta begins its next chapter that is about broadening the Volta Effect on Halifax and Atlantic Canada. This is not about new space but the opportunities that will be created by having more people engaged in a growing community that is optimistic about the future. Our focus at Volta will […]

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Building a Cohort at Volta

Building a Cohort at Volta

In October of 2017, Volta announced Volta Cohort  —  a program developed with the help of BDC and Innovacorp that mimics (in many ways) a program that was started in Waterloo with the help of Ted Livingston in 2011 (I do hope that photo of Ted stays on the internet forever). It is a program […]

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Volta grows with the community

[originally published on Medium] Last week Volta and Slate announced the location and size of our next stage of growth. It seems like a lot of space — 58 000 sq ft — but in reality it is enough to be just ahead of the growing demand in a community that is starting to show it’s potential. I am excited […]

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Things to Think About For Atlantic Canada When Building a Better Ecosystem

Atlantic Canada’s Innovation District Atlantic Canada has a vibrant but small ecosystem of entrepreneurs that have supported one another for generations. With multiple examples of families that, in the previous century, built businesses that employed large numbers of people constantly re-investing into the region and supporting the next generation of business leaders. Not just family […]

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