The Pipeline: Using business as a catalyst to address community issues

Throwing money at a non-profit has traditionally been the way businesses give back to their communities. Corporate sponsorships, paid volunteer time, or placing a donation container at the company’s reception desk used to do the trick. But, in an economy where consumers and employees are more socially-conscious than ever before, and where the success of […]

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A LEAP forward for Atlantic Canada’s startup ecosystem

Building on Canada’s competitive advantages such as its strong export potential, its rapidly developing innovation ecosystem, and its skilled workforce, will help create regional economic prosperity and good, middle-class jobs. That is why the Government of Canada is enabling Volta to provide targeted programming to Atlantic Canadian startups as they move from early-stage to growth-stage, […]

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Founders take the LEAP

Atlantic Canada’s startup ecosystem, undoubtedly, is evolving at an incredibly fast pace. Less than 20 years ago, for example, the infrastructure, agencies and support systems that are now in place to empower startups, were more an idea than a reality. The Internet was just becoming mainstay, and as a result, tech-enabled companies – let alone […]

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Grant Thornton shakes up its corporate culture through innovation

New client leads, brand exposure and unique marketing opportunities are just some of the mutual benefits organizations can expect when they engage in corporate partnerships. But, what Grant Thornton didn’t anticipate when it launched its partnership with Volta back in 2018, is the impact it has had on the accounting and advisory firm’s younger employees.  […]

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Improving your CacheFlo

We’ve all spent a little too much on frivolous items and didn’t think much about it at the time – $5 lattes, sneakers we don’t really need, or a bunch of clearance items that, at the time, were a “good deal.” Then, the bill comes in at the end of the month, and start to […]

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Sine Coffee Labs opens at Volta

With a focus on specialty coffee, light snacks and education, Sine Coffee Labs opened inside Volta, Canada’s East Coast Innovation Hub, on Monday, June 10.   The full-service coffee shop, located on the lobby level of the Maritime Centre, will focus on high-quality hot and cold espresso drinks, drip and pour-over coffee, and tea, as […]

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Five Atlantic Canadian companies recognized at Ecosystem Impact Awards

Five Atlantic Canadian change-makers were recognized for their community impact at the Ecosystem Impact Awards, in partnership with RBC, during an event hosted at Volta on June 6. The Ecosystem Impact Awards was launched this year to celebrate the efforts of community leaders and supporters who are helping nurture and grow the startup ecosystem in […]

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Five ​Atlantic​ ​Canadian​ ​early-stage​ ​startups​ receive​ ​$25,000​ investment​

Five Atlantic Canadian technology startups were selected to each receive a $25,000 investment from Volta Cohort, a microfund co-founded by Volta, BDC Capital, Innovacorp and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). The companies will also receive mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and resources to help grow their businesses. Companies were selected at a pitch event in […]

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