Six mega trends reshaping the innovation space

As technological capabilities continue to increase, individuals, businesses, and communities must recognize the elevated role innovation plays in day-to-day life. But more importantly, as major, global mega trends emerge, innovation stands out as both a common theme and driving force behind their existence, making it a key consideration for business strategy and public policy moving […]

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AA Munro focusing on the future of insurance

If everything is running smoothly – your home, your car, or your business – you generally don’t think about insurance all that much. “It’s almost working best when it’s boring and there’s nothing there, or there’s nothing happening,” Angus MacCaull, Communications Analyst at AA Munro, said, adding you generally only think about insurance when you’re […]

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Industry leaders help set the innovation agenda at second annual conference

Volta, Canada’s East Coast Innovation Hub, brought regional, national and global leaders and innovators together today to help set Atlantic Canada’s innovation agenda at the second annual Innovate Atlantic Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Industry leaders spoke about the critical role innovation has to play in the region’s future prosperity, focusing on the need to […]

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Volta and Microsoft for Startups Canada announce partnership

Volta, Canada’s East Coast Innovation Hub, and Microsoft for Startups Canada announce strategic partnership to support the growth and development of Eastern Canadian startups to help them accelerate, grow and scale. Through various joint initiatives, events and access to technology, this partnership aims to bring the Microsoft for Startups program, expertise and resources to the […]

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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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Toon Nagtegaal helping

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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