Growing your startup with market intelligence

When you’re a busy startup founder with a small team and a seemingly endless to-do list, setting aside time to sort through report databases, compile findings and integrate your learnings into business operations can be overwhelming.  That’s if you can find relevant research in the first place.  Developing a deep understanding of your market can […]

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A business leader’s tips for savvy startups

Across the country, indigenous communities are developing innovative products, businesses and initiatives that create jobs, improve quality of life and generate economic prosperity.  In 2017, it was reported that the indigenous youth demographic was growing four times faster than the rest of the population, indicating that our indigenous communities play an important role in the […]

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Tackling the refugee crisis with careers in tech

Access to talent can determine whether a rapidly growing company succeeds or fails. Skilled workers are a vital resource for startups, and in the tech sector, securing top talent is as competitive as battling it out against other companies for market share.  But what happens when you’re looking to recruit top talent, and local candidates […]

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Combating climate change with cleantech

The calls for action on global change have become louder and far more frequent in recent months, with children skipping school and businesses shutting down to rally for change. The conversation is no longer being led by scientists and activists alone; from citizens and corporations, to politicians and young children, everyone is participating in the […]

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Volta’s community expands with the welcoming of five new resident companies

Volta, Canada’s East Coast Innovation Hub, officially welcomed five new Resident Companies to their community of innovators. With these new additions, Volta now has 43 companies working out of the innovation hub’s space.  New Residents joining Volta include Binogi, an education platform that creates easy, animated lessons and quizzes so students can have fun, learn […]

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Engaging youth and newcomers in the innovation economy

Atlantic Canada’s youth and newcomers have a few unique similarities: they infuse our communities with creativity and diversity, and are critical to our region’s future growth and prosperity.  But unfortunately, emphasis on youth and newcomers in Atlantic Canada has often focused on the negative impacts of outmigration and poor retention rates. Instead, it should focus […]

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