Volta - Available Programs and Resources

Available Programs and Resources

Volta Residents receive more than $50,000 in resources.

Volta provides essential resources for Founders and Residents. Our partnerships allow you to access resources for your IT, learning, and business development needs during your time as a Volta Resident.

These include:

  • Amazon Web Service Credits, Google Cloud Credits, and IMB Cloud Credits
  • MaRs Market Intelligence Program
    • Access to premium reports, along with data on consumer, industry and technology trends/market size
    • Access to Pitchbook where you can find venture capitalists, competitors and potential clients 
  • Discounts on subscriptions and software products such as HubSpot, MathWorks, SimplyCast, Wagepoint and more.

RESIDENT PROGRAMS

ALLOTMENT PROGRAM

Residents can access a set amount of funds per year to assist them with the growth of their business. This includes hiring experts and/or training.

ALUMNI PROGRAM

The Alumni Program provides ongoing support to Alumni companies and encourages them to remain engaged.

BRANDING PROGRAM

Working with a Brand Strategist, resident companies build the framework for a strong brand.

COMMUNITY SOCIALS

Volta hosts a number of socials and events throughout the year to engage community members and company employees.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Working with an Executive Coach, founders receive the opportunity to learn how to improve their leadership and sales skills.

EXPERT ADVISORS

Volta connects Residents with dedicated expert advisors to tackle individual business challenges and objectives.

FOUNDER SOCIALS

Founders connect with other founders at exclusive meetups including founder chats, dinners and more.

VOLTA GLOBAL 

In partnership with MNP, this program brings in a diverse group of speakers from across the globe to educate our community and learn from their experiences.

GRANT WRITING ASSISTANCE

Volta covers the cost for Residents to work with Pocketed on writing/editing non-dilutive funding applications.

INVESTOR SHOWCASE

In partnership with Scotiabank, Resident companies have the opportunity to meet and pitch to Angel Investors.

MENTORSHIP

Volta connects founders with experts through direct introductions and networking events.

OFFICE HOURS

Volta provides one-on-one sessions with in-house experts in branding, communications, funding strategy, HR, pitching and more.

PEER 2 PEER GROUP

These groups bring Resident and Alumni community members together to share professional challenges and lessons learned.

SALES + PITCH TRAINING

Volta supports founders in the development of their sales and pitching skill sets by connecting them with world-class experts, hosting workshops and additional training opportunities.

USER TESTING PROGRAM

In partnership with Dalhousie University, Volta pairs computer science students with Residents to serve as user testers for their technology.

WORKSHOPS

Volta hosts a number of exclusive workshops for Residents with topics ranging from customer discovery, grant writing, marketing, pitching and more.