Validate Before You Build: Increase Your Odds of Startup Success

“Fall in love with the problem not the solution.” – Uri Levine, Co-founder of Waze So you have a great idea for a startup. After all, that is where every successful entrepreneur begins. Maybe you’ve been thinking about your idea for a while – quietly planning to take over the world from your basement. Or, […]

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6 Nova Scotian Ocean Tech Startups to Watch in 2018

The ocean technology sector in Nova Scotia has experienced impressive growth in both the number of startups and the popularity of the industry over the past few years. According to the Nova Scotia Government, Nova Scotia’s oceans technology sector is growing rapidly, with revenues of oceans technology companies doubling from $500 million in 2009 to […]

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Major Expansion of Volta Labs

Volta Labs, Halifax’s technology super hub, is tripling in size to better serve its growing network of entrepreneurs and Halifax’s growing technology community. Premier Stephen McNeil announced an investment of $2.25 million in Volta Labs on Dec. 5. The investment is over three years. “Innovation is key to our economic future,” said Premier McNeil. “This […]

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Volta Labs Welcomes Four New Resident Startups

Volta’s community of startups continues to grow with the addition of four new companies to the Residency program. The new companies have moved into space at Volta Labs in the Maritime Centre. ADDtext delivers on-demand text-based productivity coaching for youth and young adults who are struggling with their transition to high school, post-secondary, career exploration […]

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Pitch Perfect

After 45 applications, 15 pitches, and one world-class event, the first-ever Volta Cohort has been selected.   Volta Cohort is a new program designed to help early stage, high calibre founders attract and secure venture capital sooner. The program provides investments of $25,000 to up to five companies each cohort through a micro-fund co-founded by […]

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8 Slides to Perfect your Pitch Deck

Well, it’s that time. You’ve finally decided to seek investment for your startup. Bootstrapping may have brought you to where you are today, but you’re now looking for the extra push investment can provide to help catapult your startup into a thriving, growth-focused company. Or, maybe you’re preparing to pitch your business or idea at […]

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