Eliminate the brain strain: tips and tools to manage startup stress

Rhetoric dictates that if you’re not working 100-hour weeks, you’re simply not working hard enough. Startup culture and “hustle” have become almost too synonymous over the last few years.   This mentality is problematic for a number of reasons – most notably, the hustle mentality creates a breeding ground for stress; and if you’re always […]

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Making a B-Line toward market success

Sometimes, what drives industry innovation better than anything else is pure necessity, and a set of fresh eyes on a process that was seemingly tried and true. “Before I began working as an urban planner, I used to think that we used very sophisticated means of designing transit systems – but it’s not,” Aaron Short, […]

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Perks of Participating in Pitch Competitions

Startups know they need to make the most out of the limited resources available to succeed. They endure long work days and often high-stress environments to bring ideas to life under uncertain circumstances. Startup founders are tasked with finding creative ways to ensure money flows into the business, while limiting how much goes out. If […]

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Tips for Creating an Innovative Company Culture

Building innovative products is no longer enough for companies to stay competitive. Businesses – from startups to enterprises – must integrate innovation into their company culture to not only remain relevant in their respective industries, but to continue attracting and retaining the necessary talent for growth. The problem is innovation is a broad idea that’s […]

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Join Volta’s Growing Team as an Events Assistant!

Volta, the Halifax-based innovation hub for entrepreneurs and innovators, is expanding our events team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, and detail-oriented person to join our dynamic team and gain invaluable experience working for Canada’s East Coast Innovation Hub. What kind of people will succeed at Volta? People who care about our entrepreneurs, get fully on […]

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Volta Celebrates Community Growth with Addition of New Companies

Volta is excited to grow our community of innovators with the addition of two new Resident companies and official welcoming of four early stage startups as part of the Volta Cohort program. Halifax-based startups SalesRight and B-Line Analytics joined Volta as Residents. SalesRight helps B2B SaaS sales professionals close more deals by arming them with […]

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Staying Ahead in a Competitive Business Landscape

On January 16, 2019, Volta, along with our friends at the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Invest Nova Scotia and Accenture, announced $400,000 in support from the Government of Canada for a new corporate innovation pilot program. The announcement was made in our Corporate Innovation Outpost wing following a fireside chat with Entrevestor’s Peter Moreira […]

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Volta Cohort Winners

Six Early Stage Atlantic Canadian Startups Join Volta Cohort

Volta is thrilled to welcome the latest startups to join Volta Cohort. Six Atlantic Canadian technology startups were chosen to each receive a $25,000 investment from Volta Cohort, a micro-fund 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 […]

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