Tips for Launching a Startup While in University

As a university student, it’s hard enough to balance school work with extracurricular activities. So when you add launching a startup with managing everything you need to get done in the run of a semester, things can become overwhelming quickly. Even the most ambitious students struggle. Students often lack free time, money and experience, but […]

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Volta Launches New Corporate Membership Program

This week Volta launched a new Corporate Membership program to better connect organizations with our community of innovators. This announcement comes as we prepare to officially open our new 60,000 sq. ft. space in the heart of Halifax’s Innovation District. “Organizations in Atlantic Canada tend to be in the early stages of their innovation journeys […]

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Anxiety: The Startup Community’s Dirty Little Secret

According to statistics, one in five Canadians experience some form of mental illness during their lifetime. But when it comes to entrepreneurs, the numbers are vastly different. According to Halifax-based The Mindset Project’s survey: 68.4% of entrepreneurs reported having experienced at least one period of anxiety, stress or depression lasting more than two weeks that […]

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Stronger Together

Are East Coast companies innovative enough? Some early data suggests there may be room for improvement. A recent analysis by Atlantic Canadian startup news site Entrevestor reviewed job postings for tech developers in Atlantic Canada in the first quarter of 2018. Specifically, Entrevestor looked at postings for roles that focused on leading technologies such as […]

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Introducing Optix at Volta

By now you’ve probably heard us tease about a revamped Network Membership. If you haven’t, you can learn more here. In that post, we talked about changes, including introducing a co-working platform – one that could help us engage our community and deliver value in more ways than one. When we temporarily closed our space […]

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Volta Labs Partners with McInnes Cooper

Volta and McInnes Cooper Announce Partnership

McInnes Cooper, Atlantic Canada’s leading startup and growth stage law firm and Volta Labs, one of Canada’s largest innovation hubs, are embarking on a new corporate partnership to build on previous success, drive engagement within Volta’s community and better serve the region’s growing innovation economy. McInnes Cooper will join Volta in its new 60,000 sq. […]

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As the Construction Dust Settles at Volta, Halifax’s Startup Ecosystem Comes into Focus

Over the summer of 2018 Volta begins its next chapter that is about broadening the Volta Effect on Halifax and Atlantic Canada. This is not about new space but the opportunities that will be created by having more people engaged in a growing community that is optimistic about the future. Our focus at Volta will […]

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Volta Community

Volta Welcomes New Residents and Celebrates Community Success

Volta continues to grow our community of technology startup founders with the addition of two new Resident companies and official welcoming of five startups as part of the Volta Cohort program. Halifax-based startups Side Door and Cribcut joined Volta as Residents. Side Door is an online booking and ticketing platform, giving audiences instant access to […]

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