Hut, hut… hack! Get ready for SportsHack 2015 at Volta

Volta is the Atlantic Canada host for SportsHack 2015, coming to Halifax November 27-29! What’s SportsHack? The largest sports-related hackathon in North America. Hackers, programmers, developers and designers will participate simultaneously from Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver to create whatever sports app/software they’re passionate about and keep their IP. Any sports technology is welcome! Register on […]

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VidSnippets Launches New Website

When a solution needs to find the right problem By Gail Lethbridge If you think that coming up with the solution is the hard part of a tech start-up, then try nailing down the problem. This is part of the challenge faced by VidSnippets, a video capture and tagging service working out of Volta Labs […]

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Propel ICT Gets Ready To Meet Some New Startups

As Atlantic Canada’s startup accelerator, Propel ICT has once again opened up applications for companies to take part in their next round of accelerator programs. A private sector led initiative, Propel helps companies take their ideas to market to become successful businesses, with some 75 companies launched over the last ten years. “With Propel ICT’s […]

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It’s 2015. It’s time to leave the 50-page business plan behind.

At GoFullSteam, we’re constantly scouring the internet for better ways to help entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground. While we’ve found a lot of winners, sometimes we come across a doozy… After stumbling upon a monstrous 7,000-word business plan template – that is, justthe outline – I decided it’s time to come out swinging: […]

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Canadian Digital Media Network Passport program to offer VOLTA Companies coast to coast workspace

Connect with business growth opportunities across Canada. The CDMN Passport program offers physical working space in 8 provinces to VOLTA companies. As members of the CDMN hub network, companies will be able to land at any of the 22 participating hubs. Co-working space is provided free of charge. Access to standard business services like telephone, […]

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After Pivot, Swapskis Is Now Vendeve

To reflect the evolution of its business model, Swapskis is changing its name to Vendeve. Originally posted in Entrevestor by Peter Moreira The Halifax startup began last year with the mission of helping women barter their skills with one another, so they could build up resumés and networks and eventually charge real cash for their services. Last summer, Founder […]

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Mobilize the Enterprise: Productivity, Profitability and Possibilities

The next 5-10 years will bring the largest disruption since the Industrial Revolution. The innovation that is occurring through the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the way the world connects and businesses operate. It is essential that business leaders look at how new ecosystems of connected devices have the potential to increase their efficiency, […]

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