Axem Accepted into International Accelerator

Volta Resident Accepted Into International Accelerator

Axem Neurotechnology, a Halifax-based hardware startup developing brain-sensing technology to improve physical rehabilitation and sports performance, recently announced that the startup was accepted into the HAX Accelerator in Shenzhen, China. “Working at HAX means we will develop our prototype more quickly and move towards being ready for manufacturing,” said Chris Friesen, Co-founder and CTO of […]

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Event Etiquette

10 Business Event Etiquette Tips for Entrepreneurs

Attending business events is something every entrepreneur will have to do at one point in their career. Conferences, networking sessions, trade shows, lunch and learns, award banquets, pitch competitions – the list of events entrepreneurs frequent is as long as it is diverse. For entrepreneurs attending events, maintaining a proper etiquette can help build both […]

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So You Want to Work at a Startup?

Whether you’re only beginning your career or you’re a seasoned professional looking for a change, working at a startup is a great opportunity to expand your skill set and broaden your network. While being employed at a startup is not for everyone, those who thrive in the startup environment can fast-track their professional growth. If […]

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Corporate Innovation

Innovating from the Outside In

As a large company, staying competitive is often a top priority that’s increasingly more difficult to achieve. Rapid technology advancements have turned local markets into global opportunities. Market-leading corporations are now being displaced by forward-thinking startups that have the flexibility to try something new, test it, and pivot if their idea doesn’t work out. It […]

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Resources for Women in Tech

10 Resources for Women in Tech

Discussions around women in the technology sector have captured the attention of many over the past several years, thanks in part by increased conversations about gender parity in the workforce, and a focused effort on encouraging women to pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. According to Girls Who Code, about […]

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Startup Social Media

3 Steps to Improve Your Startup’s Social Media Presence

As a busy entrepreneur, your company’s social media presence may be low on the priority list. Founders fill many roles during the early days of a startup – from leading business and product development to managing sales teams and securing investment, they have a lot to consider on a daily basis. Sure, it’s true that […]

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Building a Cohort at Volta

Building a Cohort at Volta

In October of 2017, Volta announced Volta Cohort  —  a program developed with the help of BDC and Innovacorp that mimics (in many ways) a program that was started in Waterloo with the help of Ted Livingston in 2011 (I do hope that photo of Ted stays on the internet forever). It is a program […]

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5 Atlantic Canadian Universities for Entrepreneurial Students

Atlantic Canada’s post secondary institutions are playing a major role in developing the region’s entrepreneurial spirit. There is no question that our universities draw young, driven minds to Atlantic Canada, and produce world class research that fuels innovation. For entrepreneurs planning to launch a startup, being a student can provide a favourable advantage. From student-dedicated […]

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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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