Industry leaders help set the innovation agenda at second annual conference

Volta, Canada’s East Coast Innovation Hub, brought regional, national and global leaders and innovators together today to help set Atlantic Canada’s innovation agenda at the second annual Innovate Atlantic Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Industry leaders spoke about the critical role innovation has to play in the region’s future prosperity, focusing on the need to […]

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Volta and Microsoft for Startups Canada announce partnership

Volta, Canada’s East Coast Innovation Hub, and Microsoft for Startups Canada announce strategic partnership to support the growth and development of Eastern Canadian startups to help them accelerate, grow and scale. Through various joint initiatives, events and access to technology, this partnership aims to bring the Microsoft for Startups program, expertise and resources to the […]

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Volta’s community expands with the welcoming of five new resident companies

Volta, Canada’s East Coast Innovation Hub, officially welcomed five new Resident Companies to their community of innovators. With these new additions, Volta now has 43 companies working out of the innovation hub’s space.  New Residents joining Volta include Binogi, an education platform that creates easy, animated lessons and quizzes so students can have fun, learn […]

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Engaging youth and newcomers in the innovation economy

Atlantic Canada’s youth and newcomers have a few unique similarities: they infuse our communities with creativity and diversity, and are critical to our region’s future growth and prosperity.  But unfortunately, emphasis on youth and newcomers in Atlantic Canada has often focused on the negative impacts of outmigration and poor retention rates. Instead, it should focus […]

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The Pipeline: Using business as a catalyst to address community issues

Throwing money at a non-profit has traditionally been the way businesses give back to their communities. Corporate sponsorships, paid volunteer time, or placing a donation container at the company’s reception desk used to do the trick. But, in an economy where consumers and employees are more socially-conscious than ever before, and where the success of […]

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From the classroom to the boardroom: why students make great entrepreneurs

Gone are the days where students accept passively sitting in an auditorium, listening to a professor drone on as their post-secondary experience. Today’s students are more active on their campuses and in their communities than ever before. As a result, universities are engaging students by nurturing entrepreneurial thinking and providing more opportunities to build skills that […]

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A LEAP forward for Atlantic Canada’s startup ecosystem

Building on Canada’s competitive advantages such as its strong export potential, its rapidly developing innovation ecosystem, and its skilled workforce, will help create regional economic prosperity and good, middle-class jobs. That is why the Government of Canada is enabling Volta to provide targeted programming to Atlantic Canadian startups as they move from early-stage to growth-stage, […]

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