Volta and the Rideau Hall Foundation to Host Innovation Conference in Halifax

Volta, in partnership with the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), will lead Innovate Atlantic, a one-day innovation-focused conference on Nov. 5, 2018 at Pier 21 in Halifax. Innovate Atlantic will feature panels and keynotes that aim to provide attendees with the inspiration and insight they need to develop innovative Atlantic Canadian companies and drive economic growth. “Innovation is more than developing […]

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New Volta, Who ‘Dis?

Last year, Volta announced we would triple in size to become one of Canada’s largest innovation hubs. After several months and a lot of hard work, our new space officially opened as one of Canada’s largest innovation hubs. The new space allows us to better serve Atlantic Canada’s innovation community, and the transition gave our […]

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Volta and Grant Thornton Unite to Grow Canadian Startups

Volta is happy to announce our collaboration with Grant Thornton LLP, a leader in accounting and advisory services, to help grow Canadian startups. The collaboration includes a permanent office for Grant Thornton on Volta’s Lobby Level. The new office space strengthens the support available for startups working out of Volta and will help the hub develop a […]

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RBC and Volta Renew Partnership to Support Women in Technology

RBC and Volta, Canada’s East Coast innovation hub for entrepreneurs and innovators, have renewed their partnership to support Volta’s Women Taking Over the World With Tech (WTWT) program and the broader Atlantic Canadian innovation community. The partnership builds on RBC’s commitment to supporting Canadian women entrepreneurs and startup companies. “Programs like WTWT are instrumental in […]

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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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