What makes a startup legitimate?

What makes a startup legitimate and successful? It’s a question we ask ourselves a lot at Barrington Edge. Is it the team or is it the product? Is it their advisors, or perhaps whether they secure enough funding? Is it pure luck and market timing, or a combination of all the aforementioned elements?   Startups […]

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Five ​Atlantic​ ​Canadian​ ​early-stage​ ​startups​ receive​ ​$25,000​ investment​

Five Atlantic Canadian technology startups were selected to each receive a $25,000 investment from Volta Cohort, a microfund co-founded by Volta, BDC Capital, Innovacorp and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). The companies will also receive mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and resources to help grow their businesses. Companies were selected at a pitch event in […]

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Volta launches Ecosystem Impact Awards to celebrate Atlantic Canadian changemakers

To recognize and celebrate the leaders and supporters who are helping to nurture and grow the startup ecosystem in Atlantic Canada, Volta, Canada’s East Coast Innovation Hub, has launched the Ecosystem Impact Awards + Summer Party, in partnership with RBC.    “We all have a role to play in creating a more innovative and prosperous […]

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Grow 2x to 3x using the Voice of the Customer

Competition in the global marketplace is fierce, and retaining a customer’s attention for your product or service can be extremely difficult with ever-changing tastes and constantly evolving trends. Conducting ongoing market research about your customer base and their preferences will enable your team to speak your customer’s language, increase sales and, according to Matt Cooper […]

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A hands-on approach to innovation

If you happen to find yourself in the jungle, face to face with a tiger, your brain quickly jumps to one obvious solution: get out of there without being eaten. That, according to Christine Hamblin, Atlantic Innovation Lead at Accenture’s Outpost at Volta, is how our brains work out most solutions to problems. “A lot […]

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Five basics every startup & growing business should know about employment law

Growing a business takes people. Eventually, many startups and growing businesses hire employees and become an employer. But creating an employment relationship carries consequences: the law grants “employees” certain benefits and protections – and imposes on employers certain obligations and liabilities. There’s much to know about being an employer. Here are five employment law basics to get […]

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Five new resident companies join the Volta community

Volta is thrilled to welcome five new Resident Companies to its space in downtown Halifax. Those companies include DevScript Inc., Motryx, ReelData, Talkatoo and Finazz. “In my first month at Volta, I connected with more than 70 people, participated in the inaugural Pitch@Palace, gained mentorship, networks and support,” David Pratt, CEO and Founder at DevScript […]

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