Volta Cohort provides mentorship, resources and investments of $25,000 through a fund co-founded by Volta, BDC Capital, Innovacorp, with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency supporting day-to-day operations and programming. Startups interested in the program must be based in Atlantic Canada, be pre-revenue and have not yet received investment (i.e. have not closed equity financing).
Along with funding, Cohort companies are given space at Volta and access to a board of mentors comprised of CEOs and founders of Volta’s Resident and Alumni companies. The board will meet with each company every two months and hold the company accountable for agreed upon milestones and metrics. Between meetings, the companies have access to all relevant programming and support Volta provides. Dedicated programming, including workshops specific to the needs of Cohort companies are also arranged throughout the cohort year. For companies outside of Halifax, Volta will look to arrange support with partnering organizations in other cities across Atlantic Canada.
In addition to a $25,000 convertible note, Volta Cohort recipients receive the following for a one-year period:
- Access to advisors and mentors
- Access to Volta programming (training, workshops, events)
- Dedicated programming specific to the needs of Volta Cohort companies
- Space to work at Volta with meeting room access
The next Volta Cohort Pitch Event will take place on May 25, 2022.
The application deadline is on March 20 at 11:59pm.
*Volta Cohort Pitch Events take place every six months in May and November.*
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