Fourteen Atlantic Canadian early stage technology startups will pitch at the spring edition of the Volta Cohort Pitch Event on Wednesday, May 22 in Halifax. Up to five companies will receive $25,000 in investment, mentorship, and resources.
This event marks the fourth intake to the Volta Cohort program. Volta Cohort launched in 2017 to address the lack of early stage investment and resources available to Atlantic Canadian technology startups. The program has awarded $400,000 in investments to-date.
“Creating a more innovative future in Atlantic Canada starts by funding and supporting high calibre founders that will turn their ideas into global companies,” said Jesse Rodgers, Chief Executive Officer of Volta. “Through Volta Cohort, we are able to engage with these founders at a critical time in their development and provide the opportunities and resources they need to get to the next stage faster,” said Rodgers.
The finalists are:
Arolytics is developing web applications to help production and manufacturing industries cost-effectively manage and mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases and air toxics.
Atomo is a continuous discovery platform for product teams.
BlackWatch.Tech is an innovative safety equipment company currently developing a few products, including a man overboard device for fishermen.
CareCrew is designing the future of residential care.
E/venTx offers management and sales tools for event organizers to promote events and manage their business.
FloLab is a culture and mental training platform for sports teams.
Gibli Innovations is developing a revolutionary sensor providing cyclists and triathletes with real-time aerodynamic feedback while training or racing to optimize their riding position and see upwards of 20 per cent efficiency gains.
Jara Developments provides a tenant security portal that will revolutionize the rental industry through tenant relationship management.
Manage Your Home is a concierge service company that helps homeowners plan, budget, manage, and document all of the maintenance, repairs and improvements to their home and property.
ReelData develops remote monitoring technology for the aquaculture industry, allowing fish farms to know the biomass, appetite and welfare of finned fish in real time, without manual intervention.
ShopLaw creates financial incentives for lawyers to solve the access to justice emergency, and provides an easy way to find the right legal solution for consumers.
Sparrow Acoustics‘ AI-based system enables cardiologists to better visualize and interpret heart sounds.
Tracker Inventory System designs and supplies modular, easy-to-use and easy-to-implement RFID inventory solutions for industries with a history of low technology adoption. Their first product is designed for the laundry industry to bring real-time visibility for inventory for commercial laundries and hotels.
VRCOM’s mission is to develop a fast way for businesses to create an engaging virtual reality shopping experience.
Volta Cohort participants are selected through an application process that runs twice a year. Volta hosts a pitch event every six months to determine who is accepted into the program. Companies receiving investment are given space at Volta and access to a board of mentors comprised of CEOs and Founders of Volta’s Resident and Alumni companies. For companies outside of Halifax, support is arranged with partner organizations in other cities across Atlantic Canada. The collaboration between Volta, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), BDC Capital, and Innovacorp ensures startup founders across the region have provincial, regional and national organizations committed to their success.