Volta - Academy


Volta Academy helps future Founders go from a big idea to a viable tech-enabled startup.

With the support of Volta mentors and Founders, participants will learn how to test and validate their idea, outline an MVP and grow a scalable startup. This program is meant for individuals who want to take their idea to the next level and learn the basic fundamentals of how to grow a startup. 

Volta Academy now includes four phases that participants will be able to start at any time, and is offered for free. There will be a continuous intake of participants, and sessions will be offered on an ongoing basis. Participants will get access to curated and custom content from a variety of global and local tech and innovation leaders. Program content varies between each Academy, and is developed based on participant feedback and industry trends. 

The program will be offered in a “flipped classroom” approach, to maximize the time participants have to ask questions and get guidance on issues they are running into when applying concepts to their startup. Participants can watch pre-recorded content and complete assignments prior to attending scheduled classes. In this approach, participants have the opportunity to apply the ideas covered in the education and bring their questions to class, so that everyone can benefit from the peer-to-peer setting.

Submit your application

Supported by:


  • Applicants selected and notified: on an ongoing basis

Volta Academy is offered for free for all tech startup entrepreneurs based in Atlantic Canada that are interested in growing their company to a tech-enabled startup.

Volta Academy’s Four Phases

Are you ready to startup?

You’ve got an idea and you’re excited to get started, now what? In this workshop, you will learn a step-by-step method for pressure testing your idea and avoiding the most common startup missteps Founders face. Participants will also be guided through how to build a founding team.

Validating your idea.

In this workshop, you will dive deeper into executing the Build – Measure – Learn Feedback Loop through conducting customer research to validate and test your idea. 

Designing your MVP.

Learn how to design an MVP that solves problems that customers are willing to pay for.

Developing your MVP.

In this session, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to develop their MVP to launch their product, find the right audience and save time. 

Volta Academy Application Form