Volta - Academy


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

With the support of Volta mentors and founders, participants learn how to test and validate their idea, outline an MVP and grow a scalable startup.

Volta Academy will take place once a week on Mondays from 6pm to 8:30pm for 11 weeks.

The next Volta Academy sessions will take place in September 2020.

  • Applications open: June/July
  • Application deadline: mid-August
  • Applicants selected and notified: late August
  • First session: September

Please note: Those participating in Volta Academy must register as an individual and not as a team/company. Regardless if you’re working with someone to execute the same idea, you both must apply on an individual basis and be accepted to attend.

Cost: $200 ($150 for Volta Network Members*)

*Must sign up and be accepted for Network Membership by August 16, 2020 to receive discount.

Sessions covered during the Fall 2020 semester:

Week One

Academy Overview, The Entrepreneur’s Journey + Business Model Canvas

Week Two

Identify the Product Problem Statement, Value Proposition + Customer Discovery

Week Three

Customer Segments + Personas

Week Four

Pirate Metrics for Growth

Week Five

MVP Design Thinking: Define a Problem + Ideate a Solution

Week Six

MVP Design Thinking: Prototype + Testing

Week Seven

Office Hours

Week Eight

Business Fundamentals: What you need to know when setting up your business with McInnes Cooper

Week Nine

Importance of the Pitch: Pitch Fundamentals, Best and Worst Practices for a Pitch

Week 10

Hands on Pitch Instruction

Week 11

Volta Academy Pitch Competition


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