Leading Entrepreneurs to an Accelerator Path
Founders who participate in the LEAP Program will undergo intensive workshops and training sessions to equip themselves with the tools and business techniques to take their company from early stage startup to accelerator-ready.
LEAP will run every quarter – scheduled around intake timelines for leading accelerators such as Creative Destruction Lab, Techstars, and Y Combinator, over a one-month period. The majority of sessions will be completed remotely at the founder’s convenience.
The first step for founders will be to participate in an information session with up to 45 attendees. Next, 15 to 20 select companies will attend a two-day preparatory workshop in-person at Volta, to start the process of becoming accelerator-ready. Finally, after being narrowed down to six companies, those select founders will participate in remote/intensive, follow-up sessions; those who are not selected will receive monthly, remote check-ins with the facilitator, Toon Nagtegaal.
The program will be deemed a success when more Atlantic Canadian companies make the leap from early-stage to growth-stage; doing so at a faster rate. LEAP will be operated by Volta, and offered to Atlantic Canadian Founders to help expand their horizons and return to Atlantic Canada where they will create better, more innovative companies.
Volta will be offering this program to eligible Founders at no cost to the participant.