This Pitch Competition is for Volta’s residents, network members and anyone from the tech community at large in Atlantic Canada. This is an opportunity to practice your pitch and get feedback from peers and industry professionals. The goal of the competition is to give you more experience pitching to investors and potential early adopters. Each competition will have a judging panel consisting of entrepreneurs, potential investors and community leaders. Judging will be based on the pitch, not the business and will focus on presentation quality and content.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend to watch the pitching in action – please RSVP on Eventbrite. Lunch and refreshments will be served!

The winning Pitch will receive:
1) $500 Visa gift card
2) Name engraved on Volta’s “I’ve got 99 problems but my pitch ain’t one” trophy
3) A photo on the “Pitch Wall of Fame” board
4) Cox & Palmer swag bag

Volta’s Pitch Competition

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When: September 5, 2018 | 12pm – 2:30pm

Where: Volta Labs, 1505 Barrington Street (Maritime Centre), Mezzanine level

Selection Criteria:

  • Applications will be assessed based on the originality of the idea/company, the description submitted, whether a pitch deck is provided in the application and the overall calibre of information provided in the application.Given that Volta focuses on the technology sector, ideas/companies focused within this sector will be selected over other sectors.

 

  • The number of times the same idea/product/company has pitched will also be taken into consideration. The same idea/product/company can only be pitched a maximum of two times, regardless of the individual pitching. The only exception may be if there has been a pivot in the company and if this is the case, it will be taken into consideration amongst the selection team.

 

  • Whether you’re an active member in the Volta community will play a key part in being selected. Volta strives to support those who are a part of the tech and entrepreneurship community within Atlantic Canada. Having participated in past Volta programs, and events will increase the chances of being selected.

 

  • Once a company has won a prior Volta Pitch Competition, they will NOT be allowed to compete in future Volta Pitch Competitions using that same idea/company. Winners may only participate in future competitions if pitching a new idea and/or company.

 

How to Apply to Pitch:

Fill out the form below to apply for a slot to pitch. Space for pitching companies is limited. Application deadline is 12:00pm (noon) on Wednesday, August 22. Applications will be reviewed and only selected candidates will be notified by end of day Friday, August 24, 2018.