Volta - Pitch Competitions

Pitch Competitions

Pitch Competitions are open to Volta Residents, Network Members and anyone in the tech community in Atlantic Canada looking to practice their pitch and get feedback from peers and industry professionals. Our Quarterly Pitch Competitions, provide you with 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. Please note that Volta’s quarterly Pitch Competitions are limited to Atlantic Canadians.

The next pitch competition is taking place on February 24, 2021 from 12pm to 2pm. Submit your application before February 11 at 11:59pm. Applications will open on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
Select participants will be notified February 12, 2021.

Apply to pitch

Not quite ready to pitch? No problem! Members of the public are encouraged to watch; save your seat and check out the startup ecosystem’s emerging talent by following the link below.


The winning Pitch will receive:

  • $500 Visa gift card
  • Name engraved on Volta’s coveted trophy
  • bragging rights

Selection Criteria

The Idea

When sharing your company/idea description, be sure to outline its originality. We’ll also be looking at the calibre of the information, whether or not a pitch deck was submitted, and since we’re a tech innovation hub – the technological component.

Pitching Experience

We will be looking at the number of times the same idea, product, or company has been pitched, and will be limiting that to a maximum of two times regardless of the individual pitching. We will make exceptions to this rule if there has been a pivot.


Volta strives to support those who are a part of the tech and entrepreneurship community within Atlantic Canada. Having participated in past Volta programs, workshops, and events will increase the chances of being selected.

Previous Success

If 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 they are pitching a new idea and/or company.

Volta’s Pitch Competition

When: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 12pm – 2pm

Where: Online

Complete the form below to apply to pitch. Successful applicants will be contacted after applications close.

Pitch Competition Application Form

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