Volta - Programs

Programs

NETWORK AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS & EVENTS

VOLTA COHORT

Volta Cohort helps early stage, high calibre founders attract and secure venture capital sooner. This new program provides investments of $25,000 to up to five companies each cohort through a fund co-founded by Voltathe Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency,BDC Capital, and Innovacorp.

VOLTA ACADEMY

Volta Academy helps founders go from “big idea” to a viable tech-focused startup. Find out more.

OFFICE HOURS

Network Members and Residents receive access to free one-on-one consultations from experts in legal, marketing, funding, and more.

WOMEN TAKING OVER THE WORLD WITH TECH (WTWT)

Women Taking Over the World With Tech supports female founders and leaders in the technology sector through events, workshops, and social events.

LUNCH & LEARNS

Volta hosts industry experts to lead group learning sessions (with free lunch) on a variety of relevant topics, such as marketing, sales, customer success, and growth strategy.

HACKATHONS

Hackathons bring together developers, designers and business people to design and build new products and ideas related to a theme in 48 hours.

GAME JAMS

Game Jams bring together game developers to design and build new games and meet other game developers.

SCRATCH

Scratch gives children ages 8 to 12 (along with a guardian) an opportunity to learn a programming language and create interactive projects.

HOIST

Hoist is a tech club for teens aged 12 to 19 interested in coding, design, or entrepreneurship.

PITCH COMPETITIONS

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Pitch Competitions are a great way for companies to practice their pitch and get feedback from peers and industry professionals.

DEMOCAMP

DemoCamp Halifax is designed to inspire those interested in learning what it takes to succeed in building and running a startup, as well as showcase projects of those who are already doing it.

RESIDENT PROGRAMS

THE STARTUP BUREAU

The Startup Bureau is a panel of experienced entrepreneurs that helps residents stay on track with their milestones and on a path to global growth.

TRAVEL PROGRAM

The Travel Program offers financial support to help residents make connections to grow their businesses.

USER TESTING PROGRAM

In partnership with Dalhousie University, Volta pairs computer science students with resident companies and alumni to serve as user testers for their technology.

IN-HOUSE EXPERTS

Volta provides one-on-one sessions with in-house experts in finance, legal, marketing, public relations, recruiting, funding strategy & more.

SALES & MARKETING TRAINING

Volta supports Founders in the development of their sales and marketing skillsets by connecting them with world-class experts, offering one-on-one coaching and hosting workshops.

SANDLER TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP

Volta helps resident companies access world-class sales training through Sandler Training.

PEER 2 PEER

Peer 2 Peer events bring resident and alumni founders together to share professional challenges and lessons learned.

BRANDING PROGRAM

Working with a Brand Strategist, resident companies build the framework for a strong brand.

DESIGN RESOURCES

Volta offers access to professional design resources, providing tokens to resident companies each month to use on projects.

ALUMNI PROGRAM

The Alumni Program provides ongoing support to Alumni companies and encourages them to remain engaged.

MENTORSHIP

(available to Residents & Alumni)
Volta connects founders with potential mentors through networking events and direct introductions.

FOUNDER MEETUPS

Founders connect with other founders at exclusive meetups, including founder chats, breakfasts, dinners, and more.

FOUNDERS RETREAT

(available to Residents & Alumni)
Founders Retreats help founders get away from it all to recharge and provide support to each other.

 

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