Volta announces new program to aid startups in COVID-19 recovery
Volta, Canada’s East Coast Innovation Hub, is launching Academy: Recovery, a six-week program led by various industry experts to guide entrepreneurs through the changing business landscape following COVID-19.
Launching in mid-June and running for six weeks, Volta Academy: Recovery will take startup founders through key areas of focus, to navigate the gradual re-opening of our region and understand best practices following this pandemic. These areas include – but are not limited to – runway management, financial planning, funding sources, sales, marketing in the age of uncertainty, and human resources. Sessions will take place virtually on Tuesday mornings, with expert-led office hours available to participants in the days that follow.
“Startups and small businesses in Atlantic Canada are the heart of our economy, playing a significant role in creating jobs and making our communities more vibrant,” said Martha Casey, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Volta. “COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for companies of all sizes, and with this new program, we want to help entrepreneurs create well-rounded strategies to effectively position themselves for success following this pandemic.”
The program is offered at no cost to the participant, and spaces are limited. Those interested in participating must apply at voltaeffect.com/recovery before June 5, 2020 at 11:59pm (AST). Successful applicants will be contacted by June 8, 2020, and the program will begin on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.