Volta Joins Canadian Digital Media Network to Contribute to Digital Media Innovation
Halifax, Nova Scotia – 19th of November, 2013 – Volta, Halifax based technology startup house, today announced that it has joined the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) a cross-Canada network of digital media innovation hubs collaborating to advance digital innovation nationally.
Through membership in this unique national network, Volta will gain domestic and international market exposure for its entrepreneur members and community. Volta will also benefit from having access to proven regional programming and best practices of other network members. Joining Canada’s largest members-only online collaboration of commercialization resources immediately expands the hub’s client support capability, while enabling national access to Volta regional resources.
“The CDMN is Canada’s digital media collaboration network connecting innovation hubs across the country,” said Kevin Tuer, CDMN Managing Director. “We’re delighted to bring on board another organization dedicated to furthering Canada’s competitiveness in the global digital economy, and to advancing commercialization of digital media innovations.”
Volta Labs is home to 14 high potential technology startups and is providing mentoring, education and support to another 35 companies in the Volta Network Member group.
“We are excited to be able to extend CDMN resources to Volta companies and ICT companies in Atlantic Canada in general” Said Milan Vrekic, Executive Director of Volta Labs.
Effective today, Volta will be a channel for driving participation in national initiatives that support the commercialization of innovation. Applications for the CDMN Soft-Landing Program, an initiative for mature startups and small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who can benefit from a getting a toe-hold outside Canada to expand their businesses, are currently being accepted until November 29, 2013. Companies can apply for up to $4000CDN worth of funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses associated with an up to three month stay at a business accelerator in an economy of interest. To learn more, visit softlanding.cdmn.ca.
About The Canadian Digital Media Network
The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), a federal Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research, is dedicated to establishing Canada as a world leader in digital media (ICT + mobile) by creating and enabling connections and collaboration between entrepreneurs, companies, research institutes, government and intermediary organizations across the country. CDMN helps bring more digital media solutions to market to create more companies, jobs and wealth in Canada. Together, the Network provides access to the knowledge, connections, services and support that digital media companies need to successfully innovate and market themselves at home and abroad. Follow @CDMN on Twitter, join theCanadian Digital Media Network Group on LinkedIn and like the CanadianDigitalMediaNetwork Page on Facebook.
Volta, a 10,000 Square feet facility, located in the heart of Halifax, came together as a community project to build a Startup house, founded by founders for enabling founders. Volta boasts private offices, meeting rooms, tenant lounge and mentorship events as well as an angel syndicate and a $50 Million in-house Venture Capital Fund -Build Ventures. It supports startups to launch, grow and scale. Volta has strong community backing from Deloitte, McinnesCooper, Eastlink, e3 Office Furniture, OMERS Ventures, ACOA and others with vested interest to see more high-quality technology companies come out of the region. Find Volta on Twitter at @voltaeffect or on Facebook at facebook.com/voltaeffect
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