You become what you focus on and like the people you spend time with.

In other words, whatever you fill your mind with and whomever you choose to surround yourself with will in large part determine what your life will look like a decade from now. Given this, one of the best choices you can make is to find a mentor or mentors to help you move in the right direction.
Mentoring is a professional activity, a trusted relationship, a meaningful commitment.

On 18th of February at 5:30 PM , Volta is kicking off a mentorship program.

Volta organized a group of experienced mentors with diverse backgrounds and experience and two common features: Commitment to startup community in Nova Scota and history of past success.

Volta mentorship program will officially kick off on February 18th at 5:30 PM. As a Startup company, it is your opportunity to gain advice, access to connections and coaching from the leading Entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada.

Once you are matched with your mentors, your mentors will work with you to establish strategic goals and actionable items and then check in with you on a weekly basis and help you reach those goals.

How will the matching work?

Each company will get 5 minutes to present themselves and tell the mentors a little bit about what they are working on. This is not a formal pitch, matching is as much about you personally as a founder as it is aboout your company so use your 5 minutes to tell the mentors about yourself, your team and what is it that you are trying to achieve.

Pitching will be followed by half an hour of networking so that mentors can get to know you better. After the networking, mentors will mark up on a sheet of paper the companies they are interested in mentoring. Volta will announce the matches on 19th of February.

What do the mentors get out of it? 

Mentors are looking to give back to the community, however, we will provide a framework document that allows you to compensate the mentor with between 0.5% to 1% equity stake, vested over two years with a condition that mentor attended at least 75% of scheduled meetings/calls in those two years.  This is again, non mandatory and up to you as a company to offer to your mentor if you wish so that he or she “has some skin in the game”.

This program is also envisioned to help get some of the sesoned executives back in the startup life and get those founders with recent exits to find the next big thing to get invovled in. All in all, this will be a first step in what we see as a province-wide program in the upcoming months.

If you are a company looking to get mentorship, you can apply here:

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