This program provides mentorship, resources and investments of $25,000 through a fund co-founded by Volta, BDC Capital, Innovacorp, with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) supporting day-to-day operations and programming.
In order to be eligible, applicants must be a technology-based, early stage startup with an ambitious idea. Startups must also be based in Atlantic Canada and not yet received investment (i.e. have not closed a financing round).
Fifteen select participants will give a three-minute pitch on their big idea for a chance to win mentorship, resources and $25,000 in investment. After the 15 pitches are complete, judges will decide on up to five participants for the program, while the audience members have the time to network and discuss predictions about who will be selected for the next Cohort.
Along with funding, Cohort companies are given space at Volta and access to a board of mentors, comprised of CEOs and Founders from Volta’s Resident and Alumni companies. Between meetings, the companies have access to all relevant programming and support Volta provides. For companies outside of Halifax, support will be arranged with partner organizations in other cities across Atlantic Canada.
Application period: Tuesday, February 23 to Monday, March 29, 2021. @11:59pm
Applications details can be found on the Volta website
Applications accepted at: voltaeffect.com/cohort
Event date: Wednesday, May 19 at 5:30pm via livestream