When: Wednesday, Mat 25, 2022 , 5:30pm ADT In Person and 6:00pm ADT Virtual Attendee
Where: Volta, 1505 Barrington St, Unit 100, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K5 or Via Livestream ( livestream details will be sent to you at 12:00pm ADT day of the event)
The tenth Volta Cohort Pitch Competition is taking place on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 5:30pm (ADT).
You will hear from some of Atlantic Canada’s most innovative, early-stage startups, and see up to $125,000 in investments awarded live that evening.
What is Volta Cohort?
Volta Cohort is designed to help early stage, high calibre Atlantic Canadian startups attract and secure venture capital. The program provides mentorship, resources and investments of $25,000 for up to five companies through a microfund co-founded by Volta, BDC Capital, Innovacorp and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
How are companies selected for the Volta Cohort Program?
Every six months, (in May and November), Volta hosts a Cohort Pitch Event to determine who will be accepted into the program, and only those chosen through the application process are eligible.
High potential applicants will pitch their business at the Volta Cohort Pitch Event. Up to five companies will be awarded investment funds of $25,000.
What happens at the Volta Cohort Pitch Event?
Volta Cohort Pitch Events are structured similarly to a pitch competition, where companies go on stage for three minutes to pitch their business idea. These events are open to the public.
A selection committee is established for each event and will be made up of people from the broader startup ecosystem.
Selection criteria for Cohort Companies will be based on the following:
· Ambition of idea
· Disruptive level of the technology
· Ability of the team to execute
· Impact that $25,000 will have on the company
CleanBands (Charlottetown, PE) – is a hand washing compliance system for public-facing workers and the companies they work at. Their business has built systems that make handwashing visible, trackable, and marketable.
CandidateHub (Moncton, NB) – is a recruitment marketing automation platform that allows recruitment teams to capture who is engaging with their content online, and provides personal candidate experiences at scale.
dependbuild (Halifax, NS) – helps municipalities and infrastructure developers identify, assess, and track their risks with their cloud-based risk management software solution.
Easy Platter (Halifax, NS) – is a platform that connects you with a local chef for your weekly, in-home meal prep.
iFormit Solutions Inc. (Bedford, NS) – is passionate about simplifying smart metering infrastructure using the sub-metering approach to help promote clean utility consumption.
Mompowerment LTD, Inc. (Mommy Mundo)(Halifax, NS) – is an e-learning platform made specially for mothers. They gather global experts and advocates in the field of parenting, deliver information, and support the needs of moms in all stages of motherhood, from pregnancy to parenting.
MotionBed Inc. (Kentville, NS) – is developing novel dream enhancement technology, featuring REM sleep detection and stimuli playback that allows users to direct their dreams to realize unique experiences.
PragmaClin Research Inc.(St. John’s, NL) – is transforming neurological disease monitoring, by using innovative digital tools to manage movement disorder assessments from home.
spokesfan (Halifax, NS) – is a research tech startup creating an insights platform. They help customer experience teams track word-of-mouth recommendations with real-time digital analytics.
Zipp Cart (St. John’s, NL) – is an innovative grocery delivery service that allows customers to get their items delivered to their doorstep.
NOTE: If you are unable to attend any of our events please take a minute and cancel your ticket. This allows our events team to better prepare for every event.
By attending this event, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed, and give permission to Volta to use your image in promotional and/or marketing materials.
In collaboration with BDC Capital, Innovacorp, and ACOA.