While Atlantic Canada may be dwarfed in both size and reputation by tech hubs like Toronto and Vancouver, the startups and scaleups coming out of this corner of the country are punching far above their weight when it comes to driving homegrown innovation.
This is thanks in large part to the communities and resources being cultivated by organizations like Volta.
Based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Volta is composed of an amazing team of professionals dedicated to helping founders and their teams drastically improve the odds of building a high-growth startup in Atlantic Canada.
Led by CEO Matt Cooper, the team at Volta characterize themselves as a “place of mentorship and community,” but not an accelerator in the traditional sense.
While Matt explains that accelerators and incubators across Canada play a pivotal role in helping the ideas born in Nova Scotia take flight, his team isn’t necessarily focused on speed. Rather, their focus is on helping bring the highest quality resources—whether that’s education, go-to-market strategization or even physical workspace—to the highest number of Atlantic Canada-based founders as Volta can support.
To that end, their mission isn’t necessarily limited to the maritime provinces, but—like the team at Boast—helping “raise all ships” in creating a founder-friendly ecosystem for entrepreneurs with a vision to tap into across Canada, if not globally.
Matt dives deep into the nitty gritty on this episode of What The Tech, diving into what separates Volta from accelerators and incubators in the space, and the great work his team is doing to boost startups in Nova Scotia and beyond.