Fifteen startups from the Atlantic Canada region will have their chance to win one of five $25,000 investments from Volta Cohort.
The microfund was co-founded by Halifax incubator Volta Labs, BDC Capital and Innovacorp to help startup founders in the region secure venture capital. A judging panel will hear pitches from 15 early-stage companies on November 14, picked from a pool of 45 startups across the Atlantic provinces.
In addition to the capital injection, the selected startups for the Volta Cohort are offered mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and resources to grow their businesses.
“This program is about identifying high potential founders and provide them $25,000 along with an intensive program that gives them the opportunity to demonstrate some meaningful success,” said Volta Labs CEO Jesse Rodgers.
“The 15 companies selected to pitch represent a snapshot of what is being created in Atlantic Canada, which is really exciting given the level of innovation and potential we saw in the application process,” he added.
Rodgers will be one of six judges on the panel picking the top five startups. He’ll be joined by BDC Capital’s Nicole Leblanc, Innovacorp’s Andrew Ray, Swept CEO Mike Brown, Kinduct Technologies COO Gord Cooper, and Sreejata Chatterjee, the co-founder of LeadSift.
This is the first pitch competition for the Volta Cohort which was unveiled last month.
Here are the companies that are scheduled to pitch:
- Espial Vision
- Trip Ninja
- B-Line Analytics
- SassyTuna Studio
- IObIO Inc.
- Ceesix Health Inc.
- Phased In