Volta Labs is launching a new program, Volta Cohort, designed to help early stage, high calibre founders attract and secure venture capital sooner. The new program will provide investments of $25,000 to up to five companies each cohort through a micro-fund cofounded by Volta, BDC Capital, the investment arm of BDC, and Innovacorp.
Judges gathered in the four Spark competition regions this week to review the 136 Spark submissions. The judging committees in each region selected a shortlist of applicants to move on in the competition.
Read about them below:
Every founder can relate to the challenges of conceiving, nurturing and (especially) funding a start-up. Life sciences founders know this struggle all too well – in particular, those seeking venture capital in Canada. Even stories from Canadian companies with the biggest exits include tales of woe from their early days.
Swell Advantage is a collection of technology professionals and ocean enthusiasts dedicated to building tools that help people safely enjoy the marine environment. Operating in Halifax, Canada and San Diego, U.S.A, Swell is applying emerging technologies to the marina sector with the goal of re-shaping the industry in ways that make it easier for people to use their boats for entertainment, recreation and normal transportation.
Series C investments from Samsung Venture Investment Corp. and leading IDMs and OEMs reflect commitment to Reno’s radically better subsystem technologies
Reno Sub-Systems (Reno), a developer of high-performance radio frequency (RF) matching networks, RF power generators and gas flow management systems for semiconductor manufacturing, today (Sept. 27, 2017) announced it has closed its Series C funding. Reno Sub-Systems is an Innovacorp investment portfolio company.
Innovacorp is pleased to be a partner of Innovation Rounds: How Tiny Imaging Devices are Putting Nova Scotia at the Forefront of Innovation on October 11.
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Malcolm Fraser is president and CEO of Innovacorp, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In this role, Malcolm oversees Innovacorp’s work to find, fund and foster innovative Nova Scotia start-ups that strive to change the world.
Malcolm joined Innovacorp in October 2017. He was a leader in Canada’s digital sector for the previous 20 years, earning recognition and awards for innovation, management and community leadership.
Technology entrepreneurs in Halifax will soon have more support at Volta Labs through funding from Innovacorp.
Business Minister Geoff MacLellan announced an investment of $500,000 in the Halifax-based technology hub today, Sept. 12.
"Expanding Volta’s programming is an investment in entrepreneurship and in this province's future,” said Mr. MacLellan. “This funding will help more technology entrepreneurs develop the skills they need to turn good business ideas into successful companies. Ultimately, that means more jobs and opportunity for young Nova Scotians."