Volta Labs Announces New Program, Investment Fund to Support Atlantic Canada Start-Ups

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.

Swell Advantage

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.

Reno Raises $11.2 Million to Support Rapid Increase in Product Deployments

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.

Malcolm Fraser

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.

More Support for Entrepreneurs at Volta Labs

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."

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