Virtual Volta Cohort Pitch Event – 2021 Spring Edition

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May 19, 2021 | Halifax, NS

Join Volta for their eighth Volta Cohort Pitch Competition taking place on May 19 at 5:30pm (AST).

About this event

The eighth Volta Cohort Pitch Competition is taking place on Wednesday, May 19 at 5:30pm (ADT).

You will receive a link to the stream at 3:00pm on May 19.

You will hear from some of Atlantic Canada’s most innovative, early stage startups, and see up to $125,000 in investment 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, 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 Event. Up to five companies will be awarded investment funds of $25,000 at each event.

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


The 15 Pitching Companies:

Air Clarity Solutions: Air Clarity Solutions is developing an innovative air filtration system.

Altever Solutions Inc.: Altever Solutions Inc. product AutoWIKI is an application that utilizes voice technology to provide unique local narrations to tourists and travelers, based on their geolocation.

AvisensX Inc.: Highly sensitive sensor for vital health sign monitoring.

Clean Valley Bio-Filtration Technologies CIC: A Research and Development company commercializing Algae-based filtration.

Dear Life: Dear Life is a new way for you to capture and share the story of a loved one’s life so that their legacy can live on for generations to come.

Drastic Scholastic Thermoplastic: Drastic Scholastic Thermoplastic (DST) is a waste management company that remanufactures plastic waste into consumer and industrial products via our semi-industrial shredder, decontamination, injection, and extrusion machines.

Food For Thought Software Solutions : Food For Thought Software Solutions helps Canadian children access nutritious food through food initiative programs while reducing the stigma around food insecurity.

Glade Software Inc.: With Glade your web audience can comment directly on your content.

KAYR for Communities Inc.: KAYR is a technology platform that uses gamification to encourage and reward students to get involved in school life, inside & outside the classroom

Moodie Labs: Moodie is a platform for you to connect therapists with their clients.

myFlock: Our platform digitizes complex paper based animal compliance programs while automating data collection and providing real-time, actionable intelligence to poultry farmers.

PLAEX Building Systems Inc.: With the PLAEX composite material we are able to process a wide range of difficult to recycle thermal plastic waste, that is then turned into a super durable, long lasting, fully interlocking building system that can be used and reused in a wide range of low rise construction applications.

Pressto: Pressto helps to develop media literacy, critical thinking & strong writing skills in young people by making journalism easy, simple and accessible for students of all ages.

Tribe Network: A digital platform where Black, Indigenous and People of Colour come to accelerate ideas, build communities and access opportunities.

V-Arm: Upper Limb Rehabilitation using virtual reality and myoelectric sensors.

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