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Pitch Competitions

Practice makes perfect. Pitch perfect.

Volta Pitch Competitions are an opportunity for those in the Atlantic Canadian tech and innovation communities to practice their three-minute business pitch and receive feedback from peers and industry professionals.

Our Quarterly Pitch Competitions provide participants with experience pitching to investors and potential early adopters. Each competition will be judged by a panel of entrepreneurs, potential investors and community leaders. Judging will be based on the pitch, business idea, and will focus on presentation quality and content.

Quarterly Pitch Competitions are only open to residents of Atlantic Canada.

An idea, product or company may be pitched a maximum of twice. Previous Volta Pitch Competition winners will not be allowed to pitch the same idea/business at future competitions (new businesses or ideas from the same company are permitted).

The next Volta Virtual Pitch Competition Powered by Boast will take place virtually Wednesday, August 21 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm AST.

Thank you for your interest, applications to pitch are open until Monday, Aug 5, 11:59PM AST

Selection Criteria

The Idea

When providing a description of your company or idea, be sure to outline its originality. When reviewing the applications we will be looking at the information provided and since we’re a tech innovation hub – the technological component or your company or idea.

Involvement

Volta supports those who are part of the regional tech and innovation community. Participation in past Volta programs, workshops, and events will increase the chances of being selected.

The winning Pitch will receive:

  • $500 Visa gift card
  • Name engraved on Volta’s Pitch Competition trophy

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Awards

Catalyst Award: Genesis

Recognizes an organization that has helped create cohesion and growth in the Atlantic Canadian startup ecosystem. This can include: building relationships between organizations in the ecosystem, supporting growth in the startup community, and reducing or removing barriers to startups' success.

Community Leader Award: Minder Singh

Recognizes a company or Founder directly impacting the growth and development of the technology and innovation ecosystem in Atlantic Canada. They demonstrate dedication to the startup community and give back through the donation of time, mentorship and serving as a resource in a peer-to-peer environment.

Disruptor Award: CapIntel

Recognizes an Atlantic Canadian technology startup that has experienced significant success over the past year. Success can be measured in a number of ways, including; innovative technology, solving a technological need, capturing a new sector or market, disruption of a service or market segment, applications of product or service and traction in, or ability to obtain traction in the international marketplace.

Positive Impact – Individual Award: Shelley Hessian

Recognizes an individual who has developed and implemented solutions for social, cultural or environmental issues that benefit the community at large.

Positive Impact – Company Award: Square Roots

Recognizes a company that has developed and implemented solutions for social, cultural and/or environmental issues that benefit the community at large.

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