Halifax-based Volta has announced that four new companies have joined its Residency program.
The Residents will have access to more than $50,000 in programming and resources, including mentorship, access to in-house experts, a travel program, founder-focused events, discounts and credits, and affordable office space in the heart of Halifax. The new companies will be working from the space at Volta Labs in the Maritime Centre.
“At Volta, we are excited about the variety of technology driven startups that are being established in Atlantic Canada,” said Jesse Rodgers, CEO of Volta Labs. “This is what’s helping build Halifax’s Innovation District – the diverse ideas that are being turned into companies and products right here.”
The four companies include:
- ADDtext: founder and CEO of ADDtext, Keith Gelhorn, has worked to help young people with ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, and co-occurring mental health challenges with his company, ADDvocacy ADHD, Life Skills Coaching. Through this app, he hopes to reach young people on a larger scale as they transition to high school, career exploration, and entrepreneurship.
- Axem Neurotechnology: founded by two PhD Neuroscience students from Dalhousie University, Axem is developing wearable technology for athletes to measure their brain activity and improve their mental training.
- Dragon Veterinary: A voice-recognition software made by vets for vets, this software has the largest veterinary-specific vocabulary in the market, according to the company.
- Proof: built on cloud-based software, its CRM and ERO tools allow governments to deliver and track its spending.
Volta Labs plans on moving into new offices on the lobby, mezzanine, and second floors of the Maritime Centre, in the spring of 2018. More information about the residency is available here.