Volta hosting design workshop for teens interested in entrepreneurship

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Volta, the Halifax-based incubator that provides mentorship and resources for Halifax’s startup community, is hosting Design: Make Something Cool, a design workshop for teens interested in learning about coding, design, and entrepreneurship on Sept. 24.

The three-hour workshop is a part of the Halifax Outreach Initiative for Startups and Technology (Hoist), an initiative organized by Volta for teens who have an interest in startups and coding. At the workshop, teens between the ages of 12 and 19 will be able to learn from Volta’s public relations manager Sarah Linders and Josh Gallant. Using the skills and ideas they learn about design-thinking, participants will be able to spend the day working individually or in a group to design a product or service.

Earlier this year, Volta, received $500,000 in federal funding towards its aim of helping startups grow and expand into new markets. Volta’s initiative Hoist holds workshops for teens on the third Saturday of every month. The incubator also hired Velocity and Creative Destruction Lab founding director Jesse Rodgers as its CEO.

To sign up for the event, check it out here.

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.