Join Volta and BBI to learn more about a new program that will nurture the growth of Black and Indigenous entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada
Join Volta and the Black Business Initiative on Tuesday, January 26 at 4:00pm to learn more about an exciting, collaborative new program that will support the growth and development of Black and indigenous entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada.
The program will run twice per year in 2021, with the first cohort beginning in mid-March. Each cohort will last four months with up to 10 participants per session. During that period, participants will undergo intensive training to build out their business idea or career objective, while receiving support and mentorship from leading experts in various fields. The cohort will have access to a working lab, located in Volta’s Co-Working Space, to work alongside one another as they build out their ideas; they will also receive an honorarium for participating.
Timelines for this program will align with further development opportunities and events, such as quarterly Pitch Competitions, Volta Cohort, and Volta LEAP. This will increase the likelihood of participants achieving long-term success, while building and supporting a pipeline of diverse founders across Atlantic Canada.
Applications for the program – and additional program details – will be made available on Thursday, January 21, and the applications will close on Sunday, February 14 at 11:59pm. Following the deadline, there will be an interview process, and select participants will be notified of their place in the program as early as March 1.
At this information session, we will discuss program eligibility, the application process, workshops and training schedules, program objectives, how to get involved, and more.
- Introduction and opening remarks from Meghann Coleman, Volta’s VP of Programs and Partnerships
- Program Overview by Matthew Martel, BBI’s Chief Operating Officer
- Question and answer session