2020-12-09

The programs we’re investing in

$20 million to accelerate AI startup
Together, let's enrich Canada’s AI ecosystem 

The Acceleration program puts funding on the table to help finance the growth of AI startups and SMEs across Canada. The program funds initiatives that:

  • promote the growth of startups applying AI to supply chains
  • strengthen collaboration between Canada’s top AI incubators and accelerators
  • attract additional venture capital and investment in AI to Canada
  • encourage top AI talent to establish their business in Canada
  • support the emergence of new global AI leaders

Alberta

1 program

British Columbia

2 programs

New Brunswick

1 program

Nova Scotia

1 program

Ontario

4 programs

Quebec

13 programs

Accélérateur Ecofuel

Amplify AI BC

Centech Acceleration

Corporate Innovation Program for AI Supply Chain Startups

Creative Destruction Lab – Montreal

Datapreneur

Founder Fuel

Founder Institute Supply Chain & Mobility Fellowship

Holt Accelerator

HubIA Inspire

HyperScale AI

L-SPARK Accelerator

MaRS Supply Chain AI Project

Next AI – Montréal

Next AI – Toronto

Propel Virtual Accelerator

Propulsion SCALE AI

Scale AI Québec

Supply Chain AI West

Techstars Montréal AI

Velocity

Volta AI

Ecofuel

Accélérateur Ecofuel

Province
Quebec
City
Montreal
Length of Program
4 months
Description

Dédié aux technologies propres, Ecofuel est un Accélérateur de startups soutenant des entrepreneurs d’exception dans le développement de leurs entreprises. En plus d’un investissement pouvant atteindre 75 000 $ provenant du Fonds Ecofuel, l’Accélérateur offre une formation personnalisée et spécialisée. Composé d’ateliers de formation, de rencontres de réseautage et de mentorat, les programmes de l’Accélérateur ont pour objectifs d’aider à bâtir des entreprises compétitives à l’échelle mondiale.

Business stage
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Services
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Trade and export support;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Access to funding;
  • Intellectual property education and assistance
Learn more about this program
Alacrity Canada

Amplify AI BC

Province
British Columbia
City
Victoria
Length of Program
6 months
Description

We propose to launch the first commercialization, marketing, and sales acceleration program for AI supply chain companies in Canada. There are numerous programs and grants in place to support building new technology but very little that help market and sell this technology once it has been developed. Our goal is to help build inbound investment and revenue both domestically and globally for AI driven companies based in BC. Our focus will be on commercialization, investor readiness, digital marketing, and business development. We will use our proprietary demand-driven innovation model by identifying AI challenges and bringing these back to our program companies. We will be meeting with large corporate stakeholders across multiple industries (national & global) to identify challenges in their supply chain for AI companies. The impact of this program will be substantial revenue growth through domestic and export sales contracts as a result of a clear focus on digital marketing and sales initiatives along with increased investment into the AI sector in Canada.

Business stage
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Scale - Evidence that a scalable sale and marketing process has been established, accelerating revenue/customer growth
Mature - Stable profit from year to year
Services
  • Co-work / office space;
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Trade and export support;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Access to funding;
  • Regulatory assistance;
  • Other
Learn more about this program
Centech

Centech Acceleration

Province
Quebec
City
Montreal
Length of Program
3 months
Description

The Centech Acceleration program is an intensive and structured 12-week program dedicated to technology ventures. Mentored by a team of entrepreneurs in residence, the start-ups will be able to establish and challenge their value proposition, develop their sales pitch and meet potential clients. The program consists of 46 workshops, 6 conferences of successful entrepreneurs and networking events. The program is free, open to everyone and does not take any equity or intellectual property

Business stage
Idea - Entrepreneur with an idea; a solution in search of a problem
Discovery - Clearly articulated and plausible problem/solution statement and the capacity to test it
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Services
  • Co-work / office space; Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Access to funding;
  • Intellectual property education and assistance;
  • Practical prototype / MVP development assistance
Learn more about this program
BCF Ventures

Corporate Innovation Program for AI Supply Chain Startups

Province
Quebec
City
Montreal
Length of Program
4 months
Description

This is a 6-months corporate accelerator program for AI Supply Chain Startups at the Seed/Series A stages. The goal of the program is to accelerate the collaboration between AI-based Supply Chain startups and corporations to drive value in today’s chase for innovation. By matching corporations and startups in 5 different streams of the supply chain industry, we hope that they will come out of the program stronger as a company to compete in their market.

Business stage
Discovery - Clearly articulated and plausible problem/solution statement and the capacity to test it
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Scale - Evidence that a scalable sale and marketing process has been established, accelerating revenue/customer growth
Mature - Stable profit from year to year
Services
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Trade and export support;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Access to funding;
  • Regulatory assistance;
  • Intellectual property education and assistance
Learn more about this program
HEC Montréal - École des dirigeants

Creative Destruction Lab – Montreal

Province
Quebec
City
Montreal
Length of Program
9 months
Description

The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage science- and technology-based companies. In partnership with HEC Montréal, CDL-Montreal will run a program mainly focused on artificial intelligence and data science to capitalize on Montreal’s expertise in the sector.

Business stage
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Scale - Evidence that a scalable sale and marketing process has been established, accelerating revenue/customer growth
Mature - Stable profit from year to year
Services
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Trade and export support;
  • Networking events and key introductions
Learn more about this program
Centre d'entrepreneuriat de l'Université de Montréal (CEuMontreal)

Datapreneur

Province
Quebec
City
Montreal
Length of Program
9 months
Description

Datapreneur est un parcours de huit mois qui propulse les futurs entrepreneurs du domaine de l?intelligence artificielle et de la science des données. L’objectif est de les aider à transformer leurs idées ou découvertes liées aux méga-données ou à l’IA en des projets concrets ou bien à atteindre un autre palier dans leur cheminement d’entreprise.

Business stage
Idea - Entrepreneur with an idea; a solution in search of a problem
Discovery - Clearly articulated and plausible problem/solution statement and the capacity to test it
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Services
  • Co-work / office space;
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Trade and export support;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Access to funding;
  • Intellectual property education and assistance;
  • Practical prototype / MVP development assistance
Learn more about this program
Real Ventures

Founder Fuel

Province
Quebec
City
Montreal
Length of Program
4 months
Description

FounderFuel is a mentor-driven accelerator, focusing on leadership development and growth to help early-stage startups make meaningful progress on the venture path. Backed by Real Ventures, Canada’s most active seed-stage tech venture capital firm, FounderFuel has invested in 95 companies since 2011. Our 4-month intensive program is supported by a network of seasoned startup founders, investors, and executives along with the entire Real Ventures team. The program culminates with Canada’s largest Demo Day.

Business stage
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Services
  • Co-work / office space;
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Trade and export support;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Access to funding
Learn more about this program
BCF Ventures

Founder Institute Supply Chain & Mobility Fellowship

Province
Quebec
City
Montreal
Length of Program
4 months; 6 months
Description

The Founder Institute is the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator. Since 2009, we have helped over 4,000 startups raise over $900M and build some of the world’s fastest-growing companies like Udemy, Realty Mogul, Itembase, goplaceit, Appota, and many more. Based in Silicon Valley but with chapters across the globe, the Founder Institute launch-stage accelerator program provides the structure, mentor support, and global network of entrepreneurs needed to start an enduring company. In 2014, The Founder Institute has initiated its Canadian operations in Montreal and now has operating chapters in Toronto, Waterloo, Vancouver, and Ottawa. In 2018, The Founder Institute announced a collaboration with two of the world’s most innovative AI companies, Philips and Bosch, to launch our first-ever “Artificial Intelligence Founder Syndicate” program (https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/10/23/founder-institute-chooses-pittsburgh-for-ai-focus.html). In 2019, The Founder Institute expanded its corporate collaboration with OVH Cloud to expand the “Artificial Intelligence track” to Montreal with a targeted fellowship (https://fi.co/insight/founder-institute-and-ovh-dlp-partner-to-help-artificial-intelligence-big-data-techentrepreneurs- in-montreal). With our track record and previous experience supporting Artificial Intelligence companies across North America, we are delighted to launch a “Supply Chain & Mobility” Artificial Intelligence Fellowship that will run alongside the standard Montreal Winter-Spring 2020 Founder Institute cohort and will provide dedicated resources to the AI-Supply Chain and Mobility Founders in the program. While entrepreneurs with any ideas are still welcomed to apply to the Founder Institute program, those with AI-Supply Chain & Mobility ideas will receive a specialized curriculum with additional mentorship, assistance and opportunities to work alongside specialized mentors. To be eligible as an established Canadian organization, Founder Institute will be partnering up with BCF Ventures, a Canadian-based Corporate Venture Capital firm. BCF Ventures will act as the corporate sponsorship and a strategic partner for the purpose of this project. BCF Ventures will cover the fellowships of startups in AI-Supply Chain and Mobility and invest in the top graduated companies.

Business stage
Idea - Entrepreneur with an idea; a solution in search of a problem
Discovery - Clearly articulated and plausible problem/solution statement and the capacity to test it
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Services
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Trade and export support;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Access to funding;
  • Intellectual property education and assistance;
  • Practical prototype / MVP development assistance
Learn more about this program
Holt Accelerator

Holt Accelerator

Province
Quebec
City
Montreal
Length of Program
3 months
Description

Backed by Holdun, Holt Accelerator is Canada’s most active seed fintech investor. We track over 10,000 early stage fintechs globally and solicit the ones that present a best match with our Advisor network (i.e. individuals who represent financial institutions, institutional investors or experts). To date, we’ve received over 1,500 applications from close to 75 countries, in which we then invest up to $130K in the top 1% of applications globally.

Business stage
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Services
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Access to funding;
  • Regulatory assistance;
  • Practical prototype / MVP development assistance
Learn more about this program
Centech

HubIA Inspire

Province
Quebec
City
Montreal
Length of Program
12 months
Description

HubIA Inspire is a program to accelerate AI adoption for SMEs. The program packages a range of services going from AI trainings and ideation sessions to identify strategic opportunities to generate value with AI, project structure workshops, including data audit or data collection services, all the way to development of proofs of concept (PoC). All that package to make the SME ready for AI implementation with pre-approvals from financial partners.

Business stage
Discovery - Clearly articulated and plausible problem/solution statement and the capacity to test it
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Services
  • Co-work / office space;
  • Laboratory space / maker space;
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Practical prototype / MVP development assistance
Learn more about this program
BC Tech Association

HyperScale AI

Province
British Columbia
City
Vancouver
Length of Program
12 months
Description

The HyperScale AI program brings together the resources required to accelerate the success and creation of globally competitive Canadian supply chain AI companies. The program focusses on three pillars for SMEs: Access to customers through export programming and industry collaboration platforms; Access to knowledge through business mentorship, structured peer-to-peer networking and educational events around funding, technical guidance, IP protection and opportunities for AI in supply chains; Access to talent through expert consultants and proven Diversity and Inclusion programs The program will not only help build the ecosystem but also create high value jobs, drive revenues, generate innovation and increase GDP.

Business stage
Scale - Evidence that a scalable sale and marketing process has been established, accelerating revenue/customer growth
Mature - Stable profit from year to year
Services
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Trade and export support;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Intellectual property education and assistance
Learn more about this program
L-Spark Corp

L-SPARK Accelerator

Province
Ontario
City
Ottawa
Length of Program
6 months
Description

We partner with multinational organizations (Blackberry/QNX, Telus, Solace) to deliver unparalleled acceleration programs in high growth sectors such as Autonomous Vehicle/Connected Cars, IoT, Cybersecurity and HealthTech. We plan to mentor 10 companies as part of a new Corporate Program. The goal is to work with Corporates like Blackberry/QNX, Nokia, Telus, Solace, Kinaxis, Calian, ProntoForms and build a program with them, to leverage SME?s into their supply chain. As we find high potential companies (SME?s), we will review their business, funding presentations and assess domain expertise, team and their coachability. From there we will have the CEO present to the L-SPARK team. The companies we target for this Accelerator program typically fit into one of three buckets: ? Deep Technology o These are companies composed of domain experts in their field that are looking to raise a large funding round in order to move from prototype to a product that can be piloted with customers. o Companies that fit this program do not have revenue and the criteria of selection is TEAM, PRODUCT VISION and MARKET. o Examples of companies in this space are: HealthTech, CyberSecurity, Autonomous Vehicle/Connected Car, Computer Vision, Quantum Computing o Companies may be pre-revenue but have a deep AI play. ? Startup?s focused on Enterprise with a heavy AI component to their solution o Enterprise Software companies tend to sell complex solutions to mid-size / large clients. These solutions carry a customization factor and a licensing revenue in the form of SaaS (monthly/annual fees). o Companies that fit this program tend to have early revenue, in many cases professional service revenue. o The Criteria of selection would be TEAM, PRODUCT, MARKET. Due to the complex nature of a sale, it would be ideal that the company has some professional service and/or product revenue. o Examples of companies in this space are: Supply Chain, Analytics, Big Data CRM/ERP Collaboration companies. o Although revenue is not an indicator of success, we tend to look for companies that have $10k-30k in monthly revenues. ? Startup?s focused on SMEs using AI to automate customer attraction, retention and yield o Pure SaaS companies tend to sell their solution online with a very small revenue per customer, user, seat. They tend to carry a monthly fee or a transaction fee. o Companies that fit this program tend to have early revenue, and no custom service revenue. o The Criteria of selection would be TEAM, PRODUCT, GO TO MARKET. o Although revenue is not an indicator of success, we tend to look for companies that have $5k-10k MRR and have a pure online acquisition model. At the end the program, the executive team and the company will be ready for growth investment, hiring and revenue acceleration and ideally, preparing plans for international

Business stage
Discovery - Clearly articulated and plausible problem/solution statement and the capacity to test it
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Scale - Evidence that a scalable sale and marketing process has been established, accelerating revenue/customer growth
Services
  • Co-work / office space;
  • Laboratory space / maker space;
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Trade and export support;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Access to funding;
  • Regulatory assistance;
  • Intellectual property education and assistance;
  • Practical prototype / MVP development assistance;
  • Other
Learn more about this program
MaRS Discovery District

MaRS Supply Chain AI Project

Province
Ontario
City
Toronto
Length of Program
6 months
Description

Build Canada’s next generation of high-growth supply chain AI companies through the following key initiatives in combination with business advisory services and access to customers, talent and investors: 1. High profile Supply Chain AI event held at MaRS 2. Co-working spaces through MaRS Beta space 3. MaRS PR Accelerator Services 4. Capital and Talent Intensive programs 5. Market Intelligence Insights

Business stage
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Services
  • Co-work / office space;
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Other
Learn more about this program
HEC Montréal - École des dirigeants

Next AI – Montréal

Province
Quebec
City
Montreal
Length of Program
6 months
Description

Next AI is an accelerator and founder development program for artificial intelligence-based ventures, delivered in Montreal and Toronto. We identify talented idea or early stage teams with ambitious solutions and leverage Canada’s leadership position in AI to provide them with the capital, mentorship, education and network to disrupt industries. In Montreal, the program is offered in partnership with HEC Montreal and delivered by the Executive Education unit.

Business stage
Idea - Entrepreneur with an idea; a solution in search of a problem
Discovery - Clearly articulated and plausible problem/solution statement and the capacity to test it
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Services
  • Co-work / office space;
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Trade and export support;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Access to funding;
  • Intellectual property education and assistance
Learn more about this program
NEXT Canada

Next AI – Toronto

Province
Ontario
City
Toronto
Length of Program
8 months
Description

Next AI is a global innovation hub for artificial intelligence related venture creation and technology commercialization. NEXT Canada identifies talented individuals and teams with ambitious ideas and provides them with the tools they need to compete. Next AI teams have access to up to $150K in capital, technical and business education from world-renowned faculty and scientists, a network of Canada’s top business leaders and entrepreneurs, and access to cutting edge AI tools. Next AI is currently delivered in two of Canada’s AI hotbeds: Montréal and Toronto. Next AI – Montréal is delivered in partnership with HEC Montréal.; Venture stage: Idea/Early; Cohort size: 10-20 teams selected; Regions: Pan Canadian; Delivered in: Toronto and Montreal To learn more, visit https://www.nextcanada.com/next-ai/

Business stage
Idea - Entrepreneur with an idea; a solution in search of a problem
Discovery - Clearly articulated and plausible problem/solution statement and the capacity to test it
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Services
  • Co-work / office space;
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Trade and export support;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Access to funding
Learn more about this program
Propel ICT Inc.

Propel Virtual Accelerator

Province
New Brunswick
City
Saint John
Length of Program
3 months; 6 months
Description

As Atlantic Canada’s virtual accelerator for ICT start-ups, Propel ICT Inc. (Propel) works with founders in three stages of the development of their ventures: Stage 1 (3 months) – validation of problem/solution fit; Stage 2 (3 months) – identification and profiling of target ideal early adopter customers; and Stage 3 (6 months) – development and validation of a repeatable, scalable sales process. Programming consists of a combination of curated content housed in Propel’s learning management platform combined with coaching and mentorship provided by a business coach assigned to each founder https://www.propelict.com

Business stage
Idea - Entrepreneur with an idea; a solution in search of a problem
Discovery - Clearly articulated and plausible problem/solution statement and the capacity to test it
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Scale - Evidence that a scalable sale and marketing process has been established, accelerating revenue/customer growth
Services
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Trade and export support;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Access to funding;
  • Intellectual property education and assistance;
  • Practical prototype / MVP development assistance;
  • Other
Learn more about this program
Le CAMP

Propulsion SCALE AI

Province
Quebec
City
Quebec
Length of Program
9 months; 12 months
Description

Un programme d’accompagnement personnalisé pour les entreprises qui ont une technologie qui trouve des solutions aux problèmes des chaînes d’approvisionnement.

Business stage
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Scale - Evidence that a scalable sale and marketing process has been established, accelerating revenue/customer growth
Services
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Trade and export support;
  • Regulatory assistance;
  • Intellectual property education and assistance
Learn more about this program
Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montréal (CEIM)

Scale AI Québec

Province
Quebec
City
Montreal
Length of Program
12 months
Description

Le programme Scale AI Québec du CEIM s’adresse aux start-ups québécoises, en pré-démarrage ou à l’étape de commercialisation, qui développent des produits et services innovants, grâce à l’IA, lesquels ont des applications pour les chaînes d’approvisionnement. Le programme d’incubation et d’accélération du CEIM répond aux besoins spécifiques des start-ups grâce à une formule éprouvée qui augmente considérablement leurs chances de succès et leur performance, notamment en commercialisation.

Business stage
Discovery - Clearly articulated and plausible problem/solution statement and the capacity to test it
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Scale - Evidence that a scalable sale and marketing process has been established, accelerating revenue/customer growth
Services
  • Co-work / office space; Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Trade and export support;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Regulatory assistance;
  • Intellectual property education and assistance
Learn more about this program
Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (AMII)

Supply Chain AI West

Province
Alberta
City
Edmonton
Length of Program
9 months
Description

The Supply Chain AI West program empowers startups and early-stage founders to incorporate artificial intelligence and machine learning toward creating AI-powered supply chains through access to training and advisement services from the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii). Program participants will accelerate their AI-based supply chain solutions through educational programming, project advisement and access to Amii’s world leading research group.

Business stage
Discovery - Clearly articulated and plausible problem/solution statement and the capacity to test it
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Services
  • Co-work / office space;
  • Laboratory space / maker space;
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Practical prototype / MVP development assistance
Learn more about this program
Techstars Montreal

Techstars Montréal AI

Province
Quebec
City
Montreal
Length of Program
4 months
Description

Techstars Montréal AI is a 3 months acceleration program for artificial intelligence startups. Each year, 10 selected companies participate in the program and receive an investment of 120K USD. As a result of the program, they join the worldwide network of Techstars.

Business stage
Discovery - Clearly articulated and plausible problem/solution statement and the capacity to test it
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Services
  • Co-work / office space;
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Trade and export support;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Access to funding;
  • Regulatory assistance;
  • Intellectual property education and assistance
Learn more about this program
Velocity Incubator

Velocity

Province
Ontario
City
Kitchener
Length of Program
10 months; 12 months
Description

Velocity is the signature entrepreneurship program at the University of Waterloo. The incubator program is for early-stage, pre-seed tech startups.

Business stage
Idea - Entrepreneur with an idea; a solution in search of a problem
Discovery - Clearly articulated and plausible problem/solution statement and the capacity to test it
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Services
  • Co-work / office space;
  • Laboratory space / maker space;
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Access to funding;
  • Intellectual property education and assistance;
  • Practical prototype / MVP development assistance
Learn more about this program
Volta

Volta AI

Province
Nova Scotia
City
Halifax
Length of Program
12 months
Description

Volta aims to launch a program (Volta AI) where eligible AI supply chain focused ventures are given additional access to programming and funding opportunities facilitated and administered by Volta. Eligible ventures will receive support to attend focused programming, workshops, consulting, and global events. Ventures will also gain access to experts and investors in the AI space. Volta AI’s goal is to accelerate the early growth of new ventures by augmenting existing resources and building new programming that founders can take advantage of. Also, Volta AI aims to attract more AI supply chain focused ventures to the Atlantic Canadian ecosystem and provide them with the required connections and support to create added value for their venture.

Business stage
Discovery - Clearly articulated and plausible problem/solution statement and the capacity to test it
Validation - A minimum viable product and evidence that it solves a real problem for an identified market
Efficiency - Initial traction in a receptive enough market to build a business in
Scale - Evidence that a scalable sale and marketing process has been established, accelerating revenue/customer growth
Services
  • Co-work / office space;
  • Business coaching / consulting / mentoring / leadership development;
  • Trade and export support;
  • Networking events and key introductions;
  • Access to funding;
  • Intellectual property education and assistance
Learn more about this program
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Gouvernement du Québec
Gouvernement du Canada