Halifax innovation hub Volta will offer a free, six-week course in June and July to help entrepreneurs make plans to navigate COVID-19 and the associated economic crisis.

The program, titled Volta Academy: Recovery, will include instruction from industry experts and cover topics such as financial planning, legal concerns and marketing during a crisis.

“COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for companies of all sizes, and with this new program, we want to help entrepreneurs create well-rounded strategies to effectively position themselves for success following this pandemic,” said COO and interim CEO Martha Casey in a statement.

Virtual group sessions will be held every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to noon, with optional one-on-one feedback available on other days.

Enrollment is free, but Volta is asking participants to make a donation to “an organization that is working to support vulnerable groups in our community” if possible.

A limited number of spaces are available and the deadline to apply is June 5. Entrepreneurs who are accepted into the program will find out on June 8, and the first class will be on June 16.

The online application form can be found here.