LAUNCHVT IS A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE POWERED BY THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO PROVIDE ENTREPRENEURS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET EXPOSURE, EDUCATION AND REAL EXPERIENCE TO START THEIR BUSINESSes.

 

DEVELOP, COMPETE AND LAUNCH YOUR BUSINESS!

 
“It’s testament to how awesome this place is. Everyone is so willing to throw in these services...Burlington’s chock full of people who want to pitch in.”
— - Cyrus Schenck | Founder, RENOUN
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Cyrus Schenck, of renoun, took first place for Launchvt's 2015 final competition. Our first ever second place prize was awarded to punchpass. Chris Patton, of PunchPass, said the prize money and in-kind services will help him get a hiring plan, technical structure and marketing strategy in place.


LAUNCHVT IS A BUSINESS PITCH COMPETITION AWARDING CASH AND IN-KIND RESOURCES TO ENTREPRENEURS who deliver plans for a new business enterprise that demonstrates exceptional potential in today's market.

LaunchVT is interested in entrepreneurs that can demonstrate: 

  • Likelihood of building a successful business
  • Scalability: Potential to grow a sizable & meaningful company over time
  • Potential to generate significant employment in Vermont

the company that best represents these goals will receive:

  • $30K in Cash Awards.  
  • $45K in in-kind support.
  • Second Place Prize Package of $15K in Cash Awards plus $25K of in-kind support.
  • Mentoring  – Each team selected will be paired with an entrepreneurial mentor.
  • No Equity positions will be taken by LaunchVT.

 

Deadline for applications is March 15th, 2015.

 

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LaunchVT is a business pitch competition awarding cash and in-kind resources to entrepreneurs who deliver plans for a new business enterprise that demonstrates exceptional potential in today’s market.

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Where are they now?

OUR CONTESTANTS ARE THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS OF THE BURGEONING TECH SCENE IN VERMONT. CHECK OUT WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING SINCE lAUNCHVT. 

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