LaunchVT provides business acceleration programs and resources that empower Vermonters to solve problems and create economic opportunity in their communities
LaunchVT provides intensive mentorship and business acceleration services to cohorts of eight entrepreneurs. The program runs from the beginning of April to the beginning of June and features a Demo Day where we award $35,000 in cash and over $100,000 in services. All eight members of the cohort receive mentorship specific to the needs of their business, and participate in office hours, peer strategy sessions, focused trainings, and pitch prep workshops. Each member of the cohort will leave the accelerator with a refined and polished pitch deck, a Launch Report (executive summary) and extensive connections to local investors and business service providers.
LaunchVT Collegiate is a pitch competition for entrepreneurs from Vermont's colleges and universities. Teams of student entrepreneurs from around the state compete in pitch competitions at their respective schools, and the winners are invited to the LaunchVT Collegiate Competition. Schools will send their winning teams to pitch their businesses and vie for thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Come see what the next generation of VT entrepreneurs are working on and network with the teams and their advisors. The event is FREE and open to the public, register to attend by submitting form above.
JUMP/START is a program in collaboration with Generator. JUMP/START is a product-focused 9 week program, designed to connect very early stage makers with the resources they need to turn their product prototypes into market ready businesses. JUMP/START provides a comprehensive business development program, one-on-one expert mentoring, sophisticated prototyping tools-sets, technical training, free work space and financial support.