LaunchVT provides business acceleration programs and resources that empower Vermonters to solve problems and create economic opportunity in their communities
LaunchVT is an early stage business accelerator that provides eight weeks of development support and coaching to cohorts of eight entrepreneurs. 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. The program provides $35,000 in cash and over $100,000 in services and features a Demo Night.
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.
The REACT (Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Curriculum & Training) program is designed to support Work Spaces and Organizations in their efforts to empower entrepreneurs in their communities. REACT provides business development curriculum and program support to regional partners across Vermont. Through a partnership with Co.Starters, LaunchVT will work with a network of regional organizations to launch nine-week comprehensive business support programs. The REACT program was modeled after a successful pilot collaboration with Generator called JUMP/START. LaunchVT has a state-wide license for the Co.Starters curriculum, and will provide curriculum materials, facilitator training, program support, and facilitator network support to its partner organizations.
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.