LAUNCHVT IS A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE POWERED BY THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO PROVIDE ENTREPRENEURS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY for 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 (Winner, LaunchVT 2015)
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Abbott stark, of ogee, took first place for Launchvt's 2016 final competition. Our second place prize, sponsored by Vermont epscor, was awarded to wheel pad. find out more about all the 2016 finalists here.


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 companies that best represent these goals will receive:

  • For first place, $30K in Cash Awards and $45K in in-kind support. 
  • For second place, $15K in Cash Awards plus $25K of in-kind support.
  • Mentoring by a seasoned member of the entrepreneurial community for all finalists

                          No Equity positions will be taken by LaunchVT.

 

Deadline for 2017 applications is coming soon.

 

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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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