"Since then, entrepreneurs of all ages have competed in LaunchVT, and this year's event saw the highest participation of businesswomen, said Katie Taylor, director of workforce development and entrepreneurship at the chamber. "We always want a lot of female participants," she added. But "I don't think we've ever had couple teams" — until this year, when the finalists include an all-female group from Middlebury College and two married couples.
It took the advisory board two weeks to pare down approximately 60 applications to the final seven, Taylor said. The other finalists are three teams affiliated with the University of Vermont."
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