“ We have met so many new people and gotten some very valuable advice and information on launching a business. Launch VT understands the importance of small business in a community and has taken important steps to help others achieve their goal. Through educational seminars and networking events, new, young companies are able to gain valuable access to industry knowledge and leaders that they might not otherwise be able to approach.”
— - Rowen Beck | bitybean

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 REPRESENTS 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.


FIRST PLACE PRIZE PACKAGE:

$30K in Cash Prize Plus:

sECOND PLACE Prize Package:

$15K IN CASH PRIZE PLUS:

rUNNERS UP:

aDDITiONAL contestants that do not receive our prize packages will RECEIVE: