LaunchVT provides early stage acceleration programs and resources for businesses to PREP, LAUNCH and SOAR in Vermont

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APPLICATIONS FOR LAUNCHVT 2018 ARE OPEN!

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 16TH

LaunchVT provides six weeks of intensive mentorship and business acceleration services to cohorts of seven Vermont entrepreneurs. The program ends with a final pitch competition and the first place team is awarded $75,000 in cash and in-kind services, and the 2nd place team is awarded $40,000 in cash and in-kind services. All members of the cohort receive strategic mentorship, 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 (professional executive summary) and extensive connections to local investors and business service providers.

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CONGRATS TO THE 2018 WINNERS!

1ST PLACE

Green Mountain Maple Innovations  |  Vermont Tech

Jack Beauparlant and Manny Aretakis

A new tool for tapping trees that is ergonomic, light weight and more efficient than traditional tools.

2ND PLACE

BeachIt  |  Middlebury College

Andrew Smith

An innovative parking app solution that allows people with spaces to connect with people that will pay to use them.

3rD PLACE

Pure Investments  |  Champlain College

Michael Wolf

A crypto-currency trading information and education platform that allows subscribers to gain confidence and invest on their own

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New program!

We've just launched JUMP/START, our newest program in collaboration with Generator. JUMP/START is a product-focused 12 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 six part business development program, one-on-one expert mentoring, sophisticated prototyping tools-sets, technical training, free work space and financial support.

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Check out what all of our entrepreneurs are up to

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“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)