Female Founders Speaker Series Event #1: Building a Global Brand in Vermont
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

Female Founders Speaker Series Event #1: Building a Global Brand in Vermont

The Female Founders Speaker Series is a very exciting and popular series of events, Sponsored by The Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET), which showcase our very own successful VT business women. This year's series features Donna Carpenter, CEO of Burton Snowboards, where she will discuss building a global brand in Vermont.

This Season's series is comprised of three seperate events:

  • Building a Global Brand in Vermont
  • Sustainibility & Personal Care
  • Makers matter

Tickets are $15 per event, all proceeds from ticket sales will go to Vermont Works for Women

Don't miss out! Get tickets here!

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Lets Talk Progress #05
Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

Lets Talk Progress #05

  • Karma Bird House - Maglianero Cafe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 'Lets Talk Progress' fifth event features a panel of local entrepreneurs who are growing their businesses in Burlington. We’ll hear from Sascha Mayer of Mamava, Gary Margolis of Social Sentinel, Ethan Bechtel of OhMD, and Abbott Stark of Ogee, about the advantages and challenges of running a startup in Burlington. Cairn Cross from FreshTracks Capital will moderate the All Star panel and drill down on what we can do to make the Queen City an even better place to start and grow a business. Learn more...

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Female Founders Speaker Series Event #2: Sustainibility & Personal Care
Jan
22
5:30 PM17:30

Female Founders Speaker Series Event #2: Sustainibility & Personal Care

The Female Founders Speaker Series is a very exciting and popular series of events, Sponsored by The Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET), which showcase our very own successful VT business women. This year's series features Donna Carpenter, CEO of Burton Snowboards, where she will discuss building a global brand in Vermont.

This Season's series is comprised of three seperate events:

  • Building a Global Brand in Vermont
  • Sustainibility & Personal Care
  • Makers matter

Tickets are $15 per event, all proceeds from ticket sales will go to Vermont Works for Women

Don't miss out! Get tickets here!

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Female Founders Speaker Series Event #3: Makers Matter
Mar
12
5:30 PM17:30

Female Founders Speaker Series Event #3: Makers Matter

The Female Founders Speaker Series is a very exciting and popular series of events, Sponsored by The Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET), which showcase our very own successful VT business women. This year's series features Donna Carpenter, CEO of Burton Snowboards, where she will discuss building a global brand in Vermont.

This Season's series is comprised of three seperate events:

  • Building a Global Brand in Vermont
  • Sustainibility & Personal Care
  • Makers matter

Tickets are $15 per event, all proceeds from ticket sales will go to Vermont Works for Women

Don't miss out! Get tickets here!

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LaunchVT Final Competition
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

LaunchVT Final Competition

Do you know how innovative your own community is?

You may have the next big entrepreneurial success story living right next door.

Come watch our Shark Tank-style competition on May 12th from 4:00-8:00pm at Main Street Landing in the Film House of the Performing Arts Center. See which businesses excite you and which the judges love. Find out who will win the first-place prize of $30,000 dollars in cash and $45,000 of in-kind services. The second place winner will receive $15,000 dollars in cash and $25,000 of in-kind services.

Afterwards, enjoy food and a cash bar from Have Your Cake Catering while you have a chance to chat up the competitors. 

Finalists:

Max Robbins and Peter Silverman of MajorWise
Stephen Swanson and Jennifer Swanson of Tomorrow’s Harvest
Dominic Spillane of TheaterEngine
Linley Shaw of Share to Wear
Ryan McDevitt and Matt Shea of Greenscale Technologies
Heather Gere and Travis Gere of CampersApp 
Paul Hines, Mads Almassalkhi, Jeff Frolik, and Andrew Giroux of Packetized Energy

Free parking will be available in the lot at the end of Lake Street (near the new skate park). There is also metered parking (until 6pm) along Lake Street and in the public parking lot across from the Performing Arts Center.

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Serial Entrepreneurs: After Business Number One
Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

Serial Entrepreneurs: After Business Number One

March 7, 2017
5:30 - 7:00 pm
ArtsRiot

If you think there may be more than one startup in your future, don't miss our last seminar of 2017. We'll have Alan Newman (Magic Hat, Gardener's Supply, Seventh Generation) and Paul Budnitz (Budnitz Bikes, Ello, Wuu) share lessons learned as they transition from one business to begin creating another. 

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LaunchVT Collegiate Competition
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

LaunchVT Collegiate Competition

Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT

Join us as teams from colleges across the state pitch their business ideas for an opportunity to win thousands of dollars and the chance to compete in the final LaunchVT Competition in May.

Participating institutions: Champlain College, Norwich College, Castleton University, Lyndon State College, University of Vermont, Vermont Technical College, Middlebury College, Saint Michael's College, Community College of Vermont, and Johnson State College

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