Come see the 2018 cohort compete for $100,000 in cash and in-kind services! Watch all 8 teams pitch their businesses to a panel of expert judges, network with dozens of investors and community partners, and see who takes home the top prizes.
Also, DON'T MISS the Crowd Pitch Off! We'll select entrepreneurs from the crowd to pitch their ideas and the winner will take home cash "crowd funded" from the audience.
There will be a DJ, food, a cash bar, and plenty of entertainment from our legendary Emcee, Alan Newman!
Please register to attend this event
LaunchVT is our annual early stage acceleration program. We accept seven Vermont startups each year for a six week intensive program that culminates with a final pitch competition. Entrepreneurs in the LaunchVT cohort work with a dedicated mentor, strategic advisors and each other to refine their business models and hone their pitches. The final pitch competition provides investor exposure and the opportunity to win over $100,000 in cash and in-kind services. In selecting our cohort and awarding prizes we look for 1. Likelihood of building a successful business, 2. Scalability: Potential to grow a sizable & meaningful company over time, and 3. Potential to generate significant employment in Vermont.