LaunchVT is a community initiative powered by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce to provide entrepreneurs with an opportunity to get exposure, education and real experience to start their business.

 

katie taylor | director of workforce development and entrepreneurship

Katie Taylor is Director of Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship for the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce in Burlington, VT. Her primary focus is helping to support and grow the Vermont private sector through programs that benefit young professionals and nurture the State's entrepreneurial community. 

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LEE BOUYEA | CHAIR

Lee Bouyea is Managing Director at FreshTracks Capital. His background is in venture capital, technology startups and established companies including Private Equity, Internet Services, Software and Telecom at FreshTracks Capital, eBay, Nextel Communications and Ebates. Lee sits on the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce's Board.

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Nick grimley | Co-founder

Nick Grimley is Commercial Sales Executive at Hackett Valine & MacDonald. His main focus is helping to protect  valuable assets by understanding all the risks and providing clear solutions in a complex world. HVM has been Independently owned since 1955 and earned their clients trust through integrity and transparency.

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ANDREW STICKNEY | VICE CHAIR

Andrew Stickney is CEO of Burlington Bytes, where he manages the current growth and planned expansion of the company. Andrew is also an Adjunct Instructor at  Middlebury College. Prior to joining Burlington Bytes, Andrew was the Vice President of the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, a seed venture fund and business incubator.  Andrew was the Winner of Vermont Business Magazine's 2013 Rising Star Award.

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