On Tuesday October 14th, VCET unveiled its new coworking and accelerator space located at 266 Main Street. We’re super excited about the space and hope you are, too! If you’re interested in learning more about the space and/or becoming a member, visit the site here. Also, check out WCAX’s coverage of the space and our grand opening here.
This past summer, VCET did extensive research in compiling information on the impact that we have had in the entrepreneurial community and the state of Vermont as a whole. Our portfolio has grown and the number of startups we have assisted continues to increase. For detailed highlights, please see our FY2014 Impact Sheet.
If you’re thinking about starting your own venture, blogger Jeff Pruitt gives some great advice on how you can make calculated risks that will pay off and avoid unnecessary risks. Read more here.
Think males were the first to pioneer modern computer programming? Think again. NPR takes a look at the history of computer programming and the role that women played in starting the revolution, starting from the famed Ada Lovelace. Read more here.
From August 4-7, a group of VT “business bikers” will be riding motorcycles up and down Vermont to hold office hours and hear business pitches in select towns. For its inaugural year, the Road Pitch riders will be stopping in Middlebury, Manchester, Bellows Falls, White River Junction, St. Johnsbury, Lowell, Morristown, and Essex. Find a Road Pitch event near you by checking this schedule or follow our very own VP Andrew Stickney’s journey with the riders on Twitter.
To learn more about the FreshTracks Road Pitch, please visit this site.
“No survivorship bias here. A compilation of startup failure post-mortems by founders and investors.” A super interesting read from CB Insights on failed startups told by the founders themselves.
VCET is pleased to announce its plans to collaborate with FairPoint Communications to create VCET @ BTV, a co-working space coupled with business mentoring and networking opportunities for promising startup companies in the FairPoint Technology Hub in downtown Burlington. For more information, please visit www.CoWorkBTV.com.
This past week after months of work, seven finalists took part in the final pitch competition of LaunchVT. Two of the seven finalists, IrisVR and Recess, are residents at VCET’s co-working space in Middlebury. IrisVR, which creates 3D immersive architectural models, was announced as the winner and won the $70,000 prize package. Congratulations to IrisVR and all finalists!
In addition to the finalists, VCET’s very own Andrew Stickney (VP) was a mentor to the participating companies and an adviser to LaunchVT itself.
To learn more about IrisVR’s win and LaunchVT itself, please see here: http://bfpne.ws/RIDGv4 | http://bit.ly/QRctVT
Please join us on May 29th in Rutland for the Tech @ Rutland meetup event. Local business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors will gather for networking and refreshments at Green Mountain Power’s new Innovation Center!
Please join the event here
Directions to event here
For more information, email Andrew Stickney: firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Costello at Steve.Costello@greenmountainpower.com