LaunchVT Awards $135,000 in Cash and Services

Burlington Code Academy and Northview Weather won the LaunchVT Final Pitch Competition on Thursday, May 17. The startups competed against six other teams to take home the top cash prizes. LaunchVT provides early stage acceleration programs and resources for business to prep, launch, and soar in Vermont. The annual pitch competition comes at the end of a six-week intensive program where entrepreneurs in the LaunchVT cohort work with a dedicated coach, strategic advisors, and each other to refine their business models and hone their pitches. Continue Reading

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Vermont Startups Compete at 2018 LaunchVT Finals (Sponsored)

The LaunchVT final pitch competition is coming up fast on May 17th from 5 to 8pm at Main Street Landing in Burlington. LaunchVT is a program of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce that provides early stage acceleration programs and resources for businesses to prep, launch and soar in Vermont. Each year, LaunchVT selects eight startups to participate in its early-stage acceleration program, which culminates in the final Pitch Competition, Vermont’s version of the TV show “Shark Tank.” Competitors in 2018 include the makers of a Continue Reading

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Students Win LaunchVT

Entrepreneurs need determination, flexibility, courage, and a great idea. What don’t they need? Decades of experience. Our 2017 LaunchVT 1st Prize Winners proved that even a couple of college students can develop and execute on a grand idea. MajorWise, an online platform that provides a variety of internship opportunities for college students, may sound like your average university career software. But co-founders and UVM students Max Robbins and Peter Silverman have achieved early success by setting themselves apart: creating a streamlined user experience, including project-based Continue Reading

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