Launch VT

LaunchVT Overview

LaunchVT is a business pitch competition awarding cash prizes and in-kind support to young entrepreneurs who deliver plans for a new business enterprise that demonstrates exceptional potential in today’s market.

$20K in Cash Awards. 
$40K in-kind support.
Mentoring  –
Each finalist will be paired with a locally established entrepreneurial mentor.
No equity positions will be taken by LaunchVT.


Any young entrepreneur can enter LaunchVT with any start-up idea. To qualify, your company must be an early stage startup headquartered in Vermont. To us this means you probably haven’t raised over $50K of investment, and probably don’t have more than $100K in annual revenue. We encourage you to apply even if you exceed these guidelines. Our review panel will evaluate your application and determine whether or not we can consider your venture an early stage startup. Have questions? Email us at info@btvypg.com.

How to Apply

Visit www.LaunchVT.com


Katie Taylor

Director of Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship
Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
60 Main Street Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: (802) 863-3489 x208
Email: katie@vermont.org

Nick Grimley | Co-Founder (LaunchVT)

Steering Committee Advisor, Burlington Young Professionals (LCRCC)
Sales Executive :: Hackett, Valine & MacDonald
Emai: NGrimley@hvm.com