LaunchVT is the Chamber’s annual early stage acceleration program. We accept eight Vermont startups each year for an eight-week intensive program that culminates with a pitch competition. Entrepreneurs in the LaunchVT cohort work with a dedicated coach, strategic advisors, and each other to refine their business models and hone their pitches. The pitch competition provides investor exposure and the opportunity to compete for $100,000 in cash and in-kind services. In selecting our cohort and awarding prizes, we look for
1. Viability: Quality of the product, business model and team
2. Scalability: Market opportunity and revenue growth potential and
3. Impact: Job creation and positive impact on VT
Learn more about LaunchVT and LaunchVT Collegiate here.