Startups, entrepreneurs and technology professionals wanted.
If you are seeking some business advice, the right people for your team, a fantastic place to work, new connections with other technology folks, or the seed capital to start, scale and succeed, then VCET is the go-to resource in Vermont for you.
Our members and portfolio firms gain access to startup experts, a robust mentor and investor network, education programs, and three high-impact coworking spaces in Burlington, on UVM's campus and in Middlebury.
Startups and members benefit from a networked infrastructure of technology business mentors, coworking spaces, corporate partners, college and university resources, economic development partners, and venture capitalists. VCET ranked #11 globally in the 2013 UBI Index. So far, over 900 entrepreneurs have been directly assisted. Cumulative impacts from just 43 firms in our portfolio are:
When I started Pwnie, I was working out of my basement. VCET’s mentoring and programs helped us prepare for rapidly expanding and taking the cyber security market by storm.
Once again, we left challenged and inspired. I left thinking of Einstein's quote: Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Thank you for investing in SI, being a part of our team and working hard to help us succeed. When things got tough, you stuck with us, and supported us throughout.
By providing startup firms with expert mentoring as well as low cost space, venture capital and networking, we significantly improve their odds of success.
We proudly support our companies from start to finish. They’re teams of talented entrepreneurs that through active coaching, education, coworking spaces, and investment find value in VCET. Needs and wants from our members and companies vary greatly from just our business advice or a space to work to deeper engagement via a direct investment by the Vermont Seed Capital Fund. Managed by VCET, this fund is a revolving, $5 million venture capital fund for select high opportunity businesses and teams. So far, we’ve backed 21 startups and emerging growth firms with this venture fund.
Bleeding-edge cyber security solutions.
Better customer acquisition through science.
Remote power systems & micro grids.
World-class portfolio management.
A digital publishing platform for horse people.
Connecting visual artists and buyers.
The world’s fastest, lightest, and most beautiful city bikes.
Creating products engineered to enable access for blind users.
Helping brands, candidates and causes harness the power of social media.
Superior noise reduction technology and protection.
Design in virtual reality.
The ad-free social network.
Benchmark Space Systems is a research and development company focused on the small satellite market.
President of GBIC & Cynosure, Chair of Vermont Technology Council and VCET Chair
Assoc. Dean of the College for Creativity, Engagement & Careers at Middlebury College
Private Investor, former founder and Chief Operations Officer of Dealer.com
Senior Vice President at Green Mountain Power
President and CEO of BioTek Instruments, Inc. and VCET Vice Chair
President and CEO of the Vermont Business Roundtable
Executive Director for North America, MassChallenge
Entrepreneur and Entertainment Executive
President of Norwich University
Founder of Middlebury Securities LLC
Managing Director, Merritt & Merritt
President, Champlain College
Do you have an idea for a new business? We want to talk to you.
Are you running a business and want mentoring, funding, or connections to get to the next level? We really want to talk to you.
Are you someone just as passionate as we are about accelerating the startup community in Vermont? Then we need to talk to you.
Regardless of where you're at, get in touch!