(July 6, 2017) – The Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET) announced the promotion of Samantha “Sam” Roach-Gerber to Director of Innovation, a role in which she will continue to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship throughout Vermont.
Since starting as VCET’s Manager of Community Engagement and Operations in February 2016, Roach-Gerber has expanded membership to over 170 members across three locations, launched and co-hosted VCET’s podcast, Start Here, and spearheaded the Female Founders Speaker Series, which highlights some of Vermont’s most innovative women entrepreneurs.
“Sam adds value to entrepreneurs and Vermont’s innovation ecosystem in so many ways,” said David Bradbury, President of VCET. “She is moving the needle forward for Vermont’s startups and the VCET organization.”
Roach-Gerber will take on the role of Director of Innovation beginning July 1st, working to expand the organization’s programming and partnerships for the continued benefit of Vermont’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. She will also take on a more active role in coaching and consulting the 300+ entrepreneurs that come through VCET’s doors each year seeking business advice and mentoring.