Startups Wanted


Next Generation Jobs for This Generation of Vermonters


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.

Impacts


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:

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  • 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.

    Dave Porcello, Pwnie Express
  • 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.

    Adriana Teresa Letorney, fotovisura
  • 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.

    Chris Pearson, Sound Innovations
  • By providing startup firms with expert mentoring as well as low cost space, venture capital and networking, we significantly improve their odds of success.

    U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy

Portfolio


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 18 startups and emerging growth firms with this venture fund.

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People


Our Team

Our team of professionals, mentors, investors, serial entrepreneurs and board members surround your emerging business with skills, experiences and networks to help your team start and accelerate towards success.

David Bradbury

@techcrib

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Naila Jahan

@VCET

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Catherine Collins

@VCET

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Andrew Stickney

@AndrewStickney

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Jordan Leach

@VCET

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Artur Adib

Mentor

Senior Engineer at Twitter


Directors and Advisers

VCET benefits from an engaged and skilled Board of Directors, Investment Committee Members and Venture Capital Advisers to guide its growth and for continued success in serving Vermont’s entrepreneurs and innovation ecosystem.

Contact


Let's get in touch

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!

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