Vermontrepreneurs: Monthly MeetUps Starting Feb 8

Silicon Valley has Buck’s. Cambridge has the Voltage Cafe and the @venturecafe. Where do entrepreneurs, VCs, angels, and startup professionals go to gather in VT?  Well, first and foremost, there’s Vermont Venture Network, which has been meeting monthly in Burlington for more than 20 years, led by Ken Merritt of Merritt, Merritt & Moulton.  And there are monthly meetings of North Country Angels (Montpelier), the Vermont Software Developers Alliance (Winooski), the Vermont Biosciences Alliance, and I’m … Read More

Startup Vermont: How a Competition Can Bring Us Together

Vermont New Business Prescription: Second in a Series

Pulling it all Together

Tomorrow I’m meeting with Vermont House legislators as well as an official from the State Commerce department to talk about startup competitions. As I said below in “Vermont New Business Prescription: First in a Series”, Vermont would do well to create a statewide startup business competition.  The State Legislature evidently agrees: they commissioned a committee to put together a plan for a “StartUp Vermont” competition.  Why … Read More