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Homegrown: Adventures in Vermont Entrepreneurship

  • SPARK SPACE at Burlington Electric Department 585 Pine Street Burlington, VT, 05401 United States (map)

Alan Newman, VT Agency of Commerce, LaunchVT Finalists, & Freshtracks Capital

Alan Newman - Unlikely Serial Entrepreneur
9:00a - 10:00a  

Alan Newman is a Vermont serial entrepreneur who was the founder of Seventh Generation and the co-founder of both Magic Hat Brewing Company, and Alchemy & Science, Boston Beer Company's “incubator business”. In this entertaining and compelling session, Alan shares many of the lessons he's learned along the way. A "must-see" for anyone interested in starting or growing a business!

Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development LaunchVT Panel
10:00a - 11:00a

Nick Grimley with the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development will present on the opportunities for launching and growing a business in VT from the State's perspective. Nick will be joined by previous LaunchVT finalists who will share their stories and take your questions.

Growing Vermont Companies
11:00a - 12:00p

Hosted by FreshTracks Capital, this lively panel discussion will explore what it takes to go from start-up phase to become a growth company here in Vermont. Panelists include founders, CEOs and executive leaders from local break-out successes, including SunCommon, Social Sentinel and Logic Supply.

Plus... an exciting announcement from the Burlington Electric Department!