Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced that BTV Ignite is one of the four winners of the Mayor's Prize for Entrepreneurship.
BTV Ignite has been awarded $50,000 to fund a new initiative, the BTV Ignite Growth Acceleration Program, that will focus on providing high-quality independent specialized advisory and development support to “growth stage” companies with a digital or technology focus.
The goal of the Mayor’s Prize is to foster the growth and development of entrepreneurship in the city and encourage outside-the-box thinking about how best to achieve this. The Mayor’s Prize is entirely funded by a grant from the Kansas City-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Other winners today include the Center for Women and Enterprise, the Women’s Small Business Program, and Vermont Law School.
More information on the Mayor's prize and winning programs can be found at: https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/Press/Mayor-Weinberger-Announces-Winners-of-First-Mayor’s-Prize-to-Support-Entrepreneurship
We're very proud to be selected for this competitive award and excited to have this additional support as we promote entrepreneurship in Burlington. More information about the BTV Ignite Growth Acceleration Program will be released in the new future and we look forward to helping companies stay and grow in our community!