Start here. Scale here.

Purpose

Simply put, we offer unfair advantages to Vermont’s entrepreneurs through people (the ones you need to know), places (the communities that will support you), and capital (the dollars that will help you scale).

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Through active coaching, mentorship, coworking spaces, community events, investment, and smart introductions, VCET serves entrepreneurs and companies from start to scale.

Coworking Members

24/7 access to one of our three coworking facilities. Whether you’re a solo entrepreneur, startup team, freelancer, or remote tech worker...we’ve got you covered.

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Entrepreneurs

As a 501c3 nonprofit, we offer free coaching and consulting with our staff—no long-term commitment required. You don’t need a VCET membership to benefit from our services.

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Portfolio Companies

VCET will help you get the financial support your company needs to start and scale here. We can connect you with direct investment by the Vermont Seed Capital Fund or with our network of syndicate partners.

We also manage the Vermont Seed Capital Fund, a revolving, $5.1 million venture capital fund for select high opportunity businesses and teams. So far, we’ve backed 22 startups and emerging growth firms.

When you become a VCET Portfolio Company, we become part of your team.

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What Our People Have to Say

Benny Boas

Benny Boas

Co-Founder, Burlington Code Academy

“Navigating the startup world can be tough, especially when you’re new to it. We are lucky to have the VCET team help guide us in the right direction.”

Stacy Huffstetler

Stacy Huffstetler

Founding Partner, Widget Brain

“VCET seemed like the space to grow my business in Burlington. Moving from Philly to a smaller city had lots of appeal from a personal point of view but was a tough sell professionally. Having a resource like VCET gave me (and the other partners at Widget Brain) confidence that it would work.”

Andy Rossmeissl

Andy Rossmeissl

Founder, Faraday

“VCET is the heart of startups in Vermont. They’ve had our back since day one and have been a consistent source of wisdom and strength for us in the five years since.”

Impacts

Our 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. So far, we have directly assisted over 2,000 entrepreneurs.

Our lifetime portfolio includes over 50 startups and scaling companies.

$133 Million in Revenue

$112 Million in Payroll

$172 Million in Capital

54 Internships

130+ Mentors

180+ Coworking Members

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