Startups Wanted


Simply put, we offer actionable 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).

Join Us

Through active coaching, business consulting, mentorship, coworking space, community events, seed investment, and smart introductions, VCET’s innovation leaders serve entrepreneurs and startup businesses from start to scale.

Vermont Startup Collective

A free to join, virtual platform that surrounds 1,000+ active and aspiring doers, creators, and innovators with constructive guidance from advisors and mentors, thought-provoking conversations with peers, and critical tools and resources to start and scale their companies in Vermont.


Coworking Members

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



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.

Managed by VCET, the Vermont Seed Capital Fund is a revolving, $6 million venture capital fund for select high opportunity businesses and teams. So far, we’ve backed 30 startups and emerging growth firms.

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

Scale Here

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.”


Our startups and members benefit from a networked infrastructure of innovation leaders, technology business mentors, coworking space, corporate partners, college and university resources, economic development partners, and venture capitalists. So far, we have directly assisted over 2,800 entrepreneurs, makers, doers, and innovators.

Our lifetime portfolio includes over 62 startups and scaling companies.

$266 Million in Revenue

$227 Million in Payroll

$291 Million in Capital

57 Internships

130+ Mentors

250+ Coworking Members

Dozens of Startups in House

25K Podcast Listens

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