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).

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


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 in Vermont. So far, we’ve backed 30 startups and emerging growth firms.

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

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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.


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.


What Our People Have to Say

Jasmine & Ryan Farrell

Jasmine & Ryan Farrell

Co-Founders, ZestBloom

“There are several pitfalls startups face: from raising funds, planning business strategy, networking, and marketing but for us to manage these hurdles we need VCs to invest with conviction. Investors that fund and advise through these trials and tribulations. It’s been our experience that VCET has gone above and beyond to provide us with these resources to succeed.”

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 3,000 entrepreneurs, makers, doers, and innovators.

Our lifetime portfolio includes over 68 startups and scaling companies.

$332 Million in Revenue

$277 Million in Payroll

$352 Million in Capital

59 Internships

130+ Mentors

250+ Coworking Members

Dozens of Startups in House

27K Podcast Listens

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