In December 2016, VCET launched Start Here, a podcast sharing the stories of active, aspiring, and accidental entrepreneurs.

Start Here features Vermont’s most influential business leaders — bridging the gap between entertainment and inspiration by presenting the unfiltered stories of today’s top innovators.

Everybody starts somewhere – why not #StartHere?

Sam Hooper/Green Mountain Glove

Sam Hooper/Green Mountain Glove

Sam Hooper is a lifelong Vermonter, newcomer to entrepreneurship, and latest owner of the nearly 100 year old Green Mountain Glove.

Emily Doyle/Ursa Major

Emily Doyle/Ursa Major

We sit down with Emily Doyle, co-founder of the thriving natural skincare company Ursa Major.

Magic Wand (Compilation)

Magic Wand (Compilation)

On this special episode of Start Here, we recap the best answers from each of our superstar guests.

Briar Alpert/BioTek

Briar Alpert/BioTek

We sit down with Briar Alpert, President & CEO of BioTek Instruments and VCET board member.

Tyler McNaney/Filabot

Tyler McNaney/Filabot

What does the future of sustainable 3D printing look like and why is it so important to the various ecosystems of earth? We sit down with Tyler McNaney, Founder of Filabot and recipient of the Forbes 30 under 30 award for 2018.

Corinne Prevot/Skida Headwear & Accessories

Corinne Prevot/Skida Headwear & Accessories

How can higher education and ambition help strengthen our entrepreneurial fires? We sit down with Corinne Prevot, Founder of Skida Headwear & Accessories and recipient of the Forbes 30 under 30 award for 2018.

Sarah Kaeck/Bee's Wrap

Sarah Kaeck/Bee's Wrap

How can we combine beeswax and a great plan to help revolutionize home food storage? We sit down with Sarah Kaeck, Founder of Bee's Wrap.

Lisa Groeneveld/Logic Supply

Lisa Groeneveld/Logic Supply

Entrepreneurialism runs in the family. Find out how Lisa Groeneveld got inspired to co-found Logic Supply.

John Replogle/Seventh Generation

John Replogle/Seventh Generation

How can we use environmental consciousness to create profitable business cultures that solve problems... sustainably? We sit down with John Replogle, CEO of Seventh Generation.

Ben Kinnaman/Greensea Systems

Ben Kinnaman/Greensea Systems

How can we use STEM to create reliable software that bridges the gap between land-dwelling humans and deep-sea robots? We sit down with Ben Kinnaman, President & CEO of Greensea Systems.

Michael Jager/JDK Design & Solidarity of Unbridled Labor

Michael Jager/JDK Design & Solidarity of Unbridled Labor

How can we use intention, imagination, and technology to promote cultural growth and help solve inherent human obstacles? We sit down with Michael Jager, CEO & cofounder of JDK Design and Solidarity of Unbridled Labor.

Donna Carpenter/Burton Snowboards

Donna Carpenter/Burton Snowboards

How do you change the entire paradigm of winter sport? Today we sit down with Donna Carpenter, CEO and cofounder of Burton Snowboards.

Michael Knapp/Green River

Michael Knapp/Green River

How do you create software and analytics for a better world? We sit down with Michael Knapp, founder of Green River, to discuss sustainable technology, environmental protection, and school improvement.

Julie Lineberger/WheelPad

Julie Lineberger/WheelPad

How do you make every home wheelchair accessible? We sit down with Julie Lineberger, founder of Wheelpad, to discuss startups with a cause.

Governor Phil Scott

Governor Phil Scott

How can we make our state better? We sit down with Phil Scott, 82nd Governor of Vermont, to discuss community outreach, business sustainability, and economic development.

Allison Hooper/Vermont Creamery

Allison Hooper/Vermont Creamery

How do you start one of the nation's biggest dairy suppliers from scratch? We sit down with Allison Hooper, Co-Founder of Vermont Creamery, to discuss expansion, traveling, and creating sustainable growth.

Rob Foregger/NextCapital

Rob Foregger/NextCapital

How do you continually drive innovation in FinTech? We sit down with Rob Foregger, co-founder of NextCapital, to discuss wealth management in the digital domain.

Howard Pierce/Sharecare

Howard Pierce/Sharecare

How do you transition from architecture to healthcare? We sit down with Howard Pierce, CEO of Sharecare, to discuss scaling, solutions technology, and meeting Dr. Oz.

Rich Tarrant/IDX

Rich Tarrant/IDX

We sit down with Rich Tarrant, former CEO and co-founder of IDX, who began creating and selling healthcare software technology in 1972.

Mike Lane/Dealer.com

Mike Lane/Dealer.com

We sit down with co-founder and former Dealer.com Chief Operations Officer Mike Lane to discuss the early internet economy, business expansion, and setting yourself up for success in today's economic climate.

Marguerite Dibble/GameTheory

Marguerite Dibble/GameTheory

We sit down with Marguerite Dibble of GameTheory to discuss how understanding games can help us improve our day-to-day lives.

Ethan Bechtel/OhMD

Ethan Bechtel/OhMD

OhMD: a mobile app that connects over 1,000 organizations, and puts patient needs first.

Jen Kimmich/The Alchemist

Jen Kimmich/The Alchemist

We sit down with Jen Kimmich of The Alchemist to discuss how a small Vermont brewery took America by storm.

Liz Robert/Terry Bicycles

Liz Robert/Terry Bicycles

We sit down with Liz Robert of Terry Bicycles to discuss strategy, team building, and how to generate value in the modern economic climate.