Vermont is home to some of the most innovative companies in the world.
Vermont currently ranked No. 2 in the nation on the Kauffman Foundation’s 2016 Index of Main Street Entrepreneurship for Smaller States, up one place from 2015. There is a culture of dreaming big here, and innovative companies like Ben & Jerry’s, Keurig Green Mountain, Burton and Vermont Teddy Bear Co. all got their start in the state.
It’s no wonder: For entrepreneurs looking to master the work/life balance, Vermont may be the ideal place to get started. Thanks to the state’s collaborative tech community and world-class lifestyle amenities — from skiing and hiking to microbrewery and locavore scenes — entrepreneurs are increasingly deciding to grow their businesses in Vermont.
Your idea could be the next great Vermont success story. We’re here to help you succeed.
When I see the Vermont entrepreneurial scene and what we see on Road Pitch, I’m really struck with the diversity of different kinds of pitches. That’s what’s unique about the Vermont scene; it’s made up of a lot of different characters.