Cambrian Rise, a newly planned inclusive community with residential and commercial space on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, will also include the new Vermont Innovation Commons. The Commons is designed as a business accelerator, integrating educational, co-working, and co-living spaces. Its mission is to provide capital, connectivity, and mentoring to nurture startup and growth companies dedicated to sustainable business practices. The Commons will provide facilities, services, and guidance to companies throughout the state. Vermont Works, an independent alternative investment firm that focuses on delivering both competitive financial returns and social impact in support of Vermont’s job and enterprise development, is managing the project.