Vermont is well known as a great place for startups. From supportive entrepreneurial environments like the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET) to multiple competitive business opportunities like Road Pitch, students are rising to the challenge of scaling their great ideas into viable businesses.
Vermont colleges and universities are also providing the necessary educational background for these young entrepreneurs. Middlebury College’s Center for Creativity, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship provides classes, mentorship, and funding for student-run startups. University of Vermont’s UVM Innovations is responsible for a number of student/faculty developed concepts that have become successful startups, including E.A.S.Y. (technology that allows the blind to draw and erase tactile graphics) and DewRight, a device which allows for more accurate measurement of relative humidity.