Vermont business accelerator Accel-VT announces Energy 2019 winners

Vermont business accelerator Accel-VT announces Energy 2019 winners

August 20, 2019By Ellen KahlerPress Releases

Fourteen entrepreneurs from seven climate solution start-ups graduate from the Vermont-based business accelerator to help reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the heating and transportation sectors. BURLINGTON, VT – Accel-VT, a business accelerator providing support, mentorship, and access to capital for early stage companies committed to climate economy innovation, announced the winners … Read More

MacKay and Degree appointed to Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Board

MacKay and Degree appointed to Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Board

July 8, 2019By Kelly NottermannPress Releases

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) announces the appointment of Noelle MacKay of Shelburne and Dustin Degree of St. Albans to its Board of Directors. VSJF is a nonprofit organization focused on sustainable economic development in the agriculture and food system, forest product, waste management, renewable energy and environmental technology sectors. Noelle … Read More

Accel-VT Energy 2019 Announces Cohort Companies

Accel-VT Energy 2019 Announces Cohort Companies

May 23, 2019By Kelly NottermannPress Releases

Accel-VT, a Vermont business accelerator managed by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, just announced the selection of seven early-stage energy companies from across the U.S. and Canada to participate in its Energy 2019 cohort. The Vermont business accelerator will kick off the first of three one-week sprints in Burlington next week. Fifteen entrepreneurs from the seven companies will convene … Read More

Accel-VT announces Ag & Food Tech winners

Accel-VT announces Ag & Food Tech winners

December 19, 2018By Kelly NottermannPress Releases

Eight climate solution entrepreneurs graduated from the Vermont business accelerator to help solve agriculture and food technology challenges while honing business models for success.  SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – Accel-VT, a business accelerator providing support, mentorship, and access to capital for early stage companies committed to climate economy innovation, announced the winners of the latest Accel-VT … Read More

Accel-VT to welcome its second climate economy business cohort

Accel-VT to welcome its second climate economy business cohort

October 1, 2018By Ellen KahlerPress Releases

Eight climate solution entrepreneurs set to participate in business accelerator to help solve agriculture and food technology challenges while honing business models for success in the marketplace South Burlington, Vt. – Eight entrepreneurial start-up companies will convene tomorrow at the Ben & Jerry’s headquarters for their first “sprint” of Accel-VT—a business accelerator providing support, mentorship, … Read More

Slow Money Vermont Announces New Leadership

Slow Money Vermont Announces New Leadership

April 16, 2018By Ellen KahlerPress Releases

For Immediate Release  Longstanding chair, Eric DeLuca, passes the baton to Janice Shade, co-founder of Milk Money Montpelier, VT,–  Slow Money VT recently elected Janice Shade, co-founder of Milk Money to the position of Board Chair.  With Milk Money VT’s Janice Shade taking on this leadership position, Slow Money VT is poised to further integrate … Read More

Accel-VT to graduate first climate economy business cohort

Accel-VT to graduate first climate economy business cohort

February 6, 2018By Vermont Sustainable Jobs FundPress Releases

Eight climate change innovation entrepreneurs participate in business accelerator to help solve distributed energy challenges with the electric grid while honing business models for success in the marketplace Burlington, Vt. – Eight entrepreneurial start-up companies will convene next week at Burlington Electric Department’s Spark Space for the final “sprint” of Accel-VT—a business accelerator providing support, … Read More

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund expands business assistance services

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund expands business assistance services

January 31, 2018By Vermont Sustainable Jobs FundPress Releases

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund’s economic development approach packaged in a suite of client services, directed by Geoff Robertson The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, a nonprofit organization focused on sustainable economic development, announces the expansion of its suite of services for clients from private sector businesses in the early and growth stages of development. Services have … Read More

Workforce development and business succession necessary for continued growth in Vermont’s food system

Workforce development and business succession necessary for continued growth in Vermont’s food system

November 2, 2017By Vermont Sustainable Jobs FundPress Releases

Over 270 members of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network convened October 26-27, 2017 at the 7th annual Farm to Plate Network Gathering in Killington to address workforce development and business succession challenges in Vermont’s farm and food economy. Comprised of food producers, farmers, food system businesses, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, capital providers, and government … Read More