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Tech Firms Among Eight Startups in 2018 LaunchVT Pitch Competition

Sunday, April 15, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeff Couture

LaunchVT announced the eight Vermont startups, including tech-focused businesses, that will be participating in the final pitch competition next month. This is the sixth cohort of startups to come through LaunchVT’s early stage acceleration program and pitch competition. Over the past five years LaunchVT has provided mentorship and over $400,000 in cash and in-kind services to accelerate 35 Vermont startups. 

The Final Pitch Competition takes place on May 17 from 5-8pm at the Film House at Main Street Landing. The event is free and the public is invited to attend

The startups in the 2018 LaunchVT cohort are:

Coraball  -  Granville, VT

Rachael Miller - CEO  Megan Bender  Director of Sales & Operations  Brooke Winslow - Technical Designer

A microfiber-catching laundry ball, is a consumer-based solution to microfiber pollution that comes from our clothes and home textiles and washes into our public waterways, getting into the marine food web and our own food and water.

EZ-Probate  -  Williston, VT

Byron Batres, CFP - Founder

EZ-Probate has developed and refined an online probate process that saves time and money by probating an estate online with little or no need for an attorney.  EZ-Probate prepares ready to sign court forms and provides step by step instructions allowing anyone to probate an estate with ease for a low flat fee.

Northview Weather  -  Barton, VT

Jason Shafer - Founder & Manager  David Siuta - CTO 

Northview Weather LLC provides new technology to help electric utilities prepare for major storms, helping to optimize power restoration and grid reliability. 

Still Thyme Botanicals  -  Middlesex, VT

Dejung Gewissler - Founder & CEO

Still Thyme Botanicals is a sparkling herbal tea made from organic medicinal herbs and sweetened only with local honey.

Burlington Code Academy  -  Burlington, VT

Benjamin Boas - CEO  Alex Chaffee - CTO  Alex Horner - CMO

Burlington Code Academy offers immersive, 12-week training programs that teach students the digital skills necessary to enter a career in tech. 

Home Outside  -  Rockingham, VT

Julie Moir Messervy - CEO/President  Jennifer Silver - Marketing Manager

Home Outside® makes expert landscape design available and affordable for everyone by simplifying the design process through its online program of pre-drawn elements that are part of every property.

Varises  -  Stowe, VT

Bryan Huber, MD - Co-Founder  Steven Berlin - Co-Founder

Varises creates immersive simulation systems to bring surgical sales, education and training to a new level. We enhance trusted methodologies with modern technologies for repeatable, measurable and meaningful learning.

Green Mountain Maple Innovations  -  Randolph, VT

Jack Beauparlant - Co-Founder  Manny Aretakis - Co-Founder 

A new innovative tubing tool used to apply maple spouts to lateral tubing for the maple sugaring industry.

Source: Vermont Business Magazine

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