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Tech Startups Among the LaunchVT 2020 Cohort

Thursday, May 21, 2020   (0 Comments)

LaunchVT has selected the seven Vermont startups that will be participating in its 2020 Accelerator, which includes tech startups This is the eighth cohort of startups to come through LaunchVT’s acceleration program. Over the past seven years, LaunchVT has provided business development support, strategic coaching, and over $700,000 in cash and services to accelerate 51 Vermont startups.

The startups selected for the 2020 LaunchVT Accelerator Cohort are:

DriveAbilityVT, LLC – Burlington, VT

Founders: Chris Lewis, Andy Kaplan, Ari Kirshenbaum

Digital impairment assessment solutions to enhance public and workplace safety

Liminal Beverage – Burlington, VT

Founders: Magda Van Dusen, Nate Van Dusen, Adam Hudson, Alan Matson

Full service B2B flash-chilled ready-to-drink (RTD) cold coffee products

Nutty Life – Woodstock, VT

Founders: Caroline Olsen, Craig Olsen

Oatmilks, cashew milks, and cashew shakes handcrafted with simple, organic ingredients

PackageAware – Winooski, VT

Founders: Josh Jennings, Wes Gruber

Compliance and security insight for OSS packages in Software Development Life Cycle

Resonant Link – Shelburne, VT

Founders: Grayson Zulauf, Aaron Stein, Phyo Aung Kyaw

High-performance resonant coils for wireless charging of consumer electronics

Skri Technologies, Inc. – Brandon, VT

Founders: Jeff Dardozzi, Stephen Krauth

IoT-based erosion and pressure monitoring for concrete conveyance systems

Vermont Tortilla Company – Shelburne, VT

Founders: April Moulaert, Azur Moulaert

Clean label organic stone-ground corn tortillas made using 100% locally sourced corn

During the nine-week virtual accelerator, entrepreneurs in the LaunchVT cohort will work with a dedicated coach, strategic advisors, and each other to refine their business models, work through their most pressing challenges, and hone their value and message. They will participate in peer sessions, office hours with local business advisors, and workshops with content experts. The program will culminate with a Virtual Demo Night on July 23, where the cohort of founders will pitch their businesses to investors and the public. Thanks to a partnership with Hula, one business will be accepted into their portfolio and receive a minimum investment of $10,000 and access to their acceleration services. All seven businesses will share over $100,000 in professional services from LaunchVT partners.

To learn more about LaunchVT, visit