October 18-20 | Tucson, AZ

The Research Institution GAP Fund and Accelerator Program Summit

LaunchVT Demo Night celebrates entrepreneurs, dishes out over $100K

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October 18-20, 2023 / Tucson, AZ
The annual summit for research institution gap fund and accelerator programs, including proof of concept programs, startup accelerators, and university venture funds

The Story

At Demo Night, the program’s annual pitch night and celebration of entrepreneurship, over 200 business-minded community members came at Hula on Tuesday to support the LaunchVT(link is external) 2022 cohort. To the audience and a panel of investor judges, which included Bridget Croke, John Howard, and Matthew Upton, the 2022 cohort presented their concepts. Two companies received cash prizes, while the remaining seven will share in over $100,000 worth of professional services from nearby companies.

LaunchVT’s annual 10-week intensive accelerator program comes to an end with Demo Night. During this time, entrepreneurs in the cohort work with committed business coaches and strategic advisors to address their startup’s most urgent needs, such as improving their business models, creating go-to-market plans, and getting ready for upcoming fundraising and investment.

LaunchVT has been hosting its annual Demo Night and accelerator program for ten years. One of the biggest joys of my professional life has been working with seven incredible founders during the 10th anniversary of LaunchVT’s accelerator program, according to LaunchVT Director Lauren Bass. Demo Night was a smashing success, showcasing our entrepreneurial community’s brightest stars. These fantastic businesspeople and their endeavors all have a great potential of becoming household names. You can watch the live stream again by going to launchvt.com if you missed their presentations on Demo Night (link is external).


Source: LaunchVT Demo Night celebrates entrepreneurs, dishes out cash | Vermont Business Magazine


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