for Fall 2018
Accel-VT sparks accelerated business growth to support the expanding cluster of entrepreneurs committed to climate economy innovation.
Known for its quality of life, working landscape and commitment to energy transformation, Vermont is also becoming a place where businesses who are developing solutions to climate change can incubate their ideas, find willing partners to test their products, collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs and prepare for new capital.
Accel-VT invites startup or seed stage ventures from Vermont and around the U.S. and Canada to apply for this climate economy business accelerator.
Ag and Food-Tech
Consumer demand for sustainable products, coupled with the desire to understand where those products come from, has created the need for technological advancements in the agricultural value chain.
Rural economies nationwide and around the globe are struggling to maintain their local food systems and reduce their dependence on fossil fuels, especially as extreme weather events become more prevalent. Vermont is a leader in the incubation and development of forward thinking food and energy businesses and is making a concerted effort to attract the next generation of climate friendly businesses to the state.
Consider some of the challenges and opportunities that we face in Vermont that are also applicable throughout the world:
After three months of intense focus, camaraderie and learning we are pleased to announce the Accel-VT Ag & Food Tech 2018 cohort winners as selected by their peers. In the top spot is AgHelp of Michigan and in a close second is Ceres Greens of Barre, VT.
June 6, 2018
August 22, 2018
September 13, 2018
October 2 – 5, 2018
November 6 – 9, 2018
December 11 – 14, 2018
Energy: Winter 2017/18
By The Numbers
“This program clearly demonstrated that there is no better place in the United States to convene startups, investors, and industry leaders to solve important climate problems than Vermont.”
Industry expertise, a network of established climate economy enterprises, and access to potential partners and growth capital are available to all Accel-VT participants.
Participants are guided through the world-class VIRAL™ accelerator curriculum, developed by Village Capital, designed to test assumptions, expose and remediate business vulnerabilities, prepare for significant investment, and provide a platform for rapid scale. All cohort Members will have the opportunity to forge meaningful relationships with high quality investors and potential customers.