Accel-VT sparks accelerated business growth in order to support the expanding cluster of entrepreneurs committed to climate economy innovation. Accel-VT invites startup or seed stage ventures from Vermont, around the U.S. and Canada to apply for this climate economy business accelerator. 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.

Accel-VT is supported by innovative corporations, forward thinking philanthropic organizations and relevant state agencies.

Accel-VT is managed by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF), a nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the sustainable development of Vermont’s economy.

About the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

In addition to offering Accel-VT to startup and seed stage entrepreneurs, VSJF provides business assistance, value chain facilitation, network development, and strategic planning to a wide range of stakeholders in the agriculture and food system, forest product, waste management, renewable energy, and environmental technology sectors. Located in Montpelier, Vermont, VSJF was created by the Vermont Legislature in 1995 to partner with state government, private sector businesses, and nonprofits to build a thriving economic, social, and ecological future for Vermont.


3 Pitkin Court
Montpelier, VT 05602