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Vermont Business Magazine Find a great job, meet collaborators and be inspired at the 2021 Vermont Tech Jam. This annual career and tech expo, powered by Seven Days newspaper, is back — in person, and in Burlington — on Saturday, October 23, at the new Hula lakeside tech campus.
Dozens of local startups and technology companies will be exhibiting and hiring, including:
- Electric aviation startup and Tech Jam sponsor BETA Technologies
- Benchmark Space Systems, maker of propulsion systems for small satellites
- Wireless charging innovator Resonant Link
- Large local employers such as sponsors GlobalFoundries, Marvell, BioTek/Agilent, VIP, Data Innovations, C2 and OnLogic
The Tech Jam takes place at Hula, a former oven factory that has been renovated into a net-zero office and coworking facility powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Hula is also a sponsor of the event, along with Mascoma Bank, Coldwell Banker & Hickok and Boardman, Norwich University and the Vermont Technology Council.
This year’s event is divided into two sessions. Admission is free for the first session, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. A ticket for session two, from 1:30 to 6 p.m., costs $10 and includes the keynote presentation: an interview with BETA CEO Kyle Clark and BETA adviser and client Martine Rothblatt, entrepreneur, futurist and CEO of United Therapeutics. The pair will discuss how their partnership evolved, and how it’s transforming the field of electric aviation. Rothblatt will be appearing virtually.
Tech Jam organizers are encouraging attendees to be vaccinated and will be following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention masking guidelines for indoor events. For more information, tickets and registration, visit techjamvt.com.
About Seven Days
Burlington-based Seven Days is Vermont’s free, independent newsweekly, founded by Pamela Polston and Paula Routly in 1995, and owned by Routly and 15 other employees. Seven Days was part of a coalition of public- and private-sector groups that started the Tech Jam in 2008 and has produced the event ever since. In 2019, the Greater Burlington Industrial Corp. presented the local media company with the C. Harry Behney Economic Development Achievement Award for “vision and commitment in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship through the Tech Jam.”
Additional HULA photos by VBM
Source: Seven Days 9.24.2021