Week of events to showcase outstanding Burlington companies and innovations
Vermont Business Magazine The fourth annual Innovation Week, October 15-19, 2019, is a series of events that aim to strengthen our local entrepreneurial, technological, and creative ecosystem through community engagement. Organized by BTV Ignite and community partnerships, this year’s Innovation Week is organized around SevenDays TechJam and will highlight and celebrate a range of innovative technologies, practices, and people across a range of sectors. This unique experience connects the greater Vermont community with innovators in tech, entrepreneurship, healthcare, manufacturing, art, and more, with nearly every event free and open to the public.
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger said, “Burlington is one of the best places in America to create ideas, grow new ventures, and connect with a thriving local economy, and over the last four years Innovation Week has become an important annual showcase and celebration of this entrepreneurial spirit,” said Mayor Miro Weinberger. “Thank you to BTV Ignite, Seven Days, and all of the other partners who make this a great week of events.”
Jody Cole, Senior Vice President at People’s United Bank and Vice-Chair of the BTV Ignite Board, said, “as a key funding partner of BTV Ignite, People’s supports Burlington in becoming an authentic innovation ecosystem that is both strengthening our local community while making global impacts. This year’s Innovation Week will highlight how Burlington is posed to be a place where young people want to live, work, and innovate. We need to be celebrating our innovative culture with the world if we want to attract the next generation of Vermont business and community leaders.”
Michael Ly, Founder of Reconciled, said, “Reconciled’s Entrepreneur Summit is excited to be a part of Innovation Week here in Vermont. This is our chance to highlight the innovation happening in our state and connect our growing ecosystem.”
For a full schedule of events, visit https://www.btvignite.com/innovationweek2019.
A broad coalition of institutions and individuals have united to create this unique event. Innovation Week presenting supporters include: Seven Days, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET), Reconciled, Mamava, Flexible Capital Fund, LaunchVT, EMBOLDIA, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), Packetized Energy, Burlington Electric Department (BED), Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC), Citizen Cider, Switchback Brewing Company, Alan Newman, and Champlain Mini Maker Faire.
About BTV Ignite
BTV Ignite is a nonprofit that exists to ignite the energy of greater Burlington's technology and innovation ecosystem by fostering collaboration among institutions, government, educators, businesses, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs. It engages with a nationwide network of similar efforts united by the nonprofit U.S. Ignite.
BTV Ignite is supported by the following local partners: Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Burlington Electric Department, The University of Vermont Medical Center, The University of Vermont, Burlington Telecom, People’s United Bank, Hula, and the City of Burlington. For more information visit www.BTVIgnite.com.
Source: Burlington, VT - BTV Ignite