We are Doers. Collaborators. Thinkers. Dreamers. We have a lot in common here.

The Vermont Innovation Commons is a launching pad for entrepreneurs and innovators, a nurturing partner for startup and growth firms with the ultimate goal of creating living-wage jobs and retaining youth and innovation in the state.

With a statewide focus, we spearhead projects that capture the benefits of the sharing economy, the state’s entrepreneurial DNA, and Vermonters' signature work hard, play hard lifestyle. Working in tandem with the business community here and beyond, we are working to create a future that maintains Vermont’s cultural roots while building a thriving future full of opportunities for everyone.

Upcoming Events

3rd Annual Vermont Investors Summit

September 25-26, 2019

Vermont Works Management Co. created the Vermont Investors Summit in 2017 to showcase local businesses and entrepreneurs and provide greater visibility to the ecosystem, specifically to socially minded investors within the state and beyond.

While the broad mission remains the same, the content of the Summit has evolved. This year, the Vermont Investors Summit will be a two-day event with a breadth of content focused on collaboration, community building and the importance of investing in our people. The two days will culminate in The Summit, a networking event for 250+ attendees, hosted at the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center.

Projects

Vermont Innovation Commons

A tangible manifestation of our mission, supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout the state. The space will include co-working, co-living, event and design thinking space.

Project Partners

Farrell Properties
Cambrian Rise
Analogue Studio
Vermont Works Management
Lincoln Brown Illustrations
Verdicity
T.J. Boyle Associates

Reimagining CSJ

College of St. Joseph

An exploration with College of St. Josephs in Rutland to reimagine and repurpose the campus. Goals include workforce training and education offerings for a 21st-century economy.

Project Partners

Vermont Works Management
College of St. Josephs

Microsoft for Startups

Microsoft for Startups

A series of events and workshops to help increase access to resources for Vermont's entrepreneurs. Pilot program launching with Center for Women & Enterprise and Microsoft for Startups.

Project Partners

Microsoft for Startups
Center for Women & Enterprise

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you!

Reach out about events, collaboration, and questions at info@VTInnovationCommons.com, or sign up to receive updates.

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