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

Vermont Tech Jam

Thursday | October 17, 2019

Dozens of the biggest and fastest-growing tech companies in Vermont will be hiring at the 13th Vermont Tech Jam. This annual free career and tech expo produced by Seven Days is on Thursday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. It’s one of the few times all of these companies come together under one roof to talk with job seekers and students and to discuss the innovative work they do.

It’s also a great opportunity for those looking to get into tech fields to check out their options, and find out about local colleges and training programs.

The 2019 Tech Jam is presented by Vermont Works Management Co.



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
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

College of St. Joseph
Vermont Works Management

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.

* required