This is a thriving community of entrepreneurs, founders, freelancers, mentors, and investors, looking for expert perspective, thought-provoking conversations, and inspiration each and every day. Whether you need constructive guidance, critical tools, or a network of empathetic peers, this community will allow you to propel your idea into the future.
This is an environment where all can feel safe, respected, and valued. We cherish and celebrate the diversity of humanity, which includes differences in sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, sexual orientation, range of abilities, gender identity, financial means, education, and perspective.
We pledge to do all we can to replace the traditional barriers of power, privilege, exclusion, and oppression with ever-widening circles of solidarity, respect, access, and inclusion.
Breaking down financial barriers to entry is critical for the success of your business, especially in the beginning. To ensure accessibility to all, we are proud to offer free access to the Vermont Startup Collective made possible by our network of generous sponsors and partners.
The right question or introduction can be a game changer for your business. In addition to valuable peer to peer connection, you will receive thought-provoking guidance from a large network of mentors and VCET's 15 + years of experience in consulting startups. Make better and more well-informed decisions about the things that are most important to you and your business.
All entrepreneurs experience setbacks. In these uncertain times, remaining connected has never been more important.
Starting and scaling in a supportive community will give you the resiliency you need to navigate a rapidly changing world, and tackle big challenges with confidence. Truly disruptive ideas take shape within community.
Exclusive content and conversations from mentors and thought leaders
Access to our Startup Library, a toolkit of business resources
Monthly Lunch & Learns with community members and special guests
Office hours where you can book free time with our startup coaches and mentors
Lifetime access to our collection of webinars and Lunch & Learns
This collective of entrepreneurial support organizations has banded together to support entrepreneurs in new ways, so you can be sure you have all the support you need to grow your business.
These guidelines are meant to keep this network as valuable, authentic, and safe as possible.
Be supportive. Encourage and support your fellow members. No one here is looking for criticism, cynicism, exclusion, or judgement.
Share generously. Your stories and experiences may be exactly what another member needs to hear today to solve a problem or seize an opportunity.
Be constructive. We’re here to push each other forward and lift each other up. Find ways to help each other think bigger, reframe challenges, and stay curious.
Don’t spam, promote, or troll. This community exists to help you learn. It’s not a place to spam or promote your services. However, if a professional relationship develops, feel free to take it offline!
We reserve the right to remove any posts deemed offensive or not in line with the safety, equity, and inclusivity of this Collective. We also reserve the right to remove anyone who can not or will not follow these guidelines.