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LaunchVT Announces 2022 Accelerator Cohort

LaunchVT, a division of the Lake Champlain Chamber, has selected seven Vermont startups that will participate in its 2022 Accelerator. This is the tenth cohort to come through LaunchVT’s flagship program. Over the past nine years, LaunchVT has provided business development support, strategic coaching, and over $859,000 in cash and services to accelerate 64 Vermont startups statewide.


Entrepreneurs in the LaunchVT cohort will work with a dedicated business coach and strategic advisors to address their startup’s most pressing needs. They will also participate in peer sessions, office hours with business advisors, and workshops with content experts over the 10-week program, which begins on April 27.

The program will culminate with Demo Night on June 21 from 5-8pm, where the cohort of founders will pitch their businesses to investors and the public. The event will be hosted by Hula and Tom Messner will serve as the evening’s emcee. In addition, Hula has gifted the founders access to the lakeside tech campus for the duration of the accelerator. Each entrepreneur will leave the program with a refined and polished pitch deck, a Launch Report, and extensive connections to advisors, investors, service providers, and other local founders.


“Over the past nine cohorts, LaunchVT has accelerated our most promising founders and their ventures. For 2022, I think we’ve taken it a step further. Our current cohort is our most sophisticated yet, providing outstanding investment opportunities for our early-stage and growth investors. From tech to consumer packaged goods, these businesses already display exceptional promise to stimulate sustained growth and tremendous value creation for Vermont's economy.”

Lauren Bass, Director of LaunchVT Tweet

The startups selected for the 2022 LaunchVT Accelerator Cohort:

Thank you to LaunchVT's partners

LaunchVT is made possible thanks to their amazing partners, including Arion Thiboumery, Bob Phillips, Burlington Code Academy, David Schmidt, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, Forecast LLC, FreshTracks Capital, Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP, Hula, Jim Feinson, Kelly Scannell, Laury Saligman, Leonardo’s Pizza, Myla Lai-Goldman, Neil Bainton, VSECU, Northeast Delta Dental, Northfield Savings Bank, People’s United A Division of M&T Bank, Scout Media, Tom Messner, Tuck Consulting Group, University of Vermont, Vermont Department of Economic Development, and Vermont Economic Development Authority.