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FreshTracks Roadmap 2015

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Roadmap to Vermont's Innovation Economy developed by FreshTracks Capital.

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FreshTracks Roadmap 2015

  1. 1. Roadmap Through Vermont’s Innovation Economy
  2. 2. Roadmap • Burlington Vermont Scene • Market Success Stories • Local Resources
  3. 3. Burlington– Great Place to Work & Live
  4. 4. Burlington Accolades
  5. 5. Burlington Accolades
  6. 6. Burlington Accolades
  7. 7. Burlington Accolades
  8. 8. Burlington Accolades
  9. 9. BTV & VT Quality of Life Accolades
  10. 10. Vermont – Lifestyle
  11. 11. Vermont – Farm 2 Plate Cuisine
  12. 12. Infrastructure– New England’s Gigabit City
  13. 13. Regional Assets Montreal NYC Boston
  14. 14. Roadmap • Burlington Vermont Scene • Market Success Stories • Local Resources
  15. 15. BTV – Keurig Green Mountain • NASDAQ: GMCR • $18Bn Market Cap • 5800 Employees
  16. 16. BTV – Dealer.com • Acquired by DealerTrack (NASDAQ: TRAK) in 2013 • Then acquired by Cox Automotive in 2015
  17. 17. BTV – IDX (GE Healthcare) • IDX acquired by GE Healthcare in 2005 for $1.2Bn
  18. 18. BTV – Ben & Jerry’s • Founded in 1978 • Intrastate public offering 1984 • Acquired by Unilever in 2000 for $326MM
  19. 19. BTV – Burton • Founded in 1977 • ~800 employees • Remains Privately Held
  20. 20. BTV – Seventh Generation • $300MM in annual revenue • Raised $30MM to make strategic acquisitions via SG Ventures
  21. 21. BTV – My Web Grocer • 180 employees • Raised growth equity round from HGGC in 2013
  22. 22. Growth companies to Watch • Mamava • Logic Supply • Native Energy • All Earth Renewables • Pwnie Express • Horse Collaborative • Greensea Systems • Yonder • BioTek • SunCommon • Ello • Faraday • Notabli • ThinkMD
  23. 23. Recent Acquisitions • PKC – Acq. by ShareCare • MicroStrain – Acq. by LORD Corporation • NEHP – Acq. by CPS • Ascension Technologies – Acq. by Roper Industries • EatingWell – Acq. by Meredith Corporation • Woodchuck Hard Cider – Acq. by C&C Group • PureWellness – Acq. by Cerner
  24. 24. Roadmap • Burlington Vermont Scene • Market Success Stories • Local Resources
  25. 25. Conferences… • LaunchVT • VT Technology Alliance • Peak Pitch • Road Pitch • Renewable Energy Vermont • Farm 2 Plate • Vermont Tech Jam • HackVT • VBSR Conference • Invent Vermont • Invention2Venture • Champlain Maker Faire
  26. 26. ...And Meetups • LaunchVT Meetups • StartupVT • BTV Social Media Breakfast • Burlington Ruby Conference • Burlington Young Professionals • Green Drinks Burlington & Montpelier • Vermont Young Professionals • Burlington JavaScript • BTV Web Application Group • Girl Develop IT • Startup Grind
  27. 27. Gathering Places - BTV • New Moon • Maglianero • Farmhouse • Mule Bar • Misery Loves Co. • HotelVT - Juniper • Hen of the Wood • El Cortijo • Skinny Pancake • Handy’s Lunch • Citizen Cider
  28. 28. Gathering Places – Around VT • Capitol Grounds – Montpelier • Tip Top Café – White River Junction • Tucker Box – White River Junction • Black Cap Coffee – Stowe • 51 Main at the Bridge – Middlebury • Three Penny Taproom – Montpelier • Worthy Burger – South Royalton • Roots the Restaurant - Rutland
  29. 29. Capital & Investors • FreshTracks Capital • Vermont Seed Capital Fund • North Country Angels • Ty Danco • Flexible Capital Fund • Community Capital of VT • LaunchVT • VEDA • VT EPSCOR • VCLF • Closed Loop Capital
  30. 30. Co-Working Spaces • Office Squared – BTV • Karma Birdhouse – BTV • Study Hall Collective – BTV • Laboratory B - BTV • The Generator Maker Space – BTV • VCET – BTV & Middlebury • Local 64 – Montpelier • Incubator Without Walls – Lyndon • Lightning Jar – Bennington • Excelerate Essex – Essex Jct.
  31. 31. Service Providers • Gallagher Flynn & Co. – Accountants • Dinse Knapp & McAndrew - Lawyers • Merritt, Merritt & Moulton – Lawyers • Gravel & Shea - Lawyers • Downs, Rachlin & Martin - Lawyers • Hickok & Boardman – Insurance • V/T Commercial – Real Estate • Pomerleau – Real Estate • Nedde – Real Estate • ReArch – Real Estate • REM – Real Estate • Redstone – Real Estate • Donahue & Assoc. – Real Estate
  32. 32. Service Providers – Consulting & Tech • Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center • VT Sustainable Jobs Fund • Peer-to-Peer Collaborative • VT Agency of Commerce • Fieldstone Capital Partners • Green Mountain Insight • NeuEon • VT SBDC • Champlain Valley SCORE
  33. 33. College & University Resources • Champlain College – BYOBiz • UVM Business School • Norwich University – NUARI • Midd. – Social Entrepreneurship • UVM – OTC • UVM Center for Sustainable Ag • Dartmouth’s DEN • Champlain – Emergent Media • Dartmouth – Tuck School • VT FabLab @ UVM • UVM Instrumentation & Modeling
  34. 34. Entrepreneurial Web Development Firms • Agilion Apps • Bluehouse Group • C2 – Competitive Computing • Green Mountain Software • Gristmill • VT Design Works • Burlington Bytes • Union Street Media • Brandthropology • Propeller Media Works • Eternity Web Development • Alpine Web Media • Tanner Moore Design • Daft Labs
  35. 35. Online Resources & News • VT Venture Network Calendar • VT Digger • VT Business Magazine • Free Press Media - Innovate • Seven Days – TechJam • VT Public Radio • StartupVT – LinkedIN • VT Technology Alliance – LinkedIN • VCET- LinkedIN • FreshTracks Capital – Facebook • Hatch Vermont
  36. 36. 22 to Follow @edwardshepard @Mo_Mack @n8zog @justincutroni @tevslin @beckythebest @HackVT @r2r @rowgirl2012 @anndemarle @adambluestein @bfp_news @johncohnvt @tydanco @ejyoung67 @rnadworny @adambouchard @vprnet @uvmOTC @lhtorres @BTVYPG @freshtrackscap

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