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FreshTracks Roadmap 2019

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Roadmap to Vermont's Innovation Economy Developed by FreshTracks Capital

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FreshTracks Roadmap 2019

  1. 1. Roadmap Through Vermont’s Innovation Economy
  2. 2. Roadmap • Burlington Vermont Scene • Market Success Stories • Local Resources
  3. 3. Burlington Accolades
  4. 4. Burlington Accolades
  5. 5. Burlington Accolades
  6. 6. Burlington Accolades
  7. 7. BTV & VT Quality of Life Accolades
  8. 8. Vermont – Lifestyle
  9. 9. Vermont – Farm to Plate Cuisine
  10. 10. Infrastructure– New England’s Gigabit City
  11. 11. Roadmap • Burlington Vermont Scene • Market Success Stories • Local Resources
  12. 12. Keurig Green Mountain Coffee • NASDAQ: GMCR IPO 1993 • Acquired Keurig 2006 • Acquired by JAB for $14Bn in 2016
  13. 13. BTV – Dealer.com • Acquired by DealerTrack (NASDAQ: TRAK) in 2013 • Then acquired by Cox Automotive in 2015
  14. 14. BTV – IDX (GE Healthcare) • IDX acquired by GE Healthcare in 2005 for $1.2Bn
  15. 15. BTV – Ben & Jerry’s • Founded in 1978 • Intrastate public offering 1984 • Acquired by Unilever in 2000 for $326MM
  16. 16. BTV – Burton • Founded in 1977 • ~800 employees • Remains Privately Held
  17. 17. BTV – Seventh Generation • $300MM in annual revenue • Raised $30MM to make strategic acquisitions via SG Ventures • Acquired by Unilever in 2016
  18. 18. BTV – My Web Grocer • Founded in 1999 • Raised growth equity round from HGGC in 2013 • Acquired by Mi9 in 2018
  19. 19. Growth companies to Watch • Mamava • Logic Supply • Native Energy • All Earth Renewables • DealerPolicy • Greensea Systems • ImageRelay • SunCommon • BioTek • Caledonia Spirits • Ogee • Social Sentinel • Faraday • ThinkMD
  20. 20. Roadmap • Burlington Vermont Scene • Market Success Stories • Local Resources
  21. 21. Organizations, Conferences & Meetups… • LaunchVT • VT Technology Alliance • Peak Pitch • Road Pitch • Renewable Energy Vermont • Farm 2 Plate • Vermont Tech Jam • VBSR Conference • Generator Makerspace • Invention2Venture • Champlain Maker Faire • BurlingtonCode • GirlDevelopIt
  22. 22. ...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
  23. 23. Capital & Investors • FreshTracks Capital • Vermont Seed Capital Fund • North Country Angels • Flexible Capital Fund • Community Capital of VT • LaunchVT • VEDA • VT EPSCOR • VCLF • Closed Loop Capital
  24. 24. Co-Working Spaces • Office Squared – BTV • Hula - BTV • BRIC - Springfield • Karma Birdhouse – BTV • Study Hall Collective – BTV • Laboratory B - BTV • The Generator MakerSpace – BTV • VCET – BTV & Middlebury • Local 64 – Montpelier • Incubator Without Walls – Lyndon • Lightning Jar – Bennington • Excelerate Essex – Essex Jct.
  25. 25. Service Providers • Gallagher Flynn & Co. – Accountants • Davis & Hodgdon - Accountants • Reconciled - Bookkeeping • Dinse Knapp & McAndrew – Lawyers • Moulton Law Group - Lawyers • Merritt & Merritt – Lawyers • Gravel & Shea - Lawyers • Downs, Rachlin & Martin - Lawyers • Hickok & Boardman – Insurance
  26. 26. Service Providers – Consulting & Tech • Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center • VT Sustainable Jobs Fund • Peer-to-Peer Collaborative • VT Agency of Commerce • Green Mountain Insight • VT SBDC • Champlain Valley SCORE
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. 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 • Symbiotic Labs • Daft Labs
  29. 29. Online Resources & News • VT Digger • VT Business Magazine • Free Press Media - Innovate • Seven Days – TechJam • VT Public Radio • VT Technology Alliance • VCET Podcast • FreshTracks Capital – Facebook

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