Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

Leveraging Your Identity in Entrepreneurship and Tech with Venture for America

Tuesday, September 10th 2019

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – VIRTUAL EVENT; Register here: https://leveragingyouridentityinentrep.splashthat.com/

Women as well as racial and ethnic minorities are starting businesses at rates faster than the national average, yet they are woefully underrepresented in the startup & tech workplace. Hear about the opportunity to combine identity and business to make a difference through Venture For America.

3rd Vermont Ventures Trip w/the Innovation Hub 12/8

The Innovataion Hub wants to loop you into the THIRD Vermont Ventures Trip Announcement!!

Theme: Sustainable Manufacturing Practices
When: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8th. 1:30-4:30pm.
Where: Bee’s Wrap, a sustainable food storage company, and May West, a small venture getting into milkweed garment production.

If you’re interested in attending and getting a spot on the bus up to Bristol, ‘like’ the recent post in the Facebook group to reserve a spot in the van. Feel free to message or email Lucy Scott with any questions – lscott[at]middlebury.edu


MiddVentures Community is a student organization, supported by the Middlebury Innovation Hub, that fosters the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the Middlebury community and around Vermont. go/innohub and go/innonews for more information on all of the programming offered by the Innovation Hub.


Entrepreneurship Fellowship Information Session

Join Abbie Spector ’17 to learn more about Venture for America! Abbie will provide additional information about the fellowship, the application process, and start-up life.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

 CCI Adirondack House Library

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Venture for America is a two-year fellowship program for recent college graduates interested in entrepreneurship and working in a fast-paced, innovative startup environment. VFA Fellows interview with vetted company partners across 18 U.S. cities with emerging startup ecosystems. After securing the right full-time, salaried job, Fellows train for five weeks with world-class business leaders and entrepreneurs to build the skills they’ll need to succeed in a startup environment and as founders. Throughout the fellowship, they learn how to contribute to a high-growth business and gain access to mentorship, ongoing training, and the nationwide VFA community. When Fellows and alumni are ready to build companies of their own, whenever that may be, VFA provides the resources they need to become entrepreneurs. Our goal is to help the next generation become leaders capable of launching their own companies, creating opportunities for themselves and others, and adding value to their local communities.



Seedsheet, Innovative Start-up is Hiring in Boston

New Seedsheet Job in Boston:

Share with your friends in the Boston metro-area that Seedsheet, founded by Middlebury alum Cam MacKugler, is now hiring 2 Full-Time Salespeople to staff their permanent booth at the Boston Public Market. This would be an awesome opportunity for recent alums to dive into entrepreneurship and build up the valuable skill set of non-stop pitching! Here is a job posting.

Founder, CEO of Seedsheet
O: 802.382.8882

Middlebury Entrepreneurs — J-term 2018

The Innovation Hub is now accepting applications for Middlebury Entrepreneurs 2018! Midd Entrepreneurs is a winter term course for students who want to start their own business or non—profit organization. Students will spend the month developing their ideas, building their business models, prototyping, interacting with a wide range of mentors, and preparing for the final event — when they pitch their ideas to a panel of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and local industry leaders. Winners of the pitch competition will get to represent Middlebury in the Launch VT Collegiate competition.**Note that you can apply to the class as a teammate or founding partner! By listing your skills and interests, we will help to assign you to a team that seems best fit.
The application can be found at go/entrepreneurs or using this link and is due October 27th, 2017.

Do You Like to Build…a Start-Up? Venture for America is Looking for You

VFA is a two-year fellowship program for recent undergrads who want to work at a startup and create jobs in American cities. Fellows learn important startup skills at their five-week Training Camp, apply for jobs within their vetted company network, and work for two years as full-time, salaried employees in one of 18 cities. When Fellows are ready to start a company—be it two years after college or ten—VFA has the resources (like a crowdfunding competition, accelerator, and seed fund) to help make that dream a reality.

The next deadline to apply to VFA’s Class of 2018 is coming up on Monday, October 2nd at 11:59pm EST. Please go to Handshake to apply here

If they have outstanding questions, they’re more than welcome to check out their new recruitment video or schedule a call with someone on their team.


What’s Happening at Old Stone Mill?

It may boast a stoic and traditional exterior, but behind the doors of Old Stone Mill, all kinds of crazy things are happening. Crickets are a nutritional snack, origami makes great jewelry, and ten strangers get together monthly for a dinner party.

Based on the premise that students need space to explore their ideas, the OSM, as it’s known, is a hub of student-driven activity. Interested students can present their non-academic and self-designed project ideas to the all-student board, who then select tenants for each semester.

Middmag went to OSM’s fall showcase and met up with some of the current tenants, including an app developer, a clothes designer, a group opening a beauty salon for women of color, and many other creative and ambitious young folks.