BTV Ignite launches Innovation Week 2017
Innovation Week 2017 is the 2nd annual week-long celebration of the entrepreneurial, investment, employment, and technological opportunities in Burlington and Vermont.
BTV Ignite launches Innovation Week 2017

“Innovation Week, October 13-21, 2017, is a series of events that highlights the vibrant energy of greater Burlington’s entrepreneurial, technological and creative ecosystem. Powered by BTV Ignite and its partners, this second annual weeklong celebration of engaging events has something for everyone who loves what Burlington IS — and what it can be!

The week begins with the seventh annual Hack VT, a 24-hour hackathon in which teams compete to build apps that help the state of Vermont, and ends with the 11th Seven Days Vermont Tech Jam, a two-day job fair and tech expo showcasing some of the area’s most exciting employers and their products, along with K-12 student projects displayed in a school mini maker faire.

Each day in between is filled with events to spotlight the vibrant innovation landscape in the Burlington region. Presentations and demos will feature innovative start-ups that have chosen to launch and grow in Burlington, creating greater opportunity to invest, study, and work in the area. Registration for all events is FREE.

“BTV Ignite is about demonstrating our world-class digital infrastructure as a tremendous asset, allowing us to partner with other “gigabit cities” across the country. Innovation Week was created to showcase what’s happening and who is leading the charge.” says Dennis Moynihan, BTV Ignite Executive Director

This year’s keynote event, Burlington Gigabit City will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at the UVM Alumni House and will feature presentations by Bill Wallace (US Ignite CEO), Michael Schirling (Vermont Secretary of Commerce and Community Development), Dennis Moynihan (BTV Ignite Executive Director), and Jill Jemison (UVM College of Medicine Director of Technology, BTV Ignite Technical Leader).

For full schedule & FREE registration to events, visit

A broad coalition of institutions and individuals has united to create this unique event, including:

Alan Newman, Burlington Code Academy, Burlington Data Science Meetup, Burlington Electric Department, Burlington Electric Department, Burlington Telecom, CCTV Center for Media and Democracy, Champlain College, City of Burlington, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Emboldia, Fletcher Free Library, Freshtracks Capital, Generator, Heritage Winooski Mill Museum, Institute for American Apprenticeships at Vermont HiTec, Jastatt Consulting, LLC., Karma Bird House, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, LaunchVT, Main Street Landing, Michael Jager, Middlebury College Center for Creativity, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, Mozilla Foundation, MyWebGrocer, OhMD, Seven Days Vermont Tech Jam, StapleHealth, Study Hall, SymQuest, ThinkMD, University of Vermont, University of Vermont Medical Center, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, Vermont Technology Alliance, Vermont Works & Big Path Capital

About BTV Ignite

BTV Ignite is a nonprofit that exists to ignite the energy of greater Burlington’s technology and innovation ecosystem by binding institutions, government, educators, businesses, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs together. It collaborates with a nationwide network of similar efforts united by the nonprofit US Ignite. BTV Ignite is supported by the following local partners: Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Burlington Electric Department, Champlain College, The University of Vermont, The University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington Telecom, Apprenticeship USA at Vermont HiTec, People’s United Bank, Vermont Works, and the City of Burlington. For more information visit”

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