The event is designed specifically for local companies seeking early- and growth-stage funding to meet with socially-minded investors from within Vermont and beyond. Selected companies will have a platform to showcase their unique investment opportunities and investors will have a chance to gain insight into the larger Vermont innovation ecosystem. The evening will feature a multi-round “speed dating” session, a keynote speech by Anna-Marie Wascher, the CEO and founder of Flat World Partners, a next generation investment firm focused on forward-looking investment strategies, and a reception featuring local food and beverages. The Summit will be opened with remarks by the honorable Governor of the State of Vermont, Phil Scott.
The Summit will coincide with BTV Ignite’s Vermont Innovation Week. The event will take place on Monday, October 16 from 5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. at the new Lake Champlain Sailing Center (505 Lake St, Burlington, VT), a symbol of innovation along the Burlington waterfront. Tours of the new Sailing Center will be available throughout the evening.
Sponsors of the Vermont Investors Summit include: Vermont Works Management Company, Big Path Capital, LaunchVT, Milk Money VT, Merritt & Merritt, Champlain College, The University of Vermont and Vermont Technology Alliance, The Sustainable Innovation MBA at UVM, VSECU, The Vermont Community Foundation, the Vermont Community Loan Fund, the Small Business Administration, Morgan Stanley, Noble Fresh, and others.
Vermont Works plans to hold this event annually. For more information and to register for the 2017 Vermont Investors Summit, please visit www.vermontworks.org or contact Aditi Datta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Vermont Works
Vermont Works is an independent alternative investment firm, focusing on delivering both competitive financial returns and social impact in support of Vermont’s job and enterprise development. Vermont Works is unique in its focus on Vermont social impact. No other organized, professionally managed fund which focuses solely on investing in Vermont is measured on a “double bottom line” basis. The Fund will be comprised of a diversified investment portfolio, carefully selected by professional investors with established histories of generating attractive returns and risk control. For more information, visit vermontworks.org.
About Big Path Capital
Big Path Capital is an investment bank advising companies, funds, and institutional investors that are advancing the sustainable economy. Big Path assists in raising debt and equity, corporate sales and divestitures, acquisitions, and strategic options. Big Path’s clients are those entrepreneurs, companies, funds and investors scaling sustainable solutions. For more information, visit www.bigpathcapital.com.