Vermont Business Magazine (VBM) has announced the winners of its inaugural Rising Stars Award. The list is comprised of 40 winners under the age of 40. Award recipients were selected by a panel of judges for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and involvement in their communities.
They were originally made for Teddy Bear’s Pajama-Gram mail-order company. But PajamaJeans sold so well during the 2009 holiday season that the company started looking for new ways to market them, both in stores and on TV.
While attending a business and innovation event called Vermont 3.0 in Burlington, VT, last week, I thought it would be fun and interesting to take a look back at all the northern New England innovation I’ve covered over the past year.
Lisa Gosselin, editorial director of EatingWell magazine, says nutrition has become increasingly important to many consumers, and the amount of time they have to prepare meals has shortened considerably.
Cross described the difference between angel and venture firms. Angels, he said, invest as individuals, each seeking his or her own profits. Venture capitalists are institutional investors who assemble a pool of capital from a number of partners and then invest that capital on behalf of those partners.
Vermedx Inc., a decision-support healthcare information technology company currently focused on the diabetes market, announces today that it raised $500,000 in a Series A financing with lead investor FreshTracks Capital.
Responding to a question about the potential for an increase in alternative energy startups in Vermont, Cross says, “We are seeing many alternative energy and green technology companies forming or expanding in Vermont.
Tarr is the founder and CEO of NEHP (formerly called New England High Purity), a Willison company that creates customized systems for modular construction of microelectronics, pharmaceutical, and biotech facilities.
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Once a company has surpassed $1 million in revenue, it is ready for “early stage capital,” said Lee Bouyea, managing director of Shelburne-based FreshTracks Capital, Vermont’s only venture capital firm. The firm’s co-founder and managing director, Cairn Cross, also serves as co-chairman of the Vermont Investors Forum.