Xconomy Covers FreshTracks, Brighter Planet and the New England Tech Activity


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Following is an excerpt from Ryan McBride’s piece.  To read the complete original article, click here:Exploring Mountains of Innovation in Northern New England

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. Indeed, a perk of working north of the Massachusetts border is that I’ve visited the laboratories and research facilities of many exciting startups up here. I’ve had a chance to visit with faculty and researchers affiliated with innovation hubs such as Dartmouth College, Middlebury College, and the University of Vermont. I’ve also talked shop with venture capitalists at firms such as Borealis Ventures, based in Hanover, NH, and FreshTracks Capital in Shelburne, VT.

True to the mission of the Middlebury College students and professor who founded the firm [Brighter Planet], I found software developers and other technical folks working hard to launch a new social Web application that enables people to share ideas on how to lower their carbon footprint, among other functions. The app has since been launched.