Vermont Student Entrepreneurship Day, February 8

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Vermont Student Entrepreneurship Day

February 8, Montpelier Statehouse, 7:30 to noon

“Vermont Entrepreneurship--- it’s amazing for all ages.”

Celebrate Vermont Entrepreneurship Day February 8th from 9:15am – noon at the Capitol Plaza Hotel  featuring a panel of six amazing Vermont Entrepreneurs of all ages, a robotics demonstration by the young Rutland Robo-Rattlers  ages 8-12 years who build LEGO robots and have won many state and national competitions, the announcement and showcase of the winners of the annual high school/technical center visual media competition themed “Vermont’s amazing for all ages” (mini-videos & bumper stickers), Governor’s welcome and Proclamation for Vermont Entrepreneurship; and more.  Students representing Career and Technical Center Student Organizations: FBLA, FFA, DECA and Skills USA will share information and provide a light breakfast for legislators in the Statehouse cafeteria from 7:30am – 9:00am.  Students, teachers, business leaders from all parts of state will be in attendance; open to the public.


7:30-9:00am – Statehouse Cafeteria

Continental breakfast with legislators in the Statehouse cafeteria for student FBLA, DECA, and Skills USA representatives – open to all to join


Optional Statehouse or museum tours

Call (802) 828-1411 for reservations

9:30am – Capitol Plaza Hotel

Opening remarks in the Capitol Plaza Hotel’sGovernor’s Ballroom

Team VT Entrepreneurship welcome –

Linda Rossi, State Director - VtSBDC

Governor Scott’s proclamation and opening remarks



Rutland Robo-Rattlers demonstration

Lego robotics team


Student activity




All Ages Entrepreneurship Panel


Moderator – Nick Grimley – Vermont Agency of Commerce and Economic Development

·         Marguerite Dibble—owner/founder GameTheory

·         Jacob Dubois—owner/founder UpTown Cow

·         Mary Evslin—owner/founder several companies

·         Corinne Prevot—owner/founder Skida Headwear and Accessories

·         Janice Shade – co-founder/partner Milk Money VT

·         Cyrus Schenck – owner/founder Renoun Skis



Student video and bumper sticker awards



Closing remarks and announcements



Free time

Optional attend an afternoon legislative session

Eat lunch at a local restaurant

Ice skate on the Statehouse lawn




Team Vermont Entrepreneurship Day Members:

  • Laurel Butler, VtSBDC Student Entrepreneur Specialist/Start Up Business Advisor & Vermont Technical College STEM and Outreach Experiential Education
  • Darcy Carter, SBA Vermont District Office Director
  • Nick Grimley, State of Vermont – Economic Development Director 
  • Susan Ladd, VT Career and Technical Student Organization Coordinator
  • Zoe McDonald, Vermont Technical College – VISTA AmeriCorps Member
  • Danny Monahan – SBA Vermont District Office  Public Information Officer
  • Linda Rossi – VtSBDC State Director

For more information contact: Laurel Butler, VtSBDC Start up Business Advisor & Student Entrepreneur Specialist - (802) 922-3692 or go  under Specialty Services | Student Entrepreneurship.

Below - 2016 Winning Bumper Sticker


Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 9:15am