“No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.” — Billy Wilder

Flexible Capital Fund invests
$150,000 in MamaSezz to Provide

Food that Heals and a Livable
Wage for All Workers

Montpelier, Vt. – Conscious consumers are demanding products and services from environmentally and socially responsible companies in all industries. Brattleboro-based gluten-free, plant-based meal delivery service, MamaSezz Foods, Inc., is working to provide consumers with food that heals while providing a livable wage, benefits and stock options for employees. To help make this vision a reality, the Flexible Capital Fund (Flex Fund) announces an investment of $150,000 to help accelerate their growth.

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VCET launches #ScaleHere
Network
Supporting
Rural Entrepreneurs

The Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET) today announced new partnerships with five innovation hubs to boost startups, innovation and localized economic development throughout Vermont. The #ScaleHere platform accelerates business growth throughout the state by sharing the business resources aggregated at VCET to companies at other non-profit innovation centers outside of the greater Burlington area. (continue)

Trace Launches Blockchain
Based Hemp Exchange
Burlington, Vt. – Trace, a Vermont company utilizing blockchain technology to track and verify cannabis products, announced today the launch of Trace Exchange. Trace Exchange is the nation’s first blockchain-based platform where hemp cultivators and buyers can connect and track their plants through the supply chain and integrate their inventory directly with the market.

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Lamoille Economic Development
Corporation to Host Cybersecurity
Workshop for Small Businesses

Morrisville – How to Keep Your Business Safe in Today’s Electronic Workplace Firewalls, strong passwords, and encryption are all important, but often all it takes is one click on the wrong link to bring your business to its knees. (continue)

Vermont Innovation Commons
By Marilyn Tagliavia

The idea for the Vermont Innovation Commons (The Commons) came from a relatively simple thesis: Innovation comes from bringing creative people together in a dedicated space and supporting them with local mentors, global networks and value-aligned capital. The Commons, a new purpose-built innovation space opening in Burlington, Vermont, (continue)

G.S. PRECISION—CASE STUDY
G.S. Precision Inc. is a family owned business which was founded in Wilmington, VT in 1958 and moved to its current headquarters location in Brattleboro, VT in 1985.  G.S. Precision has grown to a total of three facilities in North America. With an eye toward becoming a leader in the precision machining field, the company has grown, expanding its capabilities for manufacturing parts for a wide range of industries requiring high precision machining.  (continue)