Vermont Celebrates Entrepreneurship Week

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Vermont  District Office

You are invited to a celebration of entrepreneurship in Vermont on February 7th at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier, VT from 9:30am-3:00pm. Vermont students, teachers, entrepreneurs, legislators and business service providers will be joining together to celebrate entrepreneurship, featuring the announcement of the winners of the annual high school/technical center Visual Media Competition on the importance of entrepreneurship, and the Governor’s Proclamation of Entrepreneurship Week in Vermont.  

Entrepreneurship Week represents the seventh year of nationwide recognition of the heritage of entrepreneurial leadership in America, and encourages support for the growth of entrepreneurship education as a lifelong learning process. The Week is the response to the US Congress Resolution #199 in 2006, advocating the recognition of National Entrepreneurship Week at the local, state, and national levels. The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education is proud to sponsor National Entrepreneurship Week 2013 reminding everyone that our economy GROWS because of our entrepreneurs and their creative thinking. 

Vermont’s Feb 7th celebration will feature the motivational speaker, writer and comedian Colin Ryan who will speak at 10am.  

Following this will be the Governor’s Proclamation of Vermont Entrepreneurship Week and recognition/cash prizes to the winners from high schools and technical centers across the state for their creative digital posters and videos on the theme of “Building Entrepreneurship in our Schools”. 

Students, legislators, state/local business service providers and entrepreneurs will share lively business roundtable discussions over lunch followed by an afternoon for adult entrepreneurs (start-up to existing) to air questions and share information on topics as: marketing, financing, social media and more.  

For more information and to Register, visit  

The Vermont celebration is cosponsored by Johnson State College, Small Business Administration (SBA), Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), Vermont Commission on Women, Vermont Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development, Vermont Women’s Business Center,  with generous support from Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, Champlain College, Lamoille County Economic Development Corp., and others.