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How did a 25 year old manage to grow sales, build an all-star advisory board, and eliminate the company’s use of coal all in year one?

Today we sit down with Sam Hooper,the latest owner of the nearly 100 year old Green Mountain Glove.https://www.greenmountainglove.comProduced by Taylor Kracher, VCET Associate

Why did her young company choose Waterbury, Vermont, over New York City?

Today we sit down with Emily Doyle, co-founder of the thriving natural skincare company Ursa Major.https://www.ursamajorvt.com/Produced by Taylor Kracher, VCET Associate

What inspires one serial entrepreneur to knock it out of the park time and time again?

Today we sit down with Alan Newman, co-founder of Gardener's Supply Company, Seventh Generation Inc., and Magic Hat Brewing Companyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Newman_(entrepreneur)Produced by Taylor Kracher, VCET Associate

If you had a magic wand and could change one thing about Vermont, what would it be?

Today, on this special episode of Start Here, we recap the best answers from each of our superstar guests.https://vermonttechnologies.com/podcastProduced by Taylor Kracher, VCET Associate

What is Lactivism and why does it matter?

Today we sit down with Sascha Mayer & Christine Dodson, co-founders of Mamava.https://www.mamava.com/our-story/Produced by Taylor Kracher, VCET Associate

Start Here Ep. 22: Briar Alpert/BioTek

Thu Apr 26 2018 (40:55)

Why is employee retention so valuable, and how can we achieve it?

Today we sit down with Briar Alpert, President & CEO of BioTek Instruments and VCET board member.https://www.biotek.com/about/Produced by Taylor Kracher, VCET Associate

Pt. II - Forbes 30 under 30 Special 2018

What does the future of sustainable 3D printing look like and why is it so important to the various ecosystems of earth?Today we sit down with Tyler McNaney, Founder of Filabot and recipient of the Forbes 30 under 30 award for 2018.https://www.filabot.comProduced by Taylor Kracher, VCET Associate

Pt. I - Forbes 30 under 30 Special 2018

How can higher education and ambition help strengthen our entrepreneurial fires?Today we sit down with Corinne Prevot, Founder of Skida Headwear & Accessories and recipient of the Forbes 30 under 30 award for 2018.https://skida.comProduced by Taylor Kracher, VCET Associate

How can we combine beeswax and a great plan to...

How can we combine beeswax and a great plan to help revolutionize home food storage?Today we sit down with Sarah Kaeck, Founder of Bee's Wrap.https://www.beeswrap.comProduced by Taylor Kracher, VCET Associate

Entrepreneurialism runs in the family. Find out h…

Entrepreneurialism runs in the family. Find out how Lisa Groeneveld got inspired to co-found Logic Supply.

How can we use environmental consciousness to cre…

How can we use environmental consciousness to create profitable business cultures that solve problems... sustainably? Today we sit down with John Replogle, CEO of Seventh Generation. www.seventhgeneration.com/about-seventh-generation Produced by Taylor Kracher, VCET Associate

How can we use STEM to create reliable software t…

How can we use STEM to create reliable software that bridges the gap between land-dwelling humans and deep-sea robots? Today we sit down with Ben Kinnaman, President & CEO of Greensea Systems. www.greenseasystems.com Produced by Taylor Kracher, VCET Associate

How can we use intention, imagination, and techno…

How can we use intention, imagination, and technology to promote cultural growth and help solve inherent human obstacles? Today we sit down with Michael Jager, CEO & cofounder of JDK Design and Solidarity of Unbridled Labor. http://solidarityofunbridledlabour.com/about/ Produced by Taylor Kracher, VCET Associate

How do you change the entire paradigm of winter s…

How do you change the entire paradigm of winter sport? Today we sit down with Donna Carpenter, CEO and cofounder of Burton Snowboards. https://www.burton.com/us/en/sustainability-people Produced by Taylor Kracher, VCET Associate Photo by Ben Sarle

How do you bring the circus to VT? Today we sit …

How do you bring the circus to VT? Today we sit down with Elsie Smith & Serenity Smith-Forchion, co-founders of the New England Center for Circus Arts.

How do you create software and analytics for a be…

How do you create software and analytics for a better world? Today we sit down with Michael Knapp, founder of Green River, to discuss sustainable technology, environmental protection, and school improvement. http://greenriver.com/

How do you make every home wheelchair accessible?…

How do you make every home wheelchair accessible? Today we sit down with Julie Lineberger, founder of Wheelpad, to discuss startups with a cause. https://www.wheelpad.com/

Start Here Ep. 10: Governor Phil Scott

Thu Mar 02 2017 (39:44)

How can we make our state better? Today we sit d…

How can we make our state better? Today we sit down with Phil Scott, 82nd Governor of Vermont, to discuss community outreach, business sustainability, and economic development.

How do you start one of the nation's biggest dair…

How do you start one of the nation's biggest dairy suppliers from scratch? Today we sit down with Allison Hooper, Co-Founder of Vermont Creamery, to discuss expansion, traveling, and creating sustainable growth.

How do you continually drive innovation in FinTec…

How do you continually drive innovation in FinTech? Today we sit down with Rob Foregger, co-founder of NextCapital, to discuss wealth management in the digital domain. https://nextcapital.com/

How do you transition from architecture to health…

How do you transition from architecture to healthcare? Today we sit down with Howard Pierce, CEO of Sharecare, to discuss scaling, solutions technology, and meeting Dr. Oz. https://www.sharecare.com/

Start Here Ep. 6: Rich Tarrant/IDX

Thu Jan 12 2017 (56:09)

How do you predict innovation? Today we sit down…

How do you predict innovation? Today we sit down with Rich Tarrant, former CEO and co-founder of IDX, who began creating and selling healthcare software technology in 1972. http://tarrantfoundation.org/

Start Here Ep. 5: Mike Lane/Dealer.com

Thu Dec 29 2016 (51:04)

How do you sell a company for 1 billion dollars? …

How do you sell a company for 1 billion dollars? Today, we sit down with co-founder and former Dealer.com Chief Operations Officer Mike Lane to discuss the early internet economy, business expansion, and setting yourself up for success in today's economic climate. http://dealer.com/

Can video games teach us how to solve world probl…

Can video games teach us how to solve world problems? What the heck is "gamification" anyways? On today's episode, we sit down with Marguerite Dibble of GameTheory to discuss how understanding games can help us improve our day-to-day lives. www.gametheoryco.com/ twitter.com/gametheoryco/

Start Here Ep. 3: Ethan Bechtel/OhMD

Sat Dec 03 2016 (45:51)

Ever felt completely lost when it comes to commun…

Ever felt completely lost when it comes to communicating with your healthcare providers? Enter OhMD: a mobile app that connects over 1,000 organizations, and puts patient needs first. www.ohmd.com/ twitter.com/ohmdapp

How do you introduce a modern legend? Simple answ…

How do you introduce a modern legend? Simple answer: you don't. Today, we sit down with Jen Kimmich of The Alchemist to discuss how a small Vermont brewery took America by storm. https://alchemistbeer.com/ https://twitter.com/alchemistbeer

What makes a product great? What makes a company …

What makes a product great? What makes a company succeed? Today we sit down with Liz Robert of Terry Bicycles to discuss strategy, team building, and how to generate value in the modern economic climate. www.terrybicycles.com/ twitter.com/terrybikes