The annual LaunchVT business pitch competition was held on May 5th, 2016 at Main Street Landing in Burlington Vermont. The winner, Ogee, a skin care products company received $30,000 in cash and more than $45,000 of in-kind support.
LaunchVT's partnership with Vermont EPSCoR enabled them to offer a 2nd place prize of $15,000 in cash and $25,000 worth of in-kind support. This year's VT EPSCoR Innovation Cash Prize was presented by RACC member Donna Rizzo and was presented to Wheel Pad founder Julie Lineberger. Wheel Pad's goal is to build a socially-conscious, environmentally-friendly company that provides transitional housing for people newly using wheelchairs in a respectful and supportive manner.
More information about the event can be found at: