Watershed Moments - Newsletter Article


VT EPSCoR Diversity in Entrepreneurship Fellow at VCET Named - Catherine Collins

Catherine Collins was recently named Vermont EPSCoR Diversity in Entrepreneurship Fellow at the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET). Catherine will be responsible for developing and sustaining a diverse community of entrepreneurs throughout Vermont. She will focus on skills development, mentorship and networks required to help start, fund, scale and sustain new technology based business ventures. Specific focus areas are developing capacity building and outreach programs to increase participation and exposure to entrepreneurship from students and alumni of Vermont Colleges and Universities, develop a greater representation of women and minority entrepreneurs and stimulate entrepreneurship capacity and activity across Vermont, including rural areas. 

Catherine provided opening remarks at the Echo Center for CodeAcrossBTV's event: http://www.meetup.com/CodeForBTV/events/220309790
Her remarks focused on "how we can create communities and spaces that focus on inclusion and work on access to resources from the get go". 
The second annual CodeAcross BTV showcased many of the great community and civic projects that involve members of our community. Some of the projects are affiliated with Code for BTV, and others are from government entities, other organizations and individuals. 
Catherine Collins, the VP of Entrepreneur Development at Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET), provided an inspiring keynote, and Lauren-Glenn Davitian, Executive Director of CCTV Center for Media & Democracy, was MC of the event.