12th Annual Vermont Student Entrepreneurship Day delivers inspiration & encouragement

12th Annual Vermont Student Entrepreneurship Day delivers inspiration & encouragement

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RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (Feb. 11, 2021) – More than 200 Vermont educators, business advisors, business leaders, and students gathered virtually on Feb. 10, 2021 for the 12th annual Vermont Student Entrepreneurship Day event. A content-rich, exciting agenda included helpful advice and stories presented by business leaders from throughout the state, punctuated by interactive games, entrepreneur education, and a wealth of enthusiasm during the first virtual presentation of this event. 

Representing 23 career tech and high schools from throughout the state, high school and technical school students had an opportunity to showcase their work reflecting the theme of the event:  “Inspiring Vermont Entrepreneurs to – ReFocus – ReImagine – Re-Engineer.” Cash prizes were awarded to the winners of the Bumper Sticker and Video Contests:


Honorable Mention – Noam Canter –           Burr & Burton Academy

Honorable Mention – Harley Rogers –          Fair Haven High School

Honorable Mention – Jessica Volpi –             Southwest Tech

Honorable Mention – Abagail Anderson –   Stafford Technical Center

3rd Place  –                   Connor Corbett –       Burr & Burton Academy

2nd Place –                   Conner McCann –      River Valley Technical Center

1st Place –                     Finn Cook –                 Central Vermont Career Center



Honorable Mention –  Oliver (Ollie) Pudvar –    Champlain Valley Union High School

Honorable Mention – Alex Lober/Lilly Hudson/Austin Tracy & Jacob Barry –

                                                                   White River HS “Suicide Six Ski Area”

3rd Place –                    Dylan Blackmer & Virgil Chapin – Stafford Technical Center 

2nd Place –                   LuLu Jennings/Jackson Lever & Teka Marie-Phillips –

                                                               Central VT Career Center “Positive Pie”

1st Place –               Henry Hogan –      Stafford Technical Ctr – “Adapting to Succeed”

Vermont Small Business Development Center’s (VtSBDC) State Director Linda Rossi delivered opening and closing remarks, including excerpts from Governor Scott’s proclamation acknowledging Vermont Entrepreneurship Week. Featured speakers included Rooney Castle of Rhino Foods and Catlin O’Shaughnessy Coffrin of Captivating Consulting. The entrepreneur panel, moderated by VtSBDC advisor Sarah Kearns, included: Skylar Bagdon, Chromajam; Heather Dalton, StrollRunner; and Marina McCoy, Waste Free Earth.

Vermont Student Entrepreneurship Day was facilitated by Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC); U.S. Small Business Administration – Vermont District Office; Vermont Career and Technical Student Organizations; and Vermont Business Education Corps.

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