Laurel Butler

Specialty Advisor

Start-Up and Student Entrepreneurship

VtSBDC, in partnership with Vermont Business Education Corporation (VBEC), is committed to the students of Vermont becoming entrepreneurs invested in the growth of our state.

VBEC hosts statewide student and teacher entrepreneurship programs. It provides teacher trainings and programs within schools and showcases annual entrepreneurship events as high school/career technical center business plan and pitch competitions, etc. It utilizes many of the VtSBDC resources plus incorporates VT REAL (Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning), an experiential learning curriculum that develops entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, while guiding participants through the process of planning, creating and operating a business of their own design. Programs are designed to foster the students’ entrepreneurial mindset so they are able to see problems as opportunities to create social and economic value and act on them now.

To reach our Student Entrepreneurship Advisor Laurel Butler click on her image, this will provide contact information and more about Laurel’s skills in student and educator entrepreneurship and more. You can also contact her by e-mail using the icon on the left of this screen.

2020 Vermont Entrepreneurship Day in Montpelier

At the Statehouse and Pavilion Building – Thursday, February 6, 2020 – Celebrate entrepreneurship in Vermont; hear from young Vermont entrepreneurs and more.

Submission deadline date of December 13, 2019 for the 2020 competition.

 

2019 Visual Media-Entrepreneurship Education Competition

Cash Prizes – Categories: Bumper Stickers, Short Videos

2019 Winning Bumper Stickers

Olivia Verett Bumper Sticker

Ben Crockett Bumper Sticker

Cameron Colon Bumper Sticker

2019 Winning Video Entries

Seleena Porter / Jamie Lario
Ryan Egan / Pablo Gonzalez-Rotger

Logan Kenyon

Teacher Professional Development

Entrepreneurial Mindset

2 Day Workshop/Retreat – 15 Hours – Plus Earn 1 Graduate Credit

All CTE | Secondary | 8th Grade Teachers | CTSO Advisors | Workforce & Career Development Professionals

Click to view Teacher Retreat Flyer

Click to download Invoice for Teacher Retreat

VT REAL Entrepreneurship Statewide Business Plan & Pitch Competition (11th Annual)

Examples of past Business Pitches

Governor's Institute of Vermont - Entrepreneurship

Vermont Technical College, Randolph Campus

Join this, hands-on experiential entrepreneurial program and learn what it takes to create a successful business to compete in today’s market.

Click to View 2019 Flyer

High School/Career Technical Center Students from around the State celebrated Entrepreneurship Day – February 5, 2019

“Vermont Entrepreneurs….. Creating Solutions” Hosted by: the Vermont Small Business Development Center, VT Career & Technical Center Student Organizations, VT SBA and the Vermont Business Education Corps. Over 225 secondary students and their teachers from around the state participated in the 10th annual Entrepreneurship Day/Event February 5, 2019 in Montpelier to celebrate the importance of Vermont […]