Message from the vtTA

 
 
 
 
The vtTA is partnering with BRIC to introduce tech and other business leaders and representatives to this tech-focused center in a remodeled school building in Springfield. The campus is focused on computer science and digital training for residents and students, helping start-up tech firms, and providing space for remote tech workers. We look forward to seeing old and new friends in southern Vermont, but also hope some in Chittenden County can make the trek south. We are looking at van and/or carpool options to help make it happen, so let us know if interested .
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The Vermont Technology Alliance is inviting nominations for the 2019 Vermont Tech Jam Awards. These annual awards recognize outstanding businesses, organizations and individuals who are making an impact on Vermont's tech landscape. We've changed the award categories to create opportunities for recognition of a broad range of businesses and individuals.
 
Nominations are being accepted in three categories: Tech Business of the Year, Emerging Tech Business Award and Tech Champion Award. What Vermont tech business stands out? What new or growing business is making its mark in Vermont's tech scene?  Who is a leading champion of Vermont's tech ecosystem? This is your chance to help them get recognized.
Nominations can be submitted through Sept. 28, so submit your nominations now . The awards will be presented at the 2019 Vermont Tech Jam on Oct. 17.
 
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With the arrival of fall comes a number of events for and of interest to the tech community. Check them out in our listing below and regularly on our events calendar.  
 
 
Jeff Couture
Executive Director, Vermont Technology Alliance
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Upcoming Events

 
Code for BTV National Day of Civic Hacking  
(September 21, 2019 - City Hall, Burlington)
 
Code for BTV, along with other Code for America brigades, will mark National Expungement Week by demonstrating the free, open source tool they have built for VT Legal Aid that automates much of the effort in creating expungement petitions in Vermont.
 
Read more here .
 

Let's Tech Together: Black River Innovation Campus  
(September 25, 2019 - Black River Innovation Campus, Springfield)
 
The Vermont Technology Alliance is hosting a networking event at the Black River Innovation Campus (BRIC) in Springfield, Vermont to introduce tech and other business leaders and representatives to this tech-focused center. The campus is focused on three areas: work space for remote tech workers, an entrepreneurship center to help start-up tech firms, and computer science and digital training for residents and students.
 
Read more here .
 
 
Manufacturing Summit Supply Chain Event
(September 26, 2019 - CV Expo Center, Essex Junction)
 
The Manufacturing Summit is a B2B supply chain event for advanced manufacturing, bringing suppliers, buyers and partners together.
 
Read more here .
 
 
Champlain Maker Faire  
(September 27 & 28, 2019 - Shelburne Farms)
 
The annual Champlain Maker Faire is a venue for "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, and projects - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. A student maker event is scheduled for Sept. 27.
 
Read more here .
 
 
Vermont Code Camp  
(September 28, 2019 - Champlain College)
 
Vermont Code Camp holds its 11th annual session, bringing together technology community members, students and professionals from around Vermont and beyond. A wide variety of software technologies will be discussed.
 
Read more here .
 
 
Manufacturing Day  
(Oct 4, 2019 - Various Locations)
 
Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October. Many Vermont businesses will host events on this date, but also throughout the month of October, to recognize the importance of manufacturing and increase awareness about the career opportunities with Vermont companies.
 
Read more here .
 
 
Vermont Tech Jam 2019
(October 17, 2019 - Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction)
 
Vermont Tech jam is a free, one-of-a-kind job fair and tech expo where Vermont's leading tech companies come together under one roof to recruit talent and show off their latest projects. The Vermont Technology Alliance is an organizing partner with Seven Days, which produces the event. Sign up to exhibit now.
 
Read more here .
 
 
Reconciled's Entrepreneur Summit  
(October 17, 2019 - Echo, Burlington)
 
Reconciled is welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the country to come and learn about launching and scaling an online services business in this day-long summit.
 
Read more here .
 
 
Cloud Connect Summit
(November 13, 2019 - UVM Davis Center, Burlington)
 
The Vermont Technology Alliance is partnering with FirstLight in support of the Cloud Connect Summit. Participants will hear the latest trends in cloud computing and unified communications, and get perspectives on disaster recovery, cybersecurity, and edge application solutions from leading IT experts throughout the Northeast.
 
Read more here .
 
 
New England Venture Summit  
(December 3 and 4, 2019 - Hilton Boston Dedham)
 
The New England Venture Summit brings together hundreds of venture capitalists and investors with founders of emerging and early state companies. Use vtTA discount code for 10% off conference fee.
 
Read more here .
 

Vermont Technology in the News
 
Vermont Firm Wins Patent for Hemp, CBD Supply Chain Software  
(September 17, 2019 - VTDigger)
 
Trace, the cannabis quality-tracking software startup, recently received a patent for its software. Co-founder Josh Decatur expects to have an app in Apple's store in the next few weeks, and the company's first government contract by the end of the year. Trace is a software company that uses blockchain to provide a guaranteed chain of accountability for CBD and other hemp products.  
 
Read more here .
 
 
For Better Broadband Access, Southern Vermont Towns Consider Communications District  
(September. 17, 2019 - VTDigger)
 
Town officials from across southern Vermont are considering a communications union district to bring broadband into underserved parts of the region. Like a water district or a solid waste district, communications union districts allow towns to join together into a legal entity that can then plan for and finance broadband buildout into parts of the state that cable companies don't serve. Vermont is offering grants of up to $60,000, which towns or groups can apply for to plan for broadband buildout.

Read mor e here. 
 

Champlain Cable Corporation Receives Grant for Workforce Development  
(September 17, 2019 - VT Agency of Commerce)
 
Champlain Cable Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance wire and cable for use in extreme environments, has been granted $90,400 from the Vermont Training Program (VTP) to enhance employee skill sets and support business growth. The grant will support operator training on the manufacturing floor as well as on the latest 3D modeling software and business analytics tools.  
 
Read more here . 
 

Q&A: Matthew Clark on Drone Data Collection in the NEK  
(September 15, 2019 - VTDigger)
 
A Northeast Kingdom company is pioneering drone technology that can instantly generate precise 3D models for forestry and agriculture. Matthew Clark is co-founder of Whiteout Solutions, a three-person environmental science software company that operates out of Do North, the co-working space in Lyndonville. Whiteout has developed remote sensing technology for use with drones. Clark and his wife and co-founder, Christine Heinrich, have spent the last two years developing the software for Whiteout.
 
Read the Q & A here .
 
 
Digital Agency Scout Digital Acquires White + Joyal Creative  
(September 11, 2019 - Scout Digital)
 
Scout Digital recently acquired and merged White + Joyal Creative under its wing to expand the agency's digital marketing services. Scout builds custom websites, while White + Joyal brings expertise in digital video storytelling. "I believe the Internet of the future will be watched, not read," say's Ted Adler, Founder of Scout Digital. "We are happy to expand our range of services and open up the agency to offer a true full-funnel approach."

Read more
here .
 
 
Dealer.com Selected as a General Motors Websites Provider  
(September 13, 2019 - Dealer.com)
 
Dealer.com, a Cox Automotive brand, announced its selection as a website and digital advertising provider for General Motors.Through the Website Choice Program, General Motors dealers can leverage Dealer.com's premier digital marketing solutions, including the latest innovations that are dedicated to forging the shortest and most personalized path to customer engagement and dealership growth.

Read more
here .
 
 
Logic Supply Introduces New High-Performance Edge Computer  
(August 27, 2019 - Logic Supply)
 
Global industrial and IoT computer hardware manufacturer, Logic Supply has unveiled the Karbon 700 high-performance rugged computer. Designed for reliability in challenging environments, Karbon 700 is intended for use as a data logger, NVR or edge device in heavy industrial, in-vehicle or remote installations in the manufacturing, physical security and energy management industries.
 
Read more here .
 

Featured Member - MorrowSound        
 
 
 
MorrowSound of Barton, Vermont is a sound experience design company. MorrowSound creates high-end sound installations worldwide for museums, medical facilities, business complexes and public spaces, and for special events. The work of MorrowSound and its owner Charlie Morrow is internationally known and has been profiled in the media, including this feature in PC Magazine , earlier this year.
MorrowSound focuses on immersive 3D soundscapes, sound masking and systems, sonic experience design and natural environment, turnkey installations.
MorrowSound creates immersive and 3D sound environments, using its own unique software, to shape the virtual size of environments, and control immersion, interactivity and sound masking in public spaces and in virtual reality applications. MorrowSound's approach to soundscapes creates a dynamic atmosphere that can be on all the time.
MorrowSound's installations can be found in the National Museum of Natural History, the Planetarium in Wolfsburg, Germany, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Impact Hub in Santa Barbara, Kaiser Permanente in Santa Monica, the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, South Florida Science Museum, and many more.
Find more at www.morrowsound.com
Vermont Technology Alliance Membership Update
 
The Vermont Technology Alliance works on behalf of its members and
is able to carry out its mission through the support of its membership.  
 
We're pleased to welcome new business members 89North and Kistler , and individual member Dan York.
 
Renewing members include Chroma as a new Partner Member/Sponsor. We appreciate our member/sponsors support of the Vermont Technology Alliance.
 
Other renewing members include business members Brandthropology , eDoc Innovations , FreshTracks Capital , GBIC , NPI , Tech Vault , The Tech Group ; and individual members Eric Plasse, Ron Pulcer and Roger Tubby .
 

Join the Vermont Technology Alliance
 
Join the Vermont Technology Alliance and be part of our growing tech community. The Vermont Technology Alliance welcomes all businesses, organizations and individuals who make up and support Vermont's diverse, tech-based economy to join our business association. Members benefit from vtTA's advocacy, programs, events, communications, networking, and business opportunities, and services - including job postings in our Career Center. 
   
You can find more information here , or sign up today to be a new member here . Or contact us at info@vtta.org.
Useful Information & Links

Nominations Open for Vermont Tech Jam Awards
The Vermont Technology Alliance is inviting nominations for the 2019 Vermont Tech Jam Awards. These annual awards, presented at the Vermont Tech Jam, recognize outstanding businesses, organizations and individuals who are making an impact on Vermont's tech landscape.
 
Nominations are being accepted in three categories: Tech Business of the Year, Emerging Tech Business Award, and Tech Champion Award.
 
This is your chance to help decide who should be recognized. Nominations are due by the end of the day Sept. 28..
 
Find more information and submit nominations here .
 

vtTA Career Center
 
Vermont Technology Alliance member companies are hiring, and when you visit the Career Center on the Vermont Technology Alliance website you can browse and search for these job openings . The Career Center regularly  lists between 100 - 200 tech and non-tech jobs. Jobs available from vtTA members are listed at no charge in the Career Center as a member benefit.
 
For more, click see the vtTA Career Center . 
 
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