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Rutland Economic Development Corporation


Rutland, VT

Build to Scale Program

Venture Challenge

Project Name

Rutland's Tech Startup Incubator

Award Amount

Federal Share

Local Match



This EDA investment will help develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem that:

  • inspires a regional culture and community of tech innovation;
  • creates and implements a scalable technology support program, the Tech Onramp Program (TOP); and
  • develops a formal mentor and investor network providing tech entrepreneurs the human and financial capital needed to grow and scale their businesses.

The Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region (CEDRR) will launch Rutland’s Tech Startup Incubator (RTSI) with trained staff, specialized programming, space, high-speed internet, and equipment. CEDRR will partner with business development providers, CEDRR members, and higher education partners to open RTSI in a newly-renovated space in downtown Rutland that will attract entrepreneurs who will complete the TOP, from ideation to tech launch.

Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE)

Build To Scale (B2S)
formerly Regional Innovation Strategies Program (RIS)

SPRINT Challenge

STEM Talent Challenge

Accelerate R2 Network Challenge

National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE)

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