Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announced that Generator is one of the three winners of this year’s Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship.
Generator received $50,000 to expand its successful JumpStart program. This program provides high-quality founder education and support for early stage entrepreneurs.
Thanks to this grant, Generator can add a summer incubator to help college students launch and grow businesses in Vermont. Generator also plans to launch a new business bootcamp for artist entrepreneurs next fall.
JumpStart is created in partnership with Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce’s LaunchVT.
Generator begins accepting applications for the Spring 2019 session of JumpStart in November.
The goal of the Mayor’s Prize is to foster the growth and development of entrepreneurship in the city and encourage outside-the-box thinking about how best to achieve this. The Mayor’s Prize is entirely funded by a grant from the Kansas City-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Other winners include Mercy Connections and the Center for Women and Enterprise.
You can find more information about the Mayor’s prize and winning programs on City of Burlington’s website.
We’re proud to be selected for this competitive award and excited to have this additional support as we promote entrepreneurship in Burlington. More information about JumpStart will be released in the new future and we look forward to helping companies stay and grow in our community!