This week is the annual BTV Ignite Innovation Week in Burlington Vermont. Here is the line-up of events for the 2018 Innovation Week.
I attended the opening event last night at Generator Makerspace, the Sector Mash, which brought together technology and the arts.
After the demos of VR, drones and other creations, there was a series of 3-minute lightning talks, followed by networking and socializing. The lightning talks fell into 3 categories: “Exploring New Spaces”, “Leveling Up Your Skills” and “Scaling Up Your Organization”. It was an impressive array of meetups, organizations, makers and projects, an “ecosystem” and “support system” for improving the creative economy and maker culture.
The slide deck for the lightning talks lists the organizations that presented or were mentioned in the talks.
I will be heading back up to Burlington again this week. On Wednesday is the VT Road Pitch Finals at Champlain College, and on Friday the annual VT Tech Jam event at the Champlain Valley Expo.