Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Lightning Jar, 194 North Street, at Depot Street Entrance

    Holiday Party & Open House

    The holiday season is a great opportunity to celebrate! Come meet members and check out the coworking space. Forget about the seasonal stressors and enjoy some food, a drink, and good company. We'll provide the food and drink, you bring the company!

    Interested in learning more about the Lighting Jar or the Startup 802 program? Join us at 5pm to get a tour, meet with financial aid advisors, and talk with some recent Startup 802 graduates about their experiences.

    5pm – Startup 802 Open House

    5:30pm – Mix, Mingle, & Celebrate

    This is a free event open to all members, their guests, and the public. Please use the Depot St entrance.

    http:// www.lightningjarvt.com/

    • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Lightning Jar, 194 North Street, at Depot Street Entrance
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    Lightning Round: Marketing

    Tuesday, Jan. 15, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

    Marketing is a full-time job and, depending on the size of a business, often requires more than one person. It definitely requires more than one skill set. Rather than approach it as an “extra” or “thing we do when there’s time” it should be an integrated part of daily business. That’s why we want to make it easier for you to find someone who’s great at it to do it for you! During Lightning Round: Marketing, we’ll find expert marketing consultants and teams and bring them to you all at once.

    How It Works:

    Pairs of marketing specialists and business owners will get 7 minutes to meet and discuss marketing goals and opportunities. After 7 minutes, business owners meet with the next marketing specialist – this continues until everyone has had a 7-minute meeting. That's up to 6 meetings in under an hour! Plus we've vetted all the marketing specialists, so you know you're talking to someone who knows what they're doing. There will be more time at the end of the night for networking, because, let's be honest, 7 minutes is short! Light refreshments will be provided. 

    Registration is required and begins on December 15. Business owner tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. This is an after hours event, so please plan to use the Depot Street entrance around back.

    http:// www.lightningjarvt.com/

Past events

Monday, December 03, 2018 An Introduction to Succession Planning
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Tips, Tactics, & Tools for Small Businesses Doing Their Own Marketing
Friday, November 16, 2018 SYP & The Lightning Jar present Show & Tell
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Getting a Loan for Your Small Business
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Get Ready to Start Your Business
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Start Up 802 Open House
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Road Pitch
Thursday, June 21, 2018 A Vermont Tech Startup Success: An Evening with Co-Founder & CEO of Front Porch Forum Michael Wood-Lewis
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Professional Development: Stress Management & Preventing Burnout
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Professional Development Series: Personal & Professional Branding
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Leading with Love: An Evening With Mary Powell
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Professional Development: How To Network
Monday, October 23, 2017 Ice House Entrepreneurship Program - 8-week Workshop
Thursday, September 14, 2017 An Evening with VTDigger.org's Anne Galloway
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Professional Development: How To Ask For a Raise (And Get It!)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Magic Hat Brewing's founder Alan Newman, Live in Bennington
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Starting your Business Startup
Thursday, March 09, 2017 TED Talk Video Discussion Series
Monday, February 13, 2017 Galentine's Day Women's Networking
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Internship Workshop
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Ted Talk Video Discussion Series
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Ted Talk Video Discussion Series
Thursday, June 09, 2016 TED Talk Video Screening and Open Discussion: Work-Life Balance
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Tips & Tricks to Better Market Your Business
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Selling To The Government
Thursday, May 12, 2016 TED Talk Video Screening and Open Discussion
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Small Business Advisor Sessions
Thursday, April 21, 2016 Small Business Advisor Sessions
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Get Ready to Start Your Business
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Milk Money & Equity Crowdfunding: Vermonters Investing in Vermont Businesses
Thursday, March 31, 2016 Alternative Financing Resources for Your Business
Thursday, March 24, 2016 Leadership and Career Paths for a New Generation
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Online Business Done Right The First Time
Thursday, March 10, 2016 TED Talk Video Screening and Open Discussion
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Get Ready to Start Your Business
Thursday, February 11, 2016 TED Talk Screening and Open Discussion
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Get Ready to Start Your Business