Applications close June 17!
Applications close June 17!
The Forest Products Accelerator is a four month program for Norther American startup and seed stage companies that are commercializing new and improved products, services, and technology.
Companies get expert advice and tools to build a market validated business case, model, and operating plan through a comprehensive curriculum, coaching, webinars and panels, and extensive connections to industry experts and customers.
Whether you’re developing a new finished wood product to sell, technology that improves industry operations, a new fuel source, or finding innovative uses for byproducts, this program will help you grow and take the next steps.
The Accelerator is open to early and seed stage companies and ideas, either pre-revenue or with initial revenue, focused on three broad areas:
If you want to learn more about the Forest Products Accelerator or determine if your company or idea is a good fit for the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vermont forest products industry generates $2.1 billion in annual economic output
Cross-laminated timber is as strong as steel and actually more fire-resistant.
In 2020, the carbon benefit for reported softwood projects was equivalent to taking 945,100 cars off the road for a year.
Lidar and UAVs are improving forest and inventory management, increasing knowledge, and leading to better decision making.
80 cents of each dollar spent on wood heat is retained in the local economy.
The forest products industry manufactures nearly $300 Billion in products annually.
and key players in the forest and wood products value chain to gain insight and guidance on the forest products market for your company and connections to suppliers and customers.
with universities, labs, and national businesses to access research, pilots, testing, and other resources for your business.
to resources including subscriptions and databases at Northern Vermont University, workspace at Do North Coworking, and equipment at The Foundry makerspace.
with both virtual and in-person components that provides financial support for participant travel and lodging for two trips to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom to connect in-person with other cohort participants, coaches, and industry players.
April 1: Application opens, rolling acceptance
June 17: Application closes
July 18: Accelerator prework begins
August 1-2: 2-day virtual kickoff
August 29- September 1: Sprint 1, Lyndonville, VT
October 10-12: Sprint 2, Virtual
November 14-16: Sprint 3, Lyndonville, VT
Between virtual and in-person programming, teams attend webinars; meet with coaches and industry experts; get access to online lessons; and work on developing their business cases, models, and market plans. Once accepted to the program, immediate benefits include a membership to Do North Coworking for workspace and building connections, access to university resources like subscriptions and databases, and access to a makerspace with cutting edge equipment for prototyping and product development. For more information or program questions, email us at email@example.com.