The Accelerator focuses on three broad areas, low grade wood and forest byproducts, technology that improves forestry operations, and advanced wood heat and energy.
April 1: Application opens
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
The Forest Products Accelerator is guided by a group of dedicated advisors with industry, startup, and entrepreneurial experience. They support program development and provide industry connections, technical expertise, and guidance to companies participating in the Accelerator.
Do North Coworking
Quebec Wood Export Bureau
Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
Vermont Small Business Development Center
Northern Vermont University
Entrepreneur / Advisor
Boise Cascade Company
There are more than 2,400 forestry and logging jobs in Vermont.
The Forest Products Accelerator is made possible by support from the Northern Borders Regional Commission. To continue this program and support innovation and commercialization in the forest industry, we are actively seeking support and partnerships with businesses and organizations.
Accelerator sponsors support industry innovation and receive recognition, access to the next generation of innovation and ideas, and a range of other benefits. For more information on supporting the Forest Products Accelerator, emails us at email@example.com.