Burlington-based BETA Technologies is pioneering electric aviation. The rapidly growing company has attracted hundreds of millions of dollars in investments and an order for planes from UPS.
How did founder and CEO Kyle Clark get his company, and its battery-powered aircraft, off the ground? He had some help — from author, entrepreneur and futurist Martine Rothblatt, founder of Sirius XM Radio and United Therapeutics. The well-known advocate of transgender rights and transhumanism also lives part-time in Vermont.
The 2021 Vermont Tech Jam concludes with a special keynote presentation featuring Clark and Rothblatt. Seven Days writer Chelsea Edgar will interview them to find out how the two met, what led them to work together and why they’re building BETA in Vermont. Reception to follow with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
NEW: Rothblatt and Clark are now both scheduled to appear in person