Let’s get together again — at one of the most beautiful places in Burlington.

Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, Hula is a technology-driven coworking campus, business accelerator and venture capital fund focused on elevating Vermont-based start-ups and entrepreneurs.

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Jammer

VERMONT TECH JAM
Saturday, October 23

Hula Lakeside Tech Campus
50 Lakeside Ave., Burlington, Vermont

Session #1 — FREE!
Job Fair/Expo (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)

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Session #2 — $10 ($15 day of)
Job Fair/Expo (1:30‑3:30 p.m.)
Keynote + Reception (4‑6 p.m.)

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Vermont Tech Jam is an annual career and tech expo, organized by Seven Days, that showcases some of Vermont’s most innovative companies. This year’s event takes place in an equally innovative space — Hula.

Since 2008, each Tech Jam event has attracted hundreds of job seekers, career changers, tech professionals, college students, enthusiasts and anyone eager to learn from and connect with Vermont companies.

Wanna get in on the action?

Meet local recruiters, discover new opportunities, network and hear the keynote address from BETA Technologies CEO Kyle Clark and Martine Rothblatt, an entrepreneur and futurist who founded Sirius Satellite Radio and United Therapeutics. Burlington-based BETA is pioneering electric aviation. NEW: Rothblatt and Clark are now both scheduled to appear in person!

Session #1

Looking for a new job? Want to network with other tech professionals? Visit the Tech Jam during session one to drop off your resume and connect with local companies for free.

Session #2

If you’re looking to change careers, network and hear the keynote presentation (see below), session two is for you. Join us after the reception for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

See who’s Exhibiting…
Martine Rothblatt and Kyle Clark

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Flying High With Martine Rothblatt and Kyle Clark

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

Watch Kyle and Martine’s test flight of BETA’s plane “Alia”

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About Martine Rothblatt:

Martine Rothblatt is a visionary thinker with accomplishments across multiple fields. A lawyer and entrepreneur, she cofounded Sirius XM Radio. She’s currently the CEO of United Therapeutics, a publicly traded bioscience company she started after her daughter was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension. A trans woman, she is the author of numerous books, including From Transgender to Transhuman, A Manifesto on the Freedom of Form. She’s also a licensed pilot; in October, she’ll receive the Meritorious Service to Aviation award from the National Business Aviation Association.

(Rothblatt image ©Andre Chung)

About Kyle Clark:

BETA Technologies founder and CEO Kyle Clark is a pilot, engineer and entrepreneur. After graduating from Harvard University with an engineering degree in 2004, the native Vermonter was drafted by a professional hockey team, and later founded power supply company iTherm Technologies in Colchester. After selling iTherm to South Burlington-based Dynapower, he worked as that company’s director of engineering, where he was responsible for developing inverters, pulse modulators and control systems, until 2014. In addition to launching BETA, he was also a founding partner of Venture.co.

Martine Rothblatt and Kyle Clark

I love Tech Jam!

I’ve attended as a job seeker and as an exhibitor on behalf of my employer, VEIC.

At my first Tech Jam, I was considering a career change into data analytics. The event gave me a chance to chat with recruiters and professionals in the field. Everyone I met was more than happy to offer advice and encouraged me to apply for jobs once I felt ready. I still remember having some great conversations with people from two companies that I hadn’t even been aware of previously: Greensea and MicroStrain (now Parker LORD). A couple years after my first visit to a Tech Jam — and after taking much of the free advice I got there — I found a position with VEIC that has been more satisfying than I could have expected.

In the years since, I’ve attended on behalf of VEIC. The Tech Jam is a great way to connect with people from all different fields — it’s surprising how often people in very different industries are facing analogous problems in data analytics. This event is a rare opportunity to meet people from a wide range of local companies all under the same roof. I look forward to it every year.

Mike Fink
VEIC energy data analyst

See who’s Exhibiting…

Jammers Unite!

Jammers Unite!

Job Seekers

Looking for work? Speak with recruiters from dozens of local tech companies looking to expand their teams. Update that résumé and start researching the companies you want to connect with. It’s time to get back in the ring.

Techies

After a year of remote work, step away from the computer and chat with humans IRL. It’s rare to find so many like-minded individuals under one roof, so come connect with them and learn what they’ve been up to. You could come away with an awesome new idea or some help for that next big project.

Teachers & Parents

Plumber, doctor, artist and chef are all great career choices, but what about inventor, scientist and engineer? Bring your students to Tech Jam to show them future career paths they may not have known existed — especially in Vermont.

College Students

Looking for a job? Internship? Get that résumé up to date because dozens of local companies working in tech will be at the Jam and are ready to meet you. So go iron that button-down shirt and practice — you’ve got this!

Please Bring Your Mask.

All attendees are required to wear face masks at the event and adhere to the latest CDC recommendations for large indoor events. Do not attend the event if you are feeling sick, have symptoms of COVID-19, have recently tested positive or have come into recent contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Flip Through the Program

A print version of the official program is available inside the October 20 issue of Seven Days. We’ll also have plenty on hand at the Jam.

Full Screen View

Can’t Come IRL?

Seven Days staff will be talking with representatives from the following exhibitors and streaming the conversations online via the Seven Days Facebook page. If you want to learn more about these companies, you can wach live or replay the video when it’s convenient.

Hula
Beta Technologies
Vermont Information Processing
C2
Marvell
OnLogic
Mascoma Bank
Data Innovations
Global Foundries
Norwich University
Vermont Technology Council
Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman
BioTek, a part of Agilent
Seven Days
Vermont Technology Alliance
Vermont Business Magazine
WCAX
Spaceman

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