scubaguy_tjpostAt this year’s 8th Vermont Tech Jam, local companies with innovative approaches to technology and business deliver 10-minute talks designed to deepen your understanding of Vermont’s tech ecosystem. The series was organized by the Agency of Commerce & Community Development, the Office of Creative Economy and Seven Days. The host is Emily Piper, executive director of business pitch competition LaunchVT and Burlington Young Professionals.

Here’s the lineup:

  • MyWebGrocer: Taking three steps to “digital nirvana”
  • Greensea Systems: Helping NOAA map the ocean floor
  • Logic Supply: Inspiring a passion for technology through tinkerer workshops
  • Yonder: Using an app to enhance outdoor adventures
  • Vermont Information Processing: Becoming employee-owned and keeping the new owners happy
  • Mack Molding: Making milkshake machines and medical devices in rural Vermont
  • Transforming automotive retailing through collaborative culture and community involvement

The talks take place on Friday, October 24, from 1-2:30 p.m. at 242 Main, Memorial Auditorium, Burlington.

The Vermont Tech Jam is a job fair and tech expo organized by the independent newsweekly Seven Daysand the Vermont Technology Alliance. The 2014 Tech Jam, underwritten by and MyWebGrocer, is Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25, at Memorial Auditorium in downtown Burlington.

Job seekers across the region come to the Jam to talk with recruiters from dozens of Vermont’s fastest-growing and most innovative companies; students and career changers attend to find internships and educational opportunities. In addition to and MyWebGrocer, Vermont Tech Jam sponsors this year include: BioTek Instruments, Logic Supply, Champlain College, Keurig Green Mountain, Merchants Bank, the Vermont Technology Alliance, the Vermont Technology Council, Burlington Telecom, the Vermont Agency of Education, IBM and Middlebury Interactive Languages.

Click here for the Tech Jam schedule and a list of exhibitors.