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Students Test Entrepreneurial Skills

We hear a lot about college students emerging from school with a lot of debt and few job prospects.  But David Bradbury has observed a number of Vermont college students testing their entrepreneurial skills by starting up their own enterprises.

Bradbury is the president of the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, an entrepreneurial tech incubator. He spoke with Vermont Edition about trends in students and recent grads starting up technology-based companies.

Companies and institutions mentioned in this interview:

Blu-Bin - 3D printing company founded by Green Mountain College graduate Daniel Riley

The Main Idea Video - video production business created by Champlain College students

HearForward - social media analytics firm co-founded by UVM student Jeff Frank, was purchased in 2012

Cerebella Design - textile patterns based on microscopic images, designed by Ariele Faber, Middlebury College student

Sword and Plough - military textiles re-purposed for fashion accessories, co-founded by Middlebury alum Emily Nunez

MiddCORE - mentored entrepreneurship course, Middlebury College

Center for Social Entrepreneurship - innovative solutions for societal problems, Middlebury College

BYOBiz - Build Your Own Business program, Champlain College

Speaking From Experience - lecture series at Champlain College

Todd Lecture Series - Norwich University