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Springfield, Vt.—On Tuesday, Oct. 14th, the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) and Springfield Regional Development Corporation (SRDC) are hosting a free workshop for regional businesses and entrepreneurs. The session, which will focus on “How to Commercialize Your Idea,” is being held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Howard Dean Education Center in Springfield.


This is one of two workshops that will be held in Springfield to help innovators who are developing new technologies and would like to learn how to bring their ideas to the marketplace. Scott Holson, VtSBDC’s technology commercialization advisor, will talk about the process of bringing an idea to fruition and locating funding through a variety of grant programs.


“I encourage anyone to come to the commercialization workshop who is interested in better understanding the steps to take to reduce or completely eliminate the ‘valley of death’ often spoken about when starting a new company,” he says.


Following the workshops, Scott is available to provide free one-on-one advising in making grant submissions, applying for research and development funding, and succinctly presenting your business case.


The VtSBDC workshops are available thanks to a $95,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration that’s helping Vermont businesses compete on a national level for research and development opportunities.


To register for the workshop or to learn more about the Technology Commercialization Program, visit vtsbdc.org/commercialize <http://vtsbdc.org/commercialize> or contact Scott Holson at sholson2@vtsbdc.org <mailto:sholson2@vtsbdc.org>.





Bob Flint


Bob Flint

Executive Director

Springfield Regional Development Corporation

14 Clinton Street, Suite 7

Springfield, VT  05156

Phone - 802-885-3061

Fax - 802-885-3027


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