Industrial and Embedded Computers
Do you know which Vermont high tech company has more than 50,000 customers?
Logic Supply. They specialize in embedded industrial computers that can withstand extreme conditions including dust, heat, water and vibrations. Think about it, regular computers are all fine for use in an office, at home or in school, but they wouldn’t survive anywhere else. Countless industries and companies operate outside the calm of 4 walls, a floor and a ceiling.
Here’s a great video explaining what they do.
Even the NASA goes to Logic Supply for their Rover needs.
Founded in 2003, Logic Supply found a niche and haven’t looked back since. They maintain a nimble business model enabling quick decisions and turn around time for custom hardware. We especially like this company as they give back to Vermont in a variety of ways:
- They support COTS
- Sponsors of local Maker Spaces: Generator and Champlain College’s Maker Lab
- Host/sponsor Girl Develop It and other local tech groups
- Sponsor local robotics teams
- Offer Tinkering workshops locally, which can be found here
Logic Supply is a Vermont company to be proud of and one to watch!
online audio stories for children and families
Yes, storytelling is still alive! And of course, coming to you from Vermont. Surprised? We’re not.
Every week Sparkle Stories releases a new audio story to subscribers. It’s simple – you subscribe or purchase audiobooks and get access to fun, inspiring and entertaining stories for the whole family.
In our crazy, connected world, Sparkle Stories is using technology to bring you back to a screen-free time. Partially unplug, give eyes a rest and let imaginations flourish allowing listeners to create scenes and images for themselves.
Interested? Listen to a story here.
Still not convinced? Read these testimonials. Buy for your own family or as a great green gift for others. Have travel plans? Sparkle Stories also has accompanying printables for the Martin & Sylvia stories.
They were voted iTunes Best of 2013 by Apple for a reason!
your ideas made real
Yes, America’s first retail 3D print shop is in VERMONT! Poultney, Vermont to be exact. Let’s be more specific, it’s the first store where anyone, regardless of skill level, can come in and get their ideas made into reality using 3D printers.
You can draw a picture of something, have it made into a CAD file and then have it printed into a 3D object. Hard to believe right? Well then check out this video.
This is game changing and seriously cool. Think of all the possibilities…
Anyone want to go to Poultney for the day, grab lunch and have your dream “thing” made into a reality?
wicked. fun. games.
High tech right here in Burlington, Vermont! You know that Burlington recently made the list of 4 underrated tech hubs to watch, right? Well, it’s in part due to companies like Toonuva.
Toonuva creates fun and immersive games in-house and for organizations. Their flagship product, Epic Knights, was inspired by Saint Michael’s College. Epic Knights has been downloaded in over 70 countries, been featured in the app store and has 4/5 stars.
Not only do these guys live in Vermont, they live to make games. If you want a game made, they can make it for you!
Check ’em out!
Online Dating just got a Whole Lot Better!
Looking for that “someone special”? Want to help a friend find “the one”?
Loveopolis, a startup based in Burlington, Vermont can help! Loveopolis is a new online dating platform that not only incorporates your closest friends (single or married) in your quest to find love, but also allows you to browse “Matches” that have the same interests as you. Soon you’ll be able to create an account and your “Inner Circle”, a group of your closest friends you trust and can share anything with. Your Inner Circle can give you feedback and even recommend matches they think will be the best fit for you. Bounce thoughts off them – what do they think of this match?
Loveopolis also have “Vouches” – you can vouch for a friend or check to see the vouches of your match. That way you’ll know if your match is really as awesome as they say they are. It’s not just an online dating platform, it’s a community of people helping people to find their match.
Request an Invite to their Beta launching later this year at Loveopolis.com and be sure to follow their “Road to Launch” at Blog.Loveopolis.com.
If you’re looking for love or know a friend who’s looking, check out Loveopolis…it’s free!
Inspired Nautical Living
When you think of Vermont you probably think of mountains and maple syrup. Right? But there’s also a fairly large boating community across the state that enjoys our beautiful lake champlain.
The Starboard Collection is a new company based in South Burlington that makes “casual dinnerware designed with the nautical lifestyle in mind.” This new line is made from recycled materials, BPA free, non-toxic and best of all made in the USA! The full set includes a stand, tray, stackable, non-slip plates and bowls that are designed to hold the most amount of food while taking up the least amount of storage space making the set perfect for:
- your galley
- small kitchens everywhere
Not only is this set stylish and good looking, it also comes in a bag making it easy to grab for any of your on-the-go dining needs whether on water or on land. Starboard Collection is launching March 2-5, 2013 at the International Housewares Association Show in Chicago.
We wish them bon voyage & bonne chance!
Put this “FRESH, FUN, SUSTAINABLE, STYLISH” dinnerware on your summer wish list. We’re thrilled they call Vermont home and think they’re one to watch!
mad river food hub
supporting local food producers
The Mad River Food Hub in Waitsfield is a fully licensed, 40,000 sf storage, processing and distribution facility. Within Vermont, it was the first:
- for profit food hub
- shared use state-inspected meat processing facility
This is just the kind of partnering that Vermont needs to support our producers so they can continue to make and sell their made in Vermont foods for us all to enjoy. It allows small scale producers to share costs and grow their businesses. Producers can:
- rent a room by the day or weekly
- rent dry, refrigerated or frozen storage space
- become part of the weekly distribution to retail markets in vermont
Currently, the following producers are taking advantage of what the hub has to offer, you probably know of a few these and notice many are outside of the Mad River Valley:
This food hub is a win win for producers, consumers and the Vermont economy.
Thank you Mad River Food Hub for doing your part in supporting local business and bringing these made in Vermont products to a store near us!
bringing your races to the world
can’t get to a ski race but want to know who’s winning? At the race, on the hill, not near the scoreboard? live-timing will let you know everything about that racer coming down the course – in real time! Watch the clock, second by second, on your phone, in your office or at home.
Live-timing will let you know:
- upcoming races & entries
- who’s currently on course
- racer’s bib number, team, class
- who’s finished, dnf’d or dq’d
- race results (unofficial) in real time
- race status messages
Isn’t technology great? You can watch races all over the world as long the club or resort is using split-second software in real-time. Once you get used to the convenience and information live-timing gives you, you’ll wish every race hill in the world was hooked up!
And yes, Live-timing is based in Vermont.
the vermont sail freight project
farm to plate, powered by sail
Created by Erik Andrus, a farmer in Ferrisburgh, Vermont, The Vermont Sail Freight Project is a carbon neutral transport initiative connecting the farms and forests of Vermont with the lower Hudson Valley. Bringing our amazing made in Vermont products all the way to the big Apple on a boat? YES! How Vermont is that?
This boat will bring that made in Vermont, natural freshness right down the river to the lucky consumers in New York City and all carbon neutral. What a great idea. Not new, just great to be going back to our roots.
And this sailing barge won’t be coming back to Vermont empty. It’ll be filled with goods. Yes, we do make a lot of what we need in Vermont except for maybe a handful of staples such as olive oil, chocolate, sugar and coffee, to name a few. Carbon neutral up the river they’ll come.
This is a win-win and one to watch.
And by the way, Erik’s a rice farmer and a lot more. Check out Vermont Rice, Boundbrook Farm & Good Companion Bakery. No need to be putting any rice or bread on that sailing barge as it heads north again.