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Generator
art x technology = generator

Generator is a new “makerspace” located Burlington’s Memorial Auditorium Annex. Need clarification on a “makerspace”? It’s a place or “open community lab” where people who work in technology, science, art, the mechanical, electrical and digital worlds can work, collaborate and share resources to create or “make”.

Monthly memberships are reasonable and gives you access to a long list of tools:

  • laser cuter
  • 3D printer
  • milling machine
  • vinyl cutter
  • 6 soldering stations
  • hand & power tools
  • high end mac & pc workstations
  • computer lab with gigabit internet access

There’s also a long wish list of hand and power tools – so there will be more. Take a look at the list. Maybe you have one of these tools in your garage collecting dust. Consider donating it and let it be used to make someone’s dream into a reality.

Or maybe you’re an artist, needing your own studio space? A studio membership will give you:

  • studio space
  • electricity
  • high-speed wireless internet
  • heating
  • a dumpster
  • access to a loading dock

Always wanted to learn how to work with a  laser printer or 3D printer? Go ahead – why not take a class. Check their current listings of classes to see if there is one that interests you.

Burlington’s new Generator is an artist studio, a classroom as well as a business incubator. What more could an aspiring entrepreneur, or rather a vermontrepreneur, need to make that idea into a new business?

Check it out.

 

 

 

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girl develop it
don’t be shy. develop it.

Girl Develop It, or GDI, does exactly what you’d think it does. It helps girls to develop – as in software development, right? We’ve all read (or maybe you haven’t) that the high tech world is really a guy’s world with very few women (aka girls).

Enter GDI. They’re working on changing that by empowering all women, 18 and older, to develop software through classes and meetups. Currently there are GDI chapters in 17 cities worldwide. Check here to see if there’s one near you.

Of course, there’s one here in Burlington, Vermont. In fact their next “Monthly Code & Coffee” is scheduled for November 20th. Come on gals, girls, ladies, lassies, women – what are you waiting for? If you’ve ever had an interest in software development – this is your chance – an opportunity to explore  your developing skills.

Not interested in joining GDI yourself? but think it’s an awesome idea (because it is), how about supporting them or spreading the word by following them on facebook and twitter.

Come on, let’s get more girls in the high tech world.

flavorplate

flavor plate
websites for restaurants

What a great idea! Let restaurant owners and chefs do what they do best – prepare and serve delicious meals. And let Flavor Plate do all the work to give them a digital and mobile presence. What Dealer.com does for car dealerships, Flavor Plate does for restaurants.

Take a look at all the features they offer:

  • website manager
  • menu manager
  • photo gallery
  • mobile friendly
  • design tools
  • events calendar
  • online gift card sales
  • social media
  • online reservations
  • SEO control
  • email marketing
  • google maps

Restaurateurs! what more could you want? ok, maybe all this for free? Well, Flavor Plate does have just ONE very reasonable plan that for a small monthly fee covers all of it! You can’t afford to not have one of these websites.

Join these fine restaurants and consider becoming a client today:

Bonus perk! If you’re a farm-to-table restaurant, you’ll get a discount.

“Simple. Beautiful. Restaurant websites.”

And of course, all made in Burlington, Vermont!

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Birnam Wood Games
Independent Game Developers

Birnam Wood Games is a small gaming studio located in, you guessed it, Burlington, Vermont! We love that they call BTV their home.

Have an idea for a game? or an app? Let this team create it for you. BWGames will design it and develop it from scratch just like they have for Seven Days, Echo, JDK, Efficiency Vermont and Superconductor.

Or just try one of their own games:

8Bitfit – mobile game you win by running and walking – as in actually running (currently in beta)
Loc – 3D puzzle game. See how it works here.
– Pathogen – turn based strategy game to be released Fall 2013

Birnam Wood Games is one to watch!

p.s. keep an eye out for 8Bitfit & Pathogen – they’ll be released this fall!

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Loveopolis.com
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!

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Aquarius Life Science
epigenetics research lab

What turns genes on and off, and under what circumstances? That is what epigenetics is all about: how DNA is regulated by environmental factors. The new science of epigenetics reveals how the choices you make can change your genes — and those of your children.

Aquarius Corp. is a biotechnology company developing a DNA-based epigenetics assay for industry, academic and government researchers. The long-term goal is to validate the assay as a diagnostic tool for use in clinical fields such as oncology, endocrinology and infectious diseases.

Got that? for more information, Aquarius does a good job at explaining it here.and here.

We think this is very cool, cutting edge and it’s all happening right here in Burlington, Vermont! This is one to watch!

Want to learn more? come to their launch party on Jan 19th 4pm at Studio 3 at Spotlight On Dance, Inc.

hula-fit Zip Skirts - skirts you can wear everywhere

hula-fit Zip Skirts
skirts you can wear everywhere

This one’s for the gals – but guys take note – awesome gift opportunity.

Do you work out? Wish that you could just throw on something cute over your workout clothes and not walk around in your leggings? Hello hula-fit Zip Skirt! Just zip it over your leggings after a run, a walk, a hike, a ski – you name it. It looks so great you can wear it anywhere. Think of it as a “sweet little jacket for the hips“!

Made out of a material that blocks the wind with a YKK zipper (USA), the hula-fit Zip Skirt is wash and wear and only gets softer over time. It even has an interior mesh pocket for your keys and iphone. How convenient is that?

hula-fit is a Burlington start up with some pop up sales events this weekend (cash & checks) just in time for the holidays:

Saturday, December 22

12:00–2:00 pm  at  WhatsMomDoing.com
171 Battery Street, Burlington
(next to the Ice House Restaurant)

3:00–5:00 pm at Kaplan residence
21 Crescent Beach Drive, Burlington
(New North End, off Shore Road)

Sunday, December 23

12:00–2:00 pm at  WhatsMomDoing.com
171 Battery Street, Burlington
(next to the Ice House Restaurant)

3:00–5:00 pm at  AO Glass Pop-up Shop
197 College Street
(between South Winooski & Church)

You can also find them at the Ski Rack – while supplies last!.

Where can you go with a hula-fit Zip Skirt?

Everywhere.