real-time discovery of social intent for daily activities and events
have you ever wanted to grab sushi or go to a concert but none of your close circle of friends were available? well, shoutplans can help you! shoutplans is a free social planning tool that lets you discover what everyone around you wants to do and when.
all you have to do is sign up and shout out what you want to do to your friends and/or local community. as they call it – you are “expanding your planning pools“. once you find others that are interested, use their built in planning tools to easily coordinate a sushi date, catch a movie, find a carpool to the mountain, grab a beer, or whatever and then get offline and actually be social!
it’s as simple as 1, 2, 3:
and maximize your free time with shoutplans.
custom letterpress + design
elegant. sophisticated. clever. beautiful. these are just a few of the words that come to mind as you look at zoë ink’s designs.
specializing in letterpress and silk-screen printing, zoë papas combines her passion for innovative design and old world techniques to create unique graphics for :
take a look at the logos and branding created by zoë ink – they’re all aesthetically pleasing and effectively communicate the feel of each company.
she’s even designed cards for that very-famous-stationery-company-that-we-know-you’ve-heard-of called crane & co. yes. it’s true take a look at these cards. maybe you recognize one or two? well, now you know they were designed by zoë ink from right here in burlington, vermont.
there’s a great selection of her cards you can buy directly from her website. 3 modern designs, queen anne’s lace and the retro trailer are just a few of our favorites.
whether you’re a startup looking for an identity, or needing a new web design, or a newly engaged couple looking for wedding invitations or just like beautiful letterpress cards, zoë ink offers a wide range of graphic design. it’s not just the high quality of the letterpress that leaves a lasting impression, it’s the designs themselves that stay with you.
our favorite quote from her site, “satisfying customers is only part of her goal. she wants them to be thrilled with their final product.”
vermont investors forum
bringing together new england’s entrepreneurial and investment communities
have an idea? the next big thing? a start-up? growth potential? looking for funding to transition you into the next phase? yes? well then the vermont investors forum could be for you. well, next year, that is – you’ll have about a year to prepare.
here’s how it works: companies apply, get selected and then pitch to qualified angel and institutional investors. it’s invitation only.
for companies to be selected, you must:
- have growth potential
- strong management team
- have an exit plan
- apply online by mid september
- be interested in equity financing opportunities
- be prepared to present an executive summary style pitch (nervous about this? no worries, you’ll get some coaching from the VIF steering committee)
perhaps you don’t have a product yet – but believe in your concept and growth potential – then consider applying for the innovators corner and give your 3 minute pitch.
take a look at the impressive list of VIF sponsors as well as the steering committee – if you need growth funding – this is for you!
if you know someone else who fits the bill – let them know about VIF! Or maybe you’re interested in the investment side of this forum and are accredited – take a look here to learn more about becoming involved.
“the next big thing” might just come out of vermont – and it could be your idea!
never say never.
celebrating and supporting music, food, art & culture in burlington
artsriot calls itself the battery street jeans* of events calendars. they collect sweet
jeans events and post the sweetest to their site. it’s the best of the btv culture scene all in one place. not only does it celebrate and support the people who bring us this amazing array of culture, it also educates and promotes awareness of what’s going on in burlington’s vibrant creative community.
find out what’s hot from cool indie bands to gallery receptions, fundraisers and just plain old bashes – such as switchback’s 10th anniversary party or browse all upcoming events listed by date.
artsriot also has a monthly dinner club called Isole – the story of food, a food anthropology journey. next one will be a day of the dead theme. they’ve also just acquired a space down on pine street behind speeder and earl’s – so expect to see their own art gallery and artsriot events as soon as november.
of special note is that artsriot also has apprenticeship and internship programs which offer excellent opportunities to burlington’s creative youth. what a great investment!
whether you’re already in the arts scene or want to get into it – this is the place to be – artsriot.com
*p.s. if you don’t know about battery street jeans – it’s about time you do!
leather canning jar travel mugs
it’s not a typo, you read it correctly. a holdster converts your mason jars into the coolest leather-bound mug. seriously cool.
they’re made of leather, thread and copper. so simple. it’s one of those things you think should have been around forever.
take a look at their different models some with a cross-stitch and some with rivets – all handcrafted in burlington, vermont. if you want one, you’ll have to back them on kickstarter (make sure to watch their video) or wait until their kickstarter project is funded so they can make more!
they have the best mission ever:
“to help people enjoy their drinks; MORE. To offer a product that feels like it was made 100 years ago, was delivered to them by Daniel Day Lewis’ character in there will be blood, and could be their great grandchild’s keepsake 100 years from now.”
south end art hop
vermont’s largest exhibition of visual art
for 20 years the south end arts & business association (seaba) has been presenting the south end art hop – a 3 day exhibition of visual art in burlington’s pine street corridor. with 60+ participating sites & 600 artists, the art hop attracts more than 30,000 visitors who ‘hop’ along pine street celebrating the vibrant arts community.
the weekend’s line-up of events is long and impressive. come and enjoy:
- light shows
- artist market
- kids hop
- fashion show – strut! (the only event you need to buy tickets for)
- juried art show
- short film series
- dog hop
- pottery wheel demonstrations
- brewery tours
- taste the world
- artist’s studios
- and more…
here’s a full list of this year’s art hop events, where you’ll also find a full list of participating artists and sites as well this great map.
not sure how to start? check out this awesome “go-with-the-flow-chart” from seven days (sponsors of strut!) helping you navigate the art hop. it’s broken down for families, foodies, thrill seekers and foward thinkers. we love this clever chart!
the fun starts friday – so get hopping!
p.s. seaba’s thinking of having an artcar parade next year – if you like that cool idea email them at firstname.lastname@example.org with artcar parade in the subject line.
save money. support vermont.
localvore today is new group buying website for vermonters. not only does localvore today feature the best vermont businesses and support the “buy local” initiative, they’re also located right here in vermont.
why localvore? let them explain. it’s worth reading.
you may already know how it all works, but just in case:
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