About this Program
The Forest Products Accelerator is a four month program for startup and seed stage companies in North America that are commercializing new and improved products, services, and technology. Companies get expert advice and tools to build a market validated business case, model, and operating plan, along with connections to industry players and resources.
The Forest Products Accelerator focuses on companies in three key areas:
*Products that use chips, dust, resins, shavings, byproducts, and other low grade wood.
*Technologies that improve forest industry operations, production, automation, sales throughout the supply chain, or forest management.
*Technologies that increase the use of wood heat or improving its efficiency, either through new or improved fuels or furnaces, stoves, or other heating systems.
Benefits to participating companies include:
*Connections to industry experts and key players in the forest products value chain to gain insight and guidance on the current forest products market and connections to suppliers and customers.
*Partnerships with universities, labs, and national businesses to access research, paid pilots, testing, and other resources for your business.
*Access to resources throughout the program including access to subscriptions at Northern Vermont University, workspace at Do North Coworking, and equipment The Foundry.
*A hybrid program with both virtual and in-person components that provides financial support for participant travel and lodging for two trips to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom to connect in-person with other cohort participants and industry players.
Business Products, Clean Technology, Consumer Products, Industrial/Energy, Software