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Hula Partners

In November 2022, Champlain College and Hula announced a formal partnership. The college and business incubator are committed to working together to support the growth of the entrepreneurial community and be an economic engine of opportunity for Vermont.

The business incubator is a short walk from Champlain College’s Lakeside campus, which is home to our Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & CybersecurityEsports ArenaEmergent Media Center, and more.

Hula, a technology-driven coworking campus, business incubator, and venture capital fund, is focused on elevating Vermont-based start-ups and entrepreneurs. The fund invests in tech sectors with a particular interest in Deeptech, Greentech, Medtech, AI/ML, Electric Propulsion, SaaS, and Battery Tech.

Here to Serve Our Members

Are you a Hula member or company? Champlain College is here to serve you! We have a variety of opportunities for Hula members and companies, from discounted online classes, no-cost cyber and IT support, matching you with students for internships and project-based work, and more!

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  • Project-Based Work

    Looking for freelance, short term, or contract help? We can tap into our network to help you benefit from a range of talents across multiple disciplines to address issues directly related to your organization’s needs and interests.

    By submitting a project in one of our Capstone Classes or Project Design classes, students will work on your organization’s project over the course of 16 weeks, with a faculty advisor providing guidance. We will work with you to determine scope and coordinate check points throughout the semester to best achieve your organizational goals.

    Past Project Examples:

    • Brand Refresh & Guidelines
    • App Development
    • Front End Design
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Competitive Analysis & Market Research
  • Internships

    Champlain College boasts one of the most comprehensive career services you will find on any college campus. Invest in local talent and build lasting relations with students in career focused majors like computer networking, cybersecurity, business administration, and more.

    Champlain works with Hula companies to provide:

    • 1-1 support for determining internship scope
    • Pre-vetting and recruiting interns specific for your company
    • Staff support throughout the student’s internship

    Students can register their internship for credit at Champlain by enrolling in a division-specific internship class. These classes allow for structure and institutional support from a faculty member.

No Cost Cyber & IT Support

The Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity at Champlain College offers grant subsidized services to organizations with a presence at Hula.

Services include:

  • Managed IT Services
    • Proactive IT asset management to minimize disruption and reduce risk and cost
  • Managed Security Services
    • Help desk support from our operations center
    • Customized end-user training
  • Cybersecurity Risk Assessments
    • Controls assessments to review your processes
    • Vulnerability assessments to identify weaknesses
    • Detailed findings and recommendations report
  • Digital Forensics Investigations
    • We collect, preserve, and examine digital evidence for your legal and business needs

For questions or more information about free and grant-subsidized services, please contact Zoltan Sachs at

Meet Our People

Angelika Koukoulas
Innovation Hub Project Manager