About BRIC

Mission: To activate thriving communities through STEAM education, startup incubation and acceleration, and collaborative initiatives.

Black River Innovation Campus' mission focuses on three key areas:

  • EMPOWER learners of all ages by creating inclusive and accessible STEAM education opportunities.
  • INSPIRE innovation by promoting technology and tech-enabled entrepreneurship
  • SUPPORT our community by listening and partnering to create initiatives, further economic growth, and strengthen a sustainable, rural ecosystem.

Before Silicon Valley there was Precision Valley. Springfield was the center of innovation, the world’s leader in the machine tool industry. Back then, the community thrived because high skilled jobs with high salaries supported multiple generations of families. And we're rebuilding that foundation, brick by brick, supporting the next generation of Springfield-based innovators, makers, and doers.

Springfield, Vermont combines the best of small town living with easy access to Boston, New York City, Burlington, or Montreal via car or Amtrak. Besides its 10 gigabit internet connection speed, Springfield is known for unique, off-beat attractions. The town hosts a steampunk festival every summer, has the oldest amateur telescope making club in the country (and a related telescope museum), and has a rich history of invention and innovation.

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Students learning to code at a coding league
Picture of building when it was the Park Street School

COMMUNITY PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS

BRIC is a 501(c)3 organization that is sponsored by a diverse and deep cross-section of contributors.
Springfield Regional Development Corporation LogoCenter on Rural Innovation LogoSpringfield On The Move logoSpringfield Regional Chamber of Commerce LogoThe Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship at DartmouthWindham Foundation LogoThe Vermont Womens Fund LogoVtel Broadband and Telephone services LogoThe Vermont Community Foundation LogoThe Vermont Technology Council LogoVermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development LogoImageVCET LogoSiegel Family Endowment LogoThe J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation LogoImageRiver Valley Property Management LogoPurpose Lab Logo
INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING THE THE BLACK RIVER INNOVATION CAMPUS (BRIC)?

Contact [email protected] to learn more.
BRIC is a 501(c)3. All financial contributions are tax deductible.

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Team

Vin Fusca

Executive Director

Chris Maggiolo

Director of Development, Operations, & Finance

Caitlin Christiana

Director of Community & Culture

Ben McVety

STEAM & Design Coordinator

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pete Andrews
Chair

Bob Flint
Vice Chair

Josh Dufresne
Treasurer

Patrick Bradley
Sam Coleman
Mark Curran
Matt Dunne
Lorie Loeb
Heather Frahm

Lyza Danger Gardner