“The amount of help I’ve been given in Vermont, help that people are willing to share, and expertise, knowledge, and experience is unbelievable. I don’t think you would get that in such plentiful amounts anywhere else in the world.”
Cyrus Schenck, 26, is the CEO of Renoun, a Burlington-based company that makes skis that instantaneously adapt to changing snow conditions. When a skier hits a patch of firm snow or ice on traditional skis, it can feel chattery and unsteady. But hit that same patch of ice on Renouns, and the skis become damper, making them feel more stable.
Schenck’s skis have won major industry recognition (an ISPO Gold Award) and top honors from LaunchVT, a competition for Vermont entrepreneurs. The Shelburne-native works out of the Vermont Center for Emerging Technology, a co-working space in Burlington.