[Originally Published on the Burlington Free Press]
A Burlington startup is taking on Amazon in an effort to keep the millions of dollars Vermonters spend with the online giant in the local economy instead.
Myti (pronounced “mighty”) is providing Chittenden County businesses with an online platform to sell their goods, and then is delivering those orders to customers using electric vehicles − including a Tesla Model 3 and a Tesla Model Y. The website launched on June 28.
Located on the Hula Lakeside co-working campus in Burlington, Myti has 11 employees, including Bill Calfee, founder and chief visionary officer. Calfee said the idea for the business came to him when he returned to Vermont in the summer of 2018 after being away for years. Growing up, Calfee split his time between Washington, D.C., and Dorset, Vermont.