Don't miss this unique opportunity! @Fresh Tracks Capital's "Road Pitch" sends "business bikers" on four day motorcycle trip around Vermont where they will hold "office hours" in select towns stopping by appointment to listen to business "pitches" from start-up or early stage companies.
The 2014 event is scheduled for August 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th. On August 4th the riders will tour the western corridor of Vermont from Vergennes to Bennington with stops along the way. After spending the night of August 4th in Bennington, the riders will tour from Bennington, up across the southern Green Mountains to Brattleboro and then meander along route 5 making various stops along the way with the ultimate destination of White River Junction on August 5th. After spending the night in White River Junction on August 5th, the riders will depart to ride through Vermont's Northeast Kingdom with stops in various locations culminating in a stop for the night in Newport Vermont on the evening of August 6th.
On August 7th the riders will start with a 9:30 AM "Barn Pitch" Office Hours/Pitch sessions in converted 1860s barn in Lowell, Vermont and then ride to the event's completion in Burlington with stops along the way.
Contact us to schedule your Pitch: 802-744-6600 | steve@kingdomcommons |email@example.com
| You have an itch. Some call it a dream. You know it can work. If. Only.
Now part of the dream comes true in Vermont, in August, when the riding is easy. Motorcycle riding that is. For more than 350 miles of scenic views and back roads through 11 of Vermont’s 13 counties, the founding riders of ‘Road Pitch’ will ride everything from Harley’s to vintage motorcycles to BMWs.
“We know that Vermont is rich in unique entrepreneurs and we want to help them,” said Cairn Cross, founder of ‘Road Pitch’ a project of FreshTracks Capital. “This is a great way for entrepreneurs to establish their brand, idea, credentials, and reputation in Vermont.”
Over four days (August 4, 5, 6 and 7), in eight small towns around Vermont, 25 smart seasoned Vermont entrepreneurs, investors and business advisors will ride Vermont and listen to selected ‘pitches’. Those who pitch to this group will walk away having received something valuable (a connection, an introduction, possible financing, strategic advice, etc.).
Creative pitch venues include a mid-1860s barn in Lowell (VT) and the Bellows Falls train station. Creative Economy.
“The goal is to make Road Pitch an annual event and attract business riders from around the state and the country and bring capital, advice and help into Vermont,” Cross said.
Bringing Vermont flair, iconic entrepreneurs Don Mayer (Small Dog Electronics), Alan Newman (Magic Hat), and David Blittersdorf (All Earth Renewables) will ride around the state to help other entrepreneurs. Because they know.
Can do. Get it done. Young entrepreneurs and investors riding include Andrew Stickney (VCET), Shawn Straffin (Promot.it), and Marguerite Dibble Birnam Woods Game). Seasoned executives and academics riding include Mike Smith, Bob Bloch, Dave Schmidt, and Marc Bujold. Better than a webinar. They’re coming to a small town near you. Be there.
Now you know what, who, when and where. And you’re checking the ‘Want’ box over and over. Go here for details: http://freshtracksontheroad.weebly.com and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to register to pitch or participate.
FreshTracks Capital is a Vermont-based venture capital firm focused on investing in and building innovative, high-growth companies in the Northeast. FreshTracks has been operating for 14 years and recently started its third fund that has invested in six Vermont companies during the past nine months. In total FreshTracks has invested in 30 companies during its 14-year history including EatingWell Media Group, Vermont Teddy Bear, SunCommon, and NEHP.