Road Pitch is a 4-day motorcycle tour of Vermont in which a gang of “business bikers” (comprised of investors, entrepreneurs and business advisors) ride around the state and stop in various towns to listen to entrepreneurs pitch their business concepts.
The 4th stop is at Rutland's Castleton Entrepreneurial Center. The local event coordinator is Jamie Stewart. He can be reached at Jamie@rutlandeconomy.com.
The idea behind Road Pitch is to bring advice and possibly investment to businesses around the state and to help connect entrepreneurs to various resources that are available to them and to promote Vermont as a perfect motorcycle touring destination.
About Road Pitch: Road Pitch is a multi-day motorcycling event where motorcyclists with investing, business advising or entrepreneurial experience ride through Vermont stopping in small towns to listen to entrepreneurs pitch their business concepts. Riders provide advice, connect the entrepreneurs with resources where appropriate, and occasionally make an investment in a business opportunity. The ride also promotes Vermont as a terrific place to do business as well as a perfect motorcycling destination with lots of scenic twisting roads, picturesque small towns, and plenty of locally sourced food and beverage.
About FreshTracks Capital: FreshTracks is a venture capital firm based in Shelburne, VT with 3 funds and 30 portfolio companies. Some of the firm’s most notable Vermont investments include: EatingWell (acquired by Meredith), Vermont Teddy Bear, Draker Energy, NEHP (acquired by Critical Process Systems), Quirky, Ello, Bridj, Faraday, and SunCommon. FreshTracks focuses its investment in private growth-oriented businesses, primarily companies in Vermont or in close geographic proximity to Vermont. The firm was founded by Cairn Cross and Charlie Kireker in 2000, and is currently managed by General Partners Cairn Cross, Tim Davis & Lee Bouyea, whose bios can be found here.