The 5th annual FreshTracks Road Pitch will take place from Monday, July 30, through Thursday, August 2 starting with its opening stop at Green Mountain Harley Davidson in Essex Junction. Road Pitch is a four-day motorcycle tour of Vermont in which a gang of “business bikers” will stop in several towns to listen to approximately 50 different pitches from entrepreneurs.
The goals of Road Pitch are to connect Vermont entrepreneurs to resources such as capital and advice, advocate for entrepreneurs throughout the state; help entrepreneurs polish and refine their pitching skills; showcase entrepreneurship through a highly visible annual event; and find investment opportunities for private investors and source capital for entrepreneurial businesses. In addition to the Riders Choice prizes, the top Road Pitch participants from around the state will be invited to pitch for a grand prize of $5,000 at the pitch-off to be held in October at Champlain College.
Entrepreneurs interested in pitching their concept or existing business to the riders should contact one or more of the local organizers as listed on the Road Pitch website. This event is made possible by the generous sponsorship provided by Vermont Department of Economic Development, Champlain College and Champlain College’s BYOBiz program, Bytes.co, Key Bank, Gallagher Flynn & Company, Moulton Law Group, Champlain Mini Maker Faire, Social Sentinel, Vermont Teddy Bear, Dinse, and EMBOLDIA. To learn more about the event and how you might participate as a sponsor, organizer, investor, or entrepreneur, click here: Road Pitch.