Venture Capital Motorcycle Tour Makes a Stop in Manchester
The founding riders of ‘Road Pitch’ – 25 seasoned Vermont entrepreneurs, investors and business advisors – will tour Vermont to listen to selected ‘pitches.’ They will be riding everything from Harleys to vintage motorcycles to BMWs, Monday through Thursday, August 4 to 7. “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.” Those who pitch to this group will walk away having received something valuable – a connection, an introduction, possible financing, strategic advice and so on. The group will listen to pitches at Manchester’s Wilburton Inn on Monday, August 4, at 5:30 p.m. at a networking event hosted by the Northshire Young Professionals and the Bennington Young Professionals. Meet and mingle with Road Pitch, whose members include the iconic Vermont entrepreneurs Don Mayer (Small Dog Electronics), Alan Newman (Magic Hat) and David Blittersdorf (All Earth Renewables). Others riding include Andrew Stickney (VCET), Shawn Straffin (Promot.it) and Marguerite Dibble (gametheory), Seasoned executives and academics riding include Mike Smith, Bob Bloch, Dave Schmidt and Marc Bujold. Visit freshtracksontheroad.weebly.com or email [email protected] for information on how to participate.