14th annual Peak Pitch event gives entrepreneurs a lift

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14th annual Peak Pitch event gives entrepreneurs a lift

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 2:43pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine FreshTracks Capital announces the return of Peak Pitch, a start-up business pitch event on the slopes, scheduled for Thursday March 15th at Sugarbush. Now in its fourteenth year, Peak Pitch brings aspiring entrepreneurs and investors together for a unique version of the classic "elevator pitch." At Peak Pitch, a shared chairlift ride gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch and tune their business plans with venture capitalists, individual investors, commercial lenders and other entrepreneurial advisors during a day of skiing and snowboarding at Sugarbush.

Peak Pitch combines business networking with fun on the slopes, and the pitch contest also creates an opportunity for new business plans to get funded. Entrepreneurs and investors should register early because space is limited. Cairn Cross, FreshTracks Capital’s Founding Partner, said, “Over the years, we have identified quite a few of our investments through our Peak Pitch event.  It’s a great way for investors to see a number of different opportunities in a single day, and for entrepreneurs to connect with many potential investors.  Plus, we all get to ski and ride together, so it’s a great time for everyone.”

This year’s Peak Pitch event is presented by FreshTracks Capital, and generously hosted by Sugarbush Resort.  The event’s premium sponsors are Gravel & Shea and Gallagher Flynn & Company.  Founding sponsors Merritt & Merritt and the VT Department of Economic Development are joined this year with additional support from Community Barn Ventures, Dinse Knapp McAndrew, Flexible Capital Fund, LaunchVT, Mascoma Savings Bank, Moulton Law Group, New England Federal Credit Union, North Country Angels, People’s United Bank, PNC Business Credit, TD Bank, UVM Office of the VP for Research, VT Community Loan Fund, and VT Tech Council.

To register as an investor or entrepreneur for the event, please visit the link below.  See you on the slopes! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peak-pitch-vermont-2018-sugarbush-tickets-42169487071?aff=es2 

About FreshTracks Capital: Founded in 2001, FreshTracks Capital is a Vermont-focused investment fund that uses venture capital to create positive economic and community impacts.  Across its funds, which total more than $47 million, FreshTracks has invested in 30 Vermont-based companies.  FreshTracks hosts a number of events for entrepreneurs and investors, including Peak Pitch and Road Pitch.  The firm’s General Partners and Managing Directors are Cairn Cross, Lee Bouyea and T.J. Whalen.  FreshTracks is actively investing out of its most recent fund, FreshTracks Capital IV.


Thu, March 15, 2018

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT


Sugarbush Resort

Gatehouse Lodge at Sugarbush Resort

1840 Sugarbush Access Road

Warren, Vermont

Source: Shelburne, VT (February 8, 2018)—FreshTracks Capital