Vermont Business Magazine On Tuesday, July 31st, the fifth annual Fresh Tracks Capital Road Pitch will cruise into Lowell, Vermont. Road Pitch is a four-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 eight Vermont towns to listen to entrepreneurs pitch their business. The VIP reception, catered by Barton Baking Company, will open the event, with pitches coming from NEK businesses Sweet Times Cupcakes out of Lyndonville and The Floating Letter Co from Westfield. Additional pitchers include BO2X from Burlington, Synticos from Huntington, and Vermont Evaporator Company out of Montpelier.
Barn Pitch, the Northern Northeast Kingdom stop, is produced by NEKTI Consulting, led by Trish Sears and Steve Mason. Experienced in local business and economy, the pair will open their barn to 45 riders and VIP guests on the morning of the 31st to experience 5 Vermont businesses pitch to the riders, receive feedback and walk away with priceless connections in the business world. NEKTI Consulting is collaborating with Sunshine Silver Lining, LLC, led by Sunny Naughton, for event logistics.
In Vermont, we now live in a thriving small business economy. This is recognized by the larger businesses in the area who sponsor events such as Barn Pitch. 2018 Barn Pitch Hayloft Sponsors include All Earth Renewables, Center for an Agricultural Economy, Community National Bank, Consolidated Communications, Creative Workforce Solutions, Green Mountain Power, Jay Peak Area Chamber of Commerce, Jay Peak Resort, North Country Career Center, Pomerleau Real Estate, The Work Commons, VT Agency for Agriculture, Food & Markets and the VT Department of Labor.
At each of the 8 stops the riders will award a “Riders Choice Prize” of $500 and a special edition “Vermont Biker Bear” contributed by Vermont Teddy Bear. Each stop is open to public viewing.