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Ski, Ride… and Start a New Business
Vermont Business Magazine FreshTracks Capital announces the return of Peak Pitch, a start-up business pitch event on the slopes, scheduled for Tuesday March 22. Now in its sixteenth 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 their business plans to 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 since space is limited.
Cairn Cross, FreshTracks Capital’s Founding Partner, said, “We’re pleased to see so many businesses get started and funded at Peak Pitch. It’s a great way for investors to meet with a number of entrepreneurs in a single day, and terrific exposure for those entrepreneurs. We have found quite a few of our investments there on the slopes.”
This year’s Peak Pitch event is presented by FreshTracks Capital, and generously hosted by Sugarbush Resort. The event’s Premier Sponsor is Gallagher Flynn & Company. Founding sponsors Merritt & Merritt and the VT Department of Economic Development are joined this year with additional support from Flexible Capital Fund, Moulton Law Group, People's United Bank, New England Family Credit Union, North Country Angels, University of Vermont Office of the Vice President for Research, Dinse, Vermont Community Loan Fund, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, Mascoma Bank, TD Bank, Hula, Robert P. Stiller School of Business at Champlain College, and NFP Insurance.
To register as an investor or entrepreneur for the event, please visit : Peak Pitch Vermont 2022 @ Sugarbush.
Tue, March 22, 2022
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
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 $50 million in committed capital, FreshTracks has invested in more than 45 Vermont-based companies. The firm’s General Partners and Managing Directors are Cairn Cross, Lee Bouyea and T.J. Whalen. FreshTracks is actively investing out of its two most recent funds, FreshTracks Capital IV and FreshTracks Growth Fund.
Shelburne, VT (February 24, 2022)—FreshTracks Capital