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Road Pitch 2017 Schedule and Prize Package Announced

Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeff Couture

The third annual FreshTracks Road Pitch will be held July 3  through August 4 2017

Road Pitch is a five-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 ten Vermont towns to listen to entrepreneurs pitch their business concepts.

Entrepreneurs interested in pitching their concept or business to the riders should contact one of the local organizers noted below in order to apply for a pitch slot. At each of the 10 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.

The schedule and local organizer contact for each event is as follows:

July 31st morning Essex Junction, contact: Greg Morgan –

July 31st afternoon Grand Isle, contact: Jan Marinelli – LCIEDC

August 1st morning Lowell, contact: Trish Sears –, Steven Mason

August 1st afternoon Rutland, contact: Lyle Jepson –

August 2nd morning Bennington, contact: Brian McKenna –

August 2nd afternoon Brattleboro, contact: Orly Munzing –, Jim Verzino

August 3rd morning Vermont Tech, Randolph, contact: Laurel Butler –

August 3rd afternoon Barre, apply here:

August 4th morning St. Johnsbury, contact: Lorna Higgs –

August 4th afternoon Hyde Park, contact: John Mandeville –

There will be final statewide “Pitch-Off” event which will be sponsored by and held at Champlain College. The top Road Pitch participants from around the state will be invited to pitch for a grand prize of $4,000 and a year’s worth of mentoring from the Road Pitch Riders.

For information about Road Pitch, this year’s event, the riders, and valuable pitching tips, visit


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