New business pitch: Equisset
The owner of a coffee roasting and brewing business and the manager of an innovative method of lending on real estate and equipment pitched their visions at Wednesday’s 1 Million Cups ICT event.
1 Million Cups ICT is a weekly gathering designed to aid entrepreneurs by making contacts in the community and gaining awareness. It meets from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Next week’s event will be at Wichita State University’s Old Town offices, 238 N. Mead.
Here are the latest presenters.
Reverie Coffee Roasters
Owner: Andrew Gough
Pitch: Gough roasts coffee for his cafe at 2611 E. Douglas and to sell wholesale. He also holds coffee-themed events.
Status: He’s been in business since 2013.
Need: More customers and more interest in better-quality coffee
Manager: Richard Belt
Pitch: Equisset is a company that lends money based solely on the collateral value of commercial real estate or equipment. It is owned by Wichita entrepreneur Jeff Lange.
Status: Belt said Lange has made asset loans for years, but only in the past year has he formed a company to formalize the venture.
Need: More customers
The next 1 Million Cups ICT will feature ICT Food Circle and Alltite.