VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
VT KnowledgeWorks Success Showcase: Bulldog Field Equipment
Company's Full Name: Bulldog Field Equipment, LLC
Year Founded: 2011
Year Company Entered VT KnowledgeWorks: 2011
Total Number of Employees When Entered: 2 full-time
Total Number of Employees to Date: 2 full-time
Overview of Company’s Products/Services, and Significance to the Market
Bulldog Field Equipment strives to design and sell quality field equipment that helps sports turf professionals worldwide save time and money. Our first products are pitching rubbers – adult and youth sizes. Our patent-pending pitching rubbers will last 2-3 times longer than our competitors' due to our innovative design.
Sold to over a third of the major league baseball team in our first few months of business, along with ESPN’s Wide World of Sports, many minor league and university baseball teams, as well as parks and recreation departments across the country.
Partnership with Beacon Athletics to distribute our product nationally.
Organizing and hosting the 1st annual Salem Red Sox Challenger Baseball Clinic June, 2012 for area children with physical and mental challenges. The free clinic will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Salem Red Sox Memorial Park Stadium with the Salem Red Sox players, coaches, and front office staff.
Chad and Cathy Kropff
Bulldog Field Equipment, LLC
4250 Longwood Avenue, NW
Roanoke, VA 24017
VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).