Pitchfest Community

PITCHFEST COMMUNITY

Camber Outdoors Pitchfest was created to ensure the active-outdoor industries attract bold, visionary women with a passion for business and the outdoors, while driving industry-wide innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. We have an amazing community of alumnae, judges, mentors, coaches, partners, and sponsors who have been making this vision a reality.

Where are they now?

2017 Alumnae

Emily Nielson
Co-Founder

Amy Kemp
Co-Founder

Jennifer Hannon
Founder, Owner

Aryn Schlichting
Founder, Owner

Anne Patterson
Co-Owner

Gloria Hwang
Founder, CEO

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Christina Johnson
Co-Founder

“Pitchfest was the most impactful program I participated in all year. The mentorship, network, and visibility I walked away with helped me understand and take my business to the next level.”
–Gloria Hwang, Co-founder of Thousand and 2017 Pitchfest finalist

2016 Alumnae

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Sarah Smith
Co-Founder

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Catharine Arnston
Founder

Kristin Carpenter-Ogden
Founder

Suzanne Solsona
Co-Founder

Sarah Knapp
Founder

Maria Boustead
Founder

Nicole Bassett
Co-Founder

Allyson Leang
Founder

“The most valuable thing I got from Pitchfest was a dose of confidence and a sense of validation… Being able to present my business and my vision to a panel (and room) of industry executives and have them applaud me for being on to something and encouraging me to think bigger really gave me a good boost. Now, when I look back over the my company’s history, I look at things through the lens of pre-Pitchfest vs. post-Pitchfest.”
–Maria Boustead, Founder of Pocampo and 2016 Pitchfest finalist

2015 Alumnae

Julie Adams | Pakems

Sasha Cox | Trail Mavens

LuLu Gephart | 11at11 Digital

Lynn Guissinger | BikeLife Cities

Bronwen Lodato | Bronwen Jewelry

Kay Martin | BOCO Gear

Arianna Megaro | BlokRok

Stephanie Nitsch | Pallas Snowboards

Shallan Ramsey | MaskIT

Ann Scott | Beafor Apparel

Stacy Tornio | Destination Nature

“Pitchfest gave me an incredible opportunity to expose my business to some of the most respected leaders in the industry. The mentorship experience and the connections that I made during the event will absolutely contribute to my success in growing BlokRok.”
–Arianna, Founder and CEO of BlokRok and 2015 Pitchfest finalist

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Pitchfest is generously sponsored by

The REI Foundation’s Mary Anderson Legacy Grant

& the Meineke Family Foundation.

2016 Mentors and Coaches

Pitchfest Partners

Formerly the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC)

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