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.
“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
“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
Sarah Smith, Co-Founder
Catharine Arnston, Founder
2016 Judging Panel
Outdoor Industry Leader and Entrepreneur
CEO of Outdoor Research, Inc.
Camber Outdoors Board Member; Senior Vice President at REI
KEEN Footwear VP Global Product Merchandising: Outdoor + Lifestyle
President and CEO of REI
Camber Outdoors Board Member; CEO & Co-Founder of Tamara Mellon
Technology Entrepreneur and Investor, COO of Simple Finance