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.

“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

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

2016 Judging Panel

Sally McCoy
Outdoor Industry Leader and Entrepreneur

Dan Nordstrom
CEO of Outdoor Research, Inc.

Susan Viscon
Camber Outdoors Board Member; Senior Vice President at REI

Christy Saito
KEEN Footwear VP Global Product Merchandising:  Outdoor + Lifestyle

Jerry Stritzke
President and CEO of REI

Jill Layfield
Camber Outdoors Board Member; CEO & Co-Founder of Tamara Mellon

Matt Compton
Technology Entrepreneur and Investor, COO of Simple Finance

Mentors and Coaches

2015 Alumnae

Julie Adams | Pakems
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Sasha Cox | Trail Mavens
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LuLu Gephart | 11at11 Digital

Lynn Guissinger | BikeLife Cities
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Bronwen Lodato | Bronwen Jewelry
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Kay Martin | BOCO Gear
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Arianna Megaro | BlokRok
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Stephanie Nitsch | Pallas Snowboards
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Shallan Ramsey | MaskIT
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Ann Scott | Beafor Apparel

Stacy Tornio | Destination Nature Club:
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SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Pitchfest is generously sponsored by

The REI Foundation’s Mary Anderson Legacy Grant

& the Meineke Family Foundation.

Pitchfest Partners

Formerly the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC)

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