Pitchfest

Accelerating the Growth of Innovative Businesses in the Active-Outdoor Industries — and the Individuals Who Lead Them

Camber Outdoors’ Pitchfest drives innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship in the active-outdoor industries through:

>>  a 10-week intensive remote mentoring program
>>  a pitch event in front of an audience of over 350 business leaders, investors, and media
>>  one-on-one time with an esteemed judging panel

Now in its fifth year, Pitchfest has expanded to include both womxn and minority-owned businesses.  This 10-week intensive remote mentoring program for womxn and minority entrepreneurs ends with a live “pitch” event to some of the active-outdoors industries’ most influential CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders.

Showcasing the future of the active-outdoor industries, the Pitchfest event is held prior to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market and is a fast-paced and interactive, can’t-miss event featuring 6-8 innovative businesses. Each finalist has 5 minutes to articulate their business opportunity and hurdle followed by 7 minutes of rapid-fire questions and feedback from a panel of illustrious judges.

Womxn-led and minority-led businesses that believe in Camber Outdoors’ guiding principles, are committed to business growth, and are focused on the active-outdoor industries are encouraged to apply. They will be judged based on the criteria below:

 

  • Submit a 2-minute video along with your application no later than March 15 (deadline extended)
  • Identify as a Founder, Entrepreneur, Business Owner and/or Innovator
  • Agree to commit to the program and attend weekly remote meetings, mentorship activities and be engaged in the full 10-week program.
  • Confirm that I can attend and participate in the pitch practice, as well as the Pitch Event on Day 0 of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (June 17, 2019)
  • Commit to creating a supportive environment with other entrepreneurs and leaders and giving back to the Pitchfest and Camber Outdoors community
  • Actively seek candid feedback, mentorship and learning opportunities through Pitchfest
  • Has launched and has plans to scale their business – in size, impact and/or scope
  • Identify as a womxn and/or minority and their business is 1/3 womxn– and/or minority-owned and led.
  • Committed to implementing the Camber Outdoors mission of equity for all in the outdoors and equity for all in their company.
  • Their company is related to the active-outdoor industries

 

To Apply CLICK HERE
To Learn More CLICK HERE

Thank you to our Pitchfest 2018 sponsors:

Gregg Bagni
Director, White Road Investments

Thea Chase
Director, Southwest Innovation Corridor

Ben Rifkin
President, Royal Street Investment & Innovation Center

Todd Stockbauer
Entrepreneur, Brand Builder, Strategist

Andy Boyd
Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

Ashley Nager

Ashley Nager
Program Director, Telluride Venture Accelerator

Jake Boyd

Jake Boyd
Founder/CEO
ALLGOOD Provisions

Walden Hyde

Parisi Marketing

Perkins Coie

Advanced CFO

Outdoor Industry Association

True Communications

ACT Lab

Cheryl Kellond
Entrepreneur, Concept-to-Launch Expert

Mona West
Marketing and Product Management Executive

Perkins Coie LLP

Formerly the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC)

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