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Camber Pitchfest call for applications

Published February 25, 2019

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Apply to 2019 Pitchfest by March 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. MST

Pitchfest, which is open to both womxn- and minority-led businesses, will be held on June 17, 2019 in Denver, CO, prior to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. APPLY NOW

Now in its fifth year, Camber Outdoors’ Pitchfest combines a 10-week intensive mentoring program for 6-8 finalists with a live “pitch” event to some of the active-outdoors industries’ most influential CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders.

Womxn- 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. Finalists will be selected based on the following:

  • Company Traction: Able to demonstrate revenue and market traction and are focused on high growth/scaling
  • Ownership/Leadership: Business must be founded or co-founded by AND at least ⅓  womxn and/or minority-led
  • Industry Focus: Business focus must directly relate to or contribute to the active-outdoor industries
  • Availability: Applicants must practice and pitch their business in person on June 16- 17 in Denver, Colo.

Funded in part by The REI Foundation’s Mary Anderson Legacy Grant and Perkins Coie, Pitchfest was launched in 2015 as the cornerstone of Camber Outdoors’ programming to support and accelerate womxn’s leadership and participation in the outdoors. Since then, 33 womxn have live pitched their business plans to a distinguished panel of active-outdoor industries executives and a room full of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders. The mentoring and feedback they’ve received have helped Pitchfest participants increase their business sustainability and growth.

More information for Pitchfest 2019 can be found here.

Watch the 2018 Pitchfest Finalist Presentations.

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