Denver-based Wayfinder Co-Op, a member-owned co-working and community space for the outdoor industry, announced The Pitch @ Wayfinder, a pitchfest designed to give outdoor industry entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their business to a panel of experts. The call for applications is open now through June 20, 2018, at wayfinder-coop.com/the-pitch-apply.
To qualify for The Pitch, the company must be able to share a prototyped product, the product must be original and ready to be shared to the public. Once selected, the Pitch candidates will present their product(s) to a panel of experts in a public event at Wayfinder Co-Op, July 24, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
The panel includes a number of venture capital and angel investors working in the outdoor space, including Telluride Ventures Accelerator, Rockies Venture Club, Startup Colorado, Four Points Capital and Stockbauer & Associates. Also on the judging panel is Craig Cooper, former co-host of CNBC’s Adventure Capitalists.
“For us, this is a celebration of innovation and hustle in the outdoor industry,” said Wayfinder co-founder Chris Baker, “The Wayfinder community is here and ready to help support emerging product-based companies, and help connect them with the right people to help make their dreams, vision and innovation a reality.”
Winners will be awarded a cash prize, 2 months membership to Wayfinder Co-op, and more than $7,500 in marketing, PR, and consulting services provided by Big Fish Collective, Gear Junkie and other sponsors. Current sponsors include Gear Junkie, Big Fish Collective, OneSeed Expeditions and Statup Colorado.
“At the core of outdoor gear innovation is the need to solve problems encountered on adventures large and small,” said Sean McCoy, editor-in-chief of GearJunkie.com, a sponsor of the event. “We look forward to discovering exciting new products, and helping inventors bring their creations into the world.”
To apply to be considered for The Pitch, visit wayfinder-coop.com/the-pitch-apply.
To inquire about becoming a sponsor of The Pitch, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit wayfinder-coop.com/the-pitch.