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THE PITCH

We're celebrating the creativity and hustle that make Colorado's outdoor industry great.

We're looking for product-based companies ready to pitch their ideas to a community of supporters, investors, and fellow entrepreneurs.

Join Us for a night of innovation and celebration.


THE PROCESS

APPLY

Applications are now open. Complete the short online application before June 20, 2018. Five finalists will be selected by June 25, 2018 and invited to present their 5-minute pitch at the July 24th event. Please read the application criteria below and contact us with any questions regarding eligibility. 

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PITCH

Five finalists will be selected to present their product at July 24th pitch event presented by Gear Junkie at Wayfinder Co-op. A panel of judges representing investors, accelerators, and fellow entrepreneurs will select a winner that best represents innovation and creativity in the outdoor industry. 

LAUNCH

Winners will be awarded a cash prize, 2 months' membership at Wayfinder Co-op, and more than $7,500 in marketing, PR, and consulting services provided by Big Fish Collective, Gear Junkie, and other sponsors. Join a few hundred of your newest fans for an epic after party at Wayfinder. 

 

criteria

 

we're looking for outdoor products and companies that showcase innovation and great design. 

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prototyped

Your product should be prototyped and able to be demonstrated for the pitch event. Early stage concepts or service-based ideas are not eligible. 

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ORIGINAL

Your product must be original and your own. Applicants must attest to ownerships of all intellectual property related to their product. 

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READY TO BE SHARED

This is a public event and you must be able to share your product at the event on July 24th. 

SPONSORED BY

  Startup Colorado   Led by entrepreneurs, Startup Colorado   strives to empower and sustain entrepreneurial communities across the state by amplifying a collaborative support network, making connections to key resources, and helping high-growth companies access trusted, flexible capital.

Startup Colorado

Led by entrepreneurs, Startup Colorado strives to empower and sustain entrepreneurial communities across the state by amplifying a collaborative support network, making connections to key resources, and helping high-growth companies access trusted, flexible capital.

   Big Fish Collective    Big Fish Collective is a marketing and public relations agency for brands geared towards active, healthy, sustainable and innovative lifestyles.   We’re your team. Your idea generator. Your incubator. Your “let’s kick-ass” cheerleaders. We’re that little extra momentum to help you lock-down  more    marketing and public relations results.   

Big Fish Collective

Big Fish Collective is a marketing and public relations agency for brands geared towards active, healthy, sustainable and innovative lifestyles. 

We’re your team. Your idea generator. Your incubator. Your “let’s kick-ass” cheerleaders. We’re that little extra momentum to help you lock-down more marketing and public relations results.

 

  OneSeed Expeditions   OneSeed Expeditions is a community of active travelers who know that there’s more to adventure than just reaching the next summit. When you travel with OneSeed, you invest in local communities through the OneSeed Microfinance Fund. Take an amazing trip, and a local entrepreneur launches or expands their small business.

OneSeed Expeditions

OneSeed Expeditions is a community of active travelers who know that there’s more to adventure than just reaching the next summit. When you travel with OneSeed, you invest in local communities through the OneSeed Microfinance Fund. Take an amazing trip, and a local entrepreneur launches or expands their small business.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

   Rockies Venture Club    The Rockies Venture Club is an angel investing group dedicated to accelerating economic development by educating and connecting investors and entrepreneurs.

Rockies Venture Club

The Rockies Venture Club is an angel investing group dedicated to accelerating economic development by educating and connecting investors and entrepreneurs.

   Four Points Funding     Four Points Funding is western Colorado's premiere angel syndicate, dedicated to finding and enabling early stage companies in Western Colorado.

Four Points Funding

Four Points Funding is western Colorado's premiere angel syndicate, dedicated to finding and enabling early stage companies in Western Colorado.

  Telluride Venture Accelerator   A 17 week hybrid on-site/remote accelerator helping founders build world class startup ventures in one of the most progressive and authentic mountain communities.   

Telluride Venture Accelerator

A 17 week hybrid on-site/remote accelerator helping founders build world class startup ventures in one of the most progressive and authentic mountain communities.   

  Stockbauer & Associates, LLC   Stockbauer & Associates provides financial, operational and administrative guidance and expertise to start-up, early stage and less mature brands.  

Stockbauer & Associates, LLC

Stockbauer & Associates provides financial, operational and administrative guidance and expertise to start-up, early stage and less mature brands.  

apply

 
 

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!

Apply before June 20, 2018 for the chance to pitch. 

All applicants must be available to attend to the event on July 24, 2018 at Wayfinder Co-op. 

 
 
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Since 2006, GearJunkie.com has been a top source for news and product reviews in the outdoors and active-lifestyle world. With offices in Denver and Minneapolis, the publication’s journalists, writers, and video producers break stories and lead the conversation online and beyond. Millions of readers tune in to follow GearJunkie.com and our social properties. GearJunkie partners with sister company Monopoint Media on custom content, advertising, video, and design projects. We also produce events and publish a weekly syndicated column distributed in print newspapers around the U.S.