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January 31, 2019

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.

Applications due December 31, 2018


THE PROCESS

APPLY

Apply now. Applications accepted through December 31, 2018.

Five finalists will present their 5-minute pitch at the January 31st 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 January 31st pitch event presented by Gear Junkie at Wayfinder Co-op. A panel of judges representing investors, advisers, and fellow entrepreneurs will select a winner that best represents innovation and creativity in the outdoor industry. 

LAUNCH

Winners will be awarded 2 months' membership at Wayfinder Co-op and more than $10,000 in marketing, PR, legal, and consulting services provided by sponsors. Join a few hundred of your newest fans for an epic after party at Wayfinder. 

 

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 January 31st. 


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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.