Emerging women- and minority-led businesses have the chance to pitch their ideas in front of some of the outdoor industry's most influential CEOs, entrepreneurs, and potential investors. 

Camber Outdoors is accepting applications from women- and minority-led businesses for its fifth Pitchfest, launched to support and accelerate leadership and participation in the outdoors. 

The program combines a 10-week intensive mentoring program for six to eight finalists with a live pitch on June 17 in Denver, Colorado, prior to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.

According to Camber Outdoors, finalists will be selected based on:

  • 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 one-third women 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 in June

Pitchfest is funded in-part by Perkins Coie and The REI Foundation’s Mary Anderson Legacy Grant. Bold Betties, Wild Rye, and Heroclip are some of the finalists out of 33 women have live-pitched their business plans to a distinguished panel and received mentoring and feedback to help their businesses.