Industry Buzz: Camping World, the Interior, Catapult Creative Labs program, and the world's fastest tent setup

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  • Our friends over at Catapult Creative Labs have partnered with Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), ICELab @ Western, and Moosejaw to introduce the first Catapult Outdoor Recreation Accelerator—a 12-week intensive program focused on product and service-based startups positioned for growth. Only three teams will be accepted into the 2019 program and applications are open now.
  • Camping World Holdings is shaking things up with its executive team and heading into 2019 with a focus on RV. CEO Marcus Lemonis said, "Our 2019 focus will be to better serve our customers, associates and shareholders while continuing to expand our RV market share with opportunistic RV acquisitions and completing the rollout of RV dealerships into newly opened retail locations. We will also have an intense focus on dramatically reducing our retail inventory levels and aggressively reducing capital expenditures to maximize and drive free cash flow."
  • With two days off between the end of Outdoor Retailer Snow Show and the On-Snow Demo, Copper Mountain is offering discounts on lift tickets for all registered trade show attendees. Tickets for Feb. 2 and 3 are $70, compared to the $178 full-day rate. Anyone interested will be given vouchers when they pick up their badge credentials at the show in Denver.
  • And lastly, this REI-sponsored content about diversity on The Atlantic's website has us wondering what other mainstream outlets we'll see REI campaigns pop up?

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