Moosejaw’s competition to fund outdoor startup brands has finally chosen its winners.
Last month, we announced Moosejaw’s finalist lineup for its Outdoor Accelerator competition. The competition, hosted by Moosejaw, is aimed at boosting startup companies and increasing diversity within the outdoor industry. Whittling down the finalists consisted of an official judging panel and a round of public voting.
Fan-favorite voting amongst the 10 finalists ran through Feb. 26. Moosejaw received nearly 10,000 votes, ultimately electing four winning companies to take part in the Accelerator program. And now, Moosejaw has tallied the votes and announced the top winners.
Without further ado, here are the startups that came out on top!
Outdoor Accelerator Winners
“Pants for when women have to ‘go’ outdoors.”
Founders: Georgia Grace Edwards, Bianca Gonzalez, and Charlotte Massey
Based in: Vermont
Products available: Two models of pants; pre-orders full, waitlist available
“All-in-one solution for outdoor discovery and trip planning.”
Founder: Ankit Jain
Based in: California
Products available: All-in-one trip planning app; beta version available now
“Beautifully designed dog gear focused on innovative features.”
Founders: Elijah and Leah Wiegmann (and their dogs)
Based in: Pennsylvania
Products available: Over eight products (leash bag, leashes, dog beds, and more); available now
“Innovative bathroom kits for your outdoor adventures.”
Founders: Jake Thomas and Noah Schum
Based in: Colorado
Products available: Outdoor bathroom kit organizer; coming soon
This is the second year of Moosejaw’s Outdoor Accelerator competition. The winning startups will participate in an 8-week intensive business mentoring program, free legal consultation and connections to investors, a product launch on Moosejaw, an article on GearJunkie (yours truly), and more.
Congrats to the winners, kudos to everyone who participated, and thanks to everyone who voted! Stay tuned for our features on the winning brands.