The Pitch

Sign Up & Win: GearJunkie Hosts ‘The Pitch’ at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show

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Five upstart outdoor companies will vie for a shot at more than $10,000 in promotional and consultation services to help grow their business!

At this summer’s Outdoor Retailer event, Mystic Devices wowed industry experts and venture capitalist investors to take home the grand prize at GearJunkie’s first ever The Pitch event.

Dubbed “a celebration of innovation and hustle in the outdoor industry,” The Pitch was a rousing a success — not just for Mystic Devices, but for the other finalists and gathered attendees as well. New ideas, innovative products, and expert minds combined to provide a first peek at the next generation of outdoor gear.

And this January, we’re doing it again! Applications for The Pitch during the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show are now open. And the stakes are as high as ever. A two-month Wayfinder co-working membership and more than $10,000 in startup services are on the line. So if you or someone you know has a breakthrough product for the outdoors, check out the details below and apply!

The Pitch: 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show

First things first: The deadline to apply is Dec. 15. The Pitch is open to outdoor companies and product developers with an original, prototyped piece of gear or product. It must be ready to be shared with the public.

To apply, head over to The Pitch event page and fill out the application. Applicants can include a website or product video if they choose.

After applications close on Friday, Dec. 21, judges will select five finalists to attend The Pitch event on Jan. 31, 2019. There, finalists will present a five-minute pitch video and answer questions from a judging panel. The panel will comprise investors, advisers, and fellow entrepreneurs. They will select one winner that “best represents innovation and creativity in the outdoor industry.”

Applicants need to have a unique product and ownership of all related intellectual property. The product should have a use in the outdoor industry and a viable path to commercial production.

Whichever product most impresses the judges will earn the winner a two-month membership at Wayfinder Co-op in Denver and more than $10,000 in marketing, PR, legal, and consulting services provided by sponsors. Plus, as a live public event, finalists will receive plenty of publicity and networking opportunities.

Sound good? Head over to The Pitch event page now, fill out an application, and we’ll look forward to seeing you in Denver!

Adam Ruggiero
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Adam Ruggiero is an all-sport activity junkie - from biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming. If it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.
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