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Camber Outdoors announces finalists for Pitchfest

Published June 13, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors has announced the finalists for Pitchfest 2017 a competition intended to drive innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship among women with a passion for the outdoors. Women-led small businesses apply to showcase their plans to industry leaders and investors.

The finalists will present on July 25 at Petzl in Salt Lake City, Utah.

"Pitchfest gives women entrepreneurs the visibility and platform to bring their fresh thinking, innovative, ideas, and passion for the outdoors to market," said Deanne Buck, the executive director of Camber Outdoors. "We're excited to see what our 2017 finalists will bring to this year's event — and to our industries — this July."

Pitchfest 2017 finalists are:

  • Jennifer Hannon of Machines For Freedom
  • Gloria Hwang of Thousand
  • Christina Johnson of Upcycle it Now
  • Amy Kemp of ELEVATE
  • Emily Nielson of Dirty Gourmet
  • Anne Patterson of Solavore
  • Aryn Schlichting of Mountain Careers

These finalists receive mentoring and coaching leading up to Pitchfest 2017 from VC leaders angel investors, and entrepreneurs including:

  • Gregg Bagni, Director of White Roads Investments
  • Thea Chase, Director of Telluride Venture Accelerator
  • Julie Imig, entrepreneur, investor and startup consultant
  • Ted McAleer, Managing Director of PandoLabs and co-Founder of Park City Angels
  • Ben Rifkin, President of Royal Street Investment & Innovation Center
  • Bruce Rosard, travel industry strategist, entrepreneur and startup mentor
  • Todd Stockbauer, entrepreneur, investor, startup consultant, and outdoor industry expert.

Pitchfest is funded in part by the REI Foundation's Mary Anderson Legacy Grant, and this year's event will be sponsored by Backcountry and Perkins Coie. The event will be live streamed through a partnership with Brandlive.

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