adVenturesAcademy [Tent]Pitch + Demo Day
OUTDOOR + NATURAL

July 24, 2018 from 4:00pm – 6:30pm

at the Commons on Champa

1245 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80204

 
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Register to Attend: $25

Join us for this dynamic event. Be sure to register and secure your spot to attend. Includes attendance + drinks / appetizers.

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Unlocking growth opportunities at the intersection of outdoor + natural

 
 
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Outdoor + Natural
Retail crossover. Innovative distribution opportunities. Experiential engagement. Leverage efficiencies. Cross promotions. Supply chain management learnings. Shared learnings. Climate action. Be where your consumers live & play.  

 

The outdoor and natural industries have such deep alignments, shared purposes, and potentials for collaborative growth. The health and wellness ecosystem is so deeply tied to the outdoor recreation economy, all part of those things we hold most important. We couldn’t be more excited to be building this event to bring together these industries that are also at the heart of Colorado’s economy. We look forward to seeing you there.
— Luis Benitez / Director of Colorado’s Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry
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Are you

A natural products company
with products relevant for the outdoor industry – Snacks? Sunscreen? Food? Nutrition products? Personal care? Target consumer active / health-conscious / outdoor enthusiast / athlete? Apply to pitch or exhibit!

An outdoor retailer
interested in discovering the leading products your customers want? Want to learn how to effectively merchandise and market food / beverage / nutrition products that can increase customer visits + engagement (and retention)? Want to learn more so you can educate your customers how to fuel their adventures with the best products?  Attend and connect with leading natural and organic product companies.

An investor
looking at innovative companies with growth potential and traction in channels that build growth and brand value? Participate in our Entrepreneur+Investor [Tent]Pitch. Connect with high growth companies exploring crossover distribution opportunities. 

Interested in learning
about the crossover of outdoor and natural? How our industries come together to build resilient growth?    Join us. 

 

 

Program Schedule

We will kick this off with a panel discussion with key industry leaders across both outdoor and natural leading into our Pitch + Demo Day. 8 companies will be chosen to [Tent]Pitch with leading investors. We will also have 30 “demo day” natural product companies sharing their products.


4:10pm: Opening Remarks with Luis Benitez

4:30pm - 5:30pm: Entrepreneur + Investor [Tent]Pitch

5:35pm - 6:25pm: Outdoor + Natural Industry Leader Panel Discussion

6:30pm - 7:00pm: Demo Day with Leading Natural x Outdoor Companies

 
 

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Speakers include

 

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Luis Benitez
Director of Colorado’s Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry

Rich Hill
President, Grassroots Outdoor Alliance

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Lauren Ivison
Managing Partner, Ridgeline Ventures


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Carlotta Mast
Senior Vice President, New Hope

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Gillian Christie
Christie & Co

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Matt Kaplan
Vice President, Outdoor Industry Association


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Mike Wallenfels
Hydro Flask

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Kim Coupounas
B Lab

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Kate Dillon Levin
Vice President, Ecosphere+


 
 

Entrepreneur+Investor [tent]pitch

adVenturesAcademy’s Entrepreneur + Investor [Tent]Pitch is designed to go beyond the traditional pitch events to connect at a deeper level. Most pitch events focus on polished powerpoints and well-rehearsed pitches. However, building a company can never be pre-rehearsed as the only certainty is that it is not going to go as planned. Like any great adventure, success is often determined by how well we navigate the unknowns. The darkest moments endured to get to the summit. That always seems to be shifting. It's time to build resilient growth. Together.

Only eight companies were selected from an incredible pool of candidates by the adVenturesAcademy review committee comprised of leading investors and industry leaders. Each company will be paired with an investor to pitch a tent. One will be blindfolded. They will have limited time to pitch the tent together. Facilitated by Alan Lewis of Natural Grocers and Luis Benitez, they will dig deep into a discussion of what it was like to work together in this capacity and what that could mean for building a company together... so much more than a powerpoint dog-and-pony-pitch could ever show. It's sure to be a dynamic way to redefine "The Pitch." 

[Tent]Pitch Company Criteria:

Natural + Outdoor Companies

Relevance in Outdoor / Natural Crossover

Strong Traction + Growing Distribution / Consumer Engagement 

Economic + Impact Potential (size, growth rate, scalability, profitability, impact)

Mission-Driven / Differentiated

 

 

Do you have any questions??

Contact Alissa Sears
Co-founder, adVenturesAcademy
Phone: 805-636-9929

 

Want To become a sponsor?

Please contact Alissa

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