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.
Unlocking growth opportunities at the intersection of outdoor + natural
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.
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.
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.
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
Director of Colorado’s Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry
President, Grassroots Outdoor Alliance
Managing Partner, Ridgeline Ventures
Senior Vice President, New Hope
Christie & Co
Vice President, Outdoor Industry Association
Kate Dillon Levin
Vice President, Ecosphere+
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