A bi-weekly webinar series focused on helping startups succeed during the uncertainty of COVID-19.

Each workshop highlights a different topic and includes presentations from subject matter experts along with candid learnings from fellow Founders.  

 

Open to all outdoor recreation industry startup founders, with a special focus on supporting start-ups with $250K - $1MM annual revenue.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

WEEK 11:

- TUESDAY, JULY 7TH - 2 PM EST / 11 AM PST -
PITCHING YOUR PRODUCT TO RETAILERS DURING COVID
 
The summer months are a key season for selling in and launching new products, but with brick and mortar stores closed or reducing assortment to honor social distancing are retailers even interested in taking on new items? Has their acceptance criteria changed with COVID? And how can you most effectively network into and sell your product to them when traditional in-person approaches like trade shows are not happening? Join us on July 7th for tips on how to maximize your new product pitches from a panel of experts and founders.

EOIN

COMERFORD

CEO MOOSEJAW & GLOBAL OFFICER VP WALMART

MICHIGAN

Eoin is the CEO of Moosejaw, a leading omni-channel retailer of outdoor gear and apparel through Moosejaw.com, Moosejaw’s twelve retail stores, and the MountainSteals.com off-price site.  Moosejaw.com is one of the top outdoor e-commerce sites and has been recognized as an Internet Retailer Hot 100 site in 2008, 2012, and 2017.

Since Moosejaw was acquired by Walmart in 2017, Eoin has also worked to grow the Outdoor business for Walmart U.S. eCommerce.

TRAVIS UNDERWOOD

CO-FOUNDER/OWNER CHOPWOOD MERCANTILE

COLORADO

Travis Underwood is the Co-Founder of Chopwood Mercantile. Imagined to Re-Think outdoor retail, opening their doors May 2015 in Crested Butte, CO.  Professional tenure spans Big 5 consulting, bicycle industry executive, retail, and business owner. Passionate about bringing together the right people and teams to drive success while utilizing business as a force for good.

BRIAN PLAVNICKY

FOUNDER & CEO - REVEL GEAR

COLORADO

Brian is Founder and CEO of REVEL GEAR, a philanthropic outdoor lifestyle brand based out of Boulder, Colorado with a simple mission: Get Out For Good.

 

Revel Gear holds the radical belief that doing business with integrity has the power to change the world. That’s why we are dedicated to making outdoor products that enable our customers to do good for others while helping them do what they were born to do: REVEL.

JENNIFER

LOOFBOURROW

FOUNDER & CEO - ALPINE FIT

ALASKA

Jennifer founded Alpine Fit, and put together the financing for her start-up to begin manufacturing outdoor clothing in 2018. The high tech wicking fabric contains silver, a natural combatant of odor-causing bacteria. The Alaska based start-up fashions apparel for avid outdoor fitness lovers and wilderness adventurers, offering size options with fits for body types for both women and men. The actual manufacturing of the sportswear is done in Alaska.

WEEK 12:

- MONDAY, JULY 20TH - 1 PM EST / 10 AM PST -
CAPITALIZING ON TRENDING CATEGORIES DURING COVID
 
Biking, glamping, and other socially-distanced outdoor activities are just a few of the emerging trends during COVID. For those in the outdoor community, there are numerous opportunities to grow revenue through these new consumer behaviors. But how do you best assess and capitalize on these trends, including identifying potential categories and demographic targets, evaluating market fit, and rolling out a new go-to-market strategy? Join us on July 20th to learn more about navigating trending markets from a panel of experts and founders. 
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