Team

Dan "Dano" Marshall
Co-Founder

Former Director of Programming for the Catapult Outdoor Accelerator and ICELab Regional Accelerators and Incubators, Dano is hyper-effective at conceptualizing, deploying, and managing innovative business roadmaps and funding solutions that deliver best-in-class results.

Mona West
Co-Founder

A ten-year outdoor industry veteran, Mona is talented at helping outdoor brands develop and implement growth strategies across marketing, sales, and product. In addition to executive roles with several outdoor gear brands, she has advised over 20 outdoor startups and is a long-time mentor with Camber Outdoors.

Sharon Houghton
Co-Founder

Vice President of outdoor industry brands, editorial, and consumer products, including Backpacker, Climbing, SNEWS, and The OR Daily for Pocket Outdoor Media.

Scott Beatty
EIR - New England U.S.

Scott is currently an Advisor, Mentor and Judge for Masschallenge, Impulse Morocco and The European Institute of Innovation and Technology, supporting, mentoring and guiding over fifty startups providing expertise to help them succeed in the global innovation ecosystem. He is a former Entrepreneur-in-Residence with The Food + Future coLAB, a collaboration between the MIT Media Lab, IDEO, and Target to explore new technologies and create ventures that tackle major global human system challenges. 

Mentors

Building a Stronger Outdoor

Startup Community

Excellence through Outdoor Industry Engagement

Catapult Innovation Labs' Outdoor mentors are essential to furthering our mission because they guide Accelerator teams through the process of building, launching, and growing a successful outdoor startup. Catapult mentors are industry experts who are determined to make meaningful, strategic relationships with Catapult Outdoor Accelerator teams.

Why Mentorship?

We have seen the importance of this first hand, and it is no secret that mentorship is one of the most valuable assets for growth. Catapult Innovation Labs has taken that value and given its exponential impact by engaging National, Regional and local founders and outdoor industry pros who have built companies and had significant exits. These entrepreneurs have proven their skill and ability, and we are happy to have them as our Outdoor Entrepreneurs-in-Residence.

Program Benefits

  • Individual attention from outdoor industry pros 

  • Active engagement with those who "have been there" and understand startup needs and challenges

  • Access to outdoor networks and resources to grow your company

Our Network

Mentorship is an integral part of the Catapult Outdoor Accelerator experience. We are motivated to connect Catapult Outdoor accelerator teams with outdoor industry mentors who are aligned with their business goals, values, and vision. Our mentors are invested in entrepreneurs who are building the future of the outdoor industry startup ecosystem throughout North America. One of the many benefits of being a Catapult Outdoor accelerator team is that you and your team members will be able to connect with mentors who will help you on your journey of building a stronger outdoor startup company.

Meet the Catpult mentors who are accelerating outdoor startups and having a positive impact on the outdoor industry ecosystem in North America

Scott
Beatty
Justine
Barone
David
Peterson
Heather
Hughs
Jonathan
Ballesteros
Heather
Kelly
Brian
Wachs
Eric
Greene
Eric
Payne
Molly
Kocialski
Craig
Payne
Kevin
Allen
Alex
Brodsky
Delaney
Keating
Sarah
Wood
Rich
Hill
William
Mansfield
Gloria
Hwang
Craig
Baker
Leia
Morrison
Ben
Nelson
David 
Dragoo
Dr. Gerilyn Davis
Anthony
Russo
Matt
Godfrey
Jenny
Kordick
Brian
Plavnicky
Travis
Underwood

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