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This is an exciting time for the outdoor industry in Western North Carolina! Join us the night before the Outdoor Economy Conference for a reception and Outdoor Biz Pitch competition, starring the eight growing brands in the new Waypoint Accelerator program – the East Coast’s first outdoor business accelerator.

In celebration of the contributions WNC is making in the growth of the industry, the Small Business and Development Center (SBTDC) and partnering organizations are hosting the second annual Outdoor Biz Pitch Competition and Reception to offer a space for established outdoor companies to compete for monetary prizes to grow their business. This public event will be held on October 9th, 2019, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at New Belgium Brewery in Asheville, NC.

The event will consist of pitches from the Waypoint Accelerators first cohort of outdoor related businesses., followed by Q&As. Competitors will be scored and the top applicant will walk away with a monetary prize to use toward growing their business. The judges panel includes representation from the outdoor industry, academic leaders, financial investors, and other service advisors. Event attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in voting, rounding out the panel with a crowd representative vote.

Come join us for drinks and refreshments while hearing from the up and coming businesses building the future of the outdoor industry in WNC. The 2nd annual Outdoor Economy Conference will be held the next day Oct. 10th, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza in Asheville.

 

sponsorships

Opportunity to serve as a judge on the competition panel

Listed as Competition Main Sponsor on all promotional material

Opportunity to do “welcoming” remarks and introduce competitors at the competition

Prominent placement on Professional Pitch Competition event poster, to be displayed at all promotional events leading up to the competition, as well as the Outdoor Gear Builders’ Get in Gear Fest in March 2020.

Signage at the WCU Outdoor Economy Conference on October 10th

Four tickets to the Professional Pitch Competition

Two tickets to the Outdoor Economy Conference

Central placement on the event web page and promotion on event outreach and social media platforms

Full page ad in event program

Opportunity to serve as a judge on the competition panel

Listed as Competition Sponsor on all promotional material

Opportunity for remarks prior to competition winner announcement at the competition

Prominent placement on Professional Pitch Competition event poster, to be displayed at all promotional events leading up to the competition, as well as the Outdoor Gear Builders’ Get in Gear Fest in March 2020

Logo signage at the WCU Outdoor Economy Conference on October 10th

Three tickets to the Professional Pitch Competition

One ticket to the Outdoor Economy Conference held by WCU

Placement on the event web pages and promotion on event outreach and social media platforms

Half page ad in event program

Listed as Competition Sponsor on all promotional material

Prominent placement on Professional Pitch Competition event poster, to be displayed at all promotional events leading up to the competition, as well as the Outdoor Gear Builders’ Get in Gear Fest in March 2020

Logo signage at the WCU Outdoor Economy Conference on October 10th

Two Tickets to the Professional Pitch Competition

One ticket to the Outdoor Economy Conference

Placement on the event web pages and promotion on event outreach and social media platforms

Quarter page ad in event program

Listed as Competition Sponsor on all promotional material

Prominent placement on Professional Pitch Competition event poster, to be displayed at all promotional events leading up to the competition, as well as the Outdoor Gear Builders’ Get in Gear Fest in March 2020

Logo signage at the WCU Outdoor Economy Conference on October 10th

Two Tickets to the Professional Pitch Competition

Placement on the event web pages and promotion on event outreach and social media platforms

Logo included in event program

Two tickets to the Professional Pitch Competition

Logo included in event program

Placement on the event web pages and promotion on event outreach and social media platforms

One ticket to the professional Pitch Competition

Placement on the event web pages and promotion on event outreach and social media platforms

 

Sponsorship Inquiries:
outdoorbizpitch@sbtdc.org
46 Haywood St., Suite 212
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 251-6025

 

 

Contact Us
Sandra Dennison
outdoorbizpitch@sbtdc.org
46 Haywood St., Suite 212
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 251-6025