This past week Gearo–the largest online marketplace for outdoor gear rentals–was thrilled to be involved in the fourth annual Denver Startup Week. Going on from September through the 20th, DSW was a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in the Denver community, and beyond. Promoting amazing companies, innovations, and ideas, Denver Startup Week included presentations, panels, workshops, celebratory events, and more!
Gearo CEO Justine Barone sits among other DSW panelists during Denver Startup Week 2019.
1. DSW Just Sent It | Outdoor Industry Startup Panel: Monday, September 16
JUST SEND IT: HOW SKIING OFF A CLIFF IS LIKE BRINGING A PRODUCT TO MARKET IN THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY
Sending It (v.) – Committing fully to the task at it. Going all in.
During this discussion, Justine joined other panelists, and talked with the audience about how bringing a product to market in the outdoor industry is just like skiing off a cliff – it requires commitment, risk tolerance, and a little bit of crazy.
2. Sharing Economy in the Outdoor Industry | Wednesday, September 18
RISE OF THE SHARING ECONOMY IN THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY
The revolutionizing trend of the “sharing economy” has taken the outdoor industry by storm! At this session, audience members heard from Justine and other industry gurus and founders in Colorado’s emerging outdoor industry—all of whom put the sharing economy at the center of their business models.
3. DSW Many Shades Session | Thursday, September 19
THE MANY SHADES OF WOMEN IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP – FINDING & CREATING A SISTERHOOD
Joined by host and moderator Olive Omega, this important panel examined the entrepreneurial journeys of local women, and their quest to find diversity, support, resources and encouragement. At this discussion, Barone and other panelists inspired audience members to get connected, and discussed how to create solutions to problems.
Great news! Thanks to all your help, Gearo has earned a top three spot in the Denver Startup Week Pitch Competition. The Gearo Team greatly appreciates all your support for our company. Check out our 90 second video submission for the DSW Pitch Competition below.