We Have Winners!
This is it. The third cohort of Moosejaw Outdoor Accelerator companies. Once we chose ten finalists from over 50 applicants, we asked customers and outdoor enthusiasts to vote for their favorite startups. A heart-felt thank you to all who applied and participated in voting!
Now, without further ado, here are this year's winners:
Alluvia Packraft - Grand Junction, CO
About: Alluvia makes lightweight, packable, inflatable boats for casual paddlers who want to include water sports in their outdoor activities. Alluvia boats are lightweight and packable for easy transport and storage. They pack down to around the size of a roll of paper towel and weigh less than a gallon of water. Alluvia invests 3% of profits toward programs that make the outdoors a more inclusive, diverse and safe space for everyone.
About the Founders: Mariana Cevallos, Co-Founder & CEO of Alluvia was born and raised in Lima, Peru, where she majored in business administration from Universidad del Pacifico, Peru’s most prestigious business school. Active in the Latino community in the US, she was chosen as a Leadership Council Member of the Grand Valley Outdoor Recreation Coalition.
Mike Davlantes, Co-Founder & COO of Alluvia has eight years of experience as a software engineer, six of which have been at the software consulting company he founded and has scaled. While at the University of Florida, he frequently led beginners on outdoor adventures through the Southeast and Caribbean as a trip leader with the university’s Outdoor Adventure Recreation club.
Lume Six – Santa Cruz, CA
About: Lume Six sports bras were developed over the course of three years, using high-performance materials and focusing on key features to improve comfort, support, and durability. Alleviate straps are engineered to lay flat so they don’t create pressure points on your shoulders, allowing for even distribution of weight and maximum comfort. The bras also feature bonded seams, front ventilation, and a lay-flat band for comfort and support. Lume Six is a proud member of 1% for the Planet, meaning they have committed to donating 1% of sales to environmental non-profits.
About the Founders: Margaux Elliott has specialized in technical and performance apparel development and product management since the beginning of her career. Her background is product-focused, while also involving collaboration with marketing, sales, and operations, giving her critical knowledge of the different roles and actions needed to run a product company.
No Limbits – St. Louis, MO
About: No Limbits is a ready-to-wear adaptive clothing brand with the mission of increasing comfort, confidence, and independence in those who struggle with clothing due to a disability. No Limbits apparel features hidden zippers, strategic reinforcement, and amazing comfort in every garment. They currently have ready-to-wear collections for amputees, wheelchair users, and people with sensory processing disorders, and are currently developing an outerwear collection. No Limbits has worked with hundreds of people with disabilities along with physical and occupational therapists to develop products.
About the Founders: Erica Cole, the CEO and founder, is an amputee herself. No Limbits started as a side project for her in 2019 after she lost her leg in a car accident. As she was recovering and finishing school, she did alterations for people who needed them because of a disability, in the same way that she was altering her own clothing. Because Erica is a member of the adaptive community, she has a unique relationship to her customers and can understand them in a way that other brands cannot.
Outdoor Element – Englewood, CO
About: Outdoor Element makes innovative outdoor gear themed around fire creation and the camp kitchen so you can explore with confidence. Outdoor Element has developed a line of feature-rich, affordable gear that often includes their calling card of a unique, patented fire-starting feature. When emergency situations occur, fire can be a game-changer. Be warm, be seen, be found. Outdoor Element gear allows you to explore with confidence.
About the Founders: Founder Michael Mojica’s Native American name is Bodaway, meaning “fire maker.” Michael is a mechanical engineer with 17 years of R&D and product design under his belt. Mojica has a passion for the outdoors and design. If he is not in his own creative sandbox world, you will likely find him trail running or hiking a Colorado 14er.
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