Outdoor Recreation Industry

Colorado Mountain College’s Team Astraios wins 2021 Wright Collegiate Challenge

The Wright Collegiate Challenge is a hands-on, semester-long program for college students, designed to spark out-of-the-box ideas and entrepreneurial thinking in addressing current-day challenges within the outdoor recreation industry. Working in teams, students are paired with leading outdoor businesses and nonprofit organizations to tackle complex issues facing the outdoor recreation industry.

Outdoor Recreation Industry Thrives in Colorado with Innovative Sustainable Practices

The #ShopLocalColorado campaign this April celebrates Earth Day by highlighting sustainable products and initiatives by outdoor recreation and renewable energy businesses throughout Colorado. We invite business owners and community partners to utilize the #ShopLocalColorado toolkit to share the shop local message and encourage all Coloradans to shop locally, support our small businesses and boost our economy.

Colorado Company Lands Deal on SharkTank and Finds Support through OEDIT programs

mountainFLOW Eco-Wax continues to grow support with “Shark Tank” appearance

Peter Arlein, founder and owner of Colorado-based mountainFLOW eco-wax, was incredulous at the email he was reading. A scout for the hit television show, “Shark Tank”, had seen him at the 2020 Outdoor Retailer at the Colorado Convention Center and wanted to know if he was interested in possibly being on the show.