Waypoint 2019

Mountain BizWorks, Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC, and our partners are excited to support the first-ever Waypoint Accelerator cohort.

Cohort #1 Timeline

  • The Waypoint Accelerator was announced to a national industry audience at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver in June 2019.
  • Applications for the first cohort were due on August 18 at 11:59 p.m. Up to 8 companies will be selected for the first cohort based on a competitive, merit-based review process.
  • Companies selected for the first cohort will have two initial sessions in late September and then will be publicly unveiled at the Outdoor Economy Conference Opening Reception on October 9.
  • Sessions and one-on-one mentorship will continue after the conference and interspersed between “checkpoints” to balance learning and application to business model. Exact session dates and times will be confirmed shortly.
  • The program will conclude with a special event at the Outdoor Gear Builders’ Get in Gear Fest in March 2020.


Please contact Millie Smith with any questions at millie@mountainbizworks.org. Additional program information can be found on the main Waypoint Accelerator page.