LIFT Accelerator – Spring 2017 Cohort

8 Week Program

8 week training program focused on Lean Launch, validating, scaling, and mentoring.

Industry Mentors

Outdoor rec industry mentors who have been there before and can steer you clear of pitfalls.

Startup Funding

$20k of launch capital without requiring any equity in your company.

The Spring 2017 LIFT Accelerator took place from March-May and was a huge success!  8 companies participated in an eight-week program that accelerated their business, introduced them to critical contacts, brought them exposure, and honed their value propositions.  See the press, pictures, and company descriptions below.

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Spring 2017 Cohort – Selected Companies


Onblay is an online marketplace enabling people to list or book guided outdoor excursions, including rock climbing, canyoneering, hiking, skiing, and more.

Inside Coach

Inside Coach is a motion detection technology inside of sports balls that provides feedback and data to players via smartphone.

LIT Outdoors Hammocks

LIT Outdoors has developed a lightweight tent that supports a hammock without the need for trees.

Hunny Outfitters

Hunny Canister is an extremely lightweight yet durable bear canister for backpackers.


DRIFT is a carbon fiber device that is a hybrid between a XC ski, backcountry ski and snowshoe. It is used for fast ascents and overall efficient backcountry travel.

Guide Pointer

Guide Pointer is a SaaS solution that provides tools to manage reservations, clients, and guides for hunting/fishing outfitters.

Zipper Hammock Hanging System

Zipper Hammock System is a small device that makes it super easy and quick to attach a hammock to a tree.

Spring 2017 Cohort – Press & Marketing Material

Press Release – LIFT Outdoor Accelerator Kicks Off

Press Release – LIFT Outdoor Accelerator Kicks Off

        OGDEN CITY & GROW UTAH LIFT OUTDOOR PRODUCT INNOVATORS   LIFT Accelerator to Provide Outdoor Product Innovators with Mentoring, Capital and Connections to Launch their Startup in Ogden   OGDEN, UTAH – Ogden City and Grow Utah,...

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