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Outdoor Entrepreneurship: Getting Started In The Outdoor Industry

  • Dumbo Startup Lab 68 Jay St Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

S.S. Brooklyn + Dumbo Startup Labs bring together a panel of the area's top adventure and outdoor sports businesses to discuss why they decided to build their companies here, the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the outdoors industry and some of the unexpected outcomes and opportunities they have found here.

The panel:

Erica Rosen - Erica is the Director of Marketing at BioLite, a dynamic social enterprise that develops and manufactures advanced energy products for both outdoor enthusiasts and emerging markets, all around the world. Erica has over eight years of experience in brand development, consumer insights, and social media outreach. When not working, you can find Erica running in Prospect Park or hunting for the perfect soup dumpling.

Alex Frenkel - Alex is a principal at APN Media, leading the team’s efforts on brand partnerships and innovation. He is also responsible for the growth and management of strategic distribution and local government contracts, including the proliferation of free-access WIFI on municipal, state and federally operated public space. A semi-retired rock climbing and SCUBA instructor, Alex is very hands-on in his approach to most business functions. 

Shaun Moss - Shaun is owner and operator of SunsTruck. SunsTruck is an exciting and unique retail venture that harnesses the growing popularity of food trucks and use the same idea to sell designer sunglasses.

Juliane Camposano - Juliane is founder of ROSEL. ROSEL is a fashion line using environmentally sensitive fibers and materials. The fair trade urban designs are inspired by the purity ot American sportswear from the 60s and 70s with an effortlessly cool take on hip.