The second annual Title Nine Movers and Makers Pitch Fest will be taking place on Friday, September 20th. The event will be happening at the T9 headquarters in Emeryville, CA. The Pitch Fest is a contest for women-led businesses. The winners will receive mentorship from Title Nine founder Missy Park and a purchase order from Title Nine

Their products will be featured on Title Nine’s social media outlets and sold on The intent of the event is to give women a leg up in the outdoor industry. Women helping women, that’s what the T9 pitchfest is all about! Kelli was a judge at the first-ever Pitch Fest in 2018. She was super excited to be invited back again. This years group of 9 finalists includes:

Cassie Abel, Wild Rye – Beautiful and technical mountain apparel for women. “Our mission is to get more women outside, feeling confident. We don’t make our customers choose between being a hard-charger and embracing their femininity.”

Chelsea Camarata, Kaden Apparel – High performance mountain bike apparel for women, designed in Vermont and made in the USA. “Our mission is to create the best performing mountain bike apparel for women and our vision is to empower and inspire women through mountain biking.”

Suni Gargaro, Sunia Yoga – Leggings designed with fun and bold colors, with some Indian patterns, hand sewn in CA. “My mission is to get kids to start practicing from a young age, to get kids and moms to wear matching leggings and have fun on the mat. The benefits are endless, we love giving back to our community with free yoga classes for elementary kids throughout the San Diego county.”

Amelia Leme, Mana Threads– Sustainable activewear designed to flatter and support an everyday active lifestyle. “My mission is to create sustainable activewear that connects what you wear with how you feel. My goal is to deliver unquestionably comfortable clothing that moves with you as you wander, explore, adventure, get lost in life, and then simply rinse and repeat.”

Darcy Conover, Corbeaux Clothing – Corbeaux makes high performance baselayers and athletic apparel, designed by athletes and made in the USA from recycled materials. “Corbeaux’s mission is to manufacture domestically and only use recycled post-consumer goods. I want to evolve with the ever-improving textile industry and some day be at the front lines driving change.”

Iwona Kapcia, Anowi Surfwear – Fresh, fun, highly functional active swimwear brand. Designed to move with you and stay on. Fabric is made from REPREVE fibers produced from recycled plastic bottles, produced in NC, milled in LA. “What connects us despite the skill level, age, or current life situation is the appreciation of nature and the ability to experience the pure joy of life through being close with the ocean.”

Elyse Kaye, Bloom Bras – Adjustable, breathable, comfortable sports bra designed to lift vs. squish for women 28C-56L. “I believe that body inclusivity is not just a trend word.”

Emily Trower-Young, Em & El Organics – Handcrafted organic skin care products that heal and protect your skin. “I created Em & El for the women who seek adventure, take risks, and redefine what it is to be beautiful, who are proudly a little wild; women should be celebrated for being beautifully themselves.”

Mina Yoo, Heroclip – Heroclip combines a carabiner, a plastic hook, a bungee cord, and a purse hanger that allows consumers to hang anything from anywhere. “Our mission is to simplify people’s daily lives and free them to connect with the people and experiences that matter most to them.”