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The Wright is a program and Award Night event happening May 1-3 in Golden, Colo. that recognizes these gritty, hard-working men and women who make skis and snowboards, design bikes, distill craft whiskey and help to invent new trends like pack-rafting. Governor John Hickenlooper will be on hand at Award Night to recognize and celebrate these 12 outdoor-inspired entrepreneurs and recognize the impact – that Colorado consumers spend $28 billion annually on outdoor recreation.  The Wright will recognize 12 companies on May 3 during their Award Night. Chuck Sullivan from The Wright team brought some of the gear and products here today. At Award Night, you can see/sample the gear firsthand at the Product Gallery before the kickoff of the main event with the film premieres and the awarding of the 2018 Winner and a $5,000 prize

Award Night is open to the public. Tickets are $50

The Wright also will be offering a FREE three-day program – industry summit – with talks, panel discussions and events May 1-3, in its new home of Golden, Colo. The outdoor industry is BIG business. Recent studies have shown that it’s 2 percent of the overall GDP, which is larger than oil and mining.  Rocky Mountain entrepreneurs and innovators are a unique breed who have a far-reaching impact on our culture and the economic vitality of our communities. Some of these companies based in small mountain towns become a key economic driver, creating jobs and opportunities

What: The Wright : three days of talks, panels and events celebrating outdoor-inspired entrepreneurs

The Wright Award Night is the pinnacle event (on May 3) where 12 Rocky Mountain companies debut their 90-second films and vie for the honor of being the 2018 Winner with a $5,000 prize

May 1-3

May 1: 11:30 am – 5 pm

May 2: 11:30 am – 10 pm

May 3: 11:30 am – 10 pm

Golden, Colorado

Events will be hosted at Colorado School of Mines, The American Mountaineering Center, Table Mountain Inn and other venues in Golden

The talks, workshops and panel discussions are FREE and open to the public May 1, 2 and 3

Award Night on May 3 is $50 and includes food, drinks and entertainment


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